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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure API Management vs. WSO2 API Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"Ease of integration into the entire Microsoft environment.""The user management is pretty seamless.""It's easy to use compared to other products. It's easy to set up.""The API management and the hosting of the API platform are great.""The most valuable features are the ease of use and it is a platform that has self-enablement for the customers to be able to register themselves.""The solution has overall high performance.""I have found this solution to be easy to configure, simple to use, and flexible.""I like the stability and the ease of use."

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"One of the great things about WSO2 API Manager is that it is so easy to adopt. And because it's an open source solution, we're able to extend the implementation any time to suit our company needs better.""I think the best part about WSO2 API Manager is that it's highly customizable because it's open-source. The partnership model is quite lucrative for us, it helps us to go and pitch to our customers. You can build a lot of business models yourself that you want to use. You are able to do a lot of the solutions.""The main feature — the publication of the API, the management section — is great in general.""The solution is open-source.""As far as I am aware this solution is the first API Publisher that allows you to create and publish API and to manage the API lifecycle.""This solution is a little bit faster, easier to use, and has better integration than the other solutions I have experienced.""API management lifecycle is the most valuable.""Its open-source features are very good, especially for your production work."

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"This solution is only available as a cloud-based deployment and it would be very helpful to have an on-premises version.""The user interface needs improvement.""The developer portal can be improved.""There is always room for improvement. There should be more analytics abilities so you can know how much traffic there is. Log Analyzer isn't well integrated with this solution.""Sometimes when immediate support is required, it isn't available.""They're trying to implement versioning and trying to be able to manage different versions of your API all at the same time, but they're not doing that just quite right yet.""The documentation could be improved for the customer.""Multi-tenant functionalities is missing from the system, especially when it comes to the developer code of features."

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"From a product perspective, the first thing is that although the documentation provided by WSO2 is good, it could be much better. We're in the middle of a complex migration, moving away from VMs to Kubernetes with the latest version of WSO2 and good documentation is essential to us right now.""I can say that user management is not really flexible. So, if I want to create 1,000 store users, I can't do it as a publisher. You have to register as a store user using the store URL.""I would like it to be a more stable solution. Maybe in the last version that is approved. For me it would be good if they had a community established version.""I think they could greatly improve the general UX with their solutions.""The solution could be more user friendly for engineers.""From what I have experienced from the versions I have tried, they could improve on the multi-tenant environments to allow some kind of SSO single sign-on between tenant.""I would like it to be a more convenient development platform with the ability to write orchestrations and so on. Our problem with this product is that in my country, we are the only enterprise that has been using this product. We're missing a lot of knowledge from colleagues to consult with, and we also aren't able to recruit people with relevant skills. It is a big problem. The small team that is maintaining this product is the only team that can actually relate to any technical issue. The support that we're getting from the company is not great. There is also a cultural gap there because they're from Sri Lanka, and it is not easy. They're putting in a lot of effort, but they are not meeting our expectations.""The stability is pretty good, but it could be improved."

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"The licensing fees are expensive.""The price of the solution is reasonable compared to others.""It's being paid monthly.""Based on the resources that we are leveraging, the price we are paying to use this solution is slightly higher than other competitors. In a few cases, it has its own advantage in some resources.""Since this is a cloud-based solution you have to abide by those financial limits, this creates some different challenges compared to other solutions."

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"It's not expensive, but it could be cheaper.""I think the other competitors that are providing the same solution are quite expensive. WSO2 API Manager is quite cheap.""We use the open-source version — the free version.""There is a subscription-based pricing structure and also the open-sourced version available.""We have not opted for the paid version of WSO2 but we have implemented the free and open source WSO2 software to a great extent and it is working as per our expectation."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Apigee offers both cloud-based and on-prem options while Microsoft Azure API Management currently only offers a cloud-based solution. Both solutions are easy to use. Apigee allows for the… more »
Top Answer: If you use Azure products, API Management is a great solution. It solves many of the problems of externalizing web services. For example, when you need versioning, establish a developer portal and… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup is not that complex, but there are certain challenges.
Top Answer: I think the best part about WSO2 API Manager is that it's highly customizable because it's open-source. The partnership model is quite lucrative for us, it helps us to go and pitch to our customers… more »
Top Answer: The user interface needs to improve, it is a bit outdated. There is an Affiliate Marketing monetization in Google Apigee that you would like to use in this solution but is not available. We end up… more »
Top Answer: WSO2 API Manager is a complete platform for managing APIs.
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Azure API Management, MS Azure API Management
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Microsoft Azure API Management ensures an organization's API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal.

WSO2 API Manager is an open source approach that addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement. It allows extensibility and customization, and ensures freedom from lock-in.

WSO2 API Manager is a unique open approach to full lifecycle API development, integration and management. As part of the larger WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, it is a central component used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. It’s hybrid integration capabilities further simplify projects that span traditional as well as microservice environments. And unlike other API and lifecycle management products, it is fully open-source allowing for extensibility and customization.

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Sample Customers
adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
StubHub, Dialog
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider10%
Translation And Localization Position10%
Wellness & Fitness Company10%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company6%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise58%
Small Business18%
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Large Enterprise66%
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure API Management vs. WSO2 API Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 2nd in API Management with 20 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 6th in API Management with 13 reviews. Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.6, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to use API management with a platform that allows customers to register themselves". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 API Manager writes "Easy to adopt and lets us extend functionality at any time". Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Kong Enterprise and Layer7 API Management, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and 3scale API Management. See our Microsoft Azure API Management vs. WSO2 API Manager report.

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