Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager Reviews

Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is the #6 ranked solution of our top API Management tools. It's rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Microsoft Azure API Management - Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager vs Microsoft Azure API Management

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Maheedhar Aluri
Real User
Senior Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The ESB, the enterprise service bus is what we primarily use. In addition to that, the API management. These are the two tools which we have been using extensively. The enterprise platform.

How has it helped my organization?

We're going to have a task with another bank who will be lending us the loan or they will be giving us some money for us so that we can lend this to double customers and expand into different… more »

What needs improvement?

I don't think that it's a negative, but one of the biggest things is this: when they were merging with Salesforce they never said anything about that, they did not give any positive or negative news… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I'm unsure about licensing costs because I'm not the person who handles this. But, ballpark, it's probably somewhere around $300,000-$400,000 or something like that.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I don't think the company had a prior solution. Our IT stack has been matured from 2015 onwards. Gradually it's getting scaling up. In 2015 our company used to work on spreadsheets. IT stack was being… more »

What other advice do I have?

There are a lot of products available on the market. Mulesoft is very good. It's an amazing product, no doubt about it. There's quality in the standard version, and the acumen and the technology are… more »
Real User
CEO & Co-Founder at a computer retailer with 11-50 employees
Apr 03 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable things about this solution are how it is implemented and managed, and that it is vendor-free. For system integrators and analysts, it is pretty clear how this system works. The documentation is great; it is always up to… more »

What needs improvement?

The initial setup is very complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing fees are approximately $80,000 USD per year and there are costs for additional functionality, as well as premiums for connectors to systems such as Oracle and SAP. You're not obligated but it is better to buy premium and… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with other API management systems such as those by Kong and Tyk. Each vendor has its own functionality that you need to know about so that you can work with effectively.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to first make sure that there are no alternatives that are most cost-effective, such as open-source products. Many of them are much cheaper but are still able to provide the same… more »
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Consultant
Enterprise Integration Consultant at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 29 2020

What is most valuable?

I would say one of the more valuable features is the stability of the platform. The API gateways across the market end up exposing more or less the same functionality when it comes to the mediation exposure of the proxies. It was decent to work with it even though there weren't many stand out features. The user interface is consistent across all of the products. It's difficult to differentiate APG… more »

What needs improvement?

I think while trying to evaluate the various products on the market, and what could be improved, I'm looking at the indications and analytics and the off-the-shelf dashboards that come with it. Those are things that really catch the eye. At the end of the day, it's the functionalities and the way they integrate with the multi-cloud platforms and other backends that are underpinning the hood. If I… more »

What other advice do I have?

The advice I would give is that this is a platform that's meant for a complete digital transformation of an organization. If you want to realize the entire capacity or the entire power of the platform with the capability APIs and the system APIs, you know you've got to use the API-led connectivity. And here I think lies the true power of the platform; that instead of using it just as an API… more »
SunilDsouza
Real User
Vice President at Bosch Automotive Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.
Jan 30 2020

What is most valuable?

Overall the platform is good. The stability of the platform is very good. The entire solution has worked well for us. Whenever there was an issue, the support was excellent.

What needs improvement?

I work with the solution more from a strategy perspective. I don't get into the day to day of how it is run and things like that so I'm not sure if I'd be able to get into features or what may be missing. The pricing is quite expensive. It should be adjusted to make it more affordable for users… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing costs for the solution are quite high.

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. Mainly the pricing is the big down-side of the solution. I'd advise others to ensure that they need to have the right partner who understands the system before they get into the implementation process.
Consultant
Lead Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are API development and API management. From a management point of view, this solution is okay. It is more lightweight than the runtime module.

What needs improvement?

The most important thing that should be improved is that it is too heavy. Even the API gateway and the API runtime are too heavy, which makes it more difficult to integrate. With the talk of microservice nowadays, this is something that needs to be improved. It is not very easy to integrate into other platforms, such as those from IBM.

What other advice do I have?

Frankly speaking, I don't think that Mulesoft is doing an extremely good job. It may be because it's not that easy to satisfy me from an API point of view, whether in development, maintenance, or management. I have been working in this area for quite a long time and my standards are a little bit high. That said, this is a competitive market and I understand that it is not easy to make a good… more »
Consultant
Lead Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 29 2020

What is most valuable?

The most important features are the API management and API development.

What needs improvement?

I don't think that Mulesoft is doing an extremely good job. The Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is too heavy and some platforms are difficult to integrate with. The API gateway and API runtime are too heavy, which means that it is not suitable for microservices.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have a great deal of API experience and I feel that Mulesoft could be doing better. It may be that my standards are a little bit high.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Real User
IT Consultant at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 14 2020

What do you think of Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager?

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is investigating the pros and cons of different platforms for the benefit of the application lifecycle. This includes security and other aspects. One of my goals is to make it easier to create API inventories.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to investigate APIs.

What needs improvement?

The interface could be made more user-friendly. Better documentation to help explain each of the features would be really helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager for about six months.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to contact technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The…
Real User
Network Management Systems Manager at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 30 2020

What do you think of Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for connecting IT systems between each other. Because there are so many interconnections. It makes the connection easy to manage and simplify.

What is most valuable?

The developer portal is easy to integrate. It is easy to use, easy to integrate, and I like the developer portal.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more automation. Our operations are mainly between the IT applications and manual site transfer. Operations are done manually. It should also automate in the operation.

For how long have I used the solution?

It's new, you could say that we're beginners. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. They are powerful products.

How was the initial setup?

The initial…

What is Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager?

API Manager is a component of Anypoint Platform for designing, building, managing, and publishing APIs. Anypoint Platform uses Mule as its core runtime engine. You can use API Manager on a public cloud, such as CloudHub, a private cloud, or a hybrid. A hybrid deployment is an API deployed on a private server but having metadata processed in the public cloud.

Also known as
Anypoint API Manager
Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager customers

Coca-Cola, Splunk, Citrix, UCSF, Vertu, State of Colorado, National Post, TiVo, Deakin, LLS, Oldcastle Precast, ParcelPoint, Justice Systems, Ube, Sumitomo Corporation, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Groupe Initiatives, Camelot, Panviva

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