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marksimpson
Real User
Development Director at Griffiths Waite
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The linkage to Apiary and the validation between the API documentation and the resource endpoints has ensured our documentation and implementation stay aligned. There is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The API Platform has provided a consistent place to administer OAuth 2.0, Access Key, and other policies across groupings of APIs. It has also allowed standardization in… more»

What needs improvement?

The APIs to retrieve the list of APIs should be improved. The need to allow token-based authorization with grant types other than the current password types, allowing us… more»

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

The pricing is for each logical gateway (a logical gateway can have multiple physical nodes). The cost is very competitive for the average load that we expect. However… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a Service Bus previously. The API Platform has better native support for REST and the Gateway is more lightweight.

What other advice do I have?

There is a clear roadmap for support of standards in documentation and policies. I am keen on the fact that modern consumption protocols, like GraphQL, are also… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Kong and IBM API Connect.
Sven Bernhardt
Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Oracle's APIP CS is a platform capable for consistently covering the complete API Lifecycle from design to retirement, supporting an API-first approach. The platform… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With API-first, the platform provides a consistent and comprehensible philosophy. It definitely influences: * The way we think how APIs should be developed. * What API… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see enhanced support for SOAP Service and the corresponding WS-Security policies.

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

Thinking about the general Gateway architecture is essential, especially with respect to the potential number of API Calls. Typical questions that should be answered in… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a different solution before.

What other advice do I have?

The API-first approach should be used, since it provides a lot of benefits, like consistent API Design or increased development agility. I recommend to adopt this approach… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated the MuleSoft AnyPoint Platform.
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Phil Wilkins
Consultant
Enterprise Integration Architect at Capgemini
Jul 17 2018

What is most valuable?

Neutrality of where you can deploy a gateway. I have had gateways running in AWS and on-premises running the same API policies. Deployment is pretty easy once you… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Agility and ease of establishing new APIs and configuration. Deployment processes far simpler than other Oracle middleware tech such as SOA for example

What needs improvement?

The product continues to improve and becomes more feature rich. We know that there are tools to more closely integrate with Configuration Management. Features to make more… more»

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

Oracle have switched to a new consumption based model - if you're an existing Oracle PaaS customer - migrate to that as it also brings additional benefits. Look at the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used previous Oracle solutions combined with non-Oracle products.

What other advice do I have?

Think about how many environments you will need and managing how you progress from development to production.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, a wide range of products, including IBM Power Systems and others.

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What is Oracle API Platform Cloud Service?

Oracle API Platform Cloud Service enables companies to thrive in the digital economy by comprehensively managing the full API lifecycle from design and standardization to documenting, publishing, testing and managing APIs. These tools provide API developers, managers, and users an end-to-end platform for designing, prototyping. Through the platform, users gain the agility needed to support changing business demands and opportunities, while having clear visibility into who is using APIs for better control, security and monetization of digital assets.
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