2019-08-04T07:38:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Apigee?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Apigee, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Because of the multiple components it has, if you are trying to implement this in your environment, you need people who are experienced in most of these open-source utilities, such as NGINX, Drupal, OpenAL, etc. You would require someone knowledgeable in those utilities to be able to support the environment. I would rate Apigee an eight out of ten.

2021-02-23T16:12:29Z
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Top 10Real User

We don't directly use the solution we are a service company so we help our customers use the product. We are consultants. I can't say which version of the solution we're using at this time. I'd advise other organizations that you have value any solution beyond a price comparison with other API management solutions. You will need to look at APS strategies needed in the organization and the importance of creating API products. Once that strategy is laid out you can put the right resources in place. Basically, everyone needs to have a plan first before investing in an API management solution. In terms of Apigee, more exposure of the platform to wider stakeholders will definitely help in modeling best practice principles into EPA communication and evolution. I would rate the product at a nine out of ten. There's always room for improvement. However, it's not heavily technical. There's a lot of flexibility for developers to bring in customization. It's not rigid. If you have a team looking at APS cases, products, and you, how a corresponding APA team strategy, Apigee as a platform is very good. It's quite a comprehensive option.

2021-02-22T21:10:56Z
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Top 10Real User

We are systems integrators. We aren't just end-users. In general, I would rate this solution at an eight out of ten. If the pricing in relation to scaling was better, or if they offered better partner training, I would rate them higher. There aren't really any features lacking and we're largely happy with the product.

2021-02-06T02:45:49Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. It's a very good product. I would rate Apigee a ten out of ten.

2021-02-04T16:16:53Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If your workload is already deployed on Google Cloud, integration is very easy. Even if your services are hosted in some other cloud, like AWS, I think you can use Apigee, but I haven't tried that approach. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Apigee a seven.

2021-01-31T07:00:25Z
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Top 20Consultant

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-29T13:22:06Z
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Top 10Real User

For potential users of Apigee, I'd tell them there's a free version if they want to check it out and have a trial. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Apigee an eight.

2021-01-14T01:13:34Z
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Top 10Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Google. Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten. Whether of not this is a good solution for a company depends on a lot of criteria. The budget itself needs to be considered, for example. Apigee is perfect. They provide good support. People from Google are very cooperative as well. They listen for feedback on features. They don't provide a partnership to just any company. You need strong criteria to get a partnership and to be able to support and feature the license. I like this, to be honest with you. That's already making our implementation easy. We're only dealing with companies that know how to do work in Apigee setup and installation and configuration and they have a long history of providing strong criteria. In general, I recommend Apigee.

2020-11-13T12:07:55Z
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Top 5Real User

I would definitely recommend this solution. It is a good solution for masking data, using methods like RPC, and administering APIs. We plan to continue using this solution. We have legacy systems in our company, and we need to move to new technologies. We plan to create developer APIs for the rest of the functionality and use Apigee for API management in our company. I would rate Apigee a nine out of ten. It is an excellent product.

2020-11-05T06:27:15Z
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Top 10Real User

I would go with Apigee if you have the money. It will give you enough APIs for management. If you're looking simply for one functionality then I wouldn't recommend Apigee. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-10-22T09:04:51Z
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Top 10Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. We are removing our IBM products and transition completely over to Apigee. We have Azure's API as well. In next one year or two year, we are going to dissolve IBM API Connect as well as Azure CIM and move everything to Apigee. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate Apigee at an eight. We'd rate it higher, however, they aren't clear on their offering. We just want everything automated and easy. The cost is not the issue. The lack of information is. I'd recommend the solution. It's a nice product and companies should go ahead with it, so long as they are okay with the pricing, as it is rather expensive. If a company is cost-consious, IBM API Connect may be better as the licensing costs are lower.

2020-09-23T06:10:07Z
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Top 20Real User

I would definitely recommend this product over any other products available in the market in this category. It has all the features necessary to work in anything from a basic scenario to advanced applications. So I find that everything in it is flexible and available in this one product. Because of that I highly recommend it to anyone. On a scale of one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Apigee around an eight out-of-ten.

2020-09-22T07:16:12Z
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Top 20Real User

What I would recommend for clients who are considering this type of solution depends on the customer's use cases. Since we are Google partners we generally go with Apigee as the solution. But if the client insists that there has to be a lot of orchestration and other integrations need to be done, then we will go with MuleSoft. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Apigee as somewhere around an eight.

2020-09-09T06:28:56Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering Apigee is to first do research and an analysis of what they want to use it for, including specific use cases. It is a good tool but it is important to have well-defined requirements to avoid a high implementation cost and rework. The requirements have to be very well documented and understood by all parties, especially those who will be involved in implementing it. Following this approach is an important step to getting a good return on investment. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-02T06:45:40Z
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Top 5Real User

This is a very good API tool. I think that this solution is very good in some use cases but not very good for some small companies. It can be complicated for licensing and pricing. This is a product that I can recommend otherwise. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-30T08:33:48Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering Apigee is that it is has a very easy and intuitive GUI to build APIs, and I can also import Swagger files. It is built on a high availability model, so if anything goes down then another node will automatically take over. We can build an active-active across the DR site. The primary site is active, the DR site is active, and they are synchronized. It is easy to build, customize, install, and implement. The support is also extremely good. We get immediate responses and support is available every day of the week. Google commits on the resolution time for priority-one issues as 24 hours. No other software today can commit to resolution time. I have only seen such a service with Google Apigee. Overall, I am satisfied with this product and it is aligned to all of my needs. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-08-16T08:00:14Z
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Top 10Real User

We would definitely recommend Apigee. You can use Apigee to create proxies (and share API proxies with consumers), monitor calls, and provide security for particular endpoints. We have a complete telephone portal under Apigee, I would recommend it. I would give Apigee a rating of seven or eight out of ten. The API moderation, administration monitoring, product architecture, infrastructure, and overall quality is good. The only area lagging is integration capability.

2020-08-05T06:59:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice for anybody who is implementing Apigee is to use it as an API platform, and not as a full-stack integration platform. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-07-23T07:58:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

For on-premises I would not suggest this solution. Generally speaking, the product is a good one, it is matured and the features are okay. If anyone wants to use this solution they should first consider the cloud-based version. Because the support is lacking, we would have considered a different product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. If the support was better, I would have given them a nine.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Right now, we are still in the process of testing the solution. We're using both on-premises and cloud versions. CA has developed a sort-of enterprise service spot inside of their API management platform. It does interesting things with files, and it has a lot of security features that are not normally used in a majority of API calls. It's overkill. Its portal is very clunky and very difficult to set up. Its gateways and its policies are not straight forward either. It basically requires a three-day class to understand how to get in and add policies and it's not very simple to add policies into the CA Layer 7 gateway. Apigee does a way better job. CA is also owned by Broadcom now and when that transition happened, Broadcom did a lousy job of handing off support of that product. They basically fired everybody from CA. They left us without production support for a good part of a year. We've had CA for about 2 years and mostly we used the on-premises version, but we had a small amount on the cloud as well. Because of these reasons, we're moving away from Layer 7 to Apigee. In terms of advice to those considering using Apigee versus CA, I'd say they need to understand their use cases for APIs. I would rate Apigee eight out of ten. In comparison, I would rate CA five out of ten.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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