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2018-01-17T17:02:00Z

What needs improvement with Apigee?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Apigee.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

The Apigee cloud admin UI could be more user-friendly by adding a few more features.

2021-07-28T15:18:06Z
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Real User

I think the portal could offer a better user experience. It's functional and does what it's supposed to but it's not user friendly. I'd also like to see better routing features. Currently routing is limited and the setup is complicated. From a VPN management perspective, I think we would like to have more user training available, particularly for advanced users, without having to pay. There is generally a learning curve for advanced usage and configuration, and troubleshooting is a steeper curve. Whenever we have an issue, we're dependent on support. We'd like our personnel to be better trained by Apigee so we can handle issues in-house.

2021-07-21T10:25:52Z
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Top 5Real User

In terms of the functionalities of a typical API gateway, Apigee is actually doing its job, but when it involves integration with backend applications, which some gateways have, I don't believe it has this functionality. You have to do Java or do some other low-level coding before you are able to do the integration. Apigee has a lot of components, which means that management will be a bit difficult. It probably has ten different components, and all of these components leverage open-source utilities, such as NGINX. When those open-source vendors upgrade their utility, Apigee usually lags behind because they need to do a lot of tests and any required development in their own platform. They need to do rigorous testing to make sure that nothing breaks. Because of that, it takes them a while to upgrade whatever components have been upgraded by the open-source vendor that owns the utility. We've been chasing them for a particular upgrade for well over a year and a half, and they have not done that upgrade. It is creating a security risk for us as an enterprise, but that upgrade has not been done, even though the open-source vendor, the owner of the utility, has upgraded it a long time ago.

2021-02-23T16:12:29Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing of the solution could be improved upon. We'd like it if it was less costly. The solution needs something that supports real-time streaming.

2021-02-22T21:10:56Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution isn't really lacking any features. The user interface could be better. It could be easier to navigate and more user-friendly. The pricing model could be improved. Things can get expensive for larger companies, or organizations that are growing. The solution should offer more training to partners. It would help in the understanding of the product by quite a bit.

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

Support of integration is what is most challenging in Apigee, as well as the complexity of the components. When setting up an environment, you have many components with open-source content. When there is an update on a new version or an automatic update, you have to be present and double-check that the update is reflected in the environment with no issues. The implementation should be easier.

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

More documentation on the Open Banking Standard will help. For example, WSO2 supports the Open Banking API, but I can't find relevant documentation from Apigee. I'm not sure whether Apigee even supports the Open Banking Standard. If they do, then I think they have left out the documentation for that. For example, WSO2 has extensive documentation and training available to everyone. In that sense, I think, Apigee can improve.

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

What my clients don't like is that the on-premises solution is not being treated and maintained as well as the cloud solution. I know that they are working on the integration of no-code and low-code solutions to make it more accessible to users that have no technical background. This is something that I find very interesting and they should continue working on that.

2021-01-29T13:22:06Z
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Top 20Real User

Access restrictions can be improved. For example, you can't restrict access to some people or some groups. You have to give them total access.

2021-01-14T01:13:34Z
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Top 20Real User

The integration could be improved within the solution. There is a need to pay more attention to this. It would be ideal if the solution could provide publishing capabilities as API middleware.

2020-11-13T12:07:55Z
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Top 20Real User

The developer portal's adoption of the OpenAPI standard needs to be improved. In the latest version of the developer portal, they have adopted the OpenAPI standard. This feature, however, can be improved by supporting more characteristics of the OpenAPI standard.

2020-11-05T06:27:15Z
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Top 20Real User

The cost of this solution could be improved and it would be better if it were on private cloud.

2020-10-22T09:04:51Z
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Top 20Real User

The product has a few restrictions I'd prefer weren't there. We have trouble finding use cases. For example, when we google "data locator" we can't find a use case scenario at all. We can't find more than, approximately, five use cases, however, we need more. We needed to do more than 20 configurations, and we weren't able to do that as the limit is 20 on the solution. The solution tends to hide the limitations to keep selling the product. I can't blame them for doing it, however, it makes it difficult for those of us who eventually sign on. The solution is expensive.

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

It is a user-friendly solution, but it would help if Google could provide a container-based solution instead of just a standalone one. With a container-based deployment and support for Terraform, it would be better for our deployments and that would be great. Right now we have to configure different areas manually. Some areas can be automated, but the deployments are not as fully automated as they could be otherwise. so, they currently have a software as a service offering or a standalone offering. I want to see something like a hybrid cloud deployment. I also want to see a private cloud deployment.

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

It would help with Apigee if we could make a list of our assets. If the client knows more about all the extensions they can use to work with through the Google cloud and we have an extensions database it would be easier to let them know what is available and we could do more to recommend Apigee for all different kinds of customer needs.

2020-09-09T06:28:56Z
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Top 20Real User

The ability to work across different management solutions in a plug and play fashion would make it easier for faster uptake. Pricing is an area that can be improved, as it is a little on the higher side. It is more expensive when you compare to open-source products or other vendors. I think it would be helpful if Apigee had support for voice-activated activities, rather than having to type. More intelligence in terms of being able to learn from previous activities would be a good addition in the future.

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

The definition of the APIs should improve because you can't easily validate the inputs and outputs. Better functionality for validating inputs and outputs would be helpful.

2020-08-30T08:33:48Z
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Top 20Real User

Apigee is demanding on the infrastructure so the setup cost is very high for an on-premises deployment.

2020-08-16T08:00:14Z
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Top 20Real User

When compared with other products and tools in the market like MuleSoft or other API management solutions, I see some lagging in regards to integration capacity — where we don't have all of the connectors. It's not the perfect ESB, it's only for API management solutions. For example, MuleSoft will provide you with the API management solution as well as ESB, allowing you to integrate with large, complex IT systems. So, there is some lagging there that needs to be fixed. The main area they should improve is the integration capability. They should have useful connectors that we can use to provide code so that we can integrate with other systems. This needs to be improved. When compared to other products, such as MuleSoft and other tools in the market, Apigee has some lagging issues.

2020-08-05T06:59:00Z
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Top 20Real User

As it is now, the rotation of certificates is a manual task and is something that can be improved. It only has to be done once every two or three years, but I would state that there is still room for improvement.

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

The number one area this solution could be improved is by implementing support. Support is not a part of this solution.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The company needs to better support webhooks. It used to support webhooks and their policies and they have since stopped. They had some issues in the product and they abandoned the support for them. It's not come back since. Webhooks are still used by some of our production partners. It would be nice to see the support for them come back. Right now, we have to pull the API instead of using a webhook to do the notification.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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Real User

Drag and drop of features would be more beneficial, rather than manually working on the configuration and updates.

2019-04-16T11:06:00Z
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User

I would like to see a long-term direction for the overall architecture (similar to what WSO2 has done), in that all three areas — pub/sub, events, and APIs — are treated as part of a continuum, instead of treating each as separate topics.

2019-01-16T15:39:00Z
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Real User

Apigee on premise is quite complex and it is always moving faster. I would advise anyone who is interested, to use the SaaS implementation.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Consultant

I would like them to add features, such as caching and mediation policies.

2018-10-01T09:24:00Z
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User

* Predictive analysis of consumption * Identification of attacks * Identification of operational errors

2018-01-17T17:02:00Z
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