Amazon API Gateway vs. Drools

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon API Gateway
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
AWS offers the Amazon API Gateway supports the creation and publication of an API for web applications, as well as its monitoring and maintenance. The Amazon API Gateway is able to support thousands of API calls concurrently and provides traffic management, as well as monitoring and access control.
$0.90
Per Million
Drools
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Drools is an open source business rules management system developed by Red Hat.N/A
Pricing
Amazon API GatewayDrools
Editions & Modules
Past 300 Million
$0.90
Per Million
First 300 Million
$1.00
Per Million
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon API GatewayDrools
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Amazon API GatewayDrools
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon API Gateway
7.8
13 Ratings
7% below category average
Drools
-
Ratings
API access control6.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies7.012 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data8.212 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding8.212 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging7.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon API GatewayDrools
Small Businesses
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation
IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation
IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon API GatewayDrools
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(13 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon API GatewayDrools
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Experienced a lack of available programming languages while working on a minor project. I had to halt the project and wait for it to be added later. It took ages and had a hit on our productivity. It has a centralized management system which helps and an easy interface which helps to manage multiple tasks in case of large-scale operations and projects.
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Open Source
As an open source rule engine and product suite, Drools is well suited for the small and middle scale business to manage and integrate the rules to build the rule-driven system which can process the business-critical data and events to produce the automated decision. It is better to use Drools in the well-secured environment (back-end behind the DMZ), not putting it on the customer-facing front or exposing it directly the to public where may bring direct security risk in the enterprise environment. Drools still needs a lot hardening on the security side.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • API Gateway integrates well with AWS Lambda. This allows us to build a web server in the language and framework of our choice, deploy it as a Lambda function, and expose it through API Gateway.
  • API Gateway manages API keys. Building rate limiting and request quota features are not trivial (or interesting).
  • API Gateway's pricing can be very attractive for services that are accessed infrequently.
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Open Source
  • Writing rules with business focus
  • Rules evolution and maintenance
  • separate business logic from program code
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Client certificates are troublesome when trying to attach them to API GW stages.
  • Debugging across several services can be difficult when API GW is integrated with Route 53 and another service like Lambda or EC2/ELB.
  • Creating internal/private APIs, particularly with custom domains, can be unintuitive.
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Open Source
  • Fusion doesn't support persistence of working memory, which brings some extra high availability risk to our business.
  • Guvnor still has a lot room to be implemented, it is not so user-friendly for non-technical people, so a lot of business users complain it is hard to master.
  • Rule execution server doesn't even have JMX implemented, hard to be monitored.
  • Drools is still lacking support for key Web services standards.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
We always had a great experience with the AWS support team. They were always on time and very dependable. It was a good partnership while we worked to resolve our issues.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
When we tested Azure API Management at the time, it had serious connectivity issues, it was very unstable, and it needed to do a lot using the command line. Comparing with the AWS solution, which was more mature, and the fact that we have services in use on AWS, we ended up choosing to continue using AWS products. This so as not to run the risk of increasing latency in accesses, and of some functionality not working, due to being developed yet.
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Open Source
I did not participate in drools choice. I can only compare drools with the previous situation which was using nothing.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • ROI is negative, you need either to hire them to work with you or spend days/weeks to figure out issues.
  • For some of the projects in the end it is not worth it, it is just a "buzz" to use serverless but not practical.
  • Service is easy to set up authorization and it is easy to manage.
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Open Source
  • The IT department quickly adopted Drools as it is a very good java-based rule engine, which saves a lot of time to meet the project timeline and balanced our business requirements.
  • Recently we start considering the OpenRules, which may be more business user-friendly.
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