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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon API Gateway

API GW is great for giving access to asynchronous operations that are fast and don't need to be online all the time. Lambda functions are the classic example. In the past, an operation that is called on via an HTTP endpoint would be implemented using a server-based solution. With high availability in place that would include a server or two and a load balancer. Over time this setup can be costly, especially if the service is not used at full capacity; cycles are wasted when the servers are sitting there waiting to respond.If the operation can be distilled down to a function, an API GW + Lambda solution could be put in place that performs the operation as needed only when requested. Comparing the low price point for API GW requests and Lambda CPU+Memory, the savings can be night and day over the server-based implementation.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

If you’re bringing anything into Salesforce you should just invest now into Mule, you will get your money’s worth and find a myriad of uses to build APIs between many other systems. Once you build a component you can easily reuse it as a building block to attach to another source/destination. This makes it easy to ramp up quickly and spread usage of Mule throughout your enterprise. A good value for medium to large companies, but probably cheaper to outsource your job to a consulting firm if you are smaller.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Amazon API Gateway
8.5
Mule ESB
API access control
Amazon API Gateway
9.1
Mule ESB
Rate limits and usage policies
Amazon API Gateway
9.1
Mule ESB
API usage data
Amazon API Gateway
8.7
Mule ESB
API user onboarding
Amazon API Gateway
6.7
Mule ESB
API versioning
Amazon API Gateway
9.0
Mule ESB
Usage billing and payments
Amazon API Gateway
8.8
Mule ESB
API monitoring and logging
Amazon API Gateway
8.0
Mule ESB

Pros

Amazon API Gateway

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

  • It is best suited for Rest API development. Mule ESB uses RAML as an API descriptor which is less complex and easy to understand. RAML is an open standard majorly supported by Mulesoft. Once RAML is developed, it is very easy (a few clicks)to create flows corresponding to the resources defined in the RAML. One can also include JSON schema validation in RAML, and with the use of APIkit router, Mule ESB makes the request validation very easy (it's automatic basically.)
  • Mule ESB comes with a large spectrum of community and enterprise connectors. We have connectors for all the major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce, SAP, etc. This enables Mule ESB to integrate with the other systems in a faster and more robust way. Mule ESB has many components to fulfill the requirements of each integration (for example batch processing, parallel processing, choice, etc.)
  • Mule API gateway is one of the best tools (modules) of Mulesoft's offering. It supports API governance and management very well. One can easily enforce policies on their APIs with API gateway. It enables some of the must-have features in an API solution (i.e. throttling, oAuth, access levels, etc.)
  • Implementing a CI/CD (DevOps) environment for Mule ESB is a very easy task. Mule majorly uses MAVEN as its build tool, which in turn makes it best suitable for CI/CD approach. Mule also provides MAVEN plugins for auto deployments to the servers. Mule also has a best Unit testing module which is MUnit. MUnit can be used for both Unit and Functional testing, and it is easy to write and generates coverage reports in various formats.
Deepak Kushwaha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon API Gateway

  • I think there should be another way of enabling CORS. It basically creates OPTIONS for every endpoint, which makes your API Gateway look complicated.
  • The integration timeout limit is 30 seconds, which limits you into that time.
  • API Gateway UI should be improved and should work correctly when more than two people are adding/editing endpoints.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

  • Make sure to not over-engineer shared components. It can complicate development
  • Create a roadmap for where you are going - if not, you may miss components
  • I suggest getting support, otherwise it could be a difficult learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon API Gateway

Amazon API Gateway 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon API Gateway

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

It doesn't have API . We have to go for another API manager. But in Mule, it has both API manager and ESB
KamaL Vachiravel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon API Gateway

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon API Gateway

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon API Gateway Editions & Modules

Edition
First 300 Million$1.001
Past 300 Million$0.901
  1. Per Million
Additional Pricing Details

Mule ESB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Mule ESB Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon API Gateway
8.1
Mule ESB
9.8

Support Rating

Amazon API Gateway
10.0
Mule ESB

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