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Amazon API Gateway

Amazon API Gateway is a very powerful tool, particularly for small engineering teams. It is ideal for rapidly developing microservices when used in conjunction with the Serverless framework and AWS Lambda. It is also great when used as a conventional API gateway that provides authentication and routing over microservices. It would not be useful for exposing a monolithic application.
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Oracle API Platform Cloud

There are countless solutions and needs in the marketplace. Some solutions are straight forward, other highly complicated and innovative. From my perspective, our platform and application is highly complex and innovative, with many "one-off" features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Amazon API Gateway
8.2
Oracle API Platform Cloud
API access control
Amazon API Gateway
9.0
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Rate limits and usage policies
Amazon API Gateway
9.0
Oracle API Platform Cloud
API usage data
Amazon API Gateway
9.0
Oracle API Platform Cloud
API versioning
Amazon API Gateway
7.0
Oracle API Platform Cloud
API monitoring and logging
Amazon API Gateway
7.0
Oracle API Platform Cloud

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Scalability
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
7.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
4.0
Workflow engine capability
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Platform access control
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
7.0
Services-enabled integration
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
7.0
Development environment creation
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Development environment replication
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
5.0
Issue recovery
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
7.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon API Gateway
Oracle API Platform Cloud
5.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Oracles Cloud is endlessly variable, and endlessly expandable.
  • These are qualities that we needed in our platform. Oracle's Name in business was also an important aspect of our decision.
  • The most important "like" is the support. Oracle Backs up its cloud with a technical expertise that I believe is second to none.
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Cons

  • API Gateway introduces some concepts, such as Stages and Integration Requests, that are foreign to most developers. The documentation hints in the Console help, but sometimes these concepts are not transferred to frameworks like Serverless.
  • Systems that use API Gateway may behave differently in end-to-end tests in local or CI environments.
  • Navigating the Console can be confusing.
  • It could be easier to codify API Gateway configurations.
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  • Planned maintenance. Oracle has certain days it schedules maintenance. We have been speaking with Oracle executives about the inability to schedule maintenance on days that are custom to the client.
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Alternatives Considered

Nginx is a powerful tool but configuring, running and maintaining but Nginx will never be a competitive advantage for our business. API Gateway is powerful because it is managed and does what we need out-of-the-box. Nginx is used more widely in the community; it may be easier to find developers with Nginx experience.
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Return on Investment

  • API Gateway has positively impacted our business by increasing the stability of our services. It is easy to implement rate limiting and horizontal scaling with API Gateway; this helps us to deliver highly-available services.
  • API Gateway has increased our developer's productivity because they can delegate the management of web services to AWS. They can focus on features instead of Nginx configurations.
  • API Gateway makes access control easy, which makes securing our services easier.
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  • For ROI, my advice would be to stay the course. It will take longer than you think and cost more than you expect.
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Pricing Details

Amazon API Gateway

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

Oracle API Platform Cloud

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