Amazon API Gateway vs. Redis Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon API Gateway
Score 8.3 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
Redis Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Redis is an open source in-memory data structure server and NoSQL database.N/A
Pricing
Amazon API GatewayRedis Software
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 GatewayRedis Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
Amazon API GatewayRedis Software
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon API Gateway
7.8
13 Ratings
5% below category average
Redis Software
-
Ratings
API access control6.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies7.012 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding8.212 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments7.811 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging7.513 Ratings00 Ratings
NoSQL Databases
Comparison of NoSQL Databases features of Product A and Product B
Amazon API Gateway
-
Ratings
Redis Software
9.2
69 Ratings
5% above category average
Performance00 Ratings10.069 Ratings
Availability00 Ratings9.069 Ratings
Concurrency00 Ratings9.068 Ratings
Security00 Ratings8.063 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings9.469 Ratings
Data model flexibility00 Ratings9.962 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility00 Ratings9.362 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon API GatewayRedis Software
Small Businesses
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon API GatewayRedis Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(13 ratings)
7.6
(76 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon API GatewayRedis Software
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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Redis
Redis has been a great investment for our organization as we needed a solution for high speed data caching. The ramp up and integration was quite easy. Redis handles automatic failover internally, so no crashes provides high availability. On the fly scaling scale to more/less cores and memory as and when needed.
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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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Redis
  • Easy for developers to understand. Unlike Riak, which I've used in the past, it's fast without having to worry about eventual consistency.
  • Reliable. With a proper multi-node configuration, it can handle failover instantly.
  • Configurable. We primarily still use Memcache for caching but one of the teams uses Redis for both long-term storage and temporary expiry keys without taking on another external dependency.
  • Fast. We process tens of thousands of RPS and it doesn't skip a beat.
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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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Redis
  • We had some difficulty scaling Redis without it becoming prohibitively expensive.
  • Redis has very simple search capabilities, which means its not suitable for all use cases.
  • Redis doesn't have good native support for storing data in object form and many libraries built over it return data as a string, meaning you need build your own serialization layer over it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Redis
We will definitely continue using Redis because: 1. It is free and open source. 2. We already use it in so many applications, it will be hard for us to let go. 3. There isn't another competitive product that we know of that gives a better performance. 4. We never had any major issues with Redis, so no point turning our backs.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Redis
It is quite simple to set up for the purpose of managing user sessions in the backend. It can be easily integrated with other products or technologies, such as Spring in Java. If you need to actually display the data stored in Redis in your application this is a bit difficult to understand initially but is possible.
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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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Redis
The support team has always been excellent in handling our mostly questions, rarely problems. They are responsive, find the solution and get us moving forward again. I have never had to escalate a case with them. They have always solved our problems in a very timely manner. I highly commend the support team.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Redis
Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
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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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Redis
We are big users of MySQL and PostgreSQL. We were looking at replacing our aging web page caching technology and found that we could do it in SQL, but there was a NoSQL movement happening at the time. We dabbled a bit in the NoSQL scene just to get an idea of what it was about and whether it was for us. We tried a bunch, but I can only seem to remember Mongo and Couch. Mongo had big issues early on that drove us to Redis and we couldn't quite figure out how to deploy couch.
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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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Redis
  • Redis has helped us increase our throughput and server data to a growing amount of traffic while keeping our app fast. We couldn't have grown without the ability to easily cache data that Redis provides.
  • Redis has helped us decrease the load on our database. By being able to scale up and cache important data, we reduce the load on our database reducing costs and infra issues.
  • Running a Redis node on something like AWS can be costly, but it is often a requirement for scaling a company. If you need data quickly and your business is already a positive ROI, Redis is worth the investment.
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