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Nginx

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Anypoint API Manager

Anypoint API Manager is well suited to organizations where they want to manage the entire API lifecycle from a single platform. For organizations which have implemented their integration layer with Mule ESB, it's the perfect platform. They can design, build, deploy and manage all of their APIs from the Anypoint platform.For organizations where the cost is a major decision-driving factor, they can opt for some other cheaper options like AWS API manager, Layer 7, etc. So basically, the features which you're getting ready-made in Anypoint API manager you can manually configure in AWS and save some money.
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Nginx

Nginx is well suited for serving any static content - whether that be images, JS files, HTML files, CSS files, videos, etc. If you have a high-traffic website, Nginx will be a great fit because it handles large number of requests extremely efficiently. Nginx has full support on Unix systems, but only has limited support on Microsoft Windows machines.
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Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Anypoint API Manager
8.3
Nginx
API access control
Anypoint API Manager
7.0
Nginx
Rate limits and usage policies
Anypoint API Manager
9.0
Nginx
API usage data
Anypoint API Manager
8.0
Nginx
API user onboarding
Anypoint API Manager
10.0
Nginx
API versioning
Anypoint API Manager
8.0
Nginx
Usage billing and payments
Anypoint API Manager
7.0
Nginx
API monitoring and logging
Anypoint API Manager
9.0
Nginx

Pros

  • API Manager provides easy API Policy Governance. You do not have to manage multiple platforms for managing the policies.
  • Supports hybrid Mule EBS environments. You can configure both CouldHub-based and on-premise-based API using Mulesoft API manager in a similar manner.
  • It's very easy to implement API proxy.
  • User friendly UI.
  • Single platform to manage all.
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  • SSL handling
  • Configuration is very unique, and has a learning curve, but powerful and generally clear
  • Very active user groups
  • Decent customer support
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Cons

  • Mulesoft does not provide independent API Manager solution. Unlike some well-known API Management platforms, for example, AWS API Gateway, you cannot manage or configure APIs which are hosted on some other platforms (i.e. WSO2, Fusion middleware etc.). So, you always have to purchase the integration solution with API Manager.
  • If you compare the Anypoint API manager costs with its peers like AWS, it is very costly and that's why it does not attract small organizations.
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  • Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue?
  • I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this.
  • It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work.
  • It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together.
  • I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments.
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Alternatives Considered

The main reason why we chose Anypoint API Manager is because it is well suited with the APIs developed in Mule ESB. AWS, on the other hand, is a very good tool but still evolving and offers a small set of API management features.
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We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
  • we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them
  • we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load
  • individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely
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Return on Investment

  • Easy implementation - Policy enforcement is quick and easy, which in turn saves a lot in implementation costs.
  • Lower maintenance cost - Since it is hosted on Mulesoft-managed cloud, there is no maintenance cost involved.
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  • It's easy to learn so it does not require some specific training to use it
  • Ability to deploy web apps written in different programming languages which is appreciated
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Pricing Details

Anypoint API Manager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Anypoint API Manager Editions & Modules
Anypoint API Manager
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Nginx

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Nginx Editions & Modules
Nginx
Edition
NGINX Plus - Basic
$2,5001
NGINX Plus - Professional
$3,5001
NGINX Plus - Enterprise
$5,0001
NGINX WAF - Add-on
$2,0001
1. per instance
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