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Likelihood to Recommend

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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WSO2 API Manager

For smaller organizations, I think this is would be a good tool. For large enterprise organizations, WS02 API Manager is likely not the best fit.
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Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Anypoint API Manager
8.3
WSO2 API Manager
6.6
API access control
Anypoint API Manager
7.0
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
Rate limits and usage policies
Anypoint API Manager
9.0
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
API usage data
Anypoint API Manager
8.0
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
API user onboarding
Anypoint API Manager
10.0
WSO2 API Manager
5.0
API versioning
Anypoint API Manager
8.0
WSO2 API Manager
7.0
Usage billing and payments
Anypoint API Manager
7.0
WSO2 API Manager
4.0
API monitoring and logging
Anypoint API Manager
9.0
WSO2 API Manager
6.0

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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  • Nice API store-front capability
  • Management of users and permissions
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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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  • Better QA testing prior to releases rollout
  • Better support needed
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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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IBM API Manager is a better enterprise wide tool.
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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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  • Positive impact on continuity and API standardization.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

WSO2 API Manager

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