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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Camel

Message brokering across different systems, with transactionality and the ability to have fine tuned control over what happens using Java (or other languages), instead of a heavy, proprietary languages.One situation that it doesn't fit very well (as far as I have experienced) is when your workflow requires significant data mapping. While possible when using Java tooling, some other visual data mapping tools in other integration frameworks are easier to work with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apigee Edge

Apigee has been great when managing the quota based access to the APIs. It is really good and suitable when considering proxying the in-house server endpoints access with the way it provides security with API Key validation and OAuth.
Srinivas Rao Cheeti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
8.0
API access control
Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
9.0
Rate limits and usage policies
Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
9.0
API usage data
Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
8.0
API user onboarding
Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
8.0
API versioning
Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
4.0
Usage billing and payments
Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
8.0
API monitoring and logging
Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
10.0

Pros

Apache Camel

  • Camel has an easy learning curve. It is fairly well documented and there are about 5-6 books on Camel.
  • There is a large user group and blogs devoted to all things Camel and the developers of Camel provide quick answers and have also been very quick to patch Camel, when bugs are reported.
  • Camel integrates well with well known frameworks like Spring, and other middleware products like Apache Karaf and Servicemix.
  • There are over 150 components for the Camel framework that help integrate with diverse software platforms.
  • Camel is also good for creating microservices.
Surjit Sen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apigee Edge

  • Manage user access, we can allow specific access to users based on their need and even customize requests of services based on user requirements.
  • Allow branding, so that SFO can maintain its look and feel but still get the support and functionalities we need from Apigee.
  • Integrates well with other platforms we use.
Astha Karki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Camel

  • I find the "seda" endpoint to be less obvious that it is doing multi-threading than Spring Integration's executor mechanism.
  • Integration with Spring Beans is pretty good, but I believe SI's is a bit better (for obvious reasons, both being Spring products).
  • SI's use support is probably a bit better/faster and I believe the user base is larger so that there are most questions/answers for SI on StackOverflow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apigee Edge

  • Only one user can be active in a proxy at a time
  • No version control
  • Prohibited from using JSON.stringify on Apigee objects (tokens)
  • Debugging is difficult
  • Unable to rename or delete policies without bumping revision
  • Why would anyone give a js policy one name, display name something else, and script a different name?
  • 'Trace' limited to only 20 transactions
  • UI allows users to add target servers, but users must utilize the api to turn on SSL.
  • I'm sure there's more, they just aren't coming to mind right now.
  • Apigee forgets (expires?) your password at random intervals without notice. Every few weeks, or days, sometimes even three times in one day, I'll attempt to login to Apigee and my password will be 'wrong'. I've reset my password and Apigee still claims it's wrong. I've had to reset my password three times before it finally let me log back in.
Tim Gragg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Camel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Apigee Edge

Apigee Edge 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not the one deciding whether to use apigee or not really. But personally, I would recommend the use of it as developing APIs on it is easy. And as a mediator between backend servers, we could easily modify request and responses in it without touching any backend code while having a centralize gateway to access our backend APIs too.
Joshua Cariño | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Camel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Apigee Edge

Apigee Edge 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Quite hard to get support, at least on the coding side, when we encounter blockers. But general concerns, they would schedule a call to you for them to get a whole picture of your concern. Albeit in my experience, bad really as they haven't replied about the progress, but otherwise seems to have been fixed.
Joshua Cariño | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Camel

We chose Apache Camel because it was lightweight, easy to get started with and because it had a groovy DSL since we were a grails shop when we started using it.
Akmal Muqeeth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apigee Edge

Somewhere in the middle. Based on its current offerings and subscription model
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Camel

  • Apache Camel is open source and Java based. So if your engineering team is strong in Java this could be a good framework to adopt.
  • Apache camel is open source.
  • Camel could be run on OSGi containers like Karaf or Fuse.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apigee Edge

  • Unruly, difficult to maintain, unable to test, difficult to troubleshoot and debug. Every ticket that requires Apigee work increases stress and anxiety.
Tim Gragg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Camel

General

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

Apigee Edge

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Camel
9.0
Apigee Edge
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
9.0

Support Rating

Apache Camel
Apigee Edge
6.0

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