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Apache Camel

24 Ratings

Apache Camel

24 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

WSO2 API Manager

10 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 101

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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.
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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

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

Pros

  • Open source, which is vitally important
  • Great integration with Java frameworks such as Spring Boot, allowing it to be deployed however you need to deploy it
  • Wonderful testing tools as part of the framework
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  • Nice API store-front capability
  • Management of users and permissions
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Cons

  • Documentation could use some work, sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to figure out how to do something.
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  • Better QA testing prior to releases rollout
  • Better support needed
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Camel has been the integration framework of choice, but I was not the person to make the decision to use it. Compared to other competing products like Tibco Business Works, etc., it is free and open source and its licensing policy is acceptable to the management of Cox.
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IBM API Manager is a better enterprise wide tool.
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Return on Investment

  • This is hard to guage, but definitely the effort and resources required to develop and deploy new applications has gone down considerably. Approximately 50-70% lesser resources compared to the traditional way of developing applications.
  • Code complexity and maintenance costs have gone down, again over 50%.
  • Unit testing has cut down on bugs in production. There are far fewer bugs than would have been the case with plain Java. Approximately 70% less bugs discovered.
  • Camel is a free, open source product. It is free as opposed to similar proprietary products like Tibco Business Works.
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  • Positive impact on continuity and API standardization.
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Pricing Details

Apache Camel

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