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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Azure API Management

APIM is useful for the standard scenarios:
1) Securing your back-end APIs - If you have a legacy back-end web service that has a basic authentication scheme, you can add some additional security by placing APIM in front, and requiring subscription keys. Leverage your existing firewall to ensure only your APIM instance can communicate with your back-end API, and you've basically added a layer of protection.
2) Lift and shift - there are always going to be clients that don't want to update their clients to use a newer API; in some cases you can make a newer API look like an older one by implementing some complex policies in APIM. You can also do the opposite, making older APIs look new, such as making an XML back-end accept both JSON and XML.
3) Centralizing your APIs - if you've acquired another company and want to make their API set look as if it's a part of the larger whole, APIM is an easy way to provide a consistent front-end interface for developers.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Apigee Edge
8.0
Azure API Management
8.3
API access control
Apigee Edge
9.0
Azure API Management
8.2
Rate limits and usage policies
Apigee Edge
9.0
Azure API Management
9.1
API usage data
Apigee Edge
8.0
Azure API Management
8.2
API user onboarding
Apigee Edge
8.0
Azure API Management
9.2
API versioning
Apigee Edge
4.0
Azure API Management
8.2
Usage billing and payments
Apigee Edge
8.0
Azure API Management
7.1
API monitoring and logging
Apigee Edge
10.0
Azure API Management
8.1

Pros

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

Azure API Management

  • Easy commissioning of APIs.
  • Great policies to control access.
  • Easy mock services for testing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Azure API Management

  • Lack of robustness is a bit of an issue. Several other providers offer more options and capabilities, but then, they are lacking in interface ease.
  • As with anything Azure, pricing is really hard to stay on top of. I always find that you really don’t know what you’re paying for until you get the bill. Having an excellent Azure Administrator can help resolve that.
  • Integrating with app services outside of Azure can be a challenge, or at least much more challenging than just using Azure App Services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apigee Edge

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

Azure API Management

Azure APIM vs Amazon API Gateway:
1) Azure APIM was a complete package that included a developer portal.
2) We are very Microsoft centric - so the Microsoft product suite aligned very well with our business needs.
3) It was faster and easier to stand up Azure APIM for testing than it was for the Amazon API Gateway.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Azure API Management

  • We have one-stop access to all services.
  • We can stop DDoS, Man in the middle attack, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apigee Edge

General

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

Azure API Management

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apigee Edge
10.0
Azure API Management
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Apigee Edge
9.0
Azure API Management

Support Rating

Apigee Edge
6.0
Azure API Management

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