Apigee Edge vs. Stoplight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apigee Edge
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Apigee Edge is an API management platform now owned and offered by Google, since Google acquired Apigee in 2016.N/A
Stoplight
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Stoplight is an API Design, Development, and Documentation platform that aims to enable consistency, reusability, and quality, all with an easy, enjoyable developer experience. Presented as a solution to help utilize and integrate design-first workflows to scale up standardized, collaborative, and well-governed API programs.
$0
Up to 3 Users
Pricing
Apigee EdgeStoplight
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
Up to 3 Users
Starter
$99
Up to 10 Users
Pro
$399
Unlimited Projects
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apigee EdgeStoplight
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Apigee EdgeStoplight
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Apigee Edge
9.4
7 Ratings
14% above category average
Stoplight
-
Ratings
API access control9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apigee EdgeStoplight
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apigee EdgeStoplight
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Few scenarios 1. For viewing API analytics, I think it is best in the market 2. For earning money via API monetization 3. Securing API 4. Onboarding legacy APIs to provide modern REST endpoints
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Stoplight
API mocking, testing, and sharing are all built in functions for StopLight that work quite well. They even have functionality for generating OAI and RAML code as well, which is a huge plus. AS for as areas where StopLight is not appropriate, if you're doing anything other than API testing, StopLight may not be appropriate for use.
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Pros
Google
  • Better exception handling with the Raise exception policies help to monitor the flow by setting up the flow conditions.
  • Easy development of a Proxy and APIs with much less tutoring and helps make getting started for new users easy.
  • Very good documentation and blog with details of most common failures and error handling.
  • A very very easy to use console.
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Stoplight
  • OpenAPI support
  • Markdown supports
  • Git integration
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Cons
Google
  • 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.
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Stoplight
  • Simplicity of set up. Although it's not difficult, there are tools out there that are easier to set up for testing endpoints.
  • Again, it's perfectly functional, but some competitors I think have a more user friendly UI to them.
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
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.
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Stoplight
No answers on this topic
Usability
Google
Support has helped us to resolved all the queries and community support was also good.
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Stoplight
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Google
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.
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Stoplight
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Google
Apigee is the best in the market in terms of API Analytics Apigee is having wonderful Documentation with short videos Security is a major concern and Apigee provides an easily configurable policy to secure API Quota and rate-limit is again very easy to configure on every API basis It provides various policies to transform the response from one form to another form e.g. JSON to XML or XML to JSON
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Stoplight
I'd like to also throw Runscope and Fiddler into the mix. Between StopLight and all these competitors, we've chosen StopLight primarily for the support, ease of use, and reliability. Most tools out there today are top-notch, so it really comes down to personal preference and different use-cases. Having used other API testing frameworks, StopLight definitely stacks up against the competition.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • As a public entity it is hard to say how much ROI we can have. We have yet to create a billing and ROI plan. We are thinking of other ways to create ROI, possibly through data/service barter.
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Stoplight
  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved comminication between backeend and frontend
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