Apigee Edge vs. TIBCO Cloud API Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apigee Edge
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Apigee Edge is an API management platform now owned and offered by Google, since Google acquired Apigee in 2016.N/A
TIBCO Cloud API Management
Score 5.4 out of 10
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TIBCO Cloud API Management (formerly Mashery) is a full lifecycle API management solution.N/A
Pricing
Apigee EdgeTIBCO Cloud API Management
Editions & Modules
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Apigee EdgeTIBCO Cloud API Management
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Apigee EdgeTIBCO Cloud API Management
Considered Both Products
Apigee Edge
Chose Apigee Edge
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 …
TIBCO Cloud API Management
Chose TIBCO Cloud API Management
Our selection process happened in 2016. TIBCO Mashery's easy hybrid deployment model was the reason why we decided on Mashery over Apigee. Akamai API Gateway is now a new tool on the market evolving really fast but was not available yet when we went through the selection …
Chose TIBCO Cloud API Management
When we were first trying to identify an API Gateway provider, we evaluated Mashery and Apigee and chose Mashery because they were more competitive on cost. Now that we are with Mashery, we have not considered other vendors.

We do use Amazon's API Gateway service for some …
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Features
Apigee EdgeTIBCO Cloud API Management
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Apigee Edge
9.4
7 Ratings
14% above category average
TIBCO Cloud API Management
6.9
23 Ratings
17% below category average
API access control9.07 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.07 Ratings7.723 Ratings
API usage data9.07 Ratings7.223 Ratings
API user onboarding10.07 Ratings7.522 Ratings
API versioning9.97 Ratings7.019 Ratings
Usage billing and payments9.06 Ratings4.01 Ratings
API monitoring and logging10.07 Ratings6.522 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apigee EdgeTIBCO Cloud API Management
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
7.6
(23 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apigee EdgeTIBCO Cloud API Management
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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TIBCO Software Inc.
Mashery is great when it comes to deployment to your own datacenter and when it comes to managing third party API's like Salesforce using Mashery Cloud version. I would be a little bit more careful when deploying it on Kubernetes as it was not designed for it. New version 5 is re-architected to run more on natively on Kubernetes, but we have not tested it yet.
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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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TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Easy integration of the TIBCO Cloud Mashery developer portal allows simple onboarding and user and application management.
  • Configuration of TIBCO Cloud Mashery is both flexible and focused to address the main tasks for an API Management solution.
  • The built-in OAuth Token capabilities provide a quick start to properly manage application access.
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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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TIBCO Software Inc.
  • The "Control Center" admin dashboard is not performant. We have a lot of configuration data in Mashery (many endpoints, many plans, many users, many keys, etc.) and the website struggles with the volume of data it has to deal with.
  • Their systems have limitations that make it more difficult for us to operate the way we would like. For example, there is a limit to the number of API Definitions we can create, as well as a limit to the number of Endpoints we can define in a Plan.
  • Their support organization leaves a lot to be desired. Responses are slow, and when they do come they are often inadequate. We have to re-phrase the question to get them to answer it differently, or we have to repeatedly follow up to ask for additional clarifying information.
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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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TIBCO Software Inc.
Ease of use.
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Usability
Google
Support has helped us to resolved all the queries and community support was also good.
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TIBCO Software Inc.
i find some of the package adding and key are complex . UI experience is bad . Every step need front and backward navigation too much. It would be better if endpoint itself contain package and key addiction option
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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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TIBCO Software Inc.
Support has been good overall.
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Implementation Rating
Google
No answers on this topic
TIBCO Software Inc.
Initially it was difficult to understand . after few day , it was easy
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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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TIBCO Software Inc.
I've really only looked at Mashery since it has been around a very long time and has a rich feature set. I do know our platform teams are looking into AWS gateway but not sure this product has everything we need.
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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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TIBCO Software Inc.
  • As a API Mediation layer it has helped with the troublesome port setup with internal and external clients. Meaning it made that easy to the client that they know where to go for access to an API.
  • The interactive documentation is very well put together and has reduced the time that developers have to go back and forth with each other to figure how to call the API.
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