34 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

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

Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

At first, we created a voting system (for events and conferences) which allows people to vote with their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The problem that we have found - very weak and unstable WIFI signal during the events. That means that a large part of attendants could not easily vote using their smartphones and internet. We needed a new solution which could compliment our voting via WIFI. A great solution was SMS voting. Since our system was used by users across the globe, we needed an SMS solution which:--- Could support inbound messages in a lot of countries.--- And would not cost a fortune.With Nexmo both our requirements were fulfilled. We allowed voters 2 voting options - via WIFI or SMS. Adding an SMS feature increased the number of registered users by 30%.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Apigee Edge
8.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)
API access control
Apigee Edge
9.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)
Rate limits and usage policies
Apigee Edge
9.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)
API usage data
Apigee Edge
8.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)
API user onboarding
Apigee Edge
8.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)
API versioning
Apigee Edge
4.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)
Usage billing and payments
Apigee Edge
8.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)
API monitoring and logging
Apigee Edge
10.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

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

Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

  • I like the delivery speed, it's very instantaneous. As soon as the delivery status changes on the website, the message gets delivered. The rates are also cheap and affordable.
  • The accuracy of the services and the non-stop supportive team.
  • Simple API, easy to integrate with existing notification functionality in your Laravel apps.
  • Ease of implementation. We needed less than one month to go live.
Guillermo Villamizar | 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

Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

  • The dashboard is very difficult to use, also the dashboard doesn't have details about the use (real-time use).
  • Deliverability is not good for some countries e.g. Indonesia.
  • I would recommend building a better and easier GUI.
Guillermo Villamizar | 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

Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

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

Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

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

Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

Nexmo is the best platform in the industry for sure. We don't use all the features that the API provides but we are really satisfied with the ones we use. We are sure this is the best solution in the market if you need to solve the communication in real time with your customers.When we have to build a new website we are going to support the solution with Nexmo.
Guillermo Villamizar | 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

Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

  • Inbound SMS are free. All we needed to pay was for the phone numbers which accept those incoming SMS messages.
  • We use Nexmo for inbound and outbound SMS, enabling our clients to form better relationships with their customers, driving sales.
  • Nexmo offers cheaper pricing between the suppliers we study.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apigee Edge

General

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

Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

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
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apigee Edge
9.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

Support Rating

Apigee Edge
6.0
Vonage Communications APIs (formerly Nexmo)

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