Apigee Edge vs. WSO2 API Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apigee Edge
Score 8.2 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
WSO2 API Manager
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
WSO2 API Manager makes it possible for developers to both develop and manage APIs of different types. Unlike solutions which focus only on managing API proxies, WSO2 API Manager provides tools to develop APIs by integrating different systems as well. It supports a variety of API types from REST, SOAP, GraphQL, WebSockets, WebHooks, SSEs and gRPC APIs with specialized policies and governance for each different type. Being fully open source, its architecture and extensibility…
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Pricing
Apigee EdgeWSO2 API Manager
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apigee EdgeWSO2 API Manager
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Apigee EdgeWSO2 API Manager
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Apigee Edge
9.4
7 Ratings
14% above category average
WSO2 API Manager
8.8
4 Ratings
8% above category average
API access control9.07 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.07 Ratings9.54 Ratings
API usage data9.07 Ratings8.04 Ratings
API user onboarding9.97 Ratings8.04 Ratings
API versioning9.97 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Usage billing and payments9.06 Ratings9.04 Ratings
API monitoring and logging9.97 Ratings8.54 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apigee EdgeWSO2 API Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.5
(4 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 EdgeWSO2 API Manager
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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WSO2
It's free! No argument can win a fight with that! And it's the only reason I gave it a 5. If you have no money to spend, and a simple environment you'll have a nice product. But free does come with a price. After 5 years we're still struggling with ports, and analytics (it just won't work without any errors caused by some configuration somewhere). An API Manager should work out of the box. The only configuration expertise that any developer wants to invest in, is the configuration of API's. Not the product itself... Anyone who've seen the training material, just for installing this thing will agree that this is not the way to go. Of all the API Managers out there (we've tried 4), WSO2 is the only one were you need to know how this dragon of a java application works internally. Did I already mention the humongous amount of config files?
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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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WSO2
  • Authentication based on OAuth 2.0 and HTTP Basic Authentication.
  • Rate Limiting applied at different levels like Subscriber, API, Resource and Backend.
  • Monitoring by exporting the metrics in Prometheus and traces in Jaeger.
  • Mediation to perform transformation, orchestration etc.
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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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WSO2
  • Better QA testing prior to releases rollout
  • Better support needed
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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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WSO2
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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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WSO2
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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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WSO2
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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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WSO2
Providing better capabilities comparing the overall API lifecycle management, especially the availability of API Integration layer and a strong identity layer of their own which provides an end-to-end API ecosystem that would be advantageous in terms of a large software development initiative.
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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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WSO2
  • We've moved away from legacy SOAP services where nobody knew what services was used by who. WSO2 eliminated at least 90% of time spend on any service.
  • Creating API's (or actually creating the API Management layer...) is so simple that new developers can get away with it in no time. Again, real time gainer.
  • Since creating API's is so simple, developers are very fast in adopting a kind of "Domain thinking". In comparison with Azure API Manager: Azure does not demand knowledge of "how" the product works, but it's definitely more difficult to get an API up and running in Azure. And for some reason, azure does not promote clean domain driven architecture. Domain Driven architecture is the greatest time saver strategy possible. And WSO2 fits nicely in there.
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