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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 5.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Autostub

I can't think of any situation where API development/integration is involved and Autostub is not suitable for the job. Any developer at some point may need to mock the APIs somewhere in the product lifecycle, and having a specialized tool like Autostub make this process so much easier and more maintainable.
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 API Manager

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?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

Autostub
8.8
WSO2 API Manager
End to end performance management
Autostub
9.0
WSO2 API Manager
Integrated performance data
Autostub
9.0
WSO2 API Manager
Deployment model flexibility
Autostub
9.0
WSO2 API Manager
Real time monitoring
Autostub
8.0
WSO2 API Manager

API Management

Autostub
WSO2 API Manager
5.1
API access control
Autostub
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
Rate limits and usage policies
Autostub
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
API usage data
Autostub
WSO2 API Manager
1.0
API user onboarding
Autostub
WSO2 API Manager
4.0
API versioning
Autostub
WSO2 API Manager
9.0
Usage billing and payments
Autostub
WSO2 API Manager
5.0
API monitoring and logging
Autostub
WSO2 API Manager
1.0

Pros

Autostub

  • Automatically generating stubs for REST and SOAP
  • Managing multiple mock responses for each service if needed
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 API Manager

  • Nice API store-front capability
  • Management of users and permissions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autostub

  • None, the experience was excellent
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 API Manager

  • Installation of this product is a hell. You need to be an expert to get this running together with WSO2 Analytics. It uses a really confusing method of "port + 1" to connect extra products. I guess this was meant to provide a handy way to add new WSO2 products. In reality you'll need to scroll through numerous config files to set this straight. If you use this out of the box, everything will work all right. But the moment you add SSL certificates, DNS names and you'll need special ports to configure your firewall, this product becomes unmaintainable.
  • The "Store" provides a nice way to group API's. However, the "Publisher" does not... if you have more than 30 API's searching for API's becomes really annoying.
  • The number of configs in this product is huge. As a developer myself, I've never seen (and definitely never created) a product that needed that much config files. Installation and maintenance of products should be stupidly simple, since no developer nor infrastructure person wants to learn something that "just" needs to be a tool.. opposed to being a whole new area of expertise. After using WSO2 API Manager for a while, we wanted to change the admin password... this should be simple enough, like just change the password in "Carbon." But nope. The whole WSO2 environment crashed. We just gave up. Too dangerous.
  • Why so many different "products"? Publisher, Store, Carbon, and numerous hidden interfaces. Analytics, ESB whatever... No wonder there are so many config files and port issues. Make it simple!!!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autostub

The automatic generation of stub services feature exists in SoapUI but only for SOAP APIs. Also, Autostub is much more usable and friendly, supports REST APIs as well as SOAP, and is offered as a SAAS, On-Prem or hybrid deployment whereas SoapUI needs to be run on a server with no cloud option
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 API Manager

IBM API Manager is a better enterprise wide tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autostub

  • Saved a lot of time for developers and testers that would be spent creating mock services
  • Enabled improving CI/CD pipelines with centralized mocks for all needed services
Ahmed Anwar Nasr | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 API Manager

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

WSO2 API Manager

Pricing Details

Autostub

General

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

WSO2 API Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autostub
10.0
WSO2 API Manager
5.0

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