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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Postman ranks higher in 1 feature set: API Management

API Management

8.1

Azure API Management

81%
8.4

Postman

84%
Postman ranks higher in 5/7 features

API access control

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
9.2
92%
30 Ratings

Rate limits and usage policies

6.5
65%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
19 Ratings

API usage data

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
18 Ratings

API user onboarding

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
22 Ratings

API versioning

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
22 Ratings

Usage billing and payments

5.8
58%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
12 Ratings

API monitoring and logging

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
30 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Postman is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Azure API Management

83%
4 Ratings
8.8

Postman

88%
37 Ratings

Usability

Azure API Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Postman

85%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

Azure API Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

Postman

71%
22 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure API Management

APIM is useful for the standard scenarios:
1) Securing your back-end APIs - If you have a legacy back-end web service that has a basic authentication scheme, you can add some additional security by placing APIM in front, and requiring subscription keys. Leverage your existing firewall to ensure only your APIM instance can communicate with your back-end API, and you've basically added a layer of protection.
2) Lift and shift - there are always going to be clients that don't want to update their clients to use a newer API; in some cases you can make a newer API look like an older one by implementing some complex policies in APIM. You can also do the opposite, making older APIs look new, such as making an XML back-end accept both JSON and XML.
3) Centralizing your APIs - if you've acquired another company and want to make their API set look as if it's a part of the larger whole, APIM is an easy way to provide a consistent front-end interface for developers.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

Postman is very good for easy entry into testing. Thanks to snippets it is easy to use, but also provides a lot [of] possibilities for testing thanks to the in-line editor. Easy to use on multiple environments (versioning) thanks to sets of environment variables. The Collections view can get very full with time and it is not possible to reuse or link requests so that they have always been copied and maintained manually for each copy if changes have to be applied.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure API Management

  • Easy commissioning of APIs.
  • Great policies to control access.
  • Easy mock services for testing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

  • It has opened a door for me to explore more out of it, as it is associated with so many APIs that I never felt any difficulty in finding the right API template, which are well organized and easily available.
  • It is very secure to use and provides great services which are user-friendly.
  • Due to this software I have got rid of the excessive emails and the slack channels, Now I am using my own private API and even it give me an option to produce my personal Postman’s API Builder from its Private API Network and this features has shared my excessive workload.
Kerry Haupt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure API Management

  • Lack of robustness is a bit of an issue. Several other providers offer more options and capabilities, but then, they are lacking in interface ease.
  • As with anything Azure, pricing is really hard to stay on top of. I always find that you really don’t know what you’re paying for until you get the bill. Having an excellent Azure Administrator can help resolve that.
  • Integrating with app services outside of Azure can be a challenge, or at least much more challenging than just using Azure App Services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

  • Wherever you need to automate tests that involve database verification or rely on data from databases, Postman is less suitable.
  • Postman's disc usage is extremely high, and it occasionally causes the computer to fade.
  • It doesn't have the ability to generate random data. To achieve randomness in my tests, I've been working around scripts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure API Management

General

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

Starting Price

Azure API Management Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Postman

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Postman Editions & Modules

Edition
Postman Free Plan$0.00 US Dollars
Postman Basic Plan$12 US Dollars2
Postman Professional Plan$29 US Dollars2
Postman Enterprise Plan$99 US Dollars2
  1. none
  2. per month per user
Additional Pricing Details
1. Postman Free plan: Start designing, developing, and testing APIs at no cost for teams of up to three people. 2. Postman Basic plan: Collaborate with your team to design, develop, and test APIs faster; $12/month per user, billed annually 3. Postman Professional plan: Centrally manage the entire API workflow; $29/month per user, billed annually 4. Postman Enterprise plan: Securely manage, organize, and accelerate API-first development at scale; $99/month per user, billed annually

Usability

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Postman

Postman 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I think from a non-technical perspective there are a few things that could be more clearly labeled to better understand what is being asked for or where to add certain parts of the request.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Postman

Postman 7.1
Based on 22 answers
There is a lot of in-depth documentation for Postman available online, including detailed guides with screenshots and videos. They provide example APIs for new users to explore while learning how to use the tool. Generally, bugs in the client are quickly addressed through frequent free updates. Community and professional support options are available - most of the time, the free/community level support is adequate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure API Management

Azure APIM vs Amazon API Gateway:
1) Azure APIM was a complete package that included a developer portal.
2) We are very Microsoft centric - so the Microsoft product suite aligned very well with our business needs.
3) It was faster and easier to stand up Azure APIM for testing than it was for the Amazon API Gateway.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

Previous to using Postman, I would either use browser tools directly, or write an in-house tool to send requests. Postman eliminates that need while providing a much better experience and more features. At the base level, Postman is as simple as typing in the address as you would in a browser. Authentication can be provided simply as well.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure API Management

  • We can always think of positive ROI impact on business
  • It helps to easily facilitate the design, deployment, and maintenance of our APIs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Postman

  • Postman is free (although there's a paid tier that offers more features) so using it for testing APIs comes with little to no risk (besides learning curve).
  • The learning curve is a little steep for non-developer users, but developers should find it easy to pick up and use right out of the box, so to speak.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

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