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Score 8.8 out of 100

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

Stoplight

API mocking, testing, and sharing are all built in functions for StopLight that work quite well. They even have functionality for generating OAI and RAML code as well, which is a huge plus. AS for as areas where StopLight is not appropriate, if you're doing anything other than API testing, StopLight may not be appropriate for use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Azure API Management
8.4
Stoplight
API access control
Azure API Management
9.0
Stoplight
Rate limits and usage policies
Azure API Management
7.4
Stoplight
API usage data
Azure API Management
9.0
Stoplight
API user onboarding
Azure API Management
9.0
Stoplight
API versioning
Azure API Management
8.4
Stoplight
Usage billing and payments
Azure API Management
7.0
Stoplight
API monitoring and logging
Azure API Management
9.0
Stoplight

Pros

Azure API Management

  • Selective data exposure as it exposes a set of data allowed by the owner by applying authentication and usage limits.
  • It will help us to keep all our APIs behind a single static IP and protect them with a set of keys.
  • Integration and deployment of various APIs are so simple to manage by Azure so that makes our work a lot easier.
aniket tiwari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stoplight

  • OpenAPI support
  • Markdown supports
  • Git integration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure API Management

  • We cannot automate the network infrastructure easily. At least we had issues with creating end to end APIM using Terraform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stoplight

  • Simplicity of set up. Although it's not difficult, there are tools out there that are easier to set up for testing endpoints.
  • Again, it's perfectly functional, but some competitors I think have a more user friendly UI to them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure API Management

It’s a great tool, and so easy to seamlessly connect into your current Azure world that it’s hard not to look at it or even test the waters with it. It’s priced well, and is feature-rich enough to accomplish most tasks. I think the ease of having everything together and the ability to link so many different services under a subscription is the magic of Azure, and it’s hard not to make good use of that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Stoplight

I'd like to also throw Runscope and Fiddler into the mix. Between StopLight and all these competitors, we've chosen StopLight primarily for the support, ease of use, and reliability. Most tools out there today are top-notch, so it really comes down to personal preference and different use-cases. Having used other API testing frameworks, StopLight definitely stacks up against the competition.
Anonymous | 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

Stoplight

  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved comminication between backeend and frontend
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure API Management

General

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

Azure API Management Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Stoplight

General

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

Stoplight Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Starter$992
Pro$3993
  1. Up to 3 Users
  2. Up to 10 Users
  3. Unlimited Projects
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure API Management
9.2
Stoplight
8.8

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