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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    API Management

    8.0

    Azure API Management

    80%

    Stoplight

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure API Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

    API access control

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rate limits and usage policies

    6.1
    61%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API usage data

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API user onboarding

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API versioning

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usage billing and payments

    5.6
    56%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API monitoring and logging

    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Azure API Management

    83%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    Stoplight

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    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.
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    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.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • Easy commissioning of APIs.
    • Great policies to control access.
    • Easy mock services for testing.
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    Stoplight

    • OpenAPI support
    • Markdown supports
    • Git integration
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • 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.
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    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.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure API Management

    Starting Price

    $0.042 per 10,000 calls

    Editions & Modules

    Azure API Management editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Consumption0.042 per 10,000 calls1
    Developer$48.042
    Basic$147.173
    Standard$686.724
    Premium$2,795.175
    IsolatedTBA6

    Footnotes

    1. Lightweight and serverless version of API Management service, billed per execution
    2. per month Non-production use cases and evaluations
    3. per month Entry-level production use cases
    4. per month Medium-volume production use cases
    5. per month High-volume or enterprise production use cases
    6. per month Enterprise production use cases requiring high degree of isolation

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Stoplight

    Starting Price

    $0 Up to 3 Users

    Editions & Modules

    Stoplight editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free01
    Starter992
    Pro3993

    Footnotes

    1. Up to 3 Users
    2. Up to 10 Users
    3. Unlimited Projects

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    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.
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    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

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

    • Increased efficiency
    • Improved comminication between backeend and frontend
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