50 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 7.1 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

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

WSO2 ESB is an awesome product for companies looking to venture into the world of SOA with an ESB. They have a lot of other products too that can work really well with their carbon infrastructure. The interface is simple for deploying and managing proxy services. You can also write custom modules within the ESB using Java with IDE like Eclipse
Sonam Samdupkhangsar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Azure API Management
8.3
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
API access control
Azure API Management
8.2
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Rate limits and usage policies
Azure API Management
9.1
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
API usage data
Azure API Management
8.2
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
API user onboarding
Azure API Management
9.2
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
API versioning
Azure API Management
8.2
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Usage billing and payments
Azure API Management
7.1
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
API monitoring and logging
Azure API Management
8.1
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

Pros

Azure API Management

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

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

  • One of the basic requirement of an ESB product is that it should be able to support transformation. WSO2 ESB provides support of XSLT, so you can transform your request to whatever format. Moreover, transformations like converting your xml payload into JSON and JSON payload to XML are out of the box available.
  • WSO2 ESB provides a scheduler feature, by which you can configure your own scheduler to call a proxy service at a particular time of day or or initiate sequence.
  • WSO2 ESB provides excellent error handling techniques, WSO2 ESB provides detailed error handling scenarios to tackle all the situations. WSO2 ESB also provides custom error handling by which you can make your own custom error message before sending it back to client.
Omer Khalid | 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

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

  • While it's easy to configure for a quick start, it is not so easy to deploy by yourself in a complex production scenario.
  • Not very stable for production usage, we encountered several trivial bugs that make us believe that this product is still not widely adopted.
  • Lack of a built in mechanism for auto-restart in case of an application server crash.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Compared to competitors the overall experience has been fine
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Lack of auto-restart built-in capabilities. In case of running out of memory there are no built-in methods to recover from a crash, just for example, Oracle WebLogic Node Manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is performing well and consuming few resources
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Our experience with the WSO2 support has beent satisfactory
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

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

It's the only one truly open source and free.
Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Adding a server node is really straightforward, there are just few point in the configuration files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure API Management

  • We have one-stop access to all services.
  • We can stop DDoS, Man in the middle attack, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

  • Very well documented tutorials and case studies makes it easy to learn.
  • It has a really supportive community
  • It is fast and it can easily handle 300 tps of average use on a VM with 4Gig RAM
Reza Ameri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure API Management

General

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

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure API Management
8.1
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
7.5

Usability

Azure API Management
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Azure API Management
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
2.0

Performance

Azure API Management
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
6.0

Support Rating

Azure API Management
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
7.0

Scalability

Azure API Management
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
10.0

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