Layer7 API Management vs. Oracle API Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Layer7 API Management
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management) from Broadcom company CA Technologies enables creation and management of API.N/A
Oracle API Manager
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Oracle's API Manager is the company's offering for API lifecycle management.N/A
Pricing
Layer7 API ManagementOracle API Manager
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Layer7 API ManagementOracle API Manager
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Layer7 API Management
8.6
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Oracle API Manager
8.6
15 Ratings
5% above category average
API access control9.01 Ratings7.915 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies10.01 Ratings7.814 Ratings
API usage data9.01 Ratings9.015 Ratings
API user onboarding7.01 Ratings8.814 Ratings
API versioning8.01 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Usage billing and payments7.01 Ratings8.815 Ratings
API monitoring and logging10.01 Ratings9.015 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Layer7 API ManagementOracle API Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Layer7 API ManagementOracle API Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
Well suited for publishing internal services with very high security, protecting against attacks, and managing on-demand load. Also good for transform messages and SQL to Rest services. Not appropriate for business logic implementation.
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Oracle
Oracle API Manager is well suited in a business or company that make use of Apis to facilitate access of backend services and data sources by the staff or customers or both. It is also imported in situations where all actions in a system need to be attributed to specific users.
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Pros
Broadcom
  • SOAP to Rest / Rest to SOAP web services transformation.
  • Secure authorization and authetication (JWT, OpenIP Connect, OAuth, SAML and more). WASP Features as injection protection.
  • Easy rule writing without coding.
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Oracle
  • API Manager allows for REST and SOAP API's to be easily created and tracked
  • API Manager allows for only certain people/applications to use the API (does this thru a subscriber service it provides)
  • It also publishes the API's it is tracking so developers can easily know what interfaces already exist.
  • The monitoring ability is a nice feature. The admin person can easily see how and where the APIs are currently being used
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Cons
Broadcom
  • It would be nice to have an integration with services like Github for managing projects and versions.
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Oracle
  • Absence of Role-Based Access. A finer grain control on what type of users can call certain API Endpoints is needed.
  • Performance with third-party databases isn't as fast as using Oracle Database.
  • Long learning curve. Although Oracle API Manager provides performance and a vast deal of features, a certain level of expertise is required to effectively make use of them.
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Usability
Broadcom
The Layer7 API Management is a great solution, but, sometimes the documentation is not clear or has lack of examples.
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Oracle
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Support Rating
Broadcom
The support team is good and the response time is reasonable, but (there is always a but), when support inquiries are made by someone experienced, and the question is not trivial, it is boring and takes a long time to get the case escalated to the next level of support.
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
We evaluated 3 tools and decided on Layer7 API Management because it had the shortest implementation times and fastest learning curve, without losing power of customization and scalability.
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Oracle
Oracle API Manager is much easier to learn and understand then IBM Data Power Gateway and IBM API Connect. We selected Oracle API Manager in our company because to have a good intuitive interface with drag and drop features and because beginners and easily get up to speed to use this tool.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Very fast implementation and is easy to learn & use.
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Oracle
  • Oracle API Manager supports both REST & SOAP API's.
  • Secure and attributable connection to back-end services and data sources. In addition to creating API's for querying data, you can also create API endpoints that can manipulate the data in the back-end databases.
  • Although Oracle API Manager provides performance and a vast deal of features, to start with it is really important you train your people working on development, deployment and administrators to effectively use Oracle API Manager.
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