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AWS offers the Amazon API Gateway supports the creation and publication of an API for web applications, as well as its monitoring and maintenance. The Amazon API Gateway is able to support thousands of API calls concurrently and provides traffic management, as well as monitoring and access control.A Powerful Tool for Developing Micro-Services RapidlyWe use Amazon API Gateway in conjunction with AWS Lambda functions and the Serverless framework to rapidly build microservices. This combination is very powerful, particularly for small development teams, because it allows us to delegate work to AWS; we can focus our development effort only on features that yield competitive advantages for our business.,API Gateway integrates well with AWS Lambda. This allows us to build a web server in the language and framework of our choice, deploy it as a Lambda function, and expose it through API Gateway. API Gateway manages API keys. Building rate limiting and request quota features are not trivial (or interesting). API Gateway's pricing can be very attractive for services that are accessed infrequently.,API Gateway introduces some concepts, such as Stages and Integration Requests, that are foreign to most developers. The documentation hints in the Console help, but sometimes these concepts are not transferred to frameworks like Serverless. Systems that use API Gateway may behave differently in end-to-end tests in local or CI environments. Navigating the Console can be confusing. It could be easier to codify API Gateway configurations.,9,API Gateway has positively impacted our business by increasing the stability of our services. It is easy to implement rate limiting and horizontal scaling with API Gateway; this helps us to deliver highly-available services. API Gateway has increased our developer's productivity because they can delegate the management of web services to AWS. They can focus on features instead of Nginx configurations. API Gateway makes access control easy, which makes securing our services easier.,Nginx,Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), MailChimpAPI Gateway - Great web toolkit for publishing APIsAt our firm, we provide different services and at different levels to our clients. With using Amazon API Gateway, it became possible for us to expose our services through simple REST endpoints. We have it synced up with different Amazon Lambda functions that handle the bulk of the processing and then exposing them via the API gateway.,Amazon API Gateway has a robust security infrastructure and provides great documentation and online help. Provides an easy way to implement REST API with Serverless architecture as well as account for service versioning.,The initial learning curve with such technologies can be quite daunting. However, there is sufficient documentation available on Amazon AWS services to get one started. Redeployment of the entire stage and step functions is necessary to test out any changes, no matter how minor.,9,Amazon API Gateway offers a fully managed service that makes it ideal for developers to easily and simply create, maintain, publish, and monitor secure API's and only pay as per usage.,Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon Elastic MapReduce,Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Aurora
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January 09, 2019

Amazon API Gateway Review: "A Powerful Tool for Developing Micro-Services Rapidly"

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We use Amazon API Gateway in conjunction with AWS Lambda functions and the Serverless framework to rapidly build microservices. This combination is very powerful, particularly for small development teams, because it allows us to delegate work to AWS; we can focus our development effort only on features that yield competitive advantages for our business.
  • API Gateway integrates well with AWS Lambda. This allows us to build a web server in the language and framework of our choice, deploy it as a Lambda function, and expose it through API Gateway.
  • API Gateway manages API keys. Building rate limiting and request quota features are not trivial (or interesting).
  • API Gateway's pricing can be very attractive for services that are accessed infrequently.
  • API Gateway introduces some concepts, such as Stages and Integration Requests, that are foreign to most developers. The documentation hints in the Console help, but sometimes these concepts are not transferred to frameworks like Serverless.
  • Systems that use API Gateway may behave differently in end-to-end tests in local or CI environments.
  • Navigating the Console can be confusing.
  • It could be easier to codify API Gateway configurations.
Amazon API Gateway is a very powerful tool, particularly for small engineering teams. It is ideal for rapidly developing microservices when used in conjunction with the Serverless framework and AWS Lambda. It is also great when used as a conventional API gateway that provides authentication and routing over microservices. It would not be useful for exposing a monolithic application.
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February 05, 2019

Amazon API Gateway Review: "API Gateway - Great web toolkit for publishing APIs"

Score 9 out of 10
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At our firm, we provide different services and at different levels to our clients. With using Amazon API Gateway, it became possible for us to expose our services through simple REST endpoints. We have it synced up with different Amazon Lambda functions that handle the bulk of the processing and then exposing them via the API gateway.
  • Amazon API Gateway has a robust security infrastructure and provides great documentation and online help.
  • Provides an easy way to implement REST API with Serverless architecture as well as account for service versioning.
  • The initial learning curve with such technologies can be quite daunting. However, there is sufficient documentation available on Amazon AWS services to get one started.
  • Redeployment of the entire stage and step functions is necessary to test out any changes, no matter how minor.
Amazon AWS services, including the API Gateway, have an excellent reputation in the development community. They have one of the best up-times for any comparable cloud hosting service. The fact that the service scales up as the load requirements increase, and that clients are only charged based on these usage metrics, makes it a winner for us.
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Amazon API Gateway Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

API access control (2)
8.5
Rate limits and usage policies (2)
9.0
API usage data (2)
8.5
API user onboarding (1)
9
API versioning (2)
7.5
Usage billing and payments (1)
9
API monitoring and logging (2)
8.0

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AWS offers the Amazon API Gateway supports the creation and publication of an API for web applications, as well as its monitoring and maintenance. The Amazon API Gateway is able to support thousands of API calls concurrently and provides traffic management, as well as monitoring and access control.
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