Azure API Management

Azure API Management

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Score 8.7 out of 100
Azure API Management

Overview

Recent Reviews

Solid APIM Offering

7 out of 10
February 16, 2022
API Management is being used to externalize, modernize, and secure our API set. As part of our strategy to open up and integrate more with …
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Easy APIM

8 out of 10
January 16, 2021
We use it for letting teams access synchronous services and microservices both for internal and external network users. It's extremely …
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Pricing

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Consumption

0.042 per 10,000 calls

Cloud
Lightweight and serverless version of API Management service, billed per execution

Developer

$48.04

Cloud
per month Non-production use cases and evaluations

Basic

$147.17

Cloud
per month Entry-level production use cases

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $0.04 per 10,000 calls

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Product Details

What is Azure API Management?

Microsoft's Azure API Management supports creation of API.

Azure API Management Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft's Azure API Management supports creation of API.

Azure API Management starts at $0.042.

Reviewers rate API monitoring and logging highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Azure API Management are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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February 16, 2022

Solid APIM Offering

Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Developer portal - while a little rough around the edges, it works well and provides a tidy UI for externalizing your APIs. Developers can register themselves and request and manage subscriptions to products/APIs. The site is customizable too - though that process is a little cumbersome. The sign-up process even has customizable email templates for verification.
  • Flexible - there are a lot of customizations that are possible through the use of API policies. This could be transforming XML to JSON or vice versa, modifying headers, restricting parameters, redirecting to different end-points depending on the message body... the sky is the limit as to what you can do.
  • Management - the structure of how APIs are managed is well thought-out. It makes it quick to start standing up new APIs and versioning them. Additionally, the analytics provided are also very helpful in diagnosing possible bottlenecks or unusual usage.
  • Cost - the upfront cost is a bit restrictive. I've been told it is because there are a few underlying VMs that are running this service. So if you're just starting out with API management, it can be an expensive proposition. Value increases as you add additional APIs. If you're using Azure B2C for the developer portal, you'll require Standard or Premium since they support AAD integration.
  • Security granularity - at time of writing, APIM doesn't support breaking out operations to products. For example, if you have an API that has a GET and a POST operation, and you want the POST operation to require a different subscription. There is a work around, but it makes management a bit messy.
  • Developer and Publisher portal - it's a little weird. Microsoft hasn't migrated all the publisher portal functionality into the "native" Azure portal. So some of it feels a little weird - especially when working with the content management side of things for the developer portal.
  • Scaling - while it's easy to scale up, the cost of APIM ramps up very quickly. Standard -> Premium is a 4x jump.
January 16, 2021

Easy APIM

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy commissioning of APIs.
  • Great policies to control access.
  • Easy mock services for testing.
  • We cannot automate the network infrastructure easily. At least we had issues with creating end to end APIM using Terraform.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The policy management process is very good. Without solid policies, you run the risk of poor performance or miscommunications. We’ve been very successful with our API catalog as long as we maintain solid policies.
  • Along with the policies, the security is very easy to manage, and you can control things from a simple Azure dashboard, including groups and levels.
  • The seamless connection to Azure App Service and Service Fabric is a great bonus, as everything is kept within an easy to manage portal with a common look and feel.
  • 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.