API Gateway - Great web toolkit for publishing APIs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 05, 2019

API Gateway - Great web toolkit for publishing APIs

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon API Gateway

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 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 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Aurora
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.

Amazon API Gateway Feature Ratings

API access control
8
Rate limits and usage policies
9
API usage data
8
API user onboarding
9
API versioning
8
Usage billing and payments
9
API monitoring and logging
9