API Gateway - Easy to manage or not?
March 09, 2021

API Gateway - Easy to manage or not?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon API Gateway

We use the [Amazon] API Gateway across the enterprise. Today it is our main communication channel, when it comes to APIs, because it is quite robust, and at the same time flexible enough to be managed and used in the daily activities of different teams, with the necessary security controls. It solved a problem of centralization, simplified management and access control of the APIs.
  • Centralized Management
  • Easy Interface
  • Connection with external resources
  • VPC Connection Management
  • Positive, which accelerated business deliveries in months
  • Negative, but in our positive case, if you are going to change the solution in the future, you need to adjust several things for the new solution.
  • Positive, users celebrated with ease of use (lower learning curve, lower cost).
  • Positive - Pay according to usage
When we tested Azure API Management at the time, it had serious connectivity issues, it was very unstable, and it needed to do a lot using the command line. Comparing with the AWS solution, which was more mature, and the fact that we have services in use on AWS, we ended up choosing to continue using AWS products. This so as not to run the risk of increasing latency in accesses, and of some functionality not working, due to being developed yet.

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We needed a tool that aggregates the APIs, allowing central control, and at the same time reducing the delivery time of the solutions, without worrying about scalability or security. This solution solved these points in a very simple way, giving us even more security (simple things like putting a certificate in front, it delivers for free), and connecting to the services we already used within AWS.

Amazon API Gateway Feature Ratings

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