Amazon API Gateway - Right tool for web services development
March 15, 2021

Amazon API Gateway - Right tool for web services development

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon API Gateway

We use Amazon API Gateway at the IT department for all internal and external tools integration which involves web services. Our organization uses Amazon API Gateway to have an authentication layer and security for all the public-facing web services. It helped our organization to have better security and zero downtime for new version deployments.
  • API Authentication
  • Zero downtime
  • Easy deployment
  • Not so easy to use for the first time
  • Need more examples in the documentation with multiple programming languages
  • Development time for API is reduced by ~25%
  • Server less billing
  • Adding Web services security and setting usage limits is very easy
Our organization uses AWS infrastructure for many projects across different business units so we choose Amazon API Gateway for initial web services development. After exploring all features especially integration with other Amazon services like Lamda and Cloud watch we chose to continue with Amazon API Gateway. The billing is very competitive with other vendors as it is server less.

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AWS Lambda, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Route 53
Amazon API Gateway is powerful service where any organization/team can start developing webs services in less than few hours. It is well suited integration with any other AWS services like Lamda, Cloudwatch etc.. Easy to add authentication layer for web services and deployment with multiple versions. As it is server less, billing is based on usage.

Amazon API Gateway Feature Ratings

API access control
Not Rated
Rate limits and usage policies
API usage data
API user onboarding
API versioning
Usage billing and payments
API monitoring and logging