De-facto API Management Solution for Oracle Cloud.
October 11, 2019

De-facto API Management Solution for Oracle Cloud.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle API Manager

Our core software engineering team is making use of Oracle API Manager. We have many applications that need to call our main servers for accessing various types of data. We ended up with a total of 170 different API routes, and we needed a way to monitor and manage them efficiently. For this reason, we chose to use Oracle API Manager.
  • Mature and Reliable. Last year, Oracle API Manager was quite buggy, and couldn't be used at production-level. Fortunately, almost all of the problems that it had previously are now patched.
  • Offloads Most of the Workload of Developing APIs. While defining APIs, Oracle API Manager does a great job in providing suggestions and error checks in our logic.
  • Supports SOAP and REST. Not only can you create APIs that can query for data, but you can also create API endpoints that can manipulate the data in your back-end databases.
  • Absence of Role-Based Access. A finer grain control on what type of users can call certain API Endpoints is needed.
  • Performance with third-party databases isn't as fast as using Oracle Database.
  • Long learning curve. Although Oracle API Manager provides performance and a vast deal of features, a certain level of expertise is required to effectively make use of them.
  • We spent quite a bit of money on training our software developers on how to use Oracle API Manager.
  • The costs of using Oracle API Manager put a burden on our company's budget, but we are estimating that it will all be made back within the next quarter.
  • Our manageability of APIs has increased, and we are able to quickly remedy endpoints that are serving requests at high latency.
Oracle API Manager is a perfect match for you if your entire infrastructure is already using Oracle Cloud, and your primary database is Oracle Database. Like many of Oracle's products, Oracle API Manager also has high costs and a strict compliance requirement that your organization needs to be willing to accept. Organizations that aren't like this probably shouldn't think about using Oracle API Manager.

Oracle API Manager 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