Mashery does a good job of managing our APIs and clients accessing them.
November 27, 2018

Mashery does a good job of managing our APIs and clients accessing them.

Ali Dalloul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Cloud Mashery

Mashery has been our API management tool across all of Cox Automotive (over 26 business units including companies like Manheim, AutoTrader, KBB, ..). The main problem it solves is proper access to hundreds of APIs built by our teams.

Pros

  • A mostly GUI access to quickly setup new APIs and clients of APIs.
  • Easy to use throttle controls on API usage.
  • Cache-ing on APIs that do not need to hit our servers if Mashery can take care of the request, including allowing for specific exceptions to cache-ing.

Cons

  • Scoping of APIs can be a bit burdensome. Need more tooling from Mashery.
  • Better stability and monitoring.
  • Work on allowing cross API package access via the same package keys, even across Mashery instances.
  • Allowed us to quickly give access to internal and external clients.
  • We've had several business-impacting outages due to Mashery and would like to see that improve.
I've really only looked at Mashery since it has been around a very long time and has a rich feature set. I do know our platform teams are looking into AWS gateway but not sure this product has everything we need.
Quick out of the box setup, if the setup will be simple and straightforward, Mashery is the way. When it gets complicated with many API and Packages, it can get complex fast and a bit unmanageable if not careful. That said, not sure many companies out there already provide the features Mashery has.

Mashery (now part of Boomi) Feature Ratings

API access control
6
Rate limits and usage policies
10
API usage data
7
API user onboarding
8
API versioning
8
API monitoring and logging
7

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