AWS API Gateway vs. MuleSoft Comparison

Which is the best API Management provider for you?

Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

âś‹ Most important consideration

  • Amazon API Gateway has great features for traffic control and security but is not a full lifecycle API management solution like MuleSoft Anypoint API Management.

🤔 Strongly consider AWS API Gateway over MuleSoft if

  • You want better traffic control and security for your AWS services.
  • You only need a lightweight API gateway and not a full-fledged API management solution.
  • You’re managing PKI certificates and want better identity management.

🤔 Strongly consider MuleSoft over AWS API Gateway if

  • You’d like API composition, data transformation, and orchestration features on the platform.
  • You need a better tool for policy management and enforcing policies on the APIs.
  • Better analytics and monitoring features for checking on API performance and uptime are important to you.

đź“ť Other Notes

  • Amazon API Gateway does not have prebuilt accelerators for industry verticals whereas MuleSoft Anypoint API Management does.
  • MuleSoft has better support for different API protocols, like OAS2.0, OAS3.0, RAML, WSDL, GraphQL, and gRPC compared to Amazon API Gateway.
  • MuleSoft has better API design and mocking tools compared to Amazon API Gateway.

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About the Author

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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