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MuleSoft vs. Azure API Management 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

  • Azure and MuleSoft have a relatively simple and intuitive developer and administration portal, however, Azure API Manager is mostly limited to working with Azure environments and the related ecosystem.

🤔 Strongly consider MuleSoft over Azure if

  • You want stronger API discovery and automatic API generation.
  • You need better features for defining, implementing, and validating consistent design standards for APIs across your organization.
  • You want to enforce policies using custom workflows. 
  • You’re managing API metadata.

🤔 Strongly consider Azure over MuleSoft if

  • You’re looking to customize the developer portal to suit different API teams.
  • You want to manage the API terms of service.
  • You want to monetize your APIs effectively with tools like invoice generation, tiered billing, billing categories, etc.

đź“ť Other Notes

  • Compared to Azure API Manager, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager provides better support for OpenID, basic authentication, and WS-Security.
  • Azure has better API caching capability compared to MuleSoft.
  • MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager is more expensive than Azure API Manager.
  • MuleSoft has better documentation compared to Azure API Manager.

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Louis-Victor Jadavji

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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