WSO2 vs. Apigee Comparison

Which is the best API Management provider for you?

November 20, 2022

Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

âś‹ Most important consideration

  • Apigee is better for the design, development, security, and analytics parts of the API lifecycle. However, it is costly. Buyers may want to consider WSO2 API Manager if cost is a major concern.

🤔 Strongly consider WSO2 over Apigee if

  • You need a client SDK to auto-generate client-side code.
  • You need to have API test automation to automatically generate and execute tests.
  • You need to have catalogs of API services to be built.
  • You need support for AsyncAPIs and support webhooks and WebSockets.
  • You’re sensitive to cost.

🤔 Strongly consider Apigee over WSO2 if

  • You value scalable products with better orchestration capabilities.
  • You’re aggregating results from backend services and focusing on API composition.
  • You want to generate API specs from code automatically.

đź“ť Other Notes

  • Apigee’s user interface is much better than WSO2’s.
  • It’s easier to maintain different API versions in Apigee compared to WSO2 API Manager.

WSO2 API Manager

WSO2 API Manager is a comprehensive platform designed for building, integrating, and exposing digital services as managed APIs across diverse environments - including cloud, on-premises, and hybrid architectures. This platform stands out due to its industry-specific solutions catering to sectors such as banking, healthcare, government, and telecommunications. Furthermore, WSO2 API Manager Analytics, built on Microsoft Azure, offers detailed insights into API usage, performance, and overall impact, thus enabling effective decision-making and optimization strategies for organizations.

Apigee API Management

Apigee, integrated within the Google Cloud ecosystem, enables organizations to design, secure, and scale APIs effectively. It offers a comprehensive API Management solution that includes two types of gateways - one that is based on NGINX and the other reliant on Envoy. Its industry-specific accelerators are valuable for organizations seeking targeted solutions. Apigee also prides itself on its transparent and straightforward pricing model, aiding businesses in their budgeting process and making it a popular choice for organizations of varying sizes.

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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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