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Microsoft Azure API Management - Take any backend and publish an API in minutes! Transform it, protect it, promote it and monitor it in the cloud.

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Microsoft Azure API Management - Take any backend and publish an API in minutes! Transform it, protect it, promote it and monitor it in the cloud.


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Microsoft
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Year Founded
1975
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Redmond, WA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$125,843
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Senior Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The entire system is very stable, with no problems with crashes or bugs. It is planned for vendors and software developers. The benefits I encountered while using this system are that It offers a variety of ways to produce and handle Web APIs for applications. Its capabilities help to build and publish APIs for professionals and app developers. The best thing is that It has different programming languages, which include Java, C, C++ and more. Users may be able to create APIs on-site or on the cloud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As it is planned for developers to build APIs, it is costly for small teams and organizations. The lack of robustness is a major issue, including the awareness of how the Azure software works, with costs that are difficult to sustain over a long period of time, primarily monthly. Another major drawback is Varieties of APIs are found in it, but some of them are not lightweight and compliant with other applications. It is difficult to incorporate with the services of other apps. the introduction of other applications are not consistent with this system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Over all the Azure API application is a support application under the umbrella of Mobile Applications. It offers you built-in tools to interact with APIs effortlessly including built-in support for metadata using swagger, along with support for API specification on the portal. The users can evaluate all its aspects including its drawbacks and limitations and can make best uses out of it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure API Management is a consistent, stable and flexible way to upload, ingest and control APIs running on the Microsoft Azure platform. Azure API Management offers all the necessary tools for the end-to - end management of the APIs. Ensures maximum performance of the API, monitors and enforces use, authentication, and more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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DMTS, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It helps the user to publish, maintain and transform their APIs securely. It helps the user to maintain and monitor the health of APIs. It helps to identify errors and configure correcting. It helps to create and manage roles of users and define usage and policies of end-to-end APIs. It is providing a central place for the management of thousands of APIs over multiple platforms. It is providing a mechanism of access controls and authentication to ensure the security of APIs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If comparing it with other API management platforms they are offering varieties of capabilities, tools, features and options but then they are lacking the ease of interface. Various azure integrations are provided in it but it should provide integration with other external services. It also needs improvements in their on-premises services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developers will be able to work on multiple microservices at a time. They will be able to update and schedule microservices individually by their own choice. Developers are providing various testing capabilities and documentations in it. It helps in exporting your data and services. Applications can build faster by using it. Customizable portals can be created through it for APIs. You can share APIs with various internal and external teams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Vice President of Sales
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

User is able to publish APIs through it in more secure ways. It is easy to manage security in it with its policies. It helps in identifying errors and bugs more easily. Roles regarding the user can be easily created and managed thorugh it. it is provided with all essential tools and features for management of APIs. It is providing several policies and usage regarding APIs. Multilayered protection for APIs is provided in it. It provides proper insights and visualization for APIs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is offering easy user interface as compared to other API management services but it is lacking some capabilities and features that should be updated in it. Some improvements and upgradations are needed in its on-premises facilities. It should provide various helpful options regarding administrations so that they will be able to generate bills more easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommended Azure API Management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Optimizing traffic flow is easy through it. It facilitates developers to work on various microservices with their own choices. User will be able to export their services to different employees, customers, partners and other professionals. User can create and customize various portals through it. It helps in developing secure API based applications with encryption and two-factor authentication. It helps in keeping your APIs behind a single IP or domain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

* Connection to Azure App Service is a great facility.

* Structure of API management is amazing

* Analytics is very good to show problems

* Security is an easy issue for Azure API Management to manage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

* Unfortunately you are not able to integrate application services outside of Azure

* It costs a lot of money

* It is no robust as expected Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure API Management is great for multi cloud API Management as everything is easy to manage portal and the view is very easy. Look and feel is satisfied. I mostly use for API Management but alsıo API Design is beneficial for me as well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cloud Consultant - II
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This is par the best service I have seen in the cloud which is very easy to host and manage your APIs. The best part is monitoring and analyzing the issues so easily. The support from Microsoft is also so fast whenever needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much to dislike. Querying part must be improved to get all the data to an excel for analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Nothing to suggest Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly monitoring part became easy with this service. Hosting all the APIs in our project in this cloud service made it easy for us to be easily identify any kind of issues with APIs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Allows individuals across the organization to collaborate on the brainstorming, creation, testing, refinement, and ultimate publication of APIs. Provides a single location for teams to work on the back end of the API and deploy it for use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not all members of the team will be equally willing to use the management tool or equally skilled with employing its functions. Creating a new API project can also be slow and time-consuming, which is difficult when projects need to move quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that your team members go through a training before trying to implement an API deployment together. It would help to have a test API before moving into a full-scale API management project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our organization has a large number of telecommuters who work from home or in different offices across the world. The API Management software allows programmers from across the organization to work together synchronously or asynchronously to develop our APIs in an efficient and cost-effective way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Agente de viajes
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It provides excellent links for API communication, modernizes the standard of delivery and monitoring of queries and resources to use, I love having all the connections and data in one platform and connect to the back-end from wherever and the best everything is protected from end to end to ensure your integration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The services contract is based on each hour and the queries in the long run become somewhat expensive if you have many APIs where there is a constant connection connection so you will have to increase the plan. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Utility, ease and stability with the connections of orders, is perfect for developers or people looking for some integration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is much more beneficial than what you see at first glance or for the price as it is a platform where you can make the most of your database and provide excellent services to developers, all in one place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Associate Programs Coordinator
Non-Profit Organization Management
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Azure is designed with various features that combine various API's in a single product, as per the demands of the client. It combines as the easiest and the most efficient way of implementing an API scheme in an organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software is a bit complicated to use for beginners/ learners and the support is also slow to answer various concerns from clients. Besides, creating a new API is time-consuming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Before one can use this software it is advisable that they should undergo rigorous training on how to use the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a perfect solution when it comes to managing API. The tool also has a monitoring capability and can report back on how clients are using API and the trending consumption patterns in real time. It makes work super easy especially for an API manager. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise architect
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

First evaluated when we tried to break the applications into functional pieces and micro pieces by introducing microservices and developing RESTful APIs. Once we started developing RESTful APIs, we were in need of test those APIs, educate developers about the models, publishing catalogs, authenticating and authorizing users for API usage, expose some of the APIs externally available in a central place. Tried AWS API gateway, swagger and few others and end up with using Azure API management because of below reasons:

1. Existing relationship with Microsoft Azure

2. Heavy use of DocumentDB

3. Very cost effective

4. Extensive monitoring & logging capabilities

5. Helpful Admin & Developer portals

6. Easy AD integration

7. Multi-region deployment

10. HA and fault tolerance

If you campare with AWS API Gateway, it is not the best but good enough for my need. It is still a strong enough tool for provisioning, managing and monitoring any type of APIs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Azure API management is essentially PaaS. You need to move your all controls to internet/cloud. It took long time for our information security and legal to work on to come to an agreement. Long frustrating wait time.

Azure API management does not provide a way to generate SDK. You need to copy sample code from developers portal and use.

Has hard limits for each tier and that may creates lot of problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Compared to other two similar API management tools in market, Azure API management is not the best but emerging and can be good enough for your need. I am fully satisfied with Azure API management capabilities and recommend others to use it. Reasons?

1. Cost effective solution

2. If you already in Azure Cloud environment, this is just matter of few hours to start, up and running

3. Provide fine grained access

4. Effective monitoring and logging capabilities

5. Can provision, manage and monitor literally any type of APIs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We broke our giant functionalities into fine grained microservices which need development of RESTful APIs. As we moved more and more towards the goal, we were in need of a central place for APIs catalog, model definition, testing, authenticating and authorizing us of APIs and externally expose APIs safely. Azure API management effectively solve that business problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Event Planner
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

API management is a great program for process of design, publishing, documenting and analyzing APIs in a secure environment. It provides me with the ability to keep APIs in a store or catalog where I can expose them to internal and/or external stakeholders. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It truly is a great program, but I'd say it's only downfalls is that it can get expensive at first, as well as it's not as quick to use as they make it out to be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to be safe and secure and not go beyond rate limits! It's a great opportunity to keep things stored centrally and always accessible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Customer Service Supervisor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We can rank representatives out throughout the whole dept by overall and individual metrics. We can also easily see how other depts are performing with just a few clicks. This helps out a lot with internal job transfers to other depts. azure API Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find when I have this application open that my other computer programs run very slowly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ranking employees by overall and specific metrics. We can easily filter by bottom agents for extra coaching and see weakenesses in one metric that are low in others to have more effective coaching Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ICT Systemd Engineer and junior developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Great for making UI to look organised. The fact that I have an existing relationship with azure, i am familiar with the developer portals which are really helpful.

The cost and ROI when using azure is cost effective

Monitoring with azure is very great, you can easily get performance metrics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not easy to train those who are not tech savvy, it could be made easier (developer portal esp) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For ease of organization of your UI and monitoring, you should try it out Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API management majorly, to manage all users and access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Great for beginners - It has everything you'd need for a fully-functioning API. And when you signup/register, you get full access to all of the functions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a great platform for beginners (like stated above) but once you get more advanced with your work, you might have to look into a platform that is more customizable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are just starting out, this will be a great addition to your business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We purchased Azure API Management in order to drive creativity and allow for more personal choices within our line of business. While working with Azure I have learned that a lot can be gained from such a "small" platform - even when you've been in the industry a while. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like that the system is made up of three components - API gateway, Azure portal, and the developer portal. This creates an organized atmosphere for creating and managing APIs as well as distinguished process for completing the job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes quite awhile to move all controls to the cloud which in turn created some havoc for IT and legal to work on this project together as each had their own concerns to deal with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a competitively priced service that definitely can assist with API management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was important to monitor the health and status of the APIs and catch any issues or problems quickly, which it did. These could then be addressed in a sufficient manner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Directeur Technique des Développements Informatiques
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to get up to speed and has the required functionalities Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The documentation of Microsoft doesn't cover all cases Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to secure the access to our IS and also as a gateway, in particular to translate SOAP web services to REST endpoints Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Media Buyer
Marketing and Advertising
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like with this software everything is condensed in one place. I also like that you only pay for how much of the software you use and very clear graphics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Once pricing begins it can get a little high. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this function we can have our publisher's API information, usage and what they are pulling daily in one spot. It's easy to access and track. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Account Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have used this in previous roles in the past, and it is a spectacular program as far as analyzing API's in a secure environment. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a robust API Management tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There was nothing I recall disliking about this product. From what I remember, it worked flawlessly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We would help clients deploy API's to external partners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We can easily publish our application to our clients. in a very secure way.

This Api system has the capability to monitor in real time the and bo. of connections etc.

It can connect with multiple backends

It also had caching capabilities.

It also creates groups of users with different rights and permissions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One limitation that only one standard unit can handle 1000 requests per second. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API Management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Short time to production is a HUGE benefit . Also the fact that it’s basically free to test out in production mode is great! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It seems like there’s a lack of documentation (which is a problem for us company wide for most new processes). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We’re avle to give access easily for multiple APIs to many users and administrators. Super easy authentication for end user too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This software is nice because it helps with organizing the APIs we need. The Azure portal is easy to navigate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Being that it is Microsoft we don't touch a whole lot with it. But as we grow we are looking more into Azure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organization of the APIs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The program is really user friendly, allows you to do many integrations. The resources section is very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are a lot a features to learn, it can get complex. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to create and publish easily, as well as monitor our performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simplicity and breadth of features that it provides Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far it covered the needs we had, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking for strong api managent layer for our product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Azure API management developer portal, where you can manage your APIs, Users, Methods, Permissions and access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not having the ability to group API endpoints into groups for easier readability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great for providing developers documentation and API definitions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API for all things, to integrate all services into one repository for customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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