Amazon API Gateway vs Google Maps: What are the differences?
What is Amazon API Gateway? Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.
What is Google Maps? Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery. Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.
Amazon API Gateway can be classified as a tool in the "API Tools" category, while Google Maps is grouped under "Mapping APIs".
Some of the features offered by Amazon API Gateway are:
- Build, Deploy and Manage APIs
- API Lifecycle Management
On the other hand, Google Maps provides the following key features:
- Maps Image APIs
- Places API
- Web Services
"AWS Integration" is the top reason why over 23 developers like Amazon API Gateway, while over 239 developers mention "Free" as the leading cause for choosing Google Maps.
Google, Square, and Groupon are some of the popular companies that use Google Maps, whereas Amazon API Gateway is used by Intuit, Repro, and Simple Merchant. Google Maps has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1964 company stacks & 1074 developers stacks; compared to Amazon API Gateway, which is listed in 167 company stacks and 62 developer stacks.
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API Gateway in conjunction with Lambda has allowed us to become 'serverless'. We have a number of API endpoints that range from simple CRUD operations, through to triggering chains of complex background jobs. Like Lambda, this service has released us from getting bogged down in infrastructure management, freeing up huge amounts of time to focus on solving business problems.
Its used for restaurant Geo location and find the nearest restaurant listing.
Find the customer location and delivery agent location tracking.
Calculate the distance between restaurant and customer location.
We need to integrate maps in mobile Apps and Web frontend to show where an event is taking place. Maps is best because of it's international availability and the google api with a feature to recursive search.
Location, location, location. Choropleths are hot for a reason. When dealing with geography and housing why stop at bar charts, the map really makes my data quickly comprehensible to humans.
used the google maps api on several projects. been an avid user for quite a while. used it all around the world to navigate through public transport and through cities.
1) it's very easy to use. 2) shows satellite image, Google earth and many other features like traffic, terrain, etc. 3) Is very useful for driving etc.
It provides me with POST endpoints; I don't run servers and some third-party services need to POST data to my application.
Triggers the Lambda function from a GitHub WebHook push into
Excellent API Gateway, some quirks but most are being addressed over time, easy integration with Lambda