Amazon API Gateway vs Postman: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon API Gateway as "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. On the other hand, Postman is detailed as "Only complete API development environment". Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
Amazon API Gateway and Postman can be categorized as "API" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon API Gateway are:
- Build, Deploy and Manage APIs
- API Lifecycle Management
On the other hand, Postman provides the following key features:
- Compact layout
- HTTP requests with file upload support
- Formatted API responses for JSON and XML
"AWS Integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon API Gateway over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Postman.
Movielala, Webedia, and Key Location are some of the popular companies that use Postman, whereas Amazon API Gateway is used by Intuit, Repro, and Simple Merchant. Postman has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1752 company stacks & 2232 developers stacks; compared to Amazon API Gateway, which is listed in 170 company stacks and 65 developer stacks.