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Apigee vs Express Gateway: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apigee as "Intelligent and complete API platform". API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world. On the other hand, Express Gateway is detailed as "An open source API gateway for microservices built on Express.js". A cloud-native microservices gateway completely configurable and extensible through JavaScript/Node.js built for ALL platforms and languages Enterprise features are FREE thanks to the power of 3K+ ExpressJS battle hardened modules..

Apigee can be classified as a tool in the "API Tools" category, while Express Gateway is grouped under "Microservices Tools".

Some of the features offered by Apigee are:

  • Design, secure, analyze, and scale your APIs with the Apigee Edge API management platform.
  • Predictive analytics to ensure intelligent and customized interactions.
  • Connect devices to the Internet, and enable partners and developers to access device functionality and data with APIs.

On the other hand, Express Gateway provides the following key features:

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • API Management

"Highly scalable and secure API Management Platform" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Apigee, while over 3 developers mention "Microservices, Body manipulation" as the leading cause for choosing Express Gateway.

According to the StackShare community, Apigee has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Express Gateway, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is Apigee?

API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world.

What is Express Gateway?

A cloud-native microservices gateway completely configurable and extensible through JavaScript/Node.js built for ALL platforms and languages. Enterprise features are FREE thanks to the power of 3K+ ExpressJS battle hardened modules.
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    What are some alternatives to Apigee and Express Gateway?
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    WSO2
    It delivers the only complete open source middleware platform. With its revolutionary componentized design, it is also the only open source platform-as-a-service for private and public clouds available today. With it, seamless migration and integration between servers, private clouds, and public clouds is now a reality.
    Postman
    It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
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    Decisions about Apigee and Express Gateway
    Al Tsang
    Al Tsang
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    Express Gateway
    Express Gateway
    ExpressJS
    ExpressJS
    Kong
    Kong
    Tyk Cloud
    Tyk Cloud
    #APIs
    #JWT
    #OAuth2
    #Gateway
    Problem/Challenge

    We needed a lightweight and completely customizable #microservices #gateway to be able to generate #JWT and introspect #OAuth2 tokens as well. The #gateway was going to front all #APIs for our single page web app as well as externalized #APIs for our partners.

    Contenders

    We looked at Tyk Cloud and Kong. Kong's plugins are all Lua based and its core is NGINX and OpenResty. Although it's open source, it's not the greatest platform to be able to customize. On top of that enterprise features are paid and expensive. Tyk is Go and the nomenclature used within Tyk like "sessions" was bizarre, and again enterprise features were paid.

    Decision

    We ultimately decided to roll our own using ExpressJS into Express Gateway because the use case for using ExpressJS as an #API #gateway was tried and true, in fact - all the enterprise features that the other two charge for #OAuth2 introspection etc were freely available within ExpressJS middleware.

    Outcome

    We opened source Express Gateway with a core set of plugins and the community started writing their own and could quickly do so by rolling lots of ExpressJS middleware into Express Gateway

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    Clyde Hinshelwood uses Express GatewayExpress Gateway

    Lightweight easy to use

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