by Tony Harris
• March 9, 2021
Developers need excellent API tools that help them improve the quality of integrations and at the same time, reduce the time required to develop these integrations. Ideally, API tools should reduce the risk of integration and performance issues when developing new applications and should provide an effective means of accessing data that is often locked up in a variety of organisational databases. API tools however come with a variety of features so you need to understand what features are relevant for you and your team and what features aren’t necessary. Understanding this will go a long way to making an informed decision on what API platform is best suited for your business and it’s API management requirements.
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Other Akana features you should know about include its:
You can get a free trial of Akana, but you will need to request a custom price quote to keep using it.
Recommended reading: Tyk or Akana: Which Has the Right API Management Tools to Match Your Needs?
DreamFactory offers exceptional API tests that make sure your applications, microservices, and web services coordinate with endpoints and users. Some of the most impressive features from DreamFactory include:
Learn more about how DreamFactory helps with everything from turning SOAP into restful API to instantly creating APIs.
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Kong provides a range of tools that integrate through a common dashboard. The features you should consider while exploring Kong API Management include:
Kong has some excellent features, but it comes with restrictions, too. It only offers single node deployment and only connects to Cassandra and PostgreSQL databases. Even more regrettably, Kong transformations only work with HTTP. Compare that to DreamFactory, which can work with XML, JSON, and more.
You need to request a demo with Kong before you can see the platform in action and get a price quote for your organization’s needs.
Recommended reading: Kong vs. Dell Boomi: Find an API Management Platform That Works for You
Tyk’s API and web applications management platform offers three main categories of features:
Tyk can help you build APIs, launch functional tests, and debug issues. It’s a great tool, but it may not have all the features that you need, especially if you want instant REST API generation and .NET core functionality.
The amount of money that you spend on Tyk depends on whether you choose the self-managed, cloud, or enterprise edition. Regardless of the product you want, you need to contact Tyk for pricing.
Recommended reading: 3 Best API Management Tools
Want to learn about other functional API tools? Whether you need a comprehensive API management platform or a tool that specialises in API testing, there are a range of products on the market at varying price points that may offer you the features you need. Explore the options listed below to get an idea of the range of API tools that currently exist.
An API collaboration tool for automated testing, documentation, and sending REST, SOAP, and GraphQL requests.
A complete API management platform with testing for JMS, JDBC, SOAP, REST, and GraphQ.
A cloud-based API management tool owned by Google.
An open source tool for API test automation, mocks, and performance testing that works with BDD syntax.
A lightweight, open source tester that executes end-to-end tests on APIs, JMS, REST, SOAP, GraphQL, JDBC, and other web services.
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