Last month, Amazon Web Services introduced the Amazon API Gateway, a tool that can be used to expose and manage APIs as Web services. The API Gateway does not provide anything new, so you might have skipped over the announcement. But its easy fit with other services like AWS Lambda could make it the API management layer of choice for most enterprises that use AWS. That’s most enterprises, period, given AWS’s broad adoption by business.
Amazon API Gateway’s out-of-the-box integration is what most enterprises will find most attractive. Competing API management tools such as those from Apigee, Mashery, MuleSoft, and WSO2 require much more integration work.