Apigee vs Istio: What are the differences?
Apigee: 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; Istio: Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft. Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.
Apigee and Istio are primarily classified as "API" and "Microservices" tools respectively.
"Highly scalable and secure API Management Platform" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Apigee, while over 4 developers mention "Zero code for logging and monitoring" as the leading cause for choosing Istio.
Istio is an open source tool with 18.5K GitHub stars and 3.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Istio's open source repository on GitHub.
Cuemby, Entelo, and AgFlow are some of the popular companies that use Istio, whereas Apigee is used by OpenGov, Trustpilot, and RapidSOS. Istio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 32 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to Apigee, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.