Trireme-based Node.js End of Life

On Oct 10, 2019, Apigee retired support for Trireme-based Node.js API proxies and suspended traffic on those endpoints. This feature was deprecated by announcement on Oct 10, 2018. You should consider using Apigee Hosted Targets as an alternative.

Why did we retire Trireme?

Since 2013, Apigee has supported the use of Node.js proxies within Apigee Edge through the use of Trireme. This enables you to run your Node.js code within Apigee Edge and expose it as an API. While the Trireme-based approach makes hosting Node.js APIs fast and simple, Trireme is limited in what versions and packages of Node.js it supports. There are also subtle differences in behavior between the standard Node.js environment and the Trireme/Rhino environment that runs on top of a Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

We deprecated traditional Node.js support in favor of Hosted Targets, as customers repeatedly asked us for the ability to leverage the full power of Node.js and use publicly available Node.js packages. Hosted Targets let you run Node.js applications in a native runtime environment hosted by Apigee and add business logic to your APIs.

What what happens to my existing Trireme-based API proxies?

Effective Oct 10, 2019, your Node.js-based API proxies will be undeployed and won’t be able to serve your API traffic anymore. You can still view them in the API proxy UI or use the management API to get your proxy definition and any dependencies, but you will not be able to modify or deploy your API proxies or Node.js dependencies.

What actions do I need to take?

  • Inventory your existing Trireme-based Node.js proxies. To help locate the API proxies that use Trireme-based Node.js, an open source apigee-trireme-finder utility is available.
  • Download the API proxy bundles. (See How do I get my data exported (cloud customers) in this FAQ.)
  • Review the Hosted Targets FAQ for commonly asked questions, which includes alternatives to the also-retired apigee-access NPM.
  • Create your new API proxies (Hosted Targets) from the old source code for your Node.js proxies and deploy them (see tutorials for more details).

What are the options/alternatives to consider?

Consider one of the following alternatives:

  • Hosted Targets provide enterprises with a simple way to add more business logic to their APIs than previously possible. Hosted Targets let you run Node.js applications in a native runtime environment hosted by Google. That means you can leverage the full power of Node.js and use various Node.js packages in your app. Review the Hosted Targets FAQ for more details.
  • Migrate to an alternative service to host your API target backends, such as Google App Engine, Cloud Run, or Cloud Functions.

How do I get my data exported (cloud customers)?

You can download your Node.js proxy bundles in one of the following ways:

Are there any tools or support available to help with migration of Trireme to Hosted Targets?

Google does not provide any automated tools to migrate existing Node.js proxies to Hosted Targets. See the tutorials in the documentation for instructions on Migrating an existing Node.js proxy to a Hosted Targets proxy.

Whom do I contact if I need more info or help?

To request additional details, log a ticket in the Apigee Support Portal (subject: Trireme EOL).