ABP Commercial vs. IBM DataPower Gateway

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABP Commercial
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
A web development platform for modern ASP.NET Core applications based on the open-source, strong, and mature ABP Framework. Volosoft states the service provides: enterprise-ready, feature-rich, pre-built application modules (e.g. Identity Server management, SaaS management, language management, etc.) rapid application development tooling to support your development productivity (e.g. ABP Suite) professional UI themes Premium support Time is the most…
$1,999
3 included developer licenses, limited forum support
IBM DataPower Gateway
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
The IBM DataPower Gateway is a security and integration platform.N/A
Pricing
ABP CommercialIBM DataPower Gateway
Editions & Modules
Team
$1999.00
3 included developer licenses, limited forum support
Business
$4999.00
5 included developer licenses, unlimited forum support
Enterprise
$6999.00
5 included developer licenses, limited forum support
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABP CommercialIBM DataPower Gateway
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
ABP CommercialIBM DataPower Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABP CommercialIBM DataPower Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
Volosoft
If you are building a simple web application and want to bypass all of the basic building blocks (authentication & authorization, multi-tenant, etc, etc.), then ABP Commercial will allow you to do this very quickly with their tooling. It is also an excellent tool if you are building a large complicated SAAS product, as long as you are willing to invest the time required to understand the 'why' behind their architectural decisions and follow their methods throughout your development.
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IBM
WebSphere DataPower Gateway is really beneficial if you are trying to integrate two or more systems. It provides you with comfort and peace of mind by creating a DMZ zone for the services which are going out of the intranet to hit external clients APIs. It is greatly recommended if you have a very high volume service or API which is being used by a majority of clients because it has a dedicated physical box present which takes care of memory, CPU and all such stuff. So, all your transactions happen at wire-speed.
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Pros
Volosoft
  • Documentation
  • Premium theme
  • Basic modules
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IBM
  • The most obvious thing that DataPower does exceptionally well is security. All the built-in supported security capabilities allow us to isolate most security tasks to DataPower and as a result "protect" down steam services/systems to have to deal with security.
  • DataPower is very good at protocol conversion and as it is usually used on the edge allows you to narrow down the protocols used between the companies public and private networks.
  • The appliance concept makes maintenance, recovery and, management so much simpler.
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Cons
Volosoft
  • More modules are always welcomed
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IBM
  • The old interface is being really missed by our team as the new WebUI interface is not that intuitive or easy to work with. It takes a lot of time to load. There should be an inbuilt wizard for creating a Rest service as well like there is for an XML based service.
  • IBM support is very knowledgeable but it's not that easy to reach them. They don't release the fix patches very soon which also becomes a big issue in certain situations where critical projects are involved.
  • Lastly, DataPower has its steep learning curve and it requires time and effort on your end to gain full control and make the most of the advanced features which it offers. Finding the right resource in the market is not that easy.
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Likelihood to Renew
Volosoft
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IBM
Cost of the appliance
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Return on Investment
Volosoft
  • We have a small team, and ABP Commercial has allowed us to build a SAAS application that is feature-rich in much less time than if we built everything from scratch.
  • ABP Commercial continues to provide benefits with every update. Keeping current on new versions of dependencies (such as .NET) requires a fraction of the work on our end since ABP Commercial updates the base framework and we can leverage that work. This was a HUGE benefit when IdentityServer4 changed from Open Source to a very expensive commercial license.
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IBM
  • It has really taken our business to the next level. We have expanded and integrated with so many new vendors and for all those integrations DataPower is serving as our security gateway.
  • We don't have to depend on any other tool for doing the load balancing of the incoming requests as that is also taken care inside the WebSphere DataPower Gateway box itself, thereby distributing the load equally.
  • It has made our platform much more secure, uniform and robust to deal with any kind of incoming message format or threat as well due to its latest security mechanisms and huge processing power.
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