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Likelihood to Recommend

Anypoint Platform

Any realtime integrations are ideal use cases for Anypoint platform. Batch processes are not appropriate for Anypoint platform.
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IBM API Connect

IBM API Connect is a perfect fit if you want to digitize and expose all your new plus old legacy services in a unified manner through the API mechanism. If your company has many different applications of different nature and working, then it works like a charm because you can separate them based on the URI which you assign to them. Another great advantage is of the Datapower gateway because you can integrate that with all most any system seamlessly and that too with the highest security protocol and volume without any issues. Another advantage is the whitelisting of the IPs which you need to do only once and after that, you can call many services from the same front-end or back-end because the IP remains the same, only the URI part varies. It is not particularly useful in a situation where you only have a handful of services and you only make changes in those and not developing new services or adding new clients.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Anypoint Platform
9.5
IBM API Connect
Pre-built connectors
Anypoint Platform
8.0
IBM API Connect
Connector modification
Anypoint Platform
9.0
IBM API Connect
Support for real-time and batch integration
Anypoint Platform
10.0
IBM API Connect
Data quality services
Anypoint Platform
10.0
IBM API Connect
Data security features
Anypoint Platform
10.0
IBM API Connect
Monitoring console
Anypoint Platform
10.0
IBM API Connect

API Management

Anypoint Platform
IBM API Connect
8.8
API access control
Anypoint Platform
IBM API Connect
9.5
Rate limits and usage policies
Anypoint Platform
IBM API Connect
9.0
API usage data
Anypoint Platform
IBM API Connect
9.5
API user onboarding
Anypoint Platform
IBM API Connect
7.0
API versioning
Anypoint Platform
IBM API Connect
9.0
Usage billing and payments
Anypoint Platform
IBM API Connect
9.0
API monitoring and logging
Anypoint Platform
IBM API Connect
9.0

Pros

Anypoint Platform

  • The Anypoint Exchange where there are huge number of connectors to connect to n number of external applications.
  • The API management stuff, securing and deploying a API(webservice) via client id and client secret.
  • The various policies that we can use to restrict access to our API like rate limiting, Quota etc.
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IBM API Connect

  • The best part is that it is a one-stop solution for hosting all the APIs and keep on increasing as the new ones are added. It has been the leader in our Digital transformation and the features of security, interoperability and accommodating all types of clients based on various technologies has been the greatest asset for us.
  • The creation of new API is fairly simple and doesn't require much [of a] learning curve. Once you have created the new API, you can publish it as well to the specific audience and they can try to interact with that API with the required security parameters to get to the actual service back-end.
  • The installation is quite straightforward and the product is ready to go. The deployment of the artefacts from environment to the other or code promotion is relatively simple as compared to other older products.
  • The Gateway used here is IBM Datapower which is one of the most secure, reliable, highly available, fast and can integrate with almost any front-end or back-end.
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Cons

Anypoint Platform

  • Responsive IDE. More likely they need to improve the IDE as it lags whenever you are working with 20-30 APIs in a package.
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IBM API Connect

  • The first thing challenge we faced with the product was that if you deploying it to a third party cloud, that was very challenging and we need IBM team help at every step of the way and as well all know IBM support doesn't come cheap. A reason for that is that there isn't enough documentation done on the subject from IBM side.
  • The upgrade process is not that seamless and involves a lot of hassles.
  • You really need to have our requirements sorted out clearly because it is not very easy to customize the UI according to your needs, So you need to involve IBM from the start and give them clear requirements and then work with them to achieve it.
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Usability

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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IBM API Connect

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Alternatives Considered

Anypoint Platform

API led architecture focus with a decent API ecosystem for developer collaboration, policy management and declarative implementation. Batch processing, visualization, Anypoint MQ and ObjectStore leave a lot to be explored. Multiple deployment models make it worth considering.
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IBM API Connect

The power of IBM APIC is much more in contrast to Apigee or any other product of the same domain because it is having DataPower as the backbone which allows for easy integrating with almost any platform, providing the highest level of security, handling millions of transactions at wire speed and also capable of transforming the message content as and when required. Secondly, it acts as a unified portal for all the services and we can manage all the API's from a single place and make changes. We can look for any services here, it acts as a repository for all the organization services and we can assign specific audience to specific services.
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Return on Investment

Anypoint Platform

  • Overall a good tool when comparing pricing and features provided together
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IBM API Connect

  • IBM API Connect has been very beneficial for our business because it has increased the productivity and collaboration to a great extent. All the team members are aware of the method they need to follow to develop new API and check internally if there is already an API existing to replicate that functionality. So, reusability has increased significantly after this and saved us a lot of effort and time.
  • The work of the IT Security has lessened because now we don't need to submit IP white-listing requests to them of each new API being developed. If that client is allowed to hit 1 service, he is allowed to hit other services as well as long as he has the proper SSL certs and auth tokens or any other method of authentication used in the service.
  • The code promotion and deployment of artefacts has been really smooth and without issues. So, that is a big plus if you consider production deployment going swiftly and hassle-free.
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Pricing Details

Anypoint Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

IBM API Connect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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