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Anypoint Platform

32 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

IBM App Connect

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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Anypoint Platform

The tool is well suited when a user is trying to develop and implement an API. It has an excellent user interface which makes the user enjoy his work. Also, if the user is developing SaaS based application, this is the best tool to use. This tool is handy when a user needs to design an architecture and see the flow
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IBM App Connect

They are one of the market leaders in the Gartner's report. Since it uses Datapower as the gateway, an organization which uses DP as a gateway can easily integrate IBM API Connect to their ecosystem.From my research, the cheapest version of a cloud subscription is more [expensive] than Apigee. I think Apigee's cheapest is around ~300-400 USD/ month.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Anypoint Platform
IBM App Connect
5.6
Pre-built connectors
Anypoint Platform
IBM App Connect
6.0
Connector modification
Anypoint Platform
IBM App Connect
5.8
Support for real-time and batch integration
Anypoint Platform
IBM App Connect
5.0
Data quality services
Anypoint Platform
IBM App Connect
6.0
Data security features
Anypoint Platform
IBM App Connect
6.0
Monitoring console
Anypoint Platform
IBM App Connect
5.0

Pros

  • Supports wide range of systems for the integrations
  • Support API development and web service implementations to integrate homegrown systems too.
  • Cloud deployment and monitoring make it easy to handle post production
  • Pricing is a plus point while comparing it to others in market
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  • WebSphere Cast Iron allows us to integrate Salesforce with other cloud and on-premise systems quickly and efficiently.
  • Templated Integrations and connectors for Salesforce and other systems allow us to integrate with confidence and speed.
  • The variety of form factors allows us to right-size our solutions for customers and the complexity of initial integrations vs the roadmap a customer has for future integrations.
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Cons

  • Development is a little complex in comparison to others in the market. A high learning curve is required for developers.
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  • WebSphere Cast Iron is not aligned with the Salesforce product roadmap in the way that other ETL competitors are. When I speak with Salesforce reps and other partners they see Cast Iron as lagging significantly behind in that ecosystem.
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IBM App Connect9.0
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It is the best on-premise application to cloud integration in the market. I guess IBM is planning to integrate IBM App Connect with the IBM API Connect solution.
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Usability

Anypoint Platform8.0
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simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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IBM App Connect8.0
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You can do some really powerful things with this system. The overall design is an attempt to make configurable some of the routine tasks/common functionality, but allow for development/customization of the core of the application.
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Support

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IBM App Connect8.0
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Usually, the IBM Ops team provides a resolution or a response for 80% of defects raised in my project. There is one which has been open on their end for more than 3 months. With literally no response even after multiple follow-ups.
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Alternatives Considered

It is a powerful tool with smart intelligence. The drag and drop feature makes my work easy. The tool has great connecting support which is the best reason to use the tool on a daily basis. Powerful functionality with designing and implementing APIs. Hosted on public IP.
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IBM API Connect is positioned ahead of Apigee in the Gartner report. But in my opinion the development experience and the data transformation capability is way better in Apigee and it’s a proved solution and has a huge client list. (I have worked on an American Express implementation where the Apigee platform supported millions of transactions).The analytics features are not available in the free Bluemix version of API Connect. Whereas it is available in Apigee. The security features in Layer 7 (now known as CA API Management) are way better than Apigee or IBM API Connect.
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Return on Investment

  • Overall a good tool when comparing pricing and features provided together
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  • We never implemented Cast Iron in production. When compared to five competing products in the iPaaS space it didn't make it past the first few test scenarios we threw at it.
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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
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IBM App Connect

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