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Few scenarios 1. For viewing API analytics, I think it is best in the market 2. For earning money via API monetization 3. Securing API 4. Onboarding legacy APIs to provide modern REST endpoints
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IBM API Connect is well-suited for large enterprises seeking robust API management capabilities, especially in scenarios involving the creation, deployment, security, and monitoring of numerous APIs. It excels in securely sharing data with external partners or customers and is valuable for complex integration projects that involve legacy applications, cloud services, or microservices, making it an ideal choice for organizations undergoing digital transformation and modernization efforts.
Read full review Pros Better exception handling with the Raise exception policies help to monitor the flow by setting up the flow conditions. Easy development of a Proxy and APIs with much less tutoring and helps make getting started for new users easy. Very good documentation and blog with details of most common failures and error handling. A very very easy to use console. Read full review Great and unmatched consumer management features in developer portal; support for setting up consumer teams with multiple developers. Out-of-box support for multiple authentication security mechanisms for API, like OAUTH, MTLS, JWK, etc. Extensive workflow and lifecycle approval customization were best among peers. DataPower, as runtime engine is very robust and high performing. Read full review Cons Only one user can be active in a proxy at a time No version control Prohibited from using JSON.stringify on Apigee objects (tokens) Debugging is difficult Unable to rename or delete policies without bumping revision Why would anyone give a js policy one name, display name something else, and script a different name? 'Trace' limited to only 20 transactions UI allows users to add target servers, but users must utilize the api to turn on SSL. I'm sure there's more, they just aren't coming to mind right now. Apigee forgets (expires?) your password at random intervals without notice. Every few weeks, or days, sometimes even three times in one day, I'll attempt to login to Apigee and my password will be 'wrong'. I've reset my password and Apigee still claims it's wrong. I've had to reset my password three times before it finally let me log back in. Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I am not the one deciding whether to use apigee or not really. But personally, I would recommend the use of it as developing APIs on it is easy. And as a mediator between backend servers, we could easily modify request and responses in it without touching any backend code while having a centralize gateway to access our backend APIs too.
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It is a scalable software with good productivity and unique results when it comes to managing the API life cycle.
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Support has helped us to resolved all the queries and community support was also good.
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In static scenarios when there are little API changes or developer participation, it is possible that the vast functionality of the platform is superfluous. The members of our team have become so proficient with the platform that they are now able to instruct new users. Important data must be readily accessible and comprehensible to all employees at all times.
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Quite hard to get support, at least on the coding side, when we encounter blockers. But general concerns, they would schedule a call to you for them to get a whole picture of your concern. Albeit in my experience, bad really as they haven't replied about the progress, but otherwise seems to have been fixed.
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Apigee is the best in the market in terms of API Analytics Apigee is having wonderful Documentation with short videos Security is a major concern and Apigee provides an easily configurable policy to secure API Quota and rate-limit is again very easy to configure on every API basis It provides various policies to transform the response from one form to another form e.g. JSON to XML or XML to JSON
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API Connect was far more mature, far quicker than Kong. It was clear a few years ago that API Connect features such as Applications and Product groupings were the way forward as Kong was at the time lacking these but planning to replicate them in their roadmaps
Read full review Return on Investment As a public entity it is hard to say how much ROI we can have. We have yet to create a billing and ROI plan. We are thinking of other ways to create ROI, possibly through data/service barter. Read full review I consider IBM API Connect as a business capability enabler - the ROI level is practically secondary. With this platform at the core, associated architectural framework and guardrails ensure that we can progress with distributed development and automation in autonomous teams - a key factor to deliver required time to market performance. At this time, security and trust is key. A flexible yet secure API manager layer is necessary to ensure our relationships with partners and customers. Read full review ScreenShots