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Likelihood to Recommend

Apigee Edge

Apigee has been great when managing the quota based access to the APIs. It is really good and suitable when considering proxying the in-house server endpoints access with the way it provides security with API Key validation and OAuth.
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IBM DataPower Gateway

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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Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Apigee Edge
7.9
IBM DataPower Gateway
API access control
Apigee Edge
8.9
IBM DataPower Gateway
Rate limits and usage policies
Apigee Edge
8.9
IBM DataPower Gateway
API usage data
Apigee Edge
8.0
IBM DataPower Gateway
API user onboarding
Apigee Edge
7.9
IBM DataPower Gateway
API versioning
Apigee Edge
4.0
IBM DataPower Gateway
Usage billing and payments
Apigee Edge
8.0
IBM DataPower Gateway
API monitoring and logging
Apigee Edge
9.9
IBM DataPower Gateway

Pros

Apigee Edge

  • Manage user access, we can allow specific access to users based on their need and even customize requests of services based on user requirements.
  • Allow branding, so that SFO can maintain its look and feel but still get the support and functionalities we need from Apigee.
  • Integrates well with other platforms we use.
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IBM DataPower Gateway

  • 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

Apigee Edge

  • 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.
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IBM DataPower Gateway

  • 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

Apigee Edge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM DataPower Gateway

IBM DataPower Gateway 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Cost of the appliance
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Support

Apigee Edge

Apigee Edge 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Quite hard to get support, at least on the coding side, when we encounter blockers.
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IBM DataPower Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apigee Edge

Somewhere in the middle. Based on its current offerings and subscription model
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IBM DataPower Gateway

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Apigee Edge

  • Unruly, difficult to maintain, unable to test, difficult to troubleshoot and debug. Every ticket that requires Apigee work increases stress and anxiety.
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IBM DataPower Gateway

  • 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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Pricing Details

Apigee Edge

General

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

IBM DataPower Gateway

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apigee Edge
9.9
IBM DataPower Gateway
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Apigee Edge
IBM DataPower Gateway
7.0

Support

Apigee Edge
6.0
IBM DataPower Gateway

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