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Apigee

27 Ratings

IBM App Connect

11 Ratings

Apigee

27 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

IBM App Connect

11 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apigee

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 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

API Management

Apigee
6.0
IBM App Connect
API access control
Apigee
6.0
IBM App Connect
Rate limits and usage policies
Apigee
6.6
IBM App Connect
API usage data
Apigee
6.6
IBM App Connect
API user onboarding
Apigee
5.6
IBM App Connect
API versioning
Apigee
5.6
IBM App Connect
Usage billing and payments
Apigee
7.0
IBM App Connect
API monitoring and logging
Apigee
5.0
IBM App Connect

Cloud Data Integration

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

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.
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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

  • 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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  • 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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Likelihood to Renew

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IBM App Connect9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

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IBM App Connect8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Based on 2 answers
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

A Node server as a proxy that uses JSON Web Tokens would be more maintainable than Apigee.
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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

  • Easily spin up a new proxy has helped in setting up a proxy for new products right away in days.
  • Analytics and reports generation in Apigee has helped understand the business better and helped tuned the cost factor.
  • Apigee could get better with the cost factor.
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  • WebSphere Cast Iron has allowed us to shorten sales and delivery cycles for integration projects.
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Pricing Details

Apigee

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

IBM App Connect

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