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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

If an integration is highly complex, it requires extreme throughput or high levels of transformation in the middle tier, and WebSphere Cast Iron is a better candidate than other ETL providers in the Salesforce space
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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
5.5
IBM App Connect
Usage billing and payments
Apigee
7.0
IBM App Connect
API monitoring and logging
Apigee
4.9
IBM App Connect

Cloud Data Integration

Apigee
IBM App Connect
8.3
Pre-built connectors
Apigee
IBM App Connect
7.7
Connector modification
Apigee
IBM App Connect
9.0
Support for real-time and batch integration
Apigee
IBM App Connect
8.4
Data quality services
Apigee
IBM App Connect
8.6
Data security features
Apigee
IBM App Connect
7.7
Monitoring console
Apigee
IBM App Connect
8.4

Pros

  • 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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  • Securely expose APIs to Intranet/Internet
  • The pn-premise set up of API Connect is fairly easier compared to Apigee.
  • The development of API proxy is fairly easy.
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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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  • Cannot open multiple orchestrations in the same studio
  • Need to install the another studio if we need to refer to other orchestrations
  • Sometimes the system behaves usually
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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

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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
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

Amazon API's gateway does not have easy to set up policies and exception handling. It does not have a tracking mechanism. However, it is better to use AWS API's gateway if you have tight integration with AWS tools.
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We did not select Cast Iron as our iPaaS solution, it was the weakest competitor in the field that we evaluated. Our experience was that it was not nearly as easy to learn, without in-depth training and guidance, and the developer UI was extremely buggy. We subjected each of the vendors to a battery of integrations, from simple to challenging, and it fell short on each one. One of the most simple integrations was grabbing a CSV file from an FTP source, parsing the data, doing a small amount of transformation, then inserting that data into an Azure MSSQL DB. After 2 hours on the phone with the Cast Iron support team, we were still unable to get this working.
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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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  • 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

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