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Apigee

27 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

Informatica Master Data Management

21 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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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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Informatica Master Data Management

I think Informatica Master Data Management is well suited for identifying the best version of the truth for master data. It provides a means to easily set trust and validation of multiple source systems to fine tune the resultant master data. It is by far a leader in the master data management space.
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Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Apigee
6.0
Informatica Master Data Management
API access control
Apigee
6.0
Informatica Master Data Management
Rate limits and usage policies
Apigee
6.6
Informatica Master Data Management
API usage data
Apigee
6.6
Informatica Master Data Management
API user onboarding
Apigee
5.6
Informatica Master Data Management
API versioning
Apigee
5.6
Informatica Master Data Management
Usage billing and payments
Apigee
7.0
Informatica Master Data Management
API monitoring and logging
Apigee
5.0
Informatica Master Data Management

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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  • Allows you to implement detailed business rules to apply to your data.
  • Works well with any ETL tool, but especially well with Informatica PowerCenter.
  • Provides a browser based interface to facilitate ease of use.
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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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  • Mapping within the tool can be difficult. But that is slated for upgrade with the next version.
  • Many detailed screens for the developer interface. This makes it hard to find options sometimes.
  • Address validation sometimes leads to incorrect results. This is my biggest issue with the product.
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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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Informatica Cloud MDM was not available at the time of implementation. It has a direct connection with Salesforce, but as far as I can determine it is a solution that only addresses Salesforce and does not enable the sourcing of data from multiple external systems. Flat file support is lacking
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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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  • Informatica MDM allowed for a faster standup of our Salesforce environment.
  • Informatica MDM provided a means to keep our multiple source systems synchronized.
  • Informatica MDM can be pricey but is definitely a leader in the space.
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Pricing Details

Apigee

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Informatica Master Data Management

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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