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Apigee

27 Ratings

Apigee

27 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

WebSphere DataPower

6 Ratings
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Score 8.8 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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WebSphere DataPower

On the edge this appliance is one of the best, if it's not the best. When it comes to complex any-to-any transformations and/or orchestrations there are much better tools for the job.
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Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

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

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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  • 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

  • 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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  • The fact that once an appliance reaches end-of-life it becomes a doorstop. A company made a big investment and knowing that in 5 to 9 years you will be left with nothing makes the deal not so appealing.
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WebSphere DataPower7.0
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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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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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  • Positive is the time to market for the implementation and management of complex edge integrations.
  • Finding skilled DataPower developers has proven a bit of a challenge. Integration specialists are a special breed and DataPower specific developers even more so.
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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

WebSphere DataPower

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