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Attribute Ratings

  • AWS Auto Scaling is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

AWS Auto Scaling

85%
3 Ratings
8.2

IBM DataPower Gateway

82%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Auto Scaling

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM DataPower Gateway

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

There are two elements to auto-scaling. The first, adding/removing servers when [the] load varies, is the easy part. This is what AWS Auto Scaling does. The second is orchestration. This making sure your read replica doesn't receive requests until it is operational or making sure that your new [webserver] has finished starting JBoss, updating its sources, and loading your application before it is registered with the load balancer[.]
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IBM

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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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • Smart scaling decisions
  • Automatically maintain performance
  • Pay per use
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IBM

  • 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

Amazon AWS

  • Auto scaling features are very easy to use it.
  • can decrease numbers steps to configure the auto scaling functionality
  • New GUI screen need to improve for auto scaling functionality
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IBM

  • 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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Pricing Details

AWS Auto Scaling

Starting Price

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AWS Auto Scaling editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    IBM DataPower Gateway

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM DataPower Gateway editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Amazon AWS

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Cost of the appliance
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      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      The hardware provided is decent and customizable. They have lots of different options for everything[.]
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      IBM

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      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • Pay per use, great ROI.
      • Saves cost across departments.
      • Workload and pc.
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      IBM

      • 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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