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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure API Management

APIM is useful for the standard scenarios:
1) Securing your back-end APIs - If you have a legacy back-end web service that has a basic authentication scheme, you can add some additional security by placing APIM in front, and requiring subscription keys. Leverage your existing firewall to ensure only your APIM instance can communicate with your back-end API, and you've basically added a layer of protection.
2) Lift and shift - there are always going to be clients that don't want to update their clients to use a newer API; in some cases you can make a newer API look like an older one by implementing some complex policies in APIM. You can also do the opposite, making older APIs look new, such as making an XML back-end accept both JSON and XML.
3) Centralizing your APIs - if you've acquired another company and want to make their API set look as if it's a part of the larger whole, APIM is an easy way to provide a consistent front-end interface for developers.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

If your environment is clean and well organized, but at the same time has many application domains with their own data sources, Informatica MDM can be a really good factor in maintaining "single points of truth" for all this data. However, the more application domains you have, the less "clean" your environment becomes. If your application domain landscape consists of multiple technologies (C#, Oracle, JAVA, web-based, windows services, console apps, third-party tools, etc), your environment becomes a real nightmare to maintain unless you implement a service-oriented approach. And this is where Informatica MDM fails completely since it promotes a "point to point" scenario. At least this is my experience. It could be that Informatica MDM supports a service-oriented approach, but I have not seen this. I could be that the developers in my organization who have expert Informatica MDM knowledge are just more "point to point" oriented. But even if that is the case, it's a valid argument against Informatica MDM, since it's already hard enough to find developers who are dedicated to this product, it becomes impossible to find SOA oriented developers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Azure API Management
8.6
Informatica MDM
API access control
Azure API Management
9.0
Informatica MDM
Rate limits and usage policies
Azure API Management
8.5
Informatica MDM
API usage data
Azure API Management
9.0
Informatica MDM
API user onboarding
Azure API Management
9.0
Informatica MDM
API versioning
Azure API Management
8.0
Informatica MDM
Usage billing and payments
Azure API Management
8.0
Informatica MDM
API monitoring and logging
Azure API Management
8.5
Informatica MDM

Pros

Azure API Management

  • Selective data exposure as it exposes a set of data allowed by the owner by applying authentication and usage limits.
  • It will help us to keep all our APIs behind a single static IP and protect them with a set of keys.
  • Integration and deployment of various APIs are so simple to manage by Azure so that makes our work a lot easier.
aniket tiwari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

  • Gather data.
  • Manage data.
  • Present data to the user.
  • Correlate data.
  • Data manipulation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure API Management

  • We cannot automate the network infrastructure easily. At least we had issues with creating end to end APIM using Terraform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

  • 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.
Brian Randolph | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure API Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Informatica MDM

Informatica MDM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm not sure since I never used support. My colleagues never had any issues with it, therefore my rating would be an 8 with a certain range of uncertainty.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure API Management

It’s a great tool, and so easy to seamlessly connect into your current Azure world that it’s hard not to look at it or even test the waters with it. It’s priced well, and is feature-rich enough to accomplish most tasks. I think the ease of having everything together and the ability to link so many different services under a subscription is the magic of Azure, and it’s hard not to make good use of that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

Less expensive then the competitors, modules are self-sustained and able to function directly. It involves less coding, and a lot of things can be done in house!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure API Management

  • + APIM has made management of various APIs across multiple LOBs easier and provides a common front-end for our 3rd party developers.
  • + APIM as a gateway for our APIs has made things more secure and provided more insight into API usage patterns.
  • - The cost of APIM is high, however with each additional API we add, we get more value.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

  • 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.
Brian Randolph | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure API Management

General

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

Informatica MDM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure API Management
9.0
Informatica MDM
6.0

Support Rating

Azure API Management
Informatica MDM
8.0

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