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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM API Connect

IBM API Connect is a perfect fit if you want to digitize and expose all your new plus old legacy services in a unified manner through the API mechanism. If your company has many different applications of different nature and working, then it works like a charm because you can separate them based on the URI which you assign to them. Another great advantage is of the Datapower gateway because you can integrate that with all most any system seamlessly and that too with the highest security protocol and volume without any issues. Another advantage is the whitelisting of the IPs which you need to do only once and after that, you can call many services from the same front-end or back-end because the IP remains the same, only the URI part varies. It is not particularly useful in a situation where you only have a handful of services and you only make changes in those and not developing new services or adding new clients.
Rahul Malik | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect is ideal for consolidating data from a wide array of sources. It supports multiple file and data formats and handles interconversions seamlessly. Reporting atop this application is also a very straightforward process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

IBM API Connect
8.6
IBM App Connect
API access control
IBM API Connect
9.2
IBM App Connect
Rate limits and usage policies
IBM API Connect
8.4
IBM App Connect
API usage data
IBM API Connect
9.2
IBM App Connect
API user onboarding
IBM API Connect
7.6
IBM App Connect
API versioning
IBM API Connect
8.4
IBM App Connect
Usage billing and payments
IBM API Connect
8.4
IBM App Connect
API monitoring and logging
IBM API Connect
9.0
IBM App Connect

Cloud Data Integration

IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
8.5
Pre-built connectors
IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
8.0
Connector modification
IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
8.5
Support for real-time and batch integration
IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
8.5
Data quality services
IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
9.0
Data security features
IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
8.5
Monitoring console
IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
8.5

Pros

IBM API Connect

  • API Connect as a platform is very advanced and allow you to create APIs, and host them on the portal seamlessly
  • Datapower is a very powerful gateway which takes care of all the infosec. Very stable product
  • The release management is also super easy, and graduating code from Dev to test and then to prod is well versioned
Abhijeet Davane | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM App Connect

  • 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.
Praveen P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM API Connect

  • The first thing challenge we faced with the product was that if you deploying it to a third party cloud, that was very challenging and we need IBM team help at every step of the way and as well all know IBM support doesn't come cheap. A reason for that is that there isn't enough documentation done on the subject from IBM side.
  • The upgrade process is not that seamless and involves a lot of hassles.
  • You really need to have our requirements sorted out clearly because it is not very easy to customize the UI according to your needs, So you need to involve IBM from the start and give them clear requirements and then work with them to achieve it.
Rahul Malik | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM App Connect

  • The UI crashed constantly while trying to develop integrations.
  • The UI was not nearly as intuitive as many of its competitors in the iPaaS space, which lead to a much larger learning curve.
Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM API Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Praveen P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM API Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Jennifer Hinz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM API Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Support is good, however it takes longer than expected to get responses. When bugs are reported they often seem to fall into a black hole.
Jennifer Hinz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM API Connect

We selected API connect as both tools have more or less same features, the differentiation was we also use IIB, and seamless integration with IIB was the major factor
Abhijeet Davane | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM App Connect

WebSphereCast Iron is preferred for our sales and delivery teams over Informatica. We find the products and teams for WebSphere Cast Iron easier to work with here and find WebSphere Cast Iron better when integrating with non-Salesforce systems. WebSphere Cast Iron struggles to compete with Jitterbit in most customer and project segments when Salesforce is involved in the system integrations. Jitterbit is highly aligned with the Salesforce product roadmap and features, including Lightning Connect and Wave Analytics Cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM API Connect

  • IBM API Connect has been very beneficial for our business because it has increased the productivity and collaboration to a great extent. All the team members are aware of the method they need to follow to develop new API and check internally if there is already an API existing to replicate that functionality. So, reusability has increased significantly after this and saved us a lot of effort and time.
  • The work of the IT Security has lessened because now we don't need to submit IP white-listing requests to them of each new API being developed. If that client is allowed to hit 1 service, he is allowed to hit other services as well as long as he has the proper SSL certs and auth tokens or any other method of authentication used in the service.
  • The code promotion and deployment of artefacts has been really smooth and without issues. So, that is a big plus if you consider production deployment going swiftly and hassle-free.
Rahul Malik | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM App Connect

  • I don't see any negative Impact .
  • I like using this tool to do my job.
  • I am comfortable using this tool.
Kumar vijay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM API Connect

General

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

IBM App Connect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM API Connect
8.4
IBM App Connect
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
9.0

Usability

IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
8.0

Support Rating

IBM API Connect
IBM App Connect
8.0

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