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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    API Management

    8.9

    IBM API Connect

    89%

    IBM App Connect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM API Connect ranks higher in 7/7 features

    API access control

    9.1
    91%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Rate limits and usage policies

    9.6
    96%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API usage data

    8.4
    84%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API user onboarding

    8.9
    89%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API versioning

    9.1
    91%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usage billing and payments

    8.1
    81%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API monitoring and logging

    8.8
    88%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Data Integration

    IBM API Connect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    IBM App Connect

    88%
    IBM App Connect ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pre-built connectors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Connector modification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Support for real-time and batch integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Data quality services

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Data security features

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Monitoring console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM App Connect is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    IBM API Connect

    85%
    12 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM App Connect

    90%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM API Connect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM App Connect

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    IBM API Connect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM App Connect

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    IBM API Connect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM App Connect

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    This quite powerful and helpful tool to keep your organization working excellently in terms of workflow, speeding up everything assigned in the company with greater accuracy and without any errors, since it has a powerful automation system. The total system of the entire company will be controlled in a central part where you will stay informed department by department, streamlining processes, saving time and generating more money, keeping customers and employees happy.
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    IBM

    - great when you need to integrate applications without any message lost or duplicated and when transnationality is important - if you need the highest throughput possible and not much (or not at all) mapping is required, a system like Kafka is more appropriate
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    Pros

    IBM

    • Great and unmatched consumer management features in developer portal; support for setting up consumer teams with multiple developers.
    • Out-of-box support for multiple authentication security mechanisms for API, like OAUTH, MTLS, JWK, etc.
    • Extensive workflow and lifecycle approval customization were best among peers.
    • DataPower, as runtime engine is very robust and high performing.
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    IBM

    • Just the ability to display and consume data through a single dashboard makes this a great application for our business purposes.
    • With the ability to consume their exposed API, data validation and manipulation becomes a breeze.
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    Cons

    IBM

    • 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.
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    IBM

    • The development and the transformation capability is not so great. I believe IBM is looking to incorporate some of features of IBM APP Connect into API Connect.
    • The authentications features are no way close to CA API Management (f.k.a Laye r7).
    • The development experience is not as good as Apigee's.
    • The GUI should be improved. Maybe the product team should see the other API management tools in their offering.
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    Pricing Details

    IBM API Connect

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM API Connect editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      IBM App Connect

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      IBM App Connect editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        IBM

        No answers on this topic

        IBM

        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.
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        Usability

        IBM

        No answers on this topic

        IBM

        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.
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        Support Rating

        IBM

        No answers on this topic

        IBM

        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.
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        Alternatives Considered

        IBM

        As we have already have deep work relationship with IBM, when it comes to API gateway, we start looking at the API service IBM provides. And that is when we found out IBM API connect. It is very reliable and convenient tool to manage our API. It works with our cloud agnostic strategy.
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        IBM

        We did not select Cast Iron as our iPaaS solution, it was the weakest competitor in the field that we evaluated. Our experience was that it was not nearly as easy to learn, without in-depth training and guidance, and the developer UI was extremely buggy. We subjected each of the vendors to a battery of integrations, from simple to challenging, and it fell short on each one. One of the most simple integrations was grabbing a CSV file from an FTP source, parsing the data, doing a small amount of transformation, then inserting that data into an Azure MSSQL DB. After 2 hours on the phone with the Cast Iron support team, we were still unable to get this working.
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        Return on Investment

        IBM

        • The product helped us ensure our API’s are secured, helped us to build trust with our customers and partners
        • The TAT to doing integration using traditional methods like VPN etc has improved cos of API Connect by 80%
        • The cost of maintenance of the product is way lower than any other tech product we are using.
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        IBM

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