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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM API Connect

IBM API Connect is well suited for on-premises installation. We also have flexible cloud-hosted plans managed by IBM Cloud. Flexible options for API Security, consumer organization, easier UI-based API development options, and great workflow for product lifecycle management are unparalleled and would be a great fit for any organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

InterSystems Ensemble

  • Best suited for fast development with a fundamental emphasis on object orientation
  • Prohibitive costs for very small integration projects
Nigel Timothy Bloom-Salm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

IBM API Connect
9.0
InterSystems Ensemble
API access control
IBM API Connect
9.3
InterSystems Ensemble
Rate limits and usage policies
IBM API Connect
9.6
InterSystems Ensemble
API usage data
IBM API Connect
8.7
InterSystems Ensemble
API user onboarding
IBM API Connect
9.0
InterSystems Ensemble
API versioning
IBM API Connect
9.3
InterSystems Ensemble
Usage billing and payments
IBM API Connect
8.3
InterSystems Ensemble
API monitoring and logging
IBM API Connect
9.0
InterSystems Ensemble

Pros

IBM API Connect

  • Enhanced security with client id and client secret features.
  • Easy to deploy API changes through automation.
  • Good UI to manage APIs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

InterSystems Ensemble

  • Easy to use: The simplicity of its programming language allows fast learning. Visual environment to generate complex code.
  • Robust: A fall of the system will not be a problem. Never again will information of the transactions in progress be lost. Never more messages lost.
  • Connect to the world: The most popular connection is possible to implement quickly. FTP, File folder, TCP, SMPT, REST.... all method are ready to use. Only define "where" and "how"
Francisco Lopez de las Heras | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM API Connect

  • Can be a learning curve for beginners
  • API management configuration tool can be simplified more
  • UI can be improved more
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

InterSystems Ensemble

  • Given that Ensemble and Cache are one of if not the only true fully object orientated database/development technologies for massive transactional data systems its customizability is extensive and it just comes down to the creativity of the developer to get the products to pretty much do whatever they want to do with it. However, this is not necessarily obvious to newcomers to the technology.
  • The developer community could do with greater participation from the software developers/application specialists and engineers within InterSystems.
  • More extensive documentation and greater access to proven working solutions particularly in the realm of some of the lesser known or new and upcoming technologies.
Nigel Timothy Bloom-Salm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM API Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InterSystems Ensemble

InterSystems Ensemble 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have yet to raise an issue with InterSystems WRC that they have been unable to resolve to my satisfaction in the 20+ years that I have worked with their products.
Nigel Timothy Bloom-Salm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM API Connect

The power of IBM APIC is much more in contrast to Apigee or any other product of the same domain because it is having DataPower as the backbone which allows for easy integrating with almost any platform, providing the highest level of security, handling millions of transactions at wire speed and also capable of transforming the message content as and when required. Secondly, it acts as a unified portal for all the services and we can manage all the API's from a single place and make changes. We can look for any services here, it acts as a repository for all the organization services and we can assign specific audience to specific services.
Rahul Malik | TrustRadius Reviewer

InterSystems Ensemble

Mirth is another integration platform that we have used but its development, in Java, made us always create new methods every time a new product was integrated. Every connection process had to be developed from the beginning and it was not easy to reuse code. Nor did it allow us to have an extensive catalog of HL7 messaging, having to perform the validation of each and every one of its fields manually.
Francisco Lopez de las Heras | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM API Connect

  • 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.
Abhijeet Davane | TrustRadius Reviewer

InterSystems Ensemble

  • We have integrated 5 laboratories in a treatment monitoring system in less than a month of development. Being able to integrate the following in a period no longer than a week.
Francisco Lopez de las Heras | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

IBM API Connect

InterSystems Ensemble

Pricing Details

IBM API Connect

General

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

InterSystems Ensemble

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM API Connect
8.6
InterSystems Ensemble
9.0

Usability

IBM API Connect
InterSystems Ensemble
9.0

Support Rating

IBM API Connect
InterSystems Ensemble
9.0

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