IBM API Connect vs. Sikka Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM API Connect
Score 9.0 out of 10
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IBM API Connect is a scalable API solution that helps organizations implement a robust API strategy by creating, exposing, managing and monetizing an entire API ecosystem across multiple clouds. As businesses embrace their digital transformation journey, APIs become critical to unlock the value of business data and assets. With increasing adoption of APIs, consistency and governance are needed across the enterprise. API Connect aims to help businesses…N/A
Sikka Software
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Sikka Software is an application programming interface (API) management offering.N/A
Pricing
IBM API ConnectSikka Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM API ConnectSikka Software
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
IBM API ConnectSikka Software
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
IBM API Connect
9.1
23 Ratings
11% above category average
Sikka Software
6.0
1 Ratings
30% below category average
API access control9.423 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.518 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data8.923 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding8.923 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments8.716 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging9.023 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM API ConnectSikka Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(23 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Usability
7.5
(15 ratings)
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User Testimonials
IBM API ConnectSikka Software
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
IBM API Connect is well-suited for large enterprises seeking robust API management capabilities, especially in scenarios involving the creation, deployment, security, and monitoring of numerous APIs. It excels in securely sharing data with external partners or customers and is valuable for complex integration projects that involve legacy applications, cloud services, or microservices, making it an ideal choice for organizations undergoing digital transformation and modernization efforts.
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Sikka Software Corporation
Sikka is well suited to running analytical reports in excel format. This allows for further analysis and data manipulation. Our company uses the data to calculate bonuses, make scheduling decisions and budget preparation
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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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Sikka Software Corporation
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Cons
IBM
  • Though it is easy to operate, at the beginning, it might be hard to configure if you're new to it.
  • More video tutorials are required as it is hard to follow text documentation.
  • Sometimes, support takes a number of days to reply to your query.
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Sikka Software Corporation
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Usability
IBM
It is easy to get a hang of the basic functionality in no amount of time. The complete interface is quite intuitive for a developer and overall friendly. Additionally, the support is really good and the support team at IBM are product champions and consultants who helped us at every stage to ensure a faster adoption.
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Sikka Software Corporation
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
API Connect was far more mature, far quicker than Kong. It was clear a few years ago that API Connect features such as Applications and Product groupings were the way forward as Kong was at the time lacking these but planning to replicate them in their roadmaps
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Sikka Software Corporation
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • I consider IBM API Connect as a business capability enabler - the ROI level is practically secondary.
  • With this platform at the core, associated architectural framework and guardrails ensure that we can progress with distributed development and automation in autonomous teams - a key factor to deliver required time to market performance.
  • At this time, security and trust is key. A flexible yet secure API manager layer is necessary to ensure our relationships with partners and customers.
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Sikka Software Corporation
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