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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Stoplight

API mocking, testing, and sharing are all built in functions for StopLight that work quite well. They even have functionality for generating OAI and RAML code as well, which is a huge plus. AS for as areas where StopLight is not appropriate, if you're doing anything other than API testing, StopLight may not be appropriate for use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

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

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

Stoplight

  • OpenAPI support
  • Markdown supports
  • Git integration
Anonymous | 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

Stoplight

  • Simplicity of set up. Although it's not difficult, there are tools out there that are easier to set up for testing endpoints.
  • Again, it's perfectly functional, but some competitors I think have a more user friendly UI to them.
Anonymous | 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

Stoplight

I'd like to also throw Runscope and Fiddler into the mix. Between StopLight and all these competitors, we've chosen StopLight primarily for the support, ease of use, and reliability. Most tools out there today are top-notch, so it really comes down to personal preference and different use-cases. Having used other API testing frameworks, StopLight definitely stacks up against the competition.
Anonymous | 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

Stoplight

  • Increased efficiency
  • Improved comminication between backeend and frontend
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM API Connect

General

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

IBM API Connect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Stoplight

General

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

Stoplight Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Starter$992
Pro$3993
  1. Up to 3 Users
  2. Up to 10 Users
  3. Unlimited Projects
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM API Connect
8.6
Stoplight
8.8

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