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Feature Set Ratings

    API Management

    8.9

    IBM API Connect

    89%

    Stoplight

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

    API access control

    9.1
    91%
    11 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%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API user onboarding

    8.9
    89%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API versioning

    9.1
    91%
    11 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%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Stoplight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    IBM API Connect

    85%
    11 Ratings
    9.0

    Stoplight

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    IBM API Connect enables optimal management of connectivity between systems and efficient integration of services. It is well suited for use as an API gateway, facilitating the tracking of all processes and monitoring interactions and efficiently controlling traffic. It provides the ability to be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, generating the flexibility required in our organization
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    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.
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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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    Stoplight

    • OpenAPI support
    • Markdown supports
    • Git integration
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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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    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.
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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

      Stoplight

      Starting Price

      $0 Up to 3 Users

      Editions & Modules

      Stoplight editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Free01
      Starter992
      Pro3993

      Footnotes

      1. Up to 3 Users
      2. Up to 10 Users
      3. Unlimited Projects

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      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.
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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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      Stoplight

      • Increased efficiency
      • Improved comminication between backeend and frontend
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