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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM API Connect ranks higher in 1 feature set: API Management

API Management

8.9

IBM API Connect

89%
8.3

WSO2 API Manager

83%
IBM API Connect ranks higher in 5/7 features

API access control

9.1
91%
12 Ratings
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

Rate limits and usage policies

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

API usage data

8.4
84%
12 Ratings
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

API user onboarding

8.9
89%
12 Ratings
7.5
75%
4 Ratings

API versioning

9.1
91%
12 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Usage billing and payments

8.1
81%
5 Ratings
8.5
85%
4 Ratings

API monitoring and logging

8.8
88%
12 Ratings
7.6
76%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • WSO2 API Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

IBM API Connect

85%
12 Ratings
8.9

WSO2 API Manager

89%
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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WSO2

It's free! No argument can win a fight with that! And it's the only reason I gave it a 5. If you have no money to spend, and a simple environment you'll have a nice product. But free does come with a price. After 5 years we're still struggling with ports, and analytics (it just won't work without any errors caused by some configuration somewhere). An API Manager should work out of the box. The only configuration expertise that any developer wants to invest in, is the configuration of API's. Not the product itself... Anyone who've seen the training material, just for installing this thing will agree that this is not the way to go. Of all the API Managers out there (we've tried 4), WSO2 is the only one were you need to know how this dragon of a java application works internally. Did I already mention the humongous amount of config files?
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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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WSO2

  • Authentication based on OAuth 2.0 and HTTP Basic Authentication.
  • Rate Limiting applied at different levels like Subscriber, API, Resource and Backend.
  • Monitoring by exporting the metrics in Prometheus and traces in Jaeger.
  • Mediation to perform transformation, orchestration etc.
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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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WSO2

  • Better QA testing prior to releases rollout
  • Better support needed
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Pricing Details

IBM API Connect

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

IBM API Connect editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    WSO2 API Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    WSO2 API Manager 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

      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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      WSO2

      Providing better capabilities comparing the overall API lifecycle management, especially the availability of API Integration layer and a strong identity layer of their own which provides an end-to-end API ecosystem that would be advantageous in terms of a large software development initiative.
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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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      WSO2

      • We've moved away from legacy SOAP services where nobody knew what services was used by who. WSO2 eliminated at least 90% of time spend on any service.
      • Creating API's (or actually creating the API Management layer...) is so simple that new developers can get away with it in no time. Again, real time gainer.
      • Since creating API's is so simple, developers are very fast in adopting a kind of "Domain thinking". In comparison with Azure API Manager: Azure does not demand knowledge of "how" the product works, but it's definitely more difficult to get an API up and running in Azure. And for some reason, azure does not promote clean domain driven architecture. Domain Driven architecture is the greatest time saver strategy possible. And WSO2 fits nicely in there.
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