IBM API Connect vs. Choreo by WSO2

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM API Connect
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
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
WSO2 Choreo
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Since WSO2's June 2021 acquisition of Platformer, the company now offers and supports Choreo, the former Platform IPaaS and low-code cloud native engineering for API Developers.
$0
1 project, up to 5 components
Pricing
IBM API ConnectChoreo by WSO2
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
1 project, up to 5 components. $100 in Choreo infrastructure credits per month.
Pay-As-You-Go
$150
per month Up to 10 projects and 30 components. $150 per component per month. Pass-through infrastructure costs.
Enterprise
Custom Quote
per year Unlimited projects and components. Discounts based on annual commitments available. Pass-through infrastructure costs, or use a data plane.
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM API ConnectWSO2 Choreo
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details1 step is a maximum of 500ms of compute time. An incoming event, message, or outgoing API call is a minimum of 1 step.
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IBM API ConnectChoreo by WSO2
Top Pros
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Features
IBM API ConnectChoreo by WSO2
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
IBM API Connect
9.2
24 Ratings
13% above category average
Choreo by WSO2
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Ratings
API access control9.524 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.719 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data9.024 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding9.324 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments8.817 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging9.124 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
IBM API Connect
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Ratings
Choreo by WSO2
8.1
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Ease of building user interfaces00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Platform management overhead00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Workflow engine capability00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Platform access control00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Services-enabled integration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Development environment creation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Development environment replication00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Issue recovery00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM API ConnectChoreo by WSO2
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(24 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(16 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM API ConnectChoreo by WSO2
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
I love the IBM API Connect features, performance, and security level for all our business data. The workload balancing and integration with other third-party products are very simple. The data migration speed is beneficial, especially for time management, and creating process reports through IBM API Connect is incredible.
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WSO2
While you are developing your code, my case is codes for bots, you'll have more power and if you have an API ally that shows forecasts of latencies and throughputs: Choreo by WS02 is that friend. It is very ideal in giving insights on intelligent data mapping, code anomalies as you develop the codes or applications.
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Pros
IBM
  • High security with multiple types of authentication so no need to worry about security.
  • API creation, automation and management all can be done form a single interface which guarantees security and increases efficiency.
  • Highly rated among it's competitors which proves it has given a good service over the years.
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WSO2
  • Provides feedback in real time which sorts most of the API performance challenges.
  • Displays the estimated application performance as you compose your code.
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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
  • Latency curves may be inaccurate sometimes or provide over/under estimates
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Usability
IBM
IBM API Connect may be less appropriate for small-scale projects with minimal API management requirements, where simpler and more cost-effective solutions suffice. Organizations lacking the necessary technical expertise or resources to harness its full potential may face implementation challenges. In static environments with infrequent API changes or limited developer engagement, the platform's comprehensive features may be excessive for the task at hand.
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WSO2
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
IBM
There are two main reasons for choosing IBM over others. 1) Pricing 2) The conversation during the sales stage. The team at IBM understood our requirements and acted as consultants instead of sales people. They genuinely focused on providing a solution to our pain points which reflected during the implementation and continued after go-live in the form of technical support
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WSO2
No answers on this topic
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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WSO2
  • over 90 percent accuracy in performance prediction of bots under development
  • It's possible to trace on faulty codes, down to the machine-level details.
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ScreenShots

WSO2 Choreo Screenshots

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