IBM API Management vs. Choreo by WSO2

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM API Management
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
IBM API management enables creation and management of web application programming interfaces (API).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 ManagementChoreo 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 ManagementWSO2 Choreo
Free Trial
NoNo
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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Features
IBM API ManagementChoreo by WSO2
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
IBM API Management
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Choreo by WSO2
-
Ratings
API access control8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
IBM API Management
-
Ratings
Choreo by WSO2
8.1
1 Ratings
0% 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 ManagementChoreo by WSO2
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM API ManagementChoreo by WSO2
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
If you are truly using IBM API Management for an API gateway, you will be ok. if you start trying to build custom scripts to transform messages complex in nature, it will soon become unmanageable.
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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
  • Import APIs - We have an existing inventory of APIs and services, so having an easy import process was required. IBM provides the ability to import Swagger so the process was quick and easy.
  • Service Offerings - Can create plans to control various model offerings for varying clients depending on the need. You are not locked into a tier structure and can customize if a need arises.
  • API Usage - visibility into the use of an API with a wealth of reporting information allows you to support an API from a production use to trending and forecasting any future growth.
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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
  • Troubleshooting deployment pipeline - identifying issues with your api based on restrictions through a deployment pipeline is difficult. If a quality assurance environment is less stringent than a production environment, making sure your api is accessible and configured appropriately is tough.
  • Code level scripting is limited to javascript and xslt. so if any complex fanning needs to occur, you are limited in tooling.
  • Administration is more cumbersome than it needs to be. There are roles/profiles that are defined, but to use a group email for the approval or use of an api needs to managed better. A more thorough thought process needs to be defined - which I think IBM is tackling as an improvement.
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WSO2
  • Latency curves may be inaccurate sometimes or provide over/under estimates
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
There are a lot of similarities between Apigee Edge and IBM API Management. Some of the differences at the time of this posting is... 1) IBM APIM/C integrates better with other products. Dynatrace is used to track API and service specifics with the ability to offload those statistics for operational reporting. 2) If you are evolving from DataPower, IBM API Management is a logical choice to support additional REST APIs. 3) Generating keys is simple. Integration of those keys with a secure data vault is easy as well for your consumer.
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WSO2
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
IBM
  • Centralizing on an API management platform was imperative. Being able to support SOAP UIs as well as REST APIs was required. Because of the tooling, service inventory and provisioning can be managed - regardless of the pricing and cost structures are used.
  • Constructing plans that provide tiering options based on rate limits help in onboarding new consumers. The lesser cost in onboarding through an API gateway outweighs the cost of modifying/configuring an API to handle multiple clients.
  • Defining guidance and onboarding practices while rolling out the product also helps in the adoption, reference architecture, and governance that can save your company money.
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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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