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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect is ideal for consolidating data from a wide array of sources. It supports multiple file and data formats and handles interconversions seamlessly. Reporting atop this application is also a very straightforward process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BizTalk

BizTalk is well suited as middleware. Where you wish to translate an input file into an output file and send it to some endpoint. In our case, we used it to convert and send files to SAP. In many ways, it very flexible, and you can do almost anything you want with it. In many ways, it's a better solution than your SAP XI or PI as middleware, since it's much less expensive, and allows you do interface with non-SAP systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

IBM App Connect
8.5
Microsoft BizTalk
Pre-built connectors
IBM App Connect
8.0
Microsoft BizTalk
Connector modification
IBM App Connect
8.5
Microsoft BizTalk
Support for real-time and batch integration
IBM App Connect
8.5
Microsoft BizTalk
Data quality services
IBM App Connect
9.0
Microsoft BizTalk
Data security features
IBM App Connect
8.5
Microsoft BizTalk
Monitoring console
IBM App Connect
8.5
Microsoft BizTalk

Pros

IBM App Connect

  • Securely expose APIs to Intranet/Internet
  • The pn-premise set up of API Connect is fairly easier compared to Apigee.
  • The development of API proxy is fairly easy.
Praveen P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BizTalk

  • It is very user friendly. Users can change rules during run time and change workflow.
  • Huge capacity for queueing messages. It supports all types of adapters like Oracle, Salesforce, SMTP, FTP, etc. Also users can built custom adaptors.
  • If users want to dynamically deploy their solution without any downtime, this is a perfect solution. BizTalk will be a good fit, especially for public-facing websites.
  • Well-proven in the market. I used it when developing a website for Virgin Trains, catering more than 800K user requests per day.
  • Helps in load balancing.
Viral Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM App Connect

  • The UI crashed constantly while trying to develop integrations.
  • The UI was not nearly as intuitive as many of its competitors in the iPaaS space, which lead to a much larger learning curve.
Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BizTalk

  • Microsoft BizTalk is over engineered for some situtations
  • Microsoft BizTalk can be frustrating to use as it forces you to use the GUI as opposed to code
  • Microsoft BizTalk is very resource intensive to create integrations
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the best on-premise application to cloud integration in the market. I guess IBM is planning to integrate IBM App Connect with the IBM API Connect solution.
Praveen P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BizTalk

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 8.0
Based on 1 answer
You can do some really powerful things with this system. The overall design is an attempt to make configurable some of the routine tasks/common functionality, but allow for development/customization of the core of the application.
Jennifer Hinz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BizTalk

Microsoft BizTalk 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft BizTalk is not an intuitive product. It requires many hours of looking through the settings to achieve what you need. Using 3rd party DLLs is a nightmare as you are forced to register them in the GAC of the server and this process is quite cumbersome just to use a DLL.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Support is good, however it takes longer than expected to get responses. When bugs are reported they often seem to fall into a black hole.
Jennifer Hinz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BizTalk

Microsoft BizTalk 9.3
Based on 2 answers
BizTalk Server has been supported for more than 15 years. It is well proven in the market. Microsoft has provided excellent support with technical issues.
Viral Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM App Connect

WebSphereCast Iron is preferred for our sales and delivery teams over Informatica. We find the products and teams for WebSphere Cast Iron easier to work with here and find WebSphere Cast Iron better when integrating with non-Salesforce systems. WebSphere Cast Iron struggles to compete with Jitterbit in most customer and project segments when Salesforce is involved in the system integrations. Jitterbit is highly aligned with the Salesforce product roadmap and features, including Lightning Connect and Wave Analytics Cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BizTalk

BizTalk was selected here mainly because it is easy to integrate to a .NET application (most of them are Web Service, WCF SOAP, WCF REST and Web API) and many backend databases are Microsoft SQL Server. Another benefit is that the monitoring job is easy to set up and centralize with other .NET application monitoring jobs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM App Connect

  • I don't see any negative Impact .
  • I like using this tool to do my job.
  • I am comfortable using this tool.
Kumar vijay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BizTalk

  • A positive impact has been the quicker turnaround time of a part request and that part showing up in SAP using Biztalk as middleware.
  • A somewhat negative impact has been the somewhat insufficient error logging/message capture settings that Biztalk provide. This has caused occasional delays when attempted to create parts for the business.
  • A somewhat negative impact has been the need to have a specialized developer who understands Biztalk to troubleshoot issues with the Biztalk and SAP interaction when creating parts, and when adding new fields to the parts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM App Connect

General

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

Microsoft BizTalk

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM App Connect
8.5
Microsoft BizTalk
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

IBM App Connect
9.0
Microsoft BizTalk

Usability

IBM App Connect
8.0
Microsoft BizTalk
5.0

Support Rating

IBM App Connect
8.0
Microsoft BizTalk
9.3

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