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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 5.7 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

WSO2 API Manager

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?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

IBM App Connect
8.5
WSO2 API Manager
Pre-built connectors
IBM App Connect
8.0
WSO2 API Manager
Connector modification
IBM App Connect
8.5
WSO2 API Manager
Support for real-time and batch integration
IBM App Connect
8.5
WSO2 API Manager
Data quality services
IBM App Connect
9.0
WSO2 API Manager
Data security features
IBM App Connect
8.5
WSO2 API Manager
Monitoring console
IBM App Connect
8.5
WSO2 API Manager

API Management

IBM App Connect
WSO2 API Manager
5.1
API access control
IBM App Connect
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
Rate limits and usage policies
IBM App Connect
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
API usage data
IBM App Connect
WSO2 API Manager
1.0
API user onboarding
IBM App Connect
WSO2 API Manager
4.0
API versioning
IBM App Connect
WSO2 API Manager
9.0
Usage billing and payments
IBM App Connect
WSO2 API Manager
5.0
API monitoring and logging
IBM App Connect
WSO2 API Manager
1.0

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

WSO2 API Manager

  • Nice API store-front capability
  • Management of users and permissions
Anonymous | 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

WSO2 API Manager

  • Installation of this product is a hell. You need to be an expert to get this running together with WSO2 Analytics. It uses a really confusing method of "port + 1" to connect extra products. I guess this was meant to provide a handy way to add new WSO2 products. In reality you'll need to scroll through numerous config files to set this straight. If you use this out of the box, everything will work all right. But the moment you add SSL certificates, DNS names and you'll need special ports to configure your firewall, this product becomes unmaintainable.
  • The "Store" provides a nice way to group API's. However, the "Publisher" does not... if you have more than 30 API's searching for API's becomes really annoying.
  • The number of configs in this product is huge. As a developer myself, I've never seen (and definitely never created) a product that needed that much config files. Installation and maintenance of products should be stupidly simple, since no developer nor infrastructure person wants to learn something that "just" needs to be a tool.. opposed to being a whole new area of expertise. After using WSO2 API Manager for a while, we wanted to change the admin password... this should be simple enough, like just change the password in "Carbon." But nope. The whole WSO2 environment crashed. We just gave up. Too dangerous.
  • Why so many different "products"? Publisher, Store, Carbon, and numerous hidden interfaces. Analytics, ESB whatever... No wonder there are so many config files and port issues. Make it simple!!!
Anonymous | 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

WSO2 API Manager

No score
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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

WSO2 API Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

WSO2 API Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

WSO2 API Manager

IBM API Manager is a better enterprise wide tool.
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

WSO2 API Manager

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM App Connect

General

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

WSO2 API Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM App Connect
8.5
WSO2 API Manager
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

IBM App Connect
9.0
WSO2 API Manager

Usability

IBM App Connect
8.0
WSO2 API Manager

Support Rating

IBM App Connect
8.0
WSO2 API Manager

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