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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud Data Integration

    8.8

    IBM App Connect

    88%

    WSO2 API Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM App Connect ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pre-built connectors

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Connector modification

    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for real-time and batch integration

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data quality services

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data security features

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring console

    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API Management

    IBM App Connect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    WSO2 API Manager

    83%
    WSO2 API Manager ranks higher in 7/7 features

    API access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings

    Rate limits and usage policies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings

    API usage data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    4 Ratings

    API user onboarding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    API versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Usage billing and payments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    4 Ratings

    API monitoring and logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM App Connect is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    IBM App Connect

    90%
    7 Ratings
    8.9

    WSO2 API Manager

    89%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    IBM App Connect

    90%
    1 Rating

    WSO2 API Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    IBM App Connect

    80%
    1 Rating

    WSO2 API Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    IBM App Connect

    80%
    4 Ratings

    WSO2 API Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    - great when you need to integrate applications without any message lost or duplicated and when transnationality is important - if you need the highest throughput possible and not much (or not at all) mapping is required, a system like Kafka is more appropriate
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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

    • Just the ability to display and consume data through a single dashboard makes this a great application for our business purposes.
    • With the ability to consume their exposed API, data validation and manipulation becomes a breeze.
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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 development and the transformation capability is not so great. I believe IBM is looking to incorporate some of features of IBM APP Connect into API Connect.
    • The authentications features are no way close to CA API Management (f.k.a Laye r7).
    • The development experience is not as good as Apigee's.
    • The GUI should be improved. Maybe the product team should see the other API management tools in their offering.
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    WSO2

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

    IBM App Connect

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM App Connect 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

      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

        Likelihood to Renew

        IBM

        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.
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        WSO2

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        IBM

        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.
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        WSO2

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        IBM

        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.
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        WSO2

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        IBM

        We did not select Cast Iron as our iPaaS solution, it was the weakest competitor in the field that we evaluated. Our experience was that it was not nearly as easy to learn, without in-depth training and guidance, and the developer UI was extremely buggy. We subjected each of the vendors to a battery of integrations, from simple to challenging, and it fell short on each one. One of the most simple integrations was grabbing a CSV file from an FTP source, parsing the data, doing a small amount of transformation, then inserting that data into an Azure MSSQL DB. After 2 hours on the phone with the Cast Iron support team, we were still unable to get this working.
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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

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