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Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    IBM DataPower Gateway

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Magic xpa Application Platform

    70%
    Magic xpa Application Platform ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Security management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Administration and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Application server performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Installation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Open-source standards compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM DataPower Gateway is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    IBM DataPower Gateway

    82%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Magic xpa Application Platform

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.0

    IBM DataPower Gateway

    70%
    1 Rating

    Magic xpa Application Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    WebSphere DataPower Gateway is really beneficial if you are trying to integrate two or more systems. It provides you with comfort and peace of mind by creating a DMZ zone for the services which are going out of the intranet to hit external clients APIs. It is greatly recommended if you have a very high volume service or API which is being used by a majority of clients because it has a dedicated physical box present which takes care of memory, CPU and all such stuff. So, all your transactions happen at wire-speed.
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    Magic Software Enterprises

    In our experience, the product performs really well when interfacing systems with ERP's through SQL server database tables, but we've even made some interfaces with the web service functionality included with the magic xpi integration platform. Also, we've made some SAP Business One - SAP Business One interfaces, for copying information from one company to another and even between two different ERP systems.
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    Pros

    IBM

    • The most obvious thing that DataPower does exceptionally well is security. All the built-in supported security capabilities allow us to isolate most security tasks to DataPower and as a result "protect" down steam services/systems to have to deal with security.
    • DataPower is very good at protocol conversion and as it is usually used on the edge allows you to narrow down the protocols used between the companies public and private networks.
    • The appliance concept makes maintenance, recovery and, management so much simpler.
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    Magic Software Enterprises

    • The UI is really simple to use, you have source/destination mapping for the items.
    • The scheduler gives you a lot of options when executing the models.
    • The error handling is usually pretty good and the errors can be corrected fast.
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    Cons

    IBM

    • The old interface is being really missed by our team as the new WebUI interface is not that intuitive or easy to work with. It takes a lot of time to load. There should be an inbuilt wizard for creating a Rest service as well like there is for an XML based service.
    • IBM support is very knowledgeable but it's not that easy to reach them. They don't release the fix patches very soon which also becomes a big issue in certain situations where critical projects are involved.
    • Lastly, DataPower has its steep learning curve and it requires time and effort on your end to gain full control and make the most of the advanced features which it offers. Finding the right resource in the market is not that easy.
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    Magic Software Enterprises

    • Although the scenarios may be online, the main service usually freezes and the processes can't transact any data. With a single restart of the service, the processes will be functioning again.
    • The support for more applications would be nice, even though there is a nice number of them. Most of the main applications in the market are supported.
    • The licensing for the software may be a little confusing; you can't buy individual licenses as they come in packages of four.
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    Pricing Details

    IBM DataPower Gateway

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM DataPower Gateway editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Magic xpa Application Platform

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Magic xpa Application Platform 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

        Cost of the appliance
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        Magic Software Enterprises

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        IBM

        No answers on this topic

        Magic Software Enterprises

        Honestly, we have only used and evaluated magic xpi/xpa platforms because of the recommendation of our SAP Business One main supplier, who has previously used the platform for their developments. So far, we have no regrets with the acquisition of the platform and we are very happy with its performance.
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        Return on Investment

        IBM

        • It has really taken our business to the next level. We have expanded and integrated with so many new vendors and for all those integrations DataPower is serving as our security gateway.
        • We don't have to depend on any other tool for doing the load balancing of the incoming requests as that is also taken care inside the WebSphere DataPower Gateway box itself, thereby distributing the load equally.
        • It has made our platform much more secure, uniform and robust to deal with any kind of incoming message format or threat as well due to its latest security mechanisms and huge processing power.
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        Magic Software Enterprises

        • The implementation time for this kind of projects has been greatly reduced.
        • Certifying an In-House resource in the Magix xpi and xpa platforms is probably the best option, considering all of the projects that can be developed in the future without the need of an external consultant.
        • The processes that have been automatized with the Magic xpi platform helped reduce human error and the time those processes took to finish.
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