10 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100
107 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM DataPower Gateway

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

Microsoft Application Server has been incredible this past year during COVID. Previously I would have said that we could go without it, but after this past season, I’m glad we have utilized it. Without having this software set up prior to COVID, we would have been in a tough situation. I mention COVID a lot because we were able to continue our work almost seamlessly this entire year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
8.7
IDE support
IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
7.9
Security management
IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
9.9
Administration and management
IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
8.5
Application server performance
IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
9.9
Installation
IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
7.9
Open-source standards compliance
IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
8.0

Pros

IBM DataPower Gateway

  • 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.
Amanda Erlank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

  • Enables you to host on-prem and legacy applications remotely without the complexity.
  • MS Application Server has been rock solid and requires very little maintenance.
  • You have the ability to manage your on-prem and legacy applications in one centralized location.
  • Applications are very fast and responsive even while being access remotely.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM DataPower Gateway

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

  • Wish MS Application Server has support for more third-party providers.
  • Patching the server requires reboots which is a common issue with MS hotfixes and service packs.
  • Cheaper technical support options from Microsoft would be great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM DataPower Gateway

IBM DataPower Gateway 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Cost of the appliance
Amanda Erlank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

IBM DataPower Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Application Server

Microsoft Application Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have found Microsoft Application Server to be incredibly easy to use. I have used dozens of similar programs and have always struggled to navigate through all the functions. So far I have been able to adapt and learn this software with ease. I rarely run into a problem that I wasn’t easily able to move forward on with a few tips.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM DataPower Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Application Server

Microsoft Application Server 9.0
Based on 5 answers
MS Application Server has been great for our company it has enabled us to free up IT staff and lowered the maintenance costs of our internal application maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM DataPower Gateway

No answers on this topic

Microsoft Application Server

It has a similar feature to what Microsoft Application Server has but at a greater cost and also having to deal with another vendor when we could use a full Microsoft Stack for better training and support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM DataPower Gateway

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

  • We are able to perform our accounting and timekeeping tasks in a worry free environment
  • Are employees are able to do their functions quicker, therefore leaving more time to focus on our children and clients.
  • We purchased the server at a great price at a time we were willing to pay just about any amount of money to purchase a new server since we the server we had previously crashed.
Frances LeClair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM DataPower Gateway

General

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

Microsoft Application Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM DataPower Gateway
8.2
Microsoft Application Server
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

IBM DataPower Gateway
7.0
Microsoft Application Server

Usability

IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
10.0

Support Rating

IBM DataPower Gateway
Microsoft Application Server
9.0

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