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TIBCO Cloud API Management
Formerly TIBCO Cloud Mashery

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What is TIBCO Cloud API Management?

TIBCO Cloud API Management (formerly Mashery) is a full lifecycle API management solution.

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Good way to go!

7 out of 10
November 05, 2020
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I'm using TIBCO Mashery on a daily basis. Entire Travel Insurance backend is using it to provide an API gateway solution and also address …
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Mashery API

7 out of 10
April 06, 2020
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Mashery is being used as an API management tool fronting our public API to clients. Used across the whole organization. It allows the …
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  • API access control (23)
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  • Rate limits and usage policies (23)
    7.7
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  • API user onboarding (22)
    7.5
    75%
  • API usage data (23)
    7.2
    72%
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What is TIBCO Cloud API Management?

TIBCO Cloud API Management (formerly Mashery) is a full lifecycle API management solution.

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Product Demos

TIBCO Cloud API Management Demo Pt 2: Secure, Manage and Analyze APIs

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TIBCO Cloud API Management Demo Pt 1: Create, Integrate and Productize APIs

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Features

API Management

API management handles technical things like user permissions, version control,and security, in addition to business items like documentation and pricing

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Product Details

What is TIBCO Cloud API Management?

Digital businesses requires an API platform to enable API-led innovation and agility, new business models, and enterprise-scale security to protect your assets.

TIBCO Cloud™ API Management (formerly known as TIBCO Cloud Mashery) delivers full lifecycle API management capabilities for enterprises adopting cloud-native development and deployment practices, such as DevOps, Microservices, and Containers. It provides a rich set of capabilities including API creation, productization, security, and analytics, alongside tooling needed to support API development, mediation, and event-driven initiatives.

TIBCO Cloud API Management Features

API Management Features

  • Supported: API access control
  • Supported: Rate limits and usage policies
  • Supported: API usage data
  • Supported: API user onboarding
  • Supported: API versioning
  • Supported: API monitoring and logging

Additional Features

  • Supported: API Modeling, Mocking and Testing
  • Supported: Public API portal
  • Supported: Deploy anywhere
  • Supported: Custom lifecycle governance
  • Supported: Advanced analytics

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TIBCO Cloud API Management Demo Pt 1: Create, Integrate and Productize APIs
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TIBCO Cloud API Management Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsSaaS deployment does not require OS
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAll
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

TIBCO Cloud API Management (formerly Mashery) is a full lifecycle API management solution.

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Reviewers rate API access control highest, with a score of 8.4.

The most common users of TIBCO Cloud API Management are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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November 05, 2020

Good way to go!

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I'm using TIBCO Mashery on a daily basis. Entire Travel Insurance backend is using it to provide an API gateway solution and also address authentication and authorization for our API partner. It also adds one level of security for API endpoints.

Also our API partner uses this for both authentication and authorization.
  • Updating endpoint quick.
  • Cache during endpoint update.
  • Security for endpoints.
  • UI needs improvement
  • Very less documentation
  • Need forum to discuss the issue and address it.
We have scenario with multiple partners using multiple authentication method for accessing TuGo API. Mashery supports most of them. That's the good part . Creating and cloning endpoint and assigning packages via UI is not a great experience. It's kinda a pain. Need to improve UI in such a way that when you create something, it should ask for all parameters needed in tab. It's very un-useful to have different pages to go to.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using Mashery as API gateway. We use it company wide. It provides the whole platform for developers and enables them to integrate their apps with our product.
  • Manages API routing.
  • Provides authorisation.
  • Lack of API to define configuration.
  • Not compliant with modern API specification.
  • Web interface.
It is well suited for small company with couple of endpoints and small number of users.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
TIBCO Mashery is used as an API gateway across the business applications and also in the legacy stack. TIBCO Mashery as an API Management Layer helps quickly deploying APIs and easily set the policies on them.
It is very easy to set the rate limits, plans, quotas, security policies across the set of APIs.
  • Applying principles and policies on the APIs.
  • Supports various authentications schems like oauth, hash signature, jwt, etc.
  • Easy grouping of APIs and categorization makes the task very easy.
  • API monetization.
  • SaaS full support on Azure, GCP cloud.
  • IaaS version needs software stability for glitches across on-prem deployments.
Mashery is well suited for any organisation however big or small, wherein there is a need to deploy the APIs to be accessed in secure mechanism.
If APIs needs to be accessed via external or internal world then TIBCO Mashery is an excellent choice of API management solution.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
TIBCO Cloud Mashery is being used across several organizations to maintain consistency across all of our API usage. Since we are a SaaS company, we have several APIs in use and several different departments that use them. Especially now that we are moving quickly to cloud native solutions, including containers, we need the ability to standardize processes.
  • Communication.
  • Ease of use.
  • Detailed.
  • Sales team needs to be aggressive on pricing.
  • Support needs to be more proactive.
  • Better customer feedback.
TIBCO Cloud Mashery was very helpful in enabling us to move for on prod solutions similar to our products and then enable us to have a more robust cloud native solution. The transition was seamless and we had no major issues. The tool is perfect for our SaaS solution and they were easy to work with.
Harry Vyt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tibco Cloud Mashery is used for all external API calls entering our organization, whether it's from mobile apps, websites, or third party providers and partners. It allows us to secure access by identifying callers, throttling traffic, and encrypting data entering the network. With ever increasing communication demands from the entire organization, Mashery acts as a cloud-based gateway, and relieves us of maintenance, while providing a worldwide network of access point.
  • Seamless operation, maintained without downtime.
  • Around the clock operation and support.
  • Supports advanced security measures.
  • Traffic monitoring has limited usefulness.
  • Conceptual design is not intuitive, complicating administration.
  • Hardly any integration with other Tibco products.
  • Some throttling changes require intervention by support.
Tibco Cloud Mashery is particularly useful for light traffic on the world wide web, that needs securing and/or throttling, with the additional advantage that your company does not need to acquire the necessary competence and resources. Traffic based invoicing makes it less attractive for very intensive communication; other Mashery solutions are better suited in such cases. Also recommended as a stepping stone, if your company needs to enter the API market quickly.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
TIBCO Cloud Mashery is used as the company API Gateway for many different digital solutions. We use it with all our mobile applications and web portals. It is used in different business areas and solutions.
  • Traffic management at scale
  • Security for APIs
  • API mashups
  • CI/CD integrations
  • Support for open API
  • Documentation portal
TIBCO Cloud Mashery is well suited for microservice architecture. For us, it plays a significant role in securing the access to our backend services.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We currently use TIBCO Mashery as our customer API platform to provide access to our API and meter their traffic. The Mashery platform provides an easy way to grant our customer access, but also protect our services as well. It is used across our organization and for all of our customers.
  • Easy to onboard customers.
  • Proper usage analytics.
  • Simple process to customize and deploy a landing page.
  • More granular API logs. The logs provided today are hard to follow when calls cannot be filtered by keys.
  • There is no way to set an automatic block of keys which hit a certain limit.
Mashery is well suited to onboard and provide a platform for users to use, say, a company's API. It may be less appropriate for companies looking to provide an API platform while also wanting very granular control (down to specific keys or calls).
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use TIBCO Cloud Mashery to control traffic to our environments...not only to production but to our lower environments. It helps protect access to PII information and our clients' financial information. This information is expected to be protected not only in a legal aspect but in the aspect of company integrity. We take pride in providing services to the automotive industry and we are obligated to protect our customers and TIBCO Cloud Mashery helps do that.
  • Throttling of requests helps prevent DOS attacks. Attackers try to wreak havoc wherever they can. Mashery helps you control your environments to throttle every endpoint independently.
  • The interface for setting endpoints is very intuitive and makes real-time adjustment easy to do.
  • TIBCO Cloud Mashery support is superb. I do not have to go to their website to know of any issues. They are proactive in communicating with their customers
  • I would like to see some simplification of their interface. There is a lot of info required. It makes it a bit hard to get developers up to speed.
  • I would add a support dashboard including a health report (no site is perfect...they will have issues at times). It is expected. It should be easy to assess that fact.
  • My company wrote a tool that takes JSON files and maps the entries into endpoints in Mashery. It would be great for TIBCO to create a similar tool.
TIBCO Cloud Mashery is great in a complex environment. It helps you keep doing everything from a firewall interface. It makes it simple for devs to make changes without having to wait on network ops.

It is complex. Smaller companies with less experienced developers will experience a learning curve. That is where it might be less appropriate.
April 06, 2020

Mashery API

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Mashery is being used as an API management tool fronting our public API to clients. Used across the whole organization. It allows the business to decouple systems and enable wider distribution through API technologies to customers and partners.
  • Great customer account management.
  • Smart solution architects.
  • Improving the Mashery legacy user administration tool.
  • Improve in high availability and redundant systems.
  • More features in API gateway like resiliency.
  • Better tools to build out API docs and API user portal.
Easy to get started and publish APIs. Documentation and portal content takes some time to set up especially if your customizing signups, etc.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
TIBCO Cloud Mashery is used as a content management tool, and a great way to build out API documentation. It also allowed us in the past to secure and open secure APIs to other teams outside of our organization. It was used by a specific department within our organization to help address a very specific need we had at the time, rather than the whole organization.
  • Make private APIs safe and secure to use.
  • Great for building our API documentation.
  • Powerful content management tool.
  • Changing themes require lots of custom coding.
  • UX & UI was not very intuitive and needs work.
  • Build-in support can be improved.
If you are working in an company or environment with a lot of private APIs, or sensitive information then I highly recommend everyone to at least consider TIBCO Cloud Mashery as a solution. Depending on your setup and your need, it might require additional resources, but worth exploring as an option none the less.
Jyotheeswar Achari P | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
TIBCO Cloud Mashery was used by a single department initially and, then, exposed across the organization.
  • GUI access to quickly set up new APIs and clients of APIs
  • Easy to use throttle controls on API usage.
  • Cache-ing on APIs that do not need to hit our servers if Mashery can take care of the request, including allowing for specific exceptions to cache-ing.
  • Can Implement better UI interface for connectors
  • Configuration management is a bit difficult to configure.
The hybrid deployment model of TIBCO Cloud Mashery is a big plus. Traffic can be routed through local gateways or through gateways hosted on Mashery cloud.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use TIBCO Cloud Mashery across the whole organization as an API Gateway, for all new and old products.
  • API Gateway
  • Simple configuration
  • Good Limits
  • Bad UX
  • Configuration is tough to understand for beginners.
TIBCO Cloud Mashery is very appropriate as an API gateway, for simple session management, and for basic security stuff.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
TIBCO Mashery is used as API Management Platform for our organization, connecting multiple subsidiaries nationwide, supporting over 300 million API calls a year.
  • API Security
  • API Policy enforcement
  • Hybrid platform
  • Better OAuth2 support
  • Implement UI interface for connectors
  • mTLS for Mashery Local
Easy setup and configuration to introduce TIBCO Cloud Mashery API Management capabilities to my organization. Great on-prem solution with Mashery Local. Some fringe use cases are difficult and require use of connectors. No mTLS support, yet. No custom reporting functionality, but you can dump logs to S3 bucket and run your own analytics.
Manny Rechani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
IEEE uses Tibco Mashery API to deliver metadata and full-text content on scholarly and academic works from a repository of more than 4.6 million artifacts within the domain of electronics and electrical engineers. The IEEE Xplore API is utilized internally and externally by our customer base to obtain data from discovery, text, and data mining (TDM) functions to save time and effort to do research.
  • Logging of transactions.
  • Reporting.
  • Authentication.
  • Monitoring.
  • Documentation.
  • Flexibility to modify the user interface.
  • More robust statistics without buying Spotfire as the software solution.
Mashery is a great solution right out of the box that does not necessitate a great deal of home grown IT development.
Oldrich Novak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
TIBCO Mashery is our core API management platform. We use it to manage our API's hosted on-premise as well in the cloud. Mashery is used across the whole organization by different teams and departments. Mashery allows us to manage access to our API's and gives us insights about how our API's are used by API consumers.
  • TIBCO Mashery is a very stable platform. We run on-premise version without any major outages for more than 1.5 years.
  • Hybrid deployment model of Mashery is a big plus. Traffic can be routed through local gateways or through gateways hosted on Mashery cloud.
  • Mashery allows combining multiple API into packages which can be consumed by different applications. Even multiple API's can be combined into the single package and consumed by single API credentials.
  • Mashery organizational model is exceptional. It allows us to limit users to manage just their API's within suborganizations. It's great as multiple DevOps teams can independently manage API by themselves without talking to central API team and it keeps them in boundary of their suborganization.
  • Containerization is a big topic nowadays. Mashery has a container version for the local gateway, but there is some space for improvements. For example, docker images are too big. Mashery version 4 has also some limitations when it comes to autoscaling on Kubernetes. Version 5 should improve the situation.
  • Configuration management is a bit difficult without CLI interface. Support for terraform would be nice. Better support for CICD processes would help. We solved it by implementing own CLI component on top of Admin API, but one would expect such feature out of the box.
  • Some features which are present today like JWT token validation are possible only via plugins which are hard to get. Would be nice to open source them.
Mashery is great when it comes to deployment to your own datacenter and when it comes to managing third party API's like Salesforce using Mashery Cloud version. I would be a little bit more careful when deploying it on Kubernetes as it was not designed for it. New version 5 is re-architected to run more on natively on Kubernetes, but we have not tested it yet.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
TIBCO Cloud Mashery enables connectivity for mobile applications. It serves as connector for startups and partners as well as for internal and partner airlines. It is used in the key area of the enterprise. The services offered on TIBCO Cloud Mashery enable new businesses. They are used for data sharing. Finally they allow IT solutions to be created by business departments without the need to have bespoke development and interaction with the IT departments.
  • Easy integration of the TIBCO Cloud Mashery developer portal allows simple onboarding and user and application management.
  • Configuration of TIBCO Cloud Mashery is both flexible and focused to address the main tasks for an API Management solution.
  • The built-in OAuth Token capabilities provide a quick start to properly manage application access.
  • The API technology is advancing fast. Capability enhancements for message-driven APIs are not yet available in TIBCO Cloud Mashery.
  • While TIBCO Cloud Mashery features OAuth Token capabilities, integration with major OAuth and OpenID Providers is not straight forward.
  • TIBCO has enhanced the features on managing the platform using TIBCO APIs. Still, not all features are provided as APIs and require manual configuration in management portal.
TIBCO Cloud Mashery allows you to quickly enable API access control and management together with quick and easy setup of the developer portal. It focuses on core API management with limited integration features (filters, adapters, orchestration) - so TIBCO Cloud Mashery is mostly suited in a setup which already addresses integration features with other products.
Ali Dalloul | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Mashery has been our API management tool across all of Cox Automotive (over 26 business units including companies like Manheim, AutoTrader, KBB, ..). The main problem it solves is proper access to hundreds of APIs built by our teams.
  • A mostly GUI access to quickly setup new APIs and clients of APIs.
  • Easy to use throttle controls on API usage.
  • Cache-ing on APIs that do not need to hit our servers if Mashery can take care of the request, including allowing for specific exceptions to cache-ing.
  • Scoping of APIs can be a bit burdensome. Need more tooling from Mashery.
  • Better stability and monitoring.
  • Work on allowing cross API package access via the same package keys, even across Mashery instances.
Quick out of the box setup, if the setup will be simple and straightforward, Mashery is the way. When it gets complicated with many API and Packages, it can get complex fast and a bit unmanageable if not careful. That said, not sure many companies out there already provide the features Mashery has.
Muhammad Rayhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Mashery acts as our API Gateway in our digital transformation program. Currently, it's being used as a pilot to serve internal API consumers, but soon it will be extended to be used IN the whole organization.

The API Gateway helps us to decrease the time required for API consumer/clients onboarding and applying different QoS and security options per client/consumers.
  • On-premise implementation. Due to regulation policy, we need to deploy an API Gateway on our data center. Mashery supports the preferred deployment through the use of Mashery local. Mashery local integrates seamlessly with the Mashery configuration portal on the cloud.
  • Built-in API packaging and offering through API plan and package
  • Support several API security options, which can be configured per API basis.
  • The analytics and monitoring dashboard of Mashery is not good. We currently implement a proper dashboard outside the Mashery solution, by getting a raw access log from Mashery and process it on our own.
  • No built-in support JWT token API security
  • The documentation of Mashery in the portal are not easy to learn, and sometimes are not being updated.
Mashery is well suited if you require an on-premise implementation of an API Gateway. Mashery also supports containerized (e.g Docker) implementation of Mashery local in an on-premise environment.
November 24, 2018

Mashery at a Glance

Bradley Likes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use TIBCO's Mashery to be our API gateway to surface data and a way for our partners to interact with our business services.
  • It is really easy to use and the developer portal looks very professional without a lot of work.
  • The security and package set up for your customers is easy to set up and change based on your clients.
  • It was very easy to integrate into our systems and had very good uptime with the solution.
  • Mashery should allow orchestration and transformation out of the box rather than it being a service or having to buy additional services.
  • The dashboard is easy to use but I think it needs a face lift and it needs to start using TIBCO Spotfire to make it more of a analytical engine.
It is really good for the straight forward API mediation layer. It gets a little interesting when you want to transform payloads without an external additional service.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Mashery in the Engineering department as an API Gateway for a client-facing RESTful API that has thousands of unique endpoints. We use it because we didn't want to have to reinvent the wheel on security, authentication, permissions, access rights, and things of that nature.
  • The platform is solid. The product's uptime is excellent and Mashery has not struggled to handle the volume of requests our clients have thrown at it.
  • Configuration is straightforward and intuitive. It's easy to create a new endpoint, a new package, a new API Key, etc.
  • Mashery is good at communicating with us when new features, or enhancements to existing features, are rolled out.
  • The "Control Center" admin dashboard is not performant. We have a lot of configuration data in Mashery (many endpoints, many plans, many users, many keys, etc.) and the website struggles with the volume of data it has to deal with.
  • Their systems have limitations that make it more difficult for us to operate the way we would like. For example, there is a limit to the number of API Definitions we can create, as well as a limit to the number of Endpoints we can define in a Plan.
  • Their support organization leaves a lot to be desired. Responses are slow, and when they do come they are often inadequate. We have to re-phrase the question to get them to answer it differently, or we have to repeatedly follow up to ask for additional clarifying information.
Mashery is a very good API Gateway for systems that are not as highly configurable as our. For an API, or collection of APIs, that only have a relatively small handful of endpoints, Mashery is very good. For the reasons described in previous responses, Mashery struggles with us because we have so many endpoints.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Mashery to help authenticate and cache users for our business-to-business data delivery API.
  • Service and uptime has been acceptable.
  • Proactive communication and engagement with account reps is strong. I believe Mashery values our feedback.
  • Administration / documentation portals have been buggy / slow to the point of aggravation
  • Better client-facing performance metrics and dashboards. Help us help ourselves :)
Mashey successfully allows us to serve our traffic at scale across regions. That said, the administration of Mashery is often difficult.
Srinivas Appala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At Cisco, we externalize API services using TIBCO Mashery, which is one of the best API management solutions.
  • It allows the partners to onboard and configure their APIs .
  • Provides OAuth based authentication using various grant types
  • Developer portal is very useful to get to know the APIs and publish their documentation to do mock API calls.
  • Mashery is good in providing customized features/solutions to address the needs. Currently exploring the new features that are introduced recently.
  • Allowing the same configuration to be cloned from Dev--> Stage--->Prod, would be a great feature to have.
TIBCO Mashery is the leader in API Management solutions. I highly recommend it. It acts like a secure gateway, and connects to any API application or data source. The developer portal is very useful for the API developers to make mock API calls. Developer level analytics are detailed
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Mashery's API is being integrated in into the backend development of our company. It is being used throughout the entire organization across the market sectors, front end development, as well as the back end side of our projects. We integrate Mashery into the Ruby code and utilize this in order to address the problems of server capacity as well as the server side analytics being done at our marketing firm.
  • Simple to use
  • Very effective in what it does
  • All around product that allows for QoL to be improved
  • Revolutionary in terms of features
  • I didn't like some of the features that were hard to understand.
  • I wish it was more user friendly.
  • Hard for new hires to implement or use.
Mashery is a product that has many features in its design. There are however some scenarios in which Mashery can be used very effectively, while some where it is hard to use. Some of the well suited areas include the front end and back end development. Some less appropriate uses are for new hires. It's kind of hard to understand.
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