API Management at its core, without bells and whistles
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2018

API Management at its core, without bells and whistles

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Cloud Mashery

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.
  • After the infrastructure setup of TIBCO Cloud Mashery was done, internal projects, such as mobile application connectivity, could benefit and focus on business content rather than on technical integration.
  • TIBCO Cloud Mashery controls on API Usage allow both easy access and openess while controlling and managing demand for higher call volumes.
  • Visibility of APIs enabled new (internal) innovation initatives with low effort on integration tasks.
  • TIBCO Cloud Mashery offers usage based pricing models to allow the customer to scale with transparent cost impact.
The TIBCO Cloud Mashery Success team takes care for an open and timley information exchange. The team is open for new feature requests and fosters exchange between customers of the product across industries. The Success team informs about the Roadmap of new features and developments early and allows customer feedback on priorities.
For large scale organizations with distributed (on premises) data centers and requirements for cloud computing, flexibility of deployment options is key. TIBCO Cloud Mashery addresses those different setups and allows migration between them. Having a holistic view and control about the overall, distributed setup helps to have less effort on management.
When the evaluation of API Management was done, the market for a cloud, SaaS offering was limited. The short timeline for setting up TIBCO Cloud Mashery and the quick enablement of the developer portal have been major decision criteria.
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.

TIBCO Cloud Mashery Feature Ratings

API access control
8
Rate limits and usage policies
8
API usage data
5
API user onboarding
8
API versioning
Not Rated
API monitoring and logging
6