IBM API Connect Review

Well integrated with other products and quick to put into production


What is our primary use case?

We have been using this product for banking, insurance, and government use cases. Perfromance-wise it is very good. It has been improved a lot from the beginning, from API Connect 4, 5, and now we have the latest version of it. The product is available in various forms which gives us the flexibility to propose solutions to our customers.

How has it helped my organization?

Any new company starting with APIs, this product is very helpful for learning how they can export their business functions and data to the outside world. It's easier for them to expose their business functions for various use cases.

What is most valuable?

This product is well integrated with other products. Its ability to interact with IBM Secure Gateway and other products is the core feature. Also, the lead time to put it into production is relatively short and that is something customers are pleased with.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In terms of stability, I think it needs some improvement when it comes to externalizing the analytics data. The analytics collected with this product are part of the product database. If we could push the analytics data to an external data source, the customers could use it for historical purposes.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good, helpful.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is pretty much straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution a nine out of 10. It has all the core features that allow any small company to start with the API calls. There are Essential, Professional, and Enterprise versions. The product is in many forms, like docker, for example.

I recommend this product. Take a look at it.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: IBM Partner.
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