IBM API Connect Review

Stable and straightforward to set up, provides a good platform for API development


What is our primary use case?

We help systems integrators and vendors in choosing different types of platforms for building an open API gateway for banks. We evaluate and test different types of API gateways. We follow our internal testing scenarios to make sure that the product meets requirements. This is all we do.

What is most valuable?

API Connect is a very good platform for the development of APIs.

What needs improvement?

They seem to have left out a feature for microservices and also a certification module for OIDC. So it would be a good idea for the authentication module to have OIDC certification.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with IBM API Connect for about half a year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

As far as I know, there haven't been any issues with the stability of the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are also no issues with the scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

We don't have any connection with IBM.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am also familiar with Xware and WSO2 API Manager. They have a different type of development cycle and features compared to API Connect. It's on the development side that they're different. It depends on the type of application.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend API Connect to a vendor or financial institutions that are looking at using it. It's a nine out of 10. It's missing the authentication module so programming and customizing that takes a lot of time.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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