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Sam Bachman
Real User
Owner at Clarity Iq Inc
Jan 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it enables me to present data in the format that the client wants to consume it. That client might be a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are rapid development and deployment of APIs, which means that your information, your ability to handle information, to receive it and… more»

What needs improvement?

The latest version that just came out at the first of October really was a powerful move in the right direction. I was very, very pleased with that… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

You look where your pain is. If you can perceive pain, you know what you need to do. Where does it hurt? That's what you need to work on. A… more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, there are a couple of things that you have to look at. One is: Are they going to be around? That's always a concern… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 30 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the flexibility. It's very configurable. Each policy is very customizable, where we can accommodate different capabilities that our trading… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gave us new capabilities that we really didn't have before. We didn't have a good way of exposing APIs to the internet in a reliable, secure… more»

What needs improvement?

The tool itself, I think, could be better. Along with the flexibility it does have, I wish it had a little more modern user interface. For… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

It was a gap in our company. We knew we had APIs that we wanted to leverage and work with our trading partners, for them to access it. But working… more»

What other advice do I have?

What's important to us when selecting a vendor, besides the product, the vendor needs to be of significant size to be able to continue to evolve… more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Head of Sportsbook Delivery at Gala Coral Interactive
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

In our context, we have a number of REST APIs that we had to expose, a number of partners, internal users, as well as external partners who wanted to basically integrate cleanly and… more»

What needs improvement?

What it allows us to do is it's more time to market than the value, actually, so a lot of our affiliate marketing teams, they go and engage with the vendor's affiliates, effectively… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The trigger, effectively, was that we had a partner, we'd done a commercial deal. The partner wanted to integrate, we wanted to integrate with the partner, but the partner had a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Break it into small chunks, so what we did was we had a very defined use case, and we could have gone to a much larger project, but the ideas was to focus on the component that we… more»
Venkatesh Vanigalla
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 24 2019

What is most valuable?

It takes an existing service, like JSON or SOAP, and converts it for use on the application (e.g., REST services). From a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

APIs can be developed to provide security. We can show them in one single pane of glass, such as the CA API Management API… more»

What needs improvement?

Based on the method an API, we need to be able to access that particular API. They need a workflow for the API Developer… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

CA API Management has a licensing path. If you want more features, it requires more licenses and more installation time.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, there was only SOAP services. When you are making an API call with SOAP services, It has a lot of impact on… more»

What other advice do I have?

This product is available on-premise, in the cloud, and Docker.
Anonymous User
Real User
Integration Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jan 02 2018

What is most valuable?

From the security point of view it provides lot of features, as well as performance. I think it's 4000 transactions per seconds, per node, is what… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It can be scaled, especially the current version. It can be scaled as we need. And it can be used in different regions. We have different data… more»

What needs improvement?

Microservices gateway is one thing in which we thought would be really good. It has come up, we just have to see how it's going to play out… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using Forum before, but we wanted a much more flexible solution that scales and has better performance. That's why we chose CA's API… more»

What other advice do I have?

Among most important criteria when selecting a vendor, the first thing is pricing. After that features, obviously, and then the performance and… more»
Sekar Purushothaman
Real User
Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The out-of-the-box security features are useful. Right now, you can just right-click and drag and drop the assertions with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the main things is the call-ahead feature, where people can call ahead of time with our mobile app to reserve a… more»

What needs improvement?

On the monitoring side, we need a better way to monitor it. CA has not given a clear understanding of what external tools… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think it's competitive. It's not that expensive when you compare CA with the Oracle product. I also haven't seen the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is the first one we've picked and then we were pretty happy with it so far.

What other advice do I have?

I rate CA API Management as an eight out of ten due to the overall stability of the product. So, we had this implemented… more»
LiemNguyen
Real User
Enterprise Architect at DXC Technologie
Dec 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature, as I mentioned, is the composability, because we use a lot of functionalities. Also, right now we're looking into the Dockerized version of API Gateway… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It definitely helps a lot with the DevOps and the support. Reliability is one thing, and having visibility into who is using which APIs. Some of the performance matrix that API… more»

What needs improvement?

The more automation the better. I think CA is stepping in the right direction. I went through the micro API Gateway presentations here at the CA World conference, on how you can… more»

What other advice do I have?

I like that CA is continuing to improve the product, looking for new solutions using the API Gateway. That's something that we're familiar with. And that they're trying to make it… more»
Atyab Tahir
Real User
GM - Head of Digital Transformation at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 24 2019

What is most valuable?

* Containerization * The monetization module They're quite unique for an API tool. Although we didn't test the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are a bank, and any API management tool helps us find the right partners to build new products in new markets. Given… more»

What needs improvement?

This is not specific to CA's tool, but API tools in general. There are two schools of thought: There is the "Apigee"… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We weren't comfortable with the pricing of licensing. It was slightly more expensive than its competitors.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

In terms of using this solution to modernize legacy systems via microservices/APIs or developing a new platform for… more»

What other advice do I have?

With respect to supporting a large number of APIs and/or a large number of transactions, we didn't use it for a large… more»
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