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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... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
Solution12ef
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... 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»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... 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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it_user457872
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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... 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,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
Architect219
Real User
Director of Architecture at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 19 2016

What is most valuable?

I work for a major healthcare company, it's amongst the top ten Fortune 500 companies and we've been leveraging CA API Management to make our healthcare business services available on the Cloud. To make them available on the Cloud and to... more»

What needs improvement?

With scalability, it comes to resiliency. If you cannot scale you're not resilient. If you're not resilient your performance is worse. If your performance is worse your API and services are not available. Fine lines of availability is one of... more»

What other advice do I have?

The product overall on a scale of 1 to 10 - from a scalability standpoint I would give it an 8. I would certainly give 8, because although I would have loved to go 9 or 10, no product in this world can scale any needs from the get-go but the... more»
Integrat4b20
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... 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»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
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»
James Lepianka
Real User
Manager, .Net And Mobile Applications Development at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are definitely the security it provides and the ability to code to the roles, so that way, when the people come in,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think the device itself has helped us quite a bit. We're able to do things a lot faster, because of the device. Because we identify the... more»

What needs improvement?

I've used the device since it was the Layer 7 device, and it's come a long way. I think from a mobility standpoint, there's a lot of things that... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I'd used it before, so when we created our mobility team, with me as the manager, I knew that this is the device I was going to have to put in... more»

What other advice do I have?

I think it can get better, and it has over the different versions. 9.1 came out, and it offered some more functionality. They've added more... more»
Michael Quintero
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Logisticare
Jan 03 2017

What is most valuable?

We modified our architecture to focus on microservices. This allows us to have a front door where we can separate and abstract services from... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to centralize the triple A functions: authentication, authorization, and audit. It gives us scalability. We can focus on delivery... more»

What needs improvement?

They are getting there. Docker-based containers are there now, but it is not completed, I think. There are still some gaps between what we... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using a Delphi application.

What other advice do I have?

Clearly this is the solution to have, but you need to have an internal appetite for the upcoming technology. It's not a keep-the-lights-on kind... more»
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