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CA API Management Scalability Issues

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Founding Partner - Principal at Vanick Digital
It's enterprise class software. It gives you the ability to scale and load balance, and based on how the technology is being managed today using a database as an underlying component that allows you to synchronize multiple gateways to the database. And then the ability to cluster the data technology. It can scale as much as you need to scale. view full review »
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Director of Architecture at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's challenging at this point because the healthcare API marketplace is growing. CA API Management has been chosen as the platform for the entire firm so now as the APIs are growing the API management product capability also has to grow. Some of the challenges we are facing is sometimes you have mainframe systems and these mainframe systems are incredibly slow to respond. Now your product has to be capable of keeping your response times open for that duration, so that's one challenge. The ability to scale up, we face that beyond 90,000 or 100,000 transactions, the product has this limitation and it cannot scale. We are seriously facing challenges around response time per transaction and our business demands .1 milliseconds of response time. However, we are seriously reaching up to 3 seconds for some of it. I think internally we have to make this serious call around leveraging CA API Management for certain kind of transactions. Maybe segregate the platform so there are different architecture strategies for it, different approaches for it and we can really achieve it but we need to tune it a lot better. view full review »
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IT Mobile/Web Solution Delivery Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've just started so there's not a lot of traffic yet. view full review »
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Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We' have no issues with scalability. view full review »
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Manager - API Management at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Because it’s a clustered environment, we can scale horizontally as many as we need to go. So far two production gateways that are in a cluster and they’re processing transactions for one of our APIs at 30 calls a second and there’s barely a blip on CPU. view full review »
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Manager, IT Security & IT Office of the CIO at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's not been an issue. view full review »
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Expert Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're exposing probably fifty different products externally. We've got thousands of requests, probably, per hour that come through. It's a lot of batched products -- people will run a job and it's sending a lot of things. We have a lot of traffic. The gateway itself has been stable. Downtime has usually been something like the network equipment around the gateway itself, but the gateway itself has been fairly stable. view full review »
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IT Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can see that it will scale very easily as well. It handles traffic efficiently, no hiccups there, and we're happy with it. view full review »
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VP, EIM Data Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's scaled just fine. view full review »
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Lead Infrastructure Architect with 11-50 employees
From an API Portal 4.1 perspective, I encountered scalability issues. They confirmed that they are working on it and in the very near future, it will be available. view full review »
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Associate Vice President at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
No. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Practice Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We have not had any issues with scalability. view full review »
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VP Of IT Development at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The CA API Gateway solution is highly scalable. It is very easy to add more nodes to the cluster, which increases the processing power. view full review »
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OSS Enterprise Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Well it's been scaled at quite a high throughput. Apparently it's scaled for 11,000 transactions per second but we're not doing that. It's the cluster struggling a little bit, but no, I'd say scalability is generally okay. view full review »
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Integration Platform Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're only receiving 200,000 calls a day at the moment, and we're increasing that to about 1,000,000 calls a day, which is a lot of traffic compared to some customers but I'm sure it's not much compared to others. The performance is fine. view full review »
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Sr. Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
I did encounter scalability issues. I wish they could extend the MySQL replication to multiple nodes. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Application Integration Developer I at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There were no scalability issues. view full review »
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Architect at a tech company with 201-500 employees
We did not encounter any issues with scalability. view full review »
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Manager, .Net And Mobile Applications Development at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's definitely a scalable solution, so you can create clusters in production. What we've done is, we got a cluster on our main data center, and then we've got one in our backup data center. Then we can add on to that as we need to, and use the load balancing functionality to scale it indefinitely, as much as we need for our load. view full review »
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Solution Architecture / Digital Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There were scalability issues in Amazon AWS, but not in the private data center. view full review »
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Manager, Information Technology - Integration Technology Engineering at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't had any scalability problems. I don't know how far it can be scaled. We are a mid-sized company. view full review »
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Enterprise Solutions Architect at Logisticare
Their capacity is a lot bigger than we are. We haven't reached a limit or even challenged it yet. view full review »
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Programmer Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We began with just one appliance. Then, as our needs grew, we put in a load balancer. It had multiple VMs talking together, which was fairly easy to do and we never had a problem with that either. From time to time, when we needed to take one server out of the load, it was an easy process; the other servers automatically absorbed the workload. That's a benefit for us. view full review »
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API Champion at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability is unmatched. Since it is cloud and AWS backed, if we need more power, we just call it up and it's pretty quick. view full review »
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Infrastructure Middleware Manager at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
On the scalability perspective, the product has no issues. It's able to scale out horizontally and vertically and has posed no problem for us. We have a pretty large implementation. view full review »
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Lead Software Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 501-1,000 employees
The good thing about McCloud being on AWS is scalability which you get by default. Hence, you don't have to worry about how you want to manage your infrastructure. By default, it will look at your load and there are some alarms set on that and then it will act. When you see the peak, it automatically scales to a new instance and when the load is too low, it will kill that new instance that it has created. AWS will help us with that. view full review »
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Head of Group Technology at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did our own test to verify scalability and found it was quite scalable. We had no issues. We had done a load test on the application on our own and it was able to scale to a significant number of transactions per second. Based on our architecture and solution that we have, we are comfortable with the level of volume that it can handle. view full review »
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Head of Digital at Banco Votorantim
It is perfect on scalability. Today, I can say we are performing at a rate of five million requests, or five million transactions, per day using this platform. view full review »
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Leads System Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think it scales well. We've got a cluster going and we can increase the size if we have to so it works out well. view full review »
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Technical Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I did not have any issues with scalability. view full review »
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Senior Java Developer/ Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Not really, Performance wise it is quite competitive . view full review »
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Vice President of API Management Division at a tech company with 51-200 employees
The CA product has outstanding scalability built-in via their “cluster” concept. The Gateways are organized into clusters and adding a new Gateway into an existing cluster is very simple and does not require an admin to configure the newly added Gateway nor manually deploy policy to it; it is all automatic. Stability of the Gateway is rock-solid so long as you follow CA’s best-practices guidelines when provisioning and configuring servers. We have seen sporadic performance issues when clients’ IT Operations team did not follow the guidelines but these were easily remedied by updating VMware configurations to match CA’s recommendations. DRS configuration is an example of this. One must also pay attention to log and audit data as these can grow fast with the high transaction counts of today’s API utilizations. Implementing a strategy to archive this data is important. We very often forward this data into Splunk ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/splunk ) to provide our clients with a single source for API analytics. view full review »
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Sr. Manager - Technology Governance and Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are able to scale both horizontal and vertically, so we have an internal user base as well as external user base and we are able to provision both for those user needs. We are able to even segment it. One of the features that we like the most is the ability to have a form of servers which provide that scalability and un-scalability at the same time we being able to curve out a part of it exclusively for internal users as well as for external users, but if time demands we can bring that together to scale it. That’s the part which really added a lot more value to the business. view full review »
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Sr. Manager - Delivery, Enterprise & Platform Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is really good and they could do an average transaction size of probably 50-100KB with around 20,000 transactions per second, which is really impressive. Initially we thought we needed many licenses, but we ended up using only one part of the licenses. view full review »
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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Scalability performance has always been an issue. It behaves slowly when communicating with Windows-based servers (e.g., F5 load balancer or DB server, as compared to when communicating with a UNIX server.) view full review »
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Chief Engineer (R&D for VoIP, Networking and P2P) at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We introduced it on triad, but we haven’t tested the scalability of it yet. We'll know more in the coming weeks as we test the system. view full review »

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