Compare 3scale API Management vs. IBM API Connect

3scale API Management is ranked 12th in API Management with 2 reviews while IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 8 reviews. 3scale API Management is rated 8.0, while IBM API Connect is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of 3scale API Management writes "Easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM API Connect writes "Provides good security and scales to quite a large number of products but needs to stabilize Version 2018 rapidly. Still too many fixpacks and outstanding issues". 3scale API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect and WSO2 API Manager, whereas IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway and Microsoft Azure API Management. See our 3scale API Management vs. IBM API Connect report.
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Pros
It's good that they aren't adding a lot of features like ESP, etc. It's okay with just being a gateway.

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The most valuable feature is the security we get from this solution. I know of a bank that uses it to ensure that everything is secure. The second feature I like is the retail environment, where we actually want to be able to provide as many suppliers and consumers with APIs as possible. If you are well-trained in the writing of RESTful API's, you can actually publish an API in a matter of minutes, test it, and publish it.The solution is very scalable because it's on the cloud.The solution is very stable.The developer portal has been the most useful feature.I have found the API Management to be most valuable.The ability for all of our web applications to share standard functions and documents easily is valuable.This product is well integrated with other products. Its ability to interact with IBM Secure Gateway and other integration products is the core feature. Also, the lead time to put it into production is relatively short .Easy to configure security and generate API keys.

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I believe the CMS part of it has room for improvement though. That is where you write a couple of things if you want to publish your API. It's based on liquid scripting, which doesn't seem like the obvious ones to script with.

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The new version is very unstable.In the next version, I don't know if they've already been included it or not, but the designer and all the tools should be on the cloud. I don't want any external installation or local installation.The solution is not scalable.Like any typical IBM infrastructure setup, you need to learn to set it up yourself. It's not one of those simple zip files or an archive unzip and you're up and running in some few minutes. Knowledge to set it up is key.Business applications could be exposed to users.Automation for our Domino applications could be improved.Components, like caching, should be implemented as policies, not requiring dependency on an external solution.

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Overview

3scale is an API management platform that delivers flexible, highly scalable solutions to package, distribute, control, and monetize your APIs, giving you the power to make the most of your API program.

  • Share company data, content, or services through Web or mobile applications.
  • Provide an API to external organizations, internal teams, or both.
  • Avoid the hassle and constant maintenance of building a solution from scratch.

3scale delivers centralized API management features through a distributed, cloud-hosted layer. The platform includes built-in features to help you build a more successful API program, including access control, rate limits, payment gateway integration, and developer experience tools.

The IBM API Management family of products gives you software tools to create, manage and share application programming interfaces (APIs) in a secure, scalable environment. Available in both on-premises and cloud solutions, its detailed analytics and operational metrics allow you to monitor API usage to ensure that the developers' needs Ð and applications using the API Ð are being met.
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Sample Customers
Victor Ops, Coca Cola, The Telegraph, Skava, Orange, TypeformM2M Technologies Inc.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider21%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
Manufacturing Company7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Retailer25%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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