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Pros
"Good interface, intuitive solution."

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"The solution is very easy to work with.""It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API.""The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.""I like all of the features in this product and it does what it's supposed to do.""It can look for the various security threats, productions, payload scanning, and perform routing based on the content type."

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"Lacks an integrated billing feature."

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"The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively.""The components that they include in the product that are, in fact, a WTX, really need to be removed from the product because they tend to fail.""Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.""Making it more user-friendly would be an improvement.""Some pre-packaged connectors for integration with various applications, such as SaaS offerings, would be a useful addition."

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"The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used."

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Top Answer: The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.
Top Answer: If you want additional features, you will need to pay more.
Top Answer: Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.
Ranking
18th
out of 39 in API Management
Views
2,050
Comparisons
1,724
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
462
Rating
7.0
9th
out of 39 in API Management
Views
5,642
Comparisons
4,715
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
452
Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
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Overview

Akana helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations.

IBM DataPower Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads. It enables you to rapidly expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels - giving customers, employees and partners access to critical resources. It is available in the following form factors: physical, virtual, cloud, Linux and Docker.

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Sample Customers
British American Tobacco, Credit Suisse, Daimler, eBay, FOX, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Skandia, Tata communicationsRBL Bank, Availity
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company12%
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Akana API Management is ranked 18th in API Management with 1 review while IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 9th in API Management with 5 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 7.0, while IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Akana API Management writes "Intuitive solution with good interface; currently lacks an integrated billing feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". Akana API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and Axway AMPLIFY API Management, whereas IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, IBM Integration Bus, Apigee, Mule ESB and Layer7 API Management.

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