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"It is very helpful, with our API-based applications.""Its security feature is the most valuable because it is mainly a security solution. It has easy authentication and authorization, and its integration is also useful.""In terms of most valuable features, it would say that it is really easy to start working with it.""It's easy to integrate and provide support for existing AWS services if I use the AWS API gateway.""It's flexible. It was valuable."

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"The solution is robust.""The solution is straightforward and for large organizations, it functions well.""I like that it is very stable, and we never experience any downtime.""I like all of the features in this product and it does what it's supposed to do.""It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API.""The solution is very easy to work with.""What I like most is the stability.""The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good."

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"The integration could be improved.""I am not completely satisfied with Technical Support.""Monitoring could be improved.""It would be useful to have a more complete development environment for the developer, with different integrative capabilities to manage all the life cycles for the API. I think the full version formula for that is really useful. They should improve the development environment for easier integration.""The user interface, in general, can be better. The user interface for the entire Amazon cloud can be more friendly. There are some scenarios that are not really easy to manage and configure through the user interface."

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"In the next release, I would like to see the product price reduced. It should be cheaper.""Making it more user-friendly would be an improvement.""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.""The two biggest issues of this solution are the complexity and the maintenance procedures.""IBM DataPower Gateway is quite big for smaller organizations, looking at different types of clients who are virtually assisted in this, I would say it's not really a good product for smaller firms.""Some pre-packaged connectors for integration with various applications, such as SaaS offerings, would be a useful addition.""The product should be more adapted to the DevOps process.""The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively."

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"There are no licensing fees.""Fees are volume-based."

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"The appliance is a bit on the expensive side for the workloads that are not too high.""The licensing cost is very expensive.""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.""As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing.""It's expensive when you compare it with others.""IBM DataPower Gateway is quite expensive to get resources to work on this product. If the price could be cheaper, I think that will make it a little bit better and easily accessible to smaller clients. Then it could compete with other solutions that are available in the market. There's a whole lot of other solutions available that work well and are cheaper than IBM's products."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Amazon API Gateway is a platform that supports the creation and publication of API for web applications. The platform can support thousands of simultaneous API calls, and it provides monitoring… more »
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Top Answer: I like that it is very stable, and we never experience any downtime.
Top Answer: As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing.
Top Answer: Traceability could be improved, especially for business operations. The traceability of the transactions could be an improvement point for DataPower to work on. It would be better if they provided… more »
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WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
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Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a "front door" for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.

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
Autodesk, Fox Digital Consumer Group, iFlix, UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Miovision, Olympusat, PhotoVogue, Royale International Group, Veracode
RBL Bank, Availity
Top Industries
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company11%
Company Size
Small Business25%
Large Enterprise75%
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon API Gateway vs. IBM DataPower Gateway and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Amazon API Gateway is ranked 8th in API Management with 5 reviews while IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 7th in API Management with 11 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 8.0, while IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon API Gateway writes "Secure, easy to use, includes WAF rules, has responsive technical support, and provides excellent documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager and 3scale API Management, whereas IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB and Microsoft Azure API Management. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. IBM DataPower Gateway report.

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