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"I have not encountered instability with the product.""I have found the most valuable features to be tracing a proxy, and managing proxy versions and revisions via the Edge UI component.""The ease of creating policies has been the most useful of the solution's features. It's a quick ramp-up time. It's easy for our support staff to implement the policies in the API management layer.""It's a good return on my investment.""Tracing in Apigee is a very good feature.""There are just a lot of security features in general.""Anyone with basic knowledge can build an API.""The most valuable features are scalability and technical support."

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"The developer portal has been the most useful feature.""The solution is very stable.""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.""API Connect is a very good platform for the development of APIs.""It is quite stable. We've not had any problem. It has made for a good buy because we are finding that other companies that have similar set ups go down maybe once a month.""Our version supports containerized integration. I can write APIs, which can be moved into a testing environment without needing a forklift. It can check if APIs are compliant before moving them into production.""It allows enterprises to expose some of their tech to outside stakeholders."

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"Apigee on premise is quite complex and it is always moving faster.""Drag and drop of features would be more beneficial, rather than manually working on the configuration and updates.""The company needs to better support webhooks. It used to support webhooks and their policies and they have since stopped. They had some issues in the product and they abandoned the support for them. It's not come back since.""The number one area this solution could be improved is by implementing support. Support is not a part of this solution.""As it is now, the rotation of certificates is a manual task and is something that can be improved.""I see some lagging in regards to integration capacity""Apigee is demanding on the infrastructure so the setup cost is very high for an on-premises deployment.""Better functionality for validating inputs and outputs would be helpful."

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"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.""The solution is not scalable.""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.""They seem to have left out a feature for microservices and also a certification module for OIDC.""I would like to see support for non-Java based services. We struggle a bit to be able to deploy and connect our .NET services because of things like data types. We had to map a couple of things. For one solution provider, we had to move them to .NET Core before we could use it properly. I would like to see more agnostic tool service platforms rather than moving it more towards Java or open source.""There are issues with upgrading in the cloud version. The cloud version is extremely buggy. We prefer to use the on-premise version.""I would like to see automation of the installation. If there could be a single-click function where you could automate everything, that would be helpful."

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"The cost of the licensing is based on the number of API calls that are made.""It is not suited for small companies. It's expensive.""It is more expensive when you compare to open-source products or other vendors.""We have a contract for three years. I don't know the cost."

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"API Connect is quite pricey.""I haven't seen anyone go from on-premise to the cloud. In fact, I am seeing people go from the cloud to on-premise because the costs can quickly grow on the cloud.""It would be a good idea to bring down the pricing by at least 20 to 30 percent.""The pricing is too expensive with IBM. Sometimes, we prefer to go with an open source or something more lightweight.""It is expensive when compared to other products in this class. There were no extra fees for add-ons or technical support.""It's an expensive product."

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Top Answer: Our version supports containerized integration. I can write APIs, which can be moved into a testing environment without needing a forklift. It can check if APIs are compliant before moving them into… more »
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Overview

Apigee Edge, the self-service API management platform, enables companies to secure, scale, manage, and analyze their digital business, and grow API programs to meet the increase in demand. Edge enables enterprises to design and build the APIs that securely share their services and data.

Key capabilities of the Apigee Edge API management platform include:

  • Security: protect APIs, messages, and backends with configurable policies such as OAuth, API key verification, XML/JSON threat protection, access control.
  • API gateway: secure and mediate the traffic between clients and backends, and between a company’s APIs and the developers, customers, partners, and employees who use the APIs.
  • Developer portal: attract and engage application developers, enabling them to discover, explore, purchase (or profit from), and test APIs and register to access and use the APIs.
  • API lifecycle management: manage the process of designing, developing, publishing, deploying, and versioning APIs.
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
Adobe, advance.net, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, PearsonM2M Technologies Inc.
Top Industries
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Retailer29%
Financial Services Firm21%
Insurance Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm32%
Retailer18%
Computer Software Company9%
Wellness & Fitness Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise73%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise66%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise66%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. IBM API Connect and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 17 reviews while IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 15 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while IBM API Connect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Enables us to configure the API with restricted access for different clients but their support is lacking". 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". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Layer7 API Management and Kong Enterprise, whereas IBM API Connect is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM DataPower Gateway and 3scale API Management. See our Apigee vs. IBM API Connect report.

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