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Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. IBM Rational Test Workbench and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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.""The flexibility allows you to quickly run a cloud-native application architecture.""It nice and easy for the clients and those using the product to access the product's help resources.""Apigee is a very lightweight solution.""The stability of the solution is good. There aren't issues surrounding bugs or glitches. We don't find that it crashes or freezes. It's pretty reliable."

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"This solution provides for API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing, and service virtualization.""Reporting is pretty good. Its interface is also good. I'm overall pretty happy with the functionality and use of IBM Rational Test Workbench."

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Cons
"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.""The ability to work across different management solutions in a plug and play fashion would make it easier for faster uptake.""Apigee could do more to make users aware of what is available in the add-ons.""The solution tends to hide the limitations to keep selling the product.""The setup and installation process could be improved with a container-based system."

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"There are a number of things that they can do to simplify the tools, but the most important thing that they need to do is simplify the installation.""It should have more interfaces. In terms of interfaces or protocols, what you can do with Rational is far limited as compared to other products out there. What it does, it does great, but it only gives you limited types of protocols. It supports between 8 to 15 types of protocols, whereas other test tools give you 20 to 30 types of protocols with which you can do testing and convert to script. It records Javascript-based scripts, and you got to know a little bit of Java to basically be able to edit them, but the level of editing you got to do is very low. I like that, but the ability to edit the script is not as good as Parasoft or LoadRunner, which have C-Script."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""I would like to see the implementation of further options for billing because as it is now, the opportunities you have in terms of a package are limited.""The iicense is subscription-based."

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"The pricing is a little bit on the higher side, although it is really good.""It doesn't really concern me. Licensing is on a yearly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Apigee offers both cloud-based and on-prem options while Microsoft Azure API Management currently only offers a cloud-based solution. Both solutions are easy to use. Apigee allows for the… more »
Top Answer: There is plenty of support documentation available.
Top Answer: The Apigee cloud admin UI could be more user-friendly by adding a few more features.
Top Answer: This solution provides for API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing, and service virtualization.
Top Answer: The pricing is a little bit on the higher side, although it is really good.
Top Answer: There are a number of things that they can do to simplify the tools, but the most important thing that they need to do is simplify the installation. This includes the workbench as well as the other… more »
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8.3
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out of 13 in API Testing Tools
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7.0
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Also Known As
Rational Test Workbench, IBM Rational Performance Tester, IBM Functional Tester, IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
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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.
IBM Rational Test Workbench provides a comprehensive test automation solution for mobile applications, regression testing, integration technologies and performance and scalability testing. It helps you build intelligent and interconnected enterprise applications that can be deployed on traditional and cloud infrastructures. With Rational Test Workbench, you can significantly reduce test cycle times, moving integration testing earlier in the development lifecycle.
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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, Pearson
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Retailer22%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise67%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. IBM Rational Test Workbench and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,919 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Apigee is ranked 2nd in API Testing Tools with 20 reviews while IBM Rational Test Workbench is ranked 10th in API Testing Tools with 2 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.4, while IBM Rational Test Workbench is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Highly available, easy to configure and use, and it includes disaster recovery". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Test Workbench writes "Good reporting and interface, but supports limited types of protocols and requires low-level script editing". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and Layer7 API Management, whereas IBM Rational Test Workbench is most compared with HCL OneTest, Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, IBM Rational Performance Tester and Appium. See our Apigee vs. IBM Rational Test Workbench report.

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