CA API Management vs IBM API Connect

CA API Management is ranked 1st in API Management with 53 reviews vs IBM API Connect which is ranked 3rd in API Management with 15 reviews. The top reviewer of CA API Management writes "Rapid development and deployment of APIs; I can present data in the format in which the client wants to consume it". The top reviewer of IBM API Connect writes "It combines IBM DataPower being a security gateway with some of the features that are in IIB and IBM App Connect. I think that a subscriber should being able to subscribe to a plan". CA API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect and Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager. IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, CA API Management and Microsoft Azure API Management. See our CA API Management vs IBM API Connect report.
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Pros
Compared to other vendors, this product is much faster in coming up with new features, which is good.We definitely get good responses from the technical team and they are quite responsive.​We are able to go to market very quickly and deploy our functionalities very quickly.They have got a very compelling platform that enables organizations to easily develop and roll out mobile applications.Initial setup is straightforward. It is simple and easy to do.The level of technical support is good.Scalability: API Gateway is easily scalable horizontally and managed easily.The actual management of APIs is fundamental to us, as we're a heavy API user/provider. So, obviously, a centralised management platform is important.

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Easy to configure security and generate API keys.Policy configurations are pretty easy.Since it runs on top of Datapower, all Datapower based custom policies can be utilized and exported to API connect but its not straightforward/simple process.In-built policies and security functions.It gives a holistic environment for us to set up the APIs and that's the main value that it adds. It gives end to end for us.The most valuable feature for me is the ability to distribute work among our API developers, so we don't have to do all the work as IBM API Connect administrators and IBM DataPower administrators.We are able to share those APIs instantly within the organization; even if we want to share it outside publicly, then we can have those capabilities.

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Cons
​There is still room for improvement for the CA API Developer Portal. It is still not on par with what the competencies are.The API Development tool can be made more user-friendly by providing folder properties.The developer portal needs to fully supported SOAP services (including WSDL publication with security), it would certainly push adoption for us.It would be nice if we could create APIs directly from Swagger files. We're doing that ourselves with a middle layer. But if you could integrate with open API Swagger specs, and then just create a Swagger and upload it to the gateway and it would create all my API template policy, and would apply the OAuth restrictions, the types of security restrictions I have on there, that would be pretty cool.The OTK, however, is a complex upgrade. They tend to change the schemas on the database behind it, between the versions, which can be a pain to have to migrate all of our existing clients from one database schema to the other.We are looking for improvements related to integration. We want to see them add integration tools to the CA bundle. That would be helpful.One day, where we can have a microservices gateway and we will not need the classic gateway at all, that is what we want to see.​The initial setup was very complex.

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Components, like caching, should be implemented as policies, not requiring dependency on an external solution.IBM info-center help documentation also needs improvement. Competitive product like Apigee provide out of the box policies to run Javascript, JAVA and better/flexible logging policies.Due to bugs in integration, we have to look for workaround on fixing and using DataPower as gateway.We have asked IBM for scalability and for some other features that we wanted. We had a dialogue with them and in the end, they have agreed to provide us with features related to API setup and security.Possible improvement is mainly around having more of the cloud oriented architecture bringing stability in adding new capabilities around security.We would have more capability to interact with the catalog and inventories, so a more DevOps-friendly solution is needed.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I feel that it is costly for medium-sized companies.Be aware of additional licenses for your warm standby. Ensure you get plenty of non-production licenses.It depends on your use case of course, how much you want to go with that, because it can get pricey and depends on the size of your company.Purchase 4.0 now and wait until they flush out the 4.1 problems.If the CA pricing for API management would be a little lower, they would be able to cover a broader market.CA has great pricing for gateways, so negotiate with your sales team.

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Also Known AsLayer 7, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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Overview

To compete successfully and thrive today, enterprises across every industry need to transform. This process is not just about incremental improvement, but about evolving core businesses to meet the demands of today’s connected world.

CA API Management accelerates this digital transformation by providing the capabilities you need to bring systems together, secure these integrations, deliver better customer experiences faster and capitalize on new opportunities.

Read more at http://www.ca.com/api

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
Sample CustomersAlaska Airlines, The Advisory Board Company, Amerigroup, IceMobile, R+V Versicherung, U.S. Army - plus hundreds of other customers in the banking, energy, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors.M2M Technologies Inc.
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Financial Services Firm
30%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Insurance Company
8%
Logistics Company
8%
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Financial Services Firm
25%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Energy/Utilities Company
7%
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Financial Services Firm
29%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company
14%
Retailer
14%
Insurance Company
14%
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Financial Services Firm
38%
Retailer
15%
Marketing Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
9%
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Small Business
12%
Midsize Enterprise
8%
Large Enterprise
80%
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
74%
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Small Business
10%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
21%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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