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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."

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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 »
Top Answer: API Connect is quite pricey. The developer builds the API and determines what should be put together. However, the business people determine the price. The product plan and pricing needs improvement… more »
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in the reporting and monetization. With monetization, I want to be able to provide my own pricing and platform. I would like them to add hooks into the API. E.g., it… more »
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Cloud Elements
Cloud Elements is a cloud API integration platform that enables developers to publish, integrate, aggregate and manage all of their APIs through a unified platform. Using Cloud Elements, developers can quickly connect entire categories of cloud services (e.g., CRM, Documents, Finance) using uniform APIs or simply synchronize data between multiple cloud services (e.g. Salesforce, Zendesk and Quickbooks) using it’s innovative integration toolkit.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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Influitive, Namely, Sage, Avalara, BrightTalk, Act-On, CustomerGauge, KissmetricsM2M Technologies Inc.
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Financial Services Firm29%
Computer Software Company10%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company10%
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise65%
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Cloud Elements is ranked 15th in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) while IBM API Connect is ranked 1st in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 14 reviews. Cloud Elements is rated 0.0, while IBM API Connect is rated 8.0. 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". Cloud Elements is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Apigee, whereas IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway and 3scale API Management.

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