Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM API Connect vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The ease of setting up a new solution is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to set up a new solution and to deploy it to production."
"The package as a whole is useful for our customers."
"Ease of integration into the entire Microsoft environment."
"The most valuable feature is the developer portal, which has source code examples in various programming languages to help developers learn the API."
"The solution is quite stable. We have no issues with it. there have been no crashes and we haven't experienced bugs or glitches. It's been quite reliable."
"Allows the possibility of VPN technology to connect your gateway directly with on-prem services"
"The most valuable features are the ease of use and it is a platform that has self-enablement for the customers to be able to register themselves."
"The integration with Azure Active Directory is a good security feature for authentication and authorization. There is multifactor authentication. You can also use all of the Azure AD features integrated with API Management."
"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."
"The developer console for external users could be improved, especially in the testing site."
"I would like to see better scalability and better performance."
"Multi-tenant functionalities is missing from the system, especially when it comes to the developer code of features."
"This solution is only available as a cloud-based deployment and it would be very helpful to have an on-premises version."
"The portal where we publish the APIs could be improved. Maybe this is because we didn't configure it. It is quite easy to bypass API management because we have a lot of information shared on the portal, where we publish our APIs. I worry there is potential for a security breach in the API publishing. There needs to be more security available on terms of the way we publish them."
"Could use clearer configuration when it comes to API policies."
"The user interface needs improvement."
"There is always room for improvement. There should be more analytics abilities so you can know how much traffic there is. Log Analyzer isn't well integrated with this solution."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 being paid monthly."
Questions from the Community
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: It's easy to use compared to other products. It's easy to set up.
Top Answer: The pricing of the product is reasonable. It was one of the selling points for us when we were looking for a solution for our company.
Top Answer: Other products offer more customization options.
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Also Known As
|Azure API Management|
|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.||Microsoft Azure API Management ensures an organization's API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal.|
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