Compare IBM API Connect vs. Microsoft Azure API Management

IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 8 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 6th in API Management with 3 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Excellent for easy integration with the entire Microsoft system". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Amazon API Gateway.
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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.The solution is very stable.The developer portal has been the most useful feature.I have found the API Management to be most valuable.The ability for all of our web applications to share standard functions and documents easily is valuable.This product is well integrated with other products. Its ability to interact with IBM Secure Gateway and other integration products is the core feature. Also, the lead time to put it into production is relatively short .Easy to configure security and generate API keys.

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Ease of integration into the entire Microsoft environment.The package as a whole is useful for our customers.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.

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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.The solution is not scalable.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.Business applications could be exposed to users.Automation for our Domino applications could be improved.Components, like caching, should be implemented as policies, not requiring dependency on an external solution.

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Multi-tenant functionalities is missing from the system, especially when it comes to the developer code of features.I would like to see better scalability and better performance.The developer console for external users could be improved, especially in the testing site.

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4th
out of 30 in API Management
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Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
406
Avg. Rating
8.1
6th
out of 30 in API Management
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15,909
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12,816
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
330
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Compared 37% of the time.
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Overview
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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Sample Customers
M2M Technologies Inc.adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Retailer25%
Healthcare Company13%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider9%
Retailer7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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