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"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."

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"It is possible to solve larger legacy API issues on an enterprise level with this product."

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"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."

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"Customer support for the product is slow and not very good. It makes using the product difficult if you need help quickly."

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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 an expensive product."

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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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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.

OpenLegacy helps organizations quickly launch innovative digital services by extending their core back-end systems to the web, mobile and cloud in days or weeks versus months. Our microservice-enabled API integration and management software quickly reduces project backlog by automating and accelerating microservices and API creation, deployment, testing and management from core applications, mainframes and databases. Together, business and IT teams can quickly, easily and securely meet consumer, partner or employee demands for digital services without modernizing or replacing core systems, and without special programming skills or invasive changes to existing systems and architectures. OpenLegacy is designed for ongoing management of microservices APIs and is based on open standards, so our software plays nice with your current technology stack and supports agile, DevOps and continuous development. Learn why leading companies choose OpenLegacy at www.openlegacy.com.

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M2M Technologies Inc.Many of openLegacy's global customers are among the Global 100 companies. Review case studies in these industries: Agriculture, Airport Authority, Automotive, Auto, Finance, Insurance, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retailwww.openlegacy.com/case-studie...
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Financial Services Firm32%
Retailer18%
Computer Software Company9%
Wellness & Fitness Company9%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company10%
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Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise66%
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IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 15 reviews while OpenLegacy is ranked 17th in API Management with 1 review. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while OpenLegacy is rated 5.0. 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 OpenLegacy writes "Enabled us to become more efficient in data handling but the customer support is inefficient". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway and WSO2 API Manager, whereas OpenLegacy is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, Layer7 API Management, Tyk and TIBCO Mashery API Management.

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