Ashutosh AggarwalVice President at a comms service provider
Jang-Vijay SinghConsulting Software Engineer at Singhpora Consulting
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."
"It's very easy to get started on the solution. It's also easy to maintain, scale, and integrate according to cost factors."
"The most important part would be the use of connectors. The significant number of cloud connectors available for active integration is its value."
"The lack of features in something like Oracle Integration Cloud leaves some room for leads implementation partners like us"
"The most valuable feature is the ease of customization."
"The out-of-box integration between Oracle and SAP is really beneficial"
"It has a number of pre-built connectors. Its flow designer is also valuable. It provides the ease of promotion between environments and the ease of connection management. It is also stable and easy to scale and deploy."
"OIC offers a number of pre-built technology and SaaS adapters for high productivity for a wide range of target systems, both in-house via agents and cloud/SaaS, via a very flexible range of interfaces."
"In general, there were a lot of great utilities for working with files."
"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."
"Oracle-based automation blueprints for the majority of the integrations would be helpful to have in a future release."
"Now the platform is not built in a way that you can define."
"They need to make tools framework available for implementation partners"
"Our client was quite concerned about the cost, which is something that could be reduced."
"The solution doesn't currently have a fully fledged workflow feature like they have in OIM."
"It lacks configurable time-outs on connections. Configurable time-outs is an important nonfunctional property that it is currently missing. I have also written about it in an article, and I have also submitted some enhancement requests. Its visual designer could be a bit more responsive. It would also be good to get more XSLT editing capabilities."
"Configurable timeouts on each connection would be good."
"The support and resources were lacking — they weren't there."
"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."
"IBM API Connect could be cheaper."
"It is quite an expensive product."
"It has different licensing models. The most upfront and most transparent is the pay-as-you-go model. It also has a certain messages-per-hour limit. There is a certain amount that is charged per hour, and a certain number of messages are included in it, which you can scale up as you go. Its licensing is very competent and easy."
"In the case of Oracle Integration Cloud, costs can be "predictable" as far as the platform and infrastructure are concerned."
Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) delivers best in class “Hybrid” Integration. ICS is a simple and powerful integration platform in the cloud to maximize the value of your investments in SaaS and on-premises applications. It includes an intuitive web based integration designer for point and click integration between applications and a rich monitoring dashboard that provides real-time insight into the transactions, all running on a mature runtime platform on Oracle Public Cloud. ICS will help accelerate integration projects and significantly shorten the time-to-market through it's intuitive and simplified designer, an intelligent data mapper, and a library of adapters to connect to various applications.
IBM API Connect is ranked 2nd in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 21 reviews while Oracle Integration Cloud Service is ranked 4th in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 10 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while Oracle Integration Cloud Service 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 Oracle Integration Cloud Service writes "Good flow design interface, scalable, and provides a good variety of connectors". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Amazon API Gateway, whereas Oracle Integration Cloud Service is most compared with Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Mule Anypoint Platform, Boomi AtomSphere Integration, Informatica Cloud Data Integration and Azure Data Factory. See our IBM API Connect vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service report.
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