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Pros
"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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"The solution is easy to implement and easy to use. It's basically just drag and drop.""SnapLogice is a low-code development tool.""The initial setup is very straightforward."

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Cons
"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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"The solution isn't ideal for complex processing or logic. We use another solution for that.""The support is the most important improvement they could make.""The dashboards regarding scheduled tasks need further improvement."

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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.""IBM API Connect could be cheaper.""It is quite an expensive product."

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"SnapLogic is not expensive. It's reasonably priced."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate.
Top Answer: We have an SLA we can draw from. I need to keep within certain numbers, however, I don't have a problem doing so. I can't speak to exact costs.
Top Answer: The documentation needs to be a bit better. It's very sequential, however, I don't understand what options to choose for certain tasks. I need to read all of the documentation to find what I need… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup is very straightforward.
Top Answer: The API monitoring could still be improved upon. The dashboards regarding scheduled tasks need further improvement. It's not user-friendly. If you want to find out which task was executed, you have no… more »
Top Answer: It's primarily for cloud-to-cloud application integrations. We are moving the data in Redshift that is from Amazon. Our primary use case is for data integration, data applications, and data migrations… more »
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8.0
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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.

The SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Platform uses AI-powered workflows to automate all stages of IT integration projects – design, development, deployment, and maintenance – whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments. The platform’s easy-to-use, self-service interface enables both expert and citizen integrators to manage all application integration, data integration, API management, B2B integration, and data engineering projects on a single, scalable platform. With SnapLogic, organizations can connect all of their enterprise systems quickly and easily to automate business processes, accelerate analytics, and drive transformation.

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Adobe, ADP, BlackBerry, Bonobos, Box, Capital One, Dannon, Eero, Endo, Gensler, HCL, HP, Grovo, HIS, iRobot, Leica, Merck, Sans, Target, Verizon, Vodafone, Yelp, Yahoo!
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Financial Services Firm33%
Retailer15%
Computer Software Company11%
Insurance Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise70%
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IBM API Connect is ranked 2nd in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 21 reviews while SnapLogic is ranked 7th in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 3 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while SnapLogic is rated 8.0. 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 SnapLogic writes "Simple to use and scalable but isn't ideal for complex processing". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Amazon API Gateway, whereas SnapLogic is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, Azure Data Factory, SAP Process Orchestration, Informatica Cloud Data Integration and Boomi AtomSphere Integration. See our IBM API Connect vs. SnapLogic report.

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