Ashutosh AggarwalVice President at a comms service provider
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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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IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 21 reviews while StrongLoop LoopBack is ranked 5th in Software Components. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while StrongLoop LoopBack is rated 0.0. 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, IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and TIBCO Mashery API Management, whereas StrongLoop LoopBack is most compared with StrongLoop Arc and DreamFactory.
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