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"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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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.
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out of 39 in API Management
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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.

LoopBack is a highly-extensible, open-source Node.js framework that enables you to:

  • Create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with little or no coding.
  • Access data from major relational databases, MongoDB, SOAP, and REST APIs.
  • Incorporate model relationships and access controls for complex APIs.
  • Use separable components for file storage, third-party login, and OAuth 2.0.
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M2M Technologies Inc.
Telefonica | Vivo, meteolytix GmbH
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm33%
Retailer15%
Computer Software Company11%
Insurance Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company8%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise70%
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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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