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Pros
"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.""The solution offers a pretty good SLA.""The gateway is the most valuable aspect of this solution.""The centralized management: this provides a management module that can deploy and apply security policies to all APIs, including all the gateways that are deployed on-premises and on any cloud because the gateway component can run at a VMware or in a Kubernetes cluster.""This is a very easy to use solution.""Security is well organized and managed within the solution.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the load balancing with the circuit-breaker function."

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"The documentation needs to be a bit better.""The solution would be better if it had cloud functionalities.""They seem to have left out a feature for microservices and also a certification module for OIDC.""The design time setup has a lot of customizable fields, but we need certain standard fields to be added, such as what all of the consuming systems are. This needs to be very clearly articulated during the design time.""Debugging could be improved.""One thing about API Connect that could be improved is the security schemes. There are so many security schemes, and from a product perspective, IBM could improve the user experience of the configuration security scheme.""We've had some issues upgrading to the latest version of the solution.""It should be cheaper."

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"Sometimes when new features are released, they are not immediately stable."

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"API Connect's license cost could be a little lower. But, unfortunately, there aren't many open-source API gateways. Ideally, some new developers could come up with a minimum-functionality open-source solution.""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.""API Connect is quite pricey.""It would be a good idea to bring down the pricing by at least 20 to 30 percent.""It's an expensive product.""It is expensive when compared to other products in this class. There were no extra fees for add-ons or technical support.""IBM API Connect could be cheaper.""It is quite an expensive product."

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"There are different versions and plans available depending on the requirements, so there is flexibility in terms of the pricing."

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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.
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 »
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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.
Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast and scalable, an API management platform featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. Available in three flavours to best suit your architecture and governance. We offer full cloud or on-premises options, and the best of both worlds with our unique hybrid model. www.tyk.io
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Trip Advisor, Juniper Networks, AT&T
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm34%
Computer Software Company14%
Retailer14%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm12%
Media Company7%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise65%
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IBM API Connect is ranked 5th in API Management with 21 reviews while Tyk is ranked 18th in API Management with 1 review. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while Tyk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM API Connect writes "Stable and easy to set up but might be too costly for small businesses ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tyk writes "Deployment is easy and fast, and the technical support is good". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Amazon API Gateway, whereas Tyk is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Amazon API Gateway, Apigee, WSO2 API Manager and Akana API Management.

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