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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. IBM Integration Bus and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The solution is very easy to work with.""It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API.""The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.""I like all of the features in this product and it does what it's supposed to do.""It can look for the various security threats, productions, payload scanning, and perform routing based on the content type.""It is easy to use, easy to install, and it's resilient for high availability.""What I like most is the stability.""The scalability of the solution is good."

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"This solution is very reliable and it is easy to learn.""The solution's features are all quite useful. We use all of them.""The integration with other tools is excellent. It integrates well with batch issues.""It has the ability to be deployed without rewriting the code.""The biggest advantage of this solution is that it is very easy to learn, and very easy to build applications.""The most valuable feature is that it's robust and its time to market is very short.""The solution is stable and can scale relatively easily.""The most valuable feature is that it is clear and easy to learn."

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Cons
"The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively.""The components that they include in the product that are, in fact, a WTX, really need to be removed from the product because they tend to fail.""Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.""Making it more user-friendly would be an improvement.""Some pre-packaged connectors for integration with various applications, such as SaaS offerings, would be a useful addition.""In the next release, I would like to see the product price reduced. It should be cheaper.""The two biggest issues of this solution are the complexity and the maintenance procedures.""The product should be more adapted to the DevOps process."

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"I would like to be able to run and install this solution on different platforms.""The user interface could be improved in a future release.""IBM could improve its connectivity.""I would like for them to make the training much easier.""One drawback that I have found is that there are issues with using the Java connector.""In terms of improvement, the UI should be more user-friendly.""IBM doesn't really have a very strong community surrounding the product. Most of its direct competitors are open source solutions, and those have an excellent and well-developed community around the tech to help users navigate the ins and outs of the product. IBM is lacking in this area.""The interface could be more user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used.""It's expensive when you compare it with others.""The licensing cost is very expensive.""As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing."

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"The price of this product could be lower.""The solution requires a license and is very expensive here in India.""The pricing could be improved to make it more competitive.""The price of the license could be cheaper.""The maintenance and support of the product are very expensive.""IBM Integration Bus itself is prices fair but App-Connect is a bit expensive which we use in conjunction with it."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I like that it is very stable, and we never experience any downtime.
Top Answer: As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing.
Top Answer: Traceability could be improved, especially for business operations. The traceability of the transactions could be an improvement point for DataPower to work on. It would be better if they provided… more »
Top Answer: I was previously part of the Oracle SOA/OSB development team. In my current capacity I architected solutions using MuleSoft Anypoint Platform on cloud / on-premises and hybrid modes and on PCE/RTF on… more »
Top Answer: I have found IBM Integration Bus is very useful because it can integrate multiple backend applications.
Top Answer: IBM Integration Bus itself is prices fair but App-Connect is a bit expensive which we use in conjunction with it.
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Average Words per Review
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8.2
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Average Words per Review
491
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7.6
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Also Known As
WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
IBM WebSphere ESB
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Overview

IBM DataPower Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads. It enables you to rapidly expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels - giving customers, employees and partners access to critical resources. It is available in the following form factors: physical, virtual, cloud, Linux and Docker.

IBM Integration Bus is an enterprise integration engine that offers a fast, simple way for systems and applications to communicate with each other. As a result, it can help you achieve business value, reduce IT complexity and save money.
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Sample Customers
RBL Bank, Availity
Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company11%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm48%
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider7%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
REVIEWERS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. IBM Integration Bus and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,244 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 4th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 9 reviews while IBM Integration Bus is ranked 1st in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 25 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.2, while IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Integration Bus writes "Good integration capabilities with an easy-to-learn language but is very expensive". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, Mule ESB, Microsoft Azure API Management and Amazon API Gateway, whereas IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse and TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. IBM Integration Bus report.

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