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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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"It has many interfaces and you can connect to any backend source that has another format, and convert it to the desired format.""We only use the basic features, but the most valuable one for us is the Publish-subscribe pattern.""The solution has good integration.""Performance-wise, this solution is really good.""Integration and mapping are easy, which is a major advantage."

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"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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"The user interface is designed mainly for experts, much in the way a BPM or another integration tool is.""Technical support is very slow and needs to be improved.""The installation configuration is quite difficult.""The images and size of the containers are too big and I think that they should be more lightweight.""Technical support is good but they could have a better response time."

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"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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"IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost.""The price is very high and it's the main reason that we are searching for alternatives.""This product is more expensive than competing products.""I feel with IBM, when you want certain functions or features, you have to continuously purchase add-ons. There are always additional fees."

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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: Integration and mapping are easy, which is a major advantage.
Top Answer: If you want to connect to the database, it provides solutions in India, but you have to purchase it separately. They are not mature enough and we have difficulties using them. They are expensive and… more »
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WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
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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.

WebSphere Message Broker is an enterprise service bus (ESB) providing connectivity and universal data transformation for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and non-SOA environments. It allows businesses of any size to eliminate point-to-point connections and batch processing regardless of platform, protocol or data format.
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Sample Customers
RBL Bank, Availity
WestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin Tire
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company9%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
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IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 4th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 9 reviews while IBM WebSphere Message Broker is ranked 7th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 5 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.2, while IBM WebSphere Message Broker is rated 7.8. 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 WebSphere Message Broker writes "Easy to setup and deploy, with easy mapping, and it integrates well with MQ". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB and webMethods Integration Server, whereas IBM WebSphere Message Broker is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server, Mule ESB, IBM BPM and IBM WebSphere Application Server. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. IBM WebSphere Message Broker report.

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