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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure API Management 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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"The package as a whole is useful for our customers.""Ease of integration into the entire Microsoft environment.""The most valuable feature is the developer portal, which has source code examples in various programming languages to help developers learn the API.""The solution is quite stable. We have no issues with it. there have been no crashes and we haven't experienced bugs or glitches. It's been quite reliable.""Allows the possibility of VPN technology to connect your gateway directly with on-prem services""The most valuable features are the ease of use and it is a platform that has self-enablement for the customers to be able to register themselves.""The integration with Azure Active Directory is a good security feature for authentication and authorization. There is multifactor authentication. You can also use all of the Azure AD features integrated with API Management.""It's very well integrated with the Azure environment."

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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 see better scalability and better performance.""Multi-tenant functionalities is missing from the system, especially when it comes to the developer code of features.""This solution is only available as a cloud-based deployment and it would be very helpful to have an on-premises version.""The portal where we publish the APIs could be improved. Maybe this is because we didn't configure it. It is quite easy to bypass API management because we have a lot of information shared on the portal, where we publish our APIs. I worry there is potential for a security breach in the API publishing. There needs to be more security available on terms of the way we publish them.""Could use clearer configuration when it comes to API policies.""The user interface needs improvement.""There is always room for improvement. There should be more analytics abilities so you can know how much traffic there is. Log Analyzer isn't well integrated with this solution.""In terms of improvement, it would be helpful if they could develop an on-premises option."

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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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"It's being paid monthly.""Based on the resources that we are leveraging, the price we are paying to use this solution is slightly higher than other competitors. In a few cases, it has its own advantage in some resources.""Since this is a cloud-based solution you have to abide by those financial limits, this creates some different challenges compared to other solutions.""The licensing fees are expensive.""The price of the solution is reasonable compared to others."

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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:  Apigee offers both cloud-based and on-prem options while Microsoft Azure API Management currently only offers a cloud-based solution. Both solutions are easy to use. Apigee allows for the… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup is not that complex, but there are certain challenges.
Top Answer: We are limited to what choice of solution we can purchase. There are multiple aspects here. If it is a choice that we have to make, then we do it based on the requirement or recommendations, such as… more »
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Average Words per Review
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8.2
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19,886
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19
Average Words per Review
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7.6
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Also Known As
WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
Azure API Management, MS Azure API Management
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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.

Microsoft Azure API Management ensures an organization's API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal.
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Sample Customers
RBL Bank, Availity
adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company11%
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University11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Translation And Localization Position11%
Wellness & Fitness Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise69%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
543,089 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 8th in API Management with 9 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 2nd in API Management with 19 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure API Management 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 Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to use API management with a platform that allows customers to register themselves". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB and Amazon API Gateway, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Kong Enterprise and SwaggerHub. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Microsoft Azure API Management report.

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