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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Oracle 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 most valuable features for us are security and centralization.""The security, the authentication, and the publishing qualities are great."

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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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"Before gaining experience with the product, I found that it was not simple to use and things took longer to do than I had anticipated.""From an administration and developer point of view, the user interface and user experience are not great."

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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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"Oracle is not a cheap solution and it is not affordable for all of our clients in Portugal."

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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: The security, the authentication, and the publishing qualities are great.
Top Answer: Although it is working great for us at the moment, we don't enjoy its user-interface. The UI is based on old approach and needs an overhaul to modernize the UI and user interaction. Developer… more »
Top Answer: We are using this solution in the enterprise for publishing APIs to external client systems and internal systems to receive and process requests. We are using this solution for monitoring and securing… more »
Ranking
8th
out of 41 in API Management
Views
7,271
Comparisons
6,009
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
460
Rating
8.2
24th
out of 41 in API Management
Views
630
Comparisons
523
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
527
Rating
7.0
Comparisons
Also Known As
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.

Oracle API Management enable you to streamline business and IT objectives by managing the lifecycle of your APIs, outsource application enhancement by empowering developers through API adoption, and add a mobile front to your applications and capture new revenue opportunities with seamless API enablement.

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Sample Customers
RBL Bank, Availity
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company8%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Oracle API Management and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,721 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 8th in API Management with 9 reviews while Oracle API Management is ranked 24th in API Management with 2 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.2, while Oracle API Management is rated 7.0. 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 Oracle API Management writes "Good security and technical support, but the price could be made more affordable". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Oracle API Management is most compared with Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management, Layer7 API Management and Amazon API Gateway. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Oracle API Management report.

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