IBM API Connect Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Technology Manager at PNC
Mar 30 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable feature is the fact that it sort of combines IBM DataPower being a security gateway with some of the features that are in IIB and IBM App Connect, to kind of build a complete integration. Also, IBM API Connect being... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For full transparency, at this point, we brought the solution in and we've used it for a couple of internal hackathons, but we haven't actually used it for any production work yet. Like any bank, it's really forcing a transformation in the... more»

What needs improvement?

I think that some features that would be kind of cool are around the whole idea of a subscriber being able to subscribe to a plan. Not only should that plan include the number of calls per month or per week or whatever but also, I want to... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
User
Principal Information System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

For on Premise Solutions: Out of the box policies for Gatewayscript, JWT generate and validate. Oauth support . Since it runs on top of Datapower, all Datapower based custom policies can be utilized and exported to API connect but its not... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We utilize API connect to proxy to backed micro services or Datapower. We also do JSON to SOAP mapping / rest to soap apis, which is a very common pattern. We use it for any lightweight rest/soap message processing , analytic gathering and... more»

What needs improvement?

IBM has improved this product significantly in last 2 years but it is still not stable and require further improvements. There are several issues administering the product. Features like , taking manual back up is still not available through... more»
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Anonymous avatar x80
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Integration Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 14 2016

What is most valuable?

* GUI-based accelerated API development * Segregation of ownership and control for different stakeholders * Self-service Developer Portal: a highly customizable portal based on Drupal CMS * Security support for oAuth, basic authentication and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Self-servicing portal allows users to explore APIs, create and manage keys. and manage subscriptions. * Advance infrastructure load balancer/cluster management features * GUI-based accelerated API development and deployments

What needs improvement?

* Production traffic monitoring features can be better. * A few advanced API managementfeatures such as monetization and portal syndication are not yet available in the product, but are included in the product road map for the near future. *... more»
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Senior Integration Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 14 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me is the ability to distribute work among our API developers, so we don't have to do all the work as IBM API Connect administrators and IBM DataPower administrators. This simplifies the way our partners can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It simplifies development and allows us to do more for less money.

What needs improvement?

Based on my meetings at this conference, I'm satisfied with their roadmap, where they're going. Possible improvement is mainly around having more of the cloud oriented architecture bringing stability in adding new capabilities around security.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Solutions Developer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Most of the business value that we are getting out of this solution, is that it provides DevOps integration and a catalog for microservices. We are able to share those APIs instantly within the organization; even if we want to share it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There is a trend to move towards microservice-based solutions, where we have to decouple all our legacy SOA-based services, when sometimes it takes an iterative approach to come out with what you need. Instead of that, we have this... more»

What needs improvement?

Mostly, I would like to see more tools that are DevOps-friendly. We would have more capability to interact with the catalog and inventories, so a more DevOps-friendly solution is needed.
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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.
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