IBM API Connect Pros and Cons

IBM API Connect Pros

AITsolution56
AIT Solution Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the security we get from this solution. I know of a bank that uses it to ensure that everything is secure. The second feature I like is the retail environment, where we actually want to be able to provide as many suppliers and consumers with APIs as possible. If you are well-trained in the writing of RESTful API's, you can actually publish an API in a matter of minutes, test it, and publish it.
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AdemolaOsindero
CEO at Lopworks Limited
Our version supports containerized integration. I can write APIs, which can be moved into a testing environment without needing a forklift. It can check if APIs are compliant before moving them into production.
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Oladipupo-Aina
Developer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The developer portal has been the most useful feature.
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Augustine Ayo
Middleware Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is quite stable. We've not had any problem. It has made for a good buy because we are finding that other companies that have similar set ups go down maybe once a month.
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Shiri Traum
Open API Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution is very scalable because it's on the cloud.
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Vijay Kattula
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This product is well integrated with other products. Its ability to interact with IBM Secure Gateway and other integration products is the core feature. Also, the lead time to put it into production is relatively short .
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Clement Hsieh
Doctoral Researcher at NCCU
API Connect is a very good platform for the development of APIs.
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SenITops67
Senior IT Operations Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very stable.
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Eric Liria
Amnesty International at Gfi Informatique
The ability for all of our web applications to share standard functions and documents easily is valuable.
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Sujoy Ghosal
Chief Architect and Distinguished Member at Wipro Technologies
Easy to configure security and generate API keys.
Policy configurations are pretty easy.
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IBM API Connect Cons

AITsolution56
AIT Solution Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The new version is very unstable.
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AdemolaOsindero
CEO at Lopworks Limited
There are issues with upgrading in the cloud version. The cloud version is extremely buggy. We prefer to use the on-premise version.
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Oladipupo-Aina
Developer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Like any typical IBM infrastructure setup, you need to learn to set it up yourself. It's not one of those simple zip files or an archive unzip and you're up and running in some few minutes. Knowledge to set it up is key.
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Augustine Ayo
Middleware Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see support for non-Java based services. We struggle a bit to be able to deploy and connect our .NET services because of things like data types. We had to map a couple of things. For one solution provider, we had to move them to .NET Core before we could use it properly. I would like to see more agnostic tool service platforms rather than moving it more towards Java or open source.
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Shiri Traum
Open API Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
In the next version, I don't know if they've already been included it or not, but the designer and all the tools should be on the cloud. I don't want any external installation or local installation.
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Clement Hsieh
Doctoral Researcher at NCCU
They seem to have left out a feature for microservices and also a certification module for OIDC.
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SenITops67
Senior IT Operations Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is not scalable.
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Eric Liria
Amnesty International at Gfi Informatique
Automation for our Domino applications could be improved.
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Sujoy Ghosal
Chief Architect and Distinguished Member at Wipro Technologies
Components, like caching, should be implemented as policies, not requiring dependency on an external solution.
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Ashish_Aggarwal
Manager at ANDD Techservices
Business applications could be exposed to users.
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