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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reviewer1411329
Lead Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Security is well organized and managed within the solution.
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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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reviewer1399425
Team Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is a complete all-in-one solution.
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Alexis Aguiluz
Senior Technological Architect at Banco de Chile
The centralized management: this provides a management module that can deploy and apply security policies to all APIs, including all the gateways that are deployed on-premises and on any cloud because the gateway component can run at a VMware or in a Kubernetes cluster.
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reviewer1512354
CTO & Application Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has all of the tools that are needed for the specific mission.
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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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reviewer1189512
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It allows enterprises to expose some of their tech to outside stakeholders.
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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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reviewer1411329
Lead Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Different versions of the same thing can mean unnecessary duplication.
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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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reviewer1399425
Team Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It needs to be less taxing on compute resources.
It is expensive within this class of products.
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Alexis Aguiluz
Senior Technological Architect at Banco de Chile
The integration of an API gateway that implements the sidecar pattern, which can be deployed in cloud applications, and expose the microservices directly in each pod, this can be more decentralized components.
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reviewer1512354
CTO & Application Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The automation and the simplicity could be improved.
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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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reviewer1189512
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see automation of the installation. If there could be a single-click function where you could automate everything, that would be helpful.
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