IBM API Connect Room for Improvement

AIT Solution Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It is still a very new product. We're still finding our feet on the latest version of it because it gives you the capability to move into the cloud. We have not yet taken that leap into cloud because of the uncertainty of what the moving parts are, and that's why we'll have to wait and see. I would like to see more stability, however, and I do believe the newer version will offer that. View full review »
CEO at Lopworks Limited
There is room for improvement in the reporting and monetization. With monetization, I want to be able to provide my own pricing and platform. I would like them to add hooks into the API. E.g., it should be able to check credit, then limit access to people who don't have credit anymore. They need to have more training for people. View full review »
Lead Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Improvements depend on your perspective and what you need the API to do. I think it has room for improvement because, for example, there's nothing to show that other teams might be dumping the same thing and you have no way of knowing if it's redundant. I feel that sometimes different versions of the same thing are put in there. Although there may be slight differences like including some extra fields, at the end of the day, you're almost dumping the same API again into API Connect. At some point the product should be able to tell you that there is already a similar API there and whether you're dumping an API that's almost identical to what is there. View full review »
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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. A more user-friendly portal could be helpful. Something you won't really get lost in. For example, other APIs make it so easy to do a couple of things from the portal, not at the management portal itself. Maybe if IBM can improve on that, it would be most helpful. View full review »
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. View full review »
Team Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
One place that I think the product could improve is that it could be lighter on computing resources and cheaper. We did not expect to have to add additional services for data processing. View full review »
Alexis Aguiluz
Senior Technological Architect at Banco de Chile
The product can be improved in the following areas: 1. The monetization because it doesn't include an online method to pay through a web system or with a credit card, where the analytics can be calculated. 2. 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. All of these areas can be improved. View full review »
Shiri Traum
Open API Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It still does not support open API 3. Another problem is the designer. I want the whole solution to be on the cloud. For the installation, I have to install locally. There are many improvements it needs if I want to implement a MockServer or sandbox. In the future, I hope it will be more intuitive for building a MockServer. 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. The old designer should be less complex and more simple or intuitive for you to search as well. View full review »
Clement Hsieh
Doctoral Researcher at NCCU
They seem to have left out a feature for microservices and also a certification module for OIDC. So it would be a good idea for the authentication module to have OIDC certification. View full review »
Core Banking Business Analyst Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The developmental process is not quite user-friendly. IBM should improve the customization of the API Connect. The price could be reduced, it's expensive. View full review »
Senior IT Operations Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
IBM is also a bit pricey. On top of that, they have bugs that need to be fixed. View full review »
Irshad Ahamed
Assistant Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Extracting the data could be improved. My team members sometimes find it difficult to get something out of this solution. View full review »
Enerprise Architect and Chief Architect - Security and Cloud at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
In terms of what needs improvement, some of the product documentation could be better. View full review »
German Villar
Director of Development and Innovation - CTO at Cofares
It would be helpful to have access monitoring. The initial setup is complex. View full review »
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