2019-07-16T05:40:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering IBM API Connect?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM API Connect, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate IBM API Connect a nine out of 10.

2021-08-16T11:32:02Z
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Top 20Consultant

I rate this product an eight out of 10.

2021-07-23T18:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would urge others to use both design time and runtime and not just use it as a repository. I would suggest that they utilize the runtime features, which are pretty strong. First, they can secure your API ecosystem. Second, they have very good monetizing capabilities, which allow you to design products and see who accesses those products. Usage-based and storage-based restriction capabilities are present, which are probably some of the best on the market today. So, I would really urge people to just go beyond the design time and also utilize API Connect in runtime as well. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate IBM API Connect at seven because it is a little bit weak on design time.

2021-04-27T13:28:24Z
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Top 10Consultant

I'd recommend the solution to other users and organizations due to the fact that it is very, very easy to use. The product is good, however, that said, they need to pay more attention to their documentation and support. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We have largely been satisfied with the solution and its capabilities. We are IBM partners.

2021-04-16T16:36:16Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm considering migrating API Connect to Azure. I'm still doing the assessment for this product. That is due to the fact that the move to the cloud is just not only for this product. We have a lot of products in terms of the customer's applications. I need to assess everything together and then propose to my end customer. I'm a vendor. I do assessments for my customer. I wouldn't recommend this solution to other organizations at this time. It's on-premises and everyone is moving to the cloud. It makes more sense to seek out a cloud solution. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-03-26T13:43:51Z
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Top 5Real User

We are a direct customer and end-user. We aren't a partner of IBM. We're not using the latest version of the solution right now. We have in production the original version - which I believe is Version 5.0. It was the original version. We worked all those years since 2018 and we're having some challenges to go to Version 10 which is the latest version. Overall, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

2021-03-25T19:28:10Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate IBM API Connect a seven out of ten.

2021-03-05T17:40:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give IBM API Connect a ten.

2021-02-10T10:39:27Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate IBM API Connect an eight out of ten.

2020-12-28T13:13:39Z
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Top 10Real User

I would definitely recommend trying this product. From a cloud perspective it's there, and from a management of API perspective, all that authentication authorization is quite strong. It's a complete product that you can implement and get a centralized repo of the APIs that you can use enterprise wide. If any other enterprise project comes up, it's worth checking what exists rather than automatically developing from scratch. The solution is very easy to use. It's not really complicated, at least for those who are already familiar with some IBM products. We didn't have a problem getting it up and running. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-10-11T08:58:21Z
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Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate IBM API Connect as an eight-out-of-ten comparing what I know to other products.

2020-08-17T05:36:18Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-06-30T08:17:30Z
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Top 20Real User

The client needs to understand the service to use it. They need to make sure that they have the back-end infrastructure to support API Connect. API Connect is known for its light front-end system. Therefore, it depends on what system it connects to on the back-end. It is important to know how it connects to the back-end. We are not using Cloud Pak, as it is still too new. We are using it in the lab. I would rate the solution as a nine (out of 10).

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Real User

I would rate IBM API an eight out of ten. I would recommend it. I'd say that you need some time to negotiate the documentation and the conflicting support that's on their website. The website will day to do one thing and in another place, you do something else. You need some time to negotiate that.

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

I can recommend this solution and would rate it as an eight (out of 10).

2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
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Top 20Real User

To cut down on your implementation time, read the documentation. It's long but explanatory. I would rate this solution as an eight (out of 10).

2020-03-25T15:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend API Connect to a vendor or financial institutions that are looking at using it. It's a nine out of 10. It's missing the authentication module so programming and customizing that takes a lot of time.

2020-03-25T15:24:00Z
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Real User

I would certainly recommend IBM API Connect for clients who are going with an enterprise version of implementation and when they have enough budget. Of course, if they have budget limitations, they can consider open-source solutions. As implementers, we have a big resource pool here in India. All our associates have expertise with API Connect as well as IBM App Connect. As of now, it is serving the needs of our customers. It is quite a proficient tool. It satisfies all of our requirements.

2020-03-25T15:24:00Z
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Consultant

We are testing and I'm working for the Bank of Israel and we have to implement the regulation of the PSD2, the open bank, open banking, open API. We would implement it on API Connect, so it's not a production system, it's just a sandbox. In terms of advice, I would suggest anyone to verify that the product support is the latest version and to find out the frequency of the new versions of the product itself. I think it's very important to go through a project like this before implementation. I would rate this solution seven out of ten. I'd like it to be more cloud-based, for the open API 3 because currently all the specifications are published only on the API so you have to downgrade it and then input it into IBM.

2019-07-18T11:31:00Z
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Real User

Infrastructure setup was a bit painful. Knowledge up-take was not too painful if you are not doing anything complex. But when you start getting into complex APIs then maybe you need some bit of patience if you decide to use this solution. At the end of the day, it's a great product, I can't fault it for now. We haven't extensively used it, so I really can't say how it would perform over time, or what kind of issues it would have if it was enterprise-wide. I can't find fault with it, for now, it's doing good. I would rate the solution of seven and a half out of ten. My point of view is a bit stiff because I'm a developer. I don't mind going through some tech rigors. But looking at it from a more general standpoint, I don't think anybody wants to go through the process of some technical learnings. In terms of the knowledge base, it's not too fun for developers. In terms of setup, it's almost definitely not fun. Usage is working well and based on the architectural principles we are already facing some bit of redundancy on that.

2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
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Real User

The product itself delivers on what is documented and we don't need any additional features. Currently, there are some features that are not working because of known errors. I would like to see an improvement in the stability, however. Once we've got it stable, we can push the limits. We can see what works and what doesn't work, and then we can comment on what is required for the future. I will, therefore, rate this a seven out of ten.

2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
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Real User

In the 2018 version, the setup is less complicated, but it takes longer. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
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