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Pros
"The gateway is the most valuable feature because it makes it possible for us to gather all traffic into one proxy, which is a good thing.""The most valuable features are the gateway and security features."

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"The solution is very easy to work with.""The solution is robust.""The most valuable features for our business include the ability to monitor and log data transactions and handle multiple request at an enterprise level.""The performance is good. It's been very stable.""I like all of the features in this product and it does what it's supposed to do.""The scalability of the solution is good.""I like that it is very stable, and we never experience any downtime.""It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API."

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Cons
"It would be helpful to improve the customization features so that the customer can do it based on their own needs.""We tried to use the portal, but we decided that it wasn't enough. The content management system (CMS) is not easy to use if you want to customize things, and it's hard to get someone who has the knowledge to work with the CMS."

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"The components that they include in the product that are, in fact, a WTX, really need to be removed from the product because they tend to fail.""Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.""We are always looking for more features wherein it could be easily integrated with cloud applications. We are looking for either a cloud solution or a cloud integration option.""IBM DataPower Gateway is quite big for smaller organizations, looking at different types of clients who are virtually assisted in this, I would say it's not really a good product for smaller firms.""For the workloads that are not too high, appliance is a little bit expensive.""In the next release, I would like to see the product price reduced. It should be cheaper.""Making it more user-friendly would be an improvement.""Some pre-packaged connectors for integration with various applications, such as SaaS offerings, would be a useful addition."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I don't think that 3scale is very expensive."
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  • "The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used."
  • "It's expensive when you compare it with others."
  • "The licensing cost is very expensive."
  • "As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing."
  • "IBM DataPower Gateway is quite expensive to get resources to work on this product. If the price could be cheaper, I think that will make it a little bit better and easily accessible to smaller clients. Then it could compete with other solutions that are available in the market. There's a whole lot of other solutions available that work well and are cheaper than IBM's products."
  • "The appliance is a bit on the expensive side for the workloads that are not too high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The gateway is the most valuable feature because it makes it possible for us to gather all traffic into one proxy, which is a good thing.
    Top Answer: 
    We tried to use the portal, but we decided that it wasn't enough. The content management system (CMS) is not easy to use if you want to customize things, and it's hard to get someone who has the… more »
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    The solution is straightforward and for large organizations, it functions well.
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    IBM DataPower Gateway is quite expensive to get resources to work on this product. If the price could be cheaper, I think that will make it a little bit better and easily accessible to smaller… more »
    Top Answer: 
    IBM DataPower Gateway is quite big for smaller organizations, looking at different types of clients who are virtually assisted in this, I would say it's not really a good product for smaller firms.
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    Also Known As
    WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
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    Overview

    3scale is an API management platform that delivers flexible, highly scalable solutions to package, distribute, control, and monetize your APIs, giving you the power to make the most of your API program.

    • Share company data, content, or services through Web or mobile applications.
    • Provide an API to external organizations, internal teams, or both.
    • Avoid the hassle and constant maintenance of building a solution from scratch.

    3scale delivers centralized API management features through a distributed, cloud-hosted layer. The platform includes built-in features to help you build a more successful API program, including access control, rate limits, payment gateway integration, and developer experience tools.

    IBM DataPower Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads. It enables you to rapidly expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels - giving customers, employees and partners access to critical resources. It is available in the following form factors: physical, virtual, cloud, Linux and Docker.

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    Sample Customers
    Victor Ops, Coca Cola, The Telegraph, Skava, Orange, Typeform
    RBL Bank, Availity
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
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    Financial Services Firm50%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    Security Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company11%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    3scale API Management is ranked 12th in API Management with 2 reviews while IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 8th in API Management with 13 reviews. 3scale API Management is rated 7.0, while IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of 3scale API Management writes "Gives us an organizational framework for APIs, but CMS is not easy to customize". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". 3scale API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager and Tyk, whereas IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB and Apache Web Server. See our 3scale API Management vs. IBM DataPower Gateway report.

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