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"Good interface, intuitive solution."

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"The solution is straightforward and for large organizations, it functions well.""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.""The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.""What I like most is the stability.""I like that it is very stable, and we never experience any downtime.""The solution is very easy to work with.""The solution is robust."

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Cons
"Lacks an integrated billing feature."

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"For the workloads that are not too high, appliance is a little bit expensive.""Some pre-packaged connectors for integration with various applications, such as SaaS offerings, would be a useful addition.""The two biggest issues of this solution are the complexity and the maintenance procedures.""The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively.""In the next release, I would like to see the product price reduced. It should be cheaper.""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.""Traceability could be improved, especially for business operations. The traceability of the transactions could be an improvement point for DataPower to work on. It would be better if they provided JSON support. JSON protocol data has changed format. It started performing internal transformation to JSONx. This might be an additional complexity.""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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  • "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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    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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    Overview

    Akana helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations.

    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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    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Akana API Management is ranked 24th in API Management with 1 review while IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 8th in API Management with 13 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 7.0, while IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Akana API Management writes "Intuitive solution with good interface; currently lacks an integrated billing feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". Akana API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and SwaggerHub, whereas IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB and Microsoft Azure API Management.

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