We performed a comparison between Amazon API Gateway and IBM API Connect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two API Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It's flexible. It was valuable."
"Amazon stack is easy to use in combination with other Amazon services, so it was a logical continuity."
"It's easy to integrate and provide support for existing AWS services if I use the AWS API gateway."
"It is very helpful, with our API-based applications."
"t is easy for integrations if it is deployed in AWS Services."
"What I like best about Amazon API Gateway is that it's simple to use, easy to set up, and you can quickly get it up and running. It's a very user-friendly solution. I also didn't experience any issues in terms of Amazon API Gateway interface, integration, or monitoring. The solution runs smoothly."
"Its security feature is the most valuable because it is mainly a security solution. It has easy authentication and authorization, and its integration is also useful."
"All information and data needs to be sanitized before it enters a private domain and we use this solution to do this."
"API Connect's most valuable feature is its ability to act as a gateway. It's very easy to configure security and everything else in it. You don't have to kill yourself implementing custom configurations."
"API Connect is a good product, and everything works fine. All the analytics are good, and it is easy to follow up. I like it in that sense. I'm more focused on following up on analytics by seeing how many API calls we are getting and where we see a lot of problems. I was working on that API level."
"I have found IBM API Connect to be highly secure, efficient, easy to deploy, and has a great GUI. It can operate and integrate well with other vendors, such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft."
"The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate."
"The most valuable features are stability and security."
"One of the most valuable features is the easy-to-use web interface."
"This is a very easy to use solution."
"IBM API Connect is a good product, and their technical support is excellent."
"Currently, I'm not facing any issues with Amazon API Gateway, which satisfies my requirements. I'm pretty happy with what Amazon API Gateway offers, but as its pricing is on the higher side, that's one area for improvement in the solution. What I'd like to see in the next release of Amazon API Gateway is an improvement in the status checks you get from the monitoring feature of the solution. Currently, you get the number of requests received, the number of reports, etc., but if there are more details than what's given by Amazon API Gateway, that will improve the solution."
"Monitoring could be improved."
"I am not completely satisfied with Technical Support."
"The user interface, in general, can be better. The user interface for the entire Amazon cloud can be more friendly. There are some scenarios that are not really easy to manage and configure through the user interface."
"From a use cases perspective, you need to have an internal and external gateway. AWS can only handle external traffic so has to be used together with another solution."
"Amazon API Gateway can improve the user interface in some areas it could be more polished."
"We would like to see more UI-based monitoring."
"The user interface could be improved, as well as customer support and having a local customer representative in a country."
"Debugging could be improved."
"The automation and the simplicity could be improved."
"Our main pain points are in these two areas: creating a better developer portal and improving stability in terms of synchronization and monetization."
"One thing about API Connect that could be improved is the security schemes. There are so many security schemes, and from a product perspective, IBM could improve the user experience of the configuration security scheme."
"IBM API Connect could improve the security of the application and the integration."
"The initial setup and installation could be easier."
"The design time setup has a lot of customizable fields, but we need certain standard fields to be added, such as what all of the consuming systems are. This needs to be very clearly articulated during the design time."
"The installation was difficult with the IBM toolkit."
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a "front door" for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.
IBM API Connect is a stable API management solution that facilitates a robust intuitive protocol to enable users to easily and continuously monetize, socialize, create, manage, and secure APIs. The solution can also power digital transformation on premises and across various cloud environments. Users have the ability to seamlessly drive digital applications and stimulate modernization instantly. IBM API Connect is also available in many other iterations with multiple reliable capabilities as part of the IBM Cloud Pak, which provides for smooth integration and will allow users to better automate application innovation and API management as part of any organization's progressive journey to a cloud environment.
IBM API Connect Benefits
IBM API Connect has many valuable benefits. Some of its most useful benefits include:
IBM API Connect Features
IBM API Connect has many value-added features. Some of its most desirable features include:
Reviews from Real Users
“We use this solution for rest-based, micro services to complete authentication. We are able to gather statistics and audit and throttle traffic. It also has a developer portal that allows users to browse their APIs and develop applications on them. It has solid features compared to some of the API services management services out there.” - Chong S., Sr Technical Specialist at a financial services firm
“API Connect is mainly used as a gateway solution to expose, secure, and manage APIs. Using API Connect allows us to quickly create proxy APIs and saves time on end-to-end testing, which lets us deliver quickly to clients. API Connect's most valuable features are API management and creation.” - A PeerSpot user who is an Associate Manager at a tech services company
Amazon API Gateway is ranked 6th in API Management with 9 reviews while IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 23 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 8.2, while IBM API Connect is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Amazon API Gateway writes "Secure, easy to use, includes WAF rules, has responsive technical support, and provides excellent documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM API Connect writes "Stable and scalable solution for API management, but it needs more versatility and integration with different platforms". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, Kong Enterprise and Layer7 API Management, whereas IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager and 3scale API Management. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. IBM API Connect report.
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