We performed a comparison between Apigee and IBM Rational Test Workbench based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two API Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Apigee makes proxy management very simple."
"This is a front-layer gateway that helps to improve our overall performance."
"Apigee is a strong-featured solution. It leads in Gartner Quadrant ratings and it is a full-slated API solution that has the features that an API gateway requires."
"It is scalable."
"One of the best parts of this solution is the implementation as we did not need to use code or out-of-box policies. When it comes to the cloud-based architecture, there is a high level of reliability."
"The initial setup was easy - there was an onboarding document with steps that we followed."
"The most important feature is the security capabilities and the way it integrates very quickly with other security providers. We have integrated it with Azure and it integrates quite seamlessly."
"I use it because it's simple, it automatically updates, and It hasn't given me any issues."
"Reporting is pretty good. Its interface is also good. I'm overall pretty happy with the functionality and use of IBM Rational Test Workbench."
"This solution provides for API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing, and service virtualization."
"When there is an update on a new version or an automatic update, you have to be present and double-check that the update is reflected in the environment with no issues."
"The entire user across all the layers should be singly authenticated through an external authentication system."
"The initial setup for the on-prem solution is a little complex."
"An area for improvement would be to provide more information while troubleshooting."
"More documentation on the Open Banking Standard will help."
"Sometimes there are glitches, which means there's still room for improvement in the platform."
"What my clients don't like is that the on-premises solution is not being treated and maintained as well as the cloud solution."
"We are experiencing some performance issues."
"There are a number of things that they can do to simplify the tools, but the most important thing that they need to do is simplify the installation."
Apigee is a platform for developing and managing APIs. Apigee offers an interface for your core services by wrapping them with a proxy layer which is then accessed by other developers. With Apigee, you can design and build APIs and then securely share their services and data without exposing any code.
Because app developers make HTTP requests to an API proxy rather than directly to your services, your services are separated from the developers. All the developer needs to know is the URL of the API proxy endpoint, necessary query parameters, authorization credentials (if they exist), and the response data format.
The API proxy isolates the app developer from your backend service. Therefore, you are free to change the service implementation if the public API remains consistent. By maintaining a consistent frontend API, existing client apps will continue to work regardless of changes on the backend.
Key capabilities of the Apigee API management platform include:
Reviews from Real Users:
Apigee stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its rich developer portal, its advanced analytics, and its central monitoring system.
Carlos R., a software architect at Caja Los Andes writes, “The central monitoring feature is the most valuable. It also provides security for the APIs and high availability for our use cases. Apigee is the best product in the industry in comparison to other API management solutions. It helps in fast development, which is a top point. It also supports a lot of industry standards and has excellent documentation.”
An associate vice president at a tech services company notes, “The analytics function and the developer portal are the two valuable features of Apigee. The analytics part is very good, and the developer portal is quite rich in features. The authentication mechanisms are quite easily built into Apigee, which is something that most of the other products have also now started supporting.”
Apigee is ranked 1st in API Testing Tools with 37 reviews while IBM Rational Test Workbench is ranked 10th in API Testing Tools with 2 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while IBM Rational Test Workbench is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Good automation and documentation with good performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Test Workbench writes "Good reporting and interface, but supports limited types of protocols and requires low-level script editing". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect and Layer7 API Management, whereas IBM Rational Test Workbench is most compared with IBM Rational Performance Tester, HCL OneTest, Tricentis Tosca, Selenium HQ and Postman. See our Apigee vs. IBM Rational Test Workbench report.
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