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We performed a comparison between Axway AMPLIFY API Management and IBM DataPower Gateway 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. IBM DataPower Gateway Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable features are security enforcement and throttling.""This platform can be highly scalable.""We like the portal for documentation a lot."

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"The most valuable features for our business include the ability to monitor and log data transactions and handle multiple request at an enterprise level.""I like that it is very stable, and we never experience any downtime.""The solution is robust.""The solution is straightforward and for large organizations, it functions well.""The performance is good. It's been very stable.""My company has a good impression of IBM DataPower Gateway. What I like about it is that because it's an appliance, it's a turnkey solution that's very fast and out of the box. Compared to other gateways, I also like that IBM DataPower Gateway is function-rich. For example, for one of the projects, there was a need for specific transformation and security features available in IBM DataPower Gateway out of the box, so my team just needed to configure the appliance. There was no need for separate development, and I found it quite neat. Another valuable feature of IBM DataPower Gateway is that it's easy to integrate with other products.""The most valuable feature is the security appliance, it's very secure.""You don't have to have a separate DMC proxy because DataPower Gateway is an appliance and will take care of a lot of security features. These include data validations, encryption, as well as XML or any type of scripting or security threats that are present."

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Cons
"The portal still has room for improvement.""In terms of customer service, the company needs to be easier to contact, and the support team needs to understand the situation and the product itself better.""The API Mocking tools need to be improved."

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"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.""The initial setup isn't so easy, you need who has experience working with the solution to help.""An area for improvement in IBM DataPower Gateway is its price point because it's a relatively expensive product. Sometimes, when the customer use case is just a very small subset of what's being offered in IBM DataPower Gateway, then the product can be expensive, making my company lose some of the opportunities because of the expensive pricing. A lower price point for IBM DataPower Gateway, even if that results in a less feature-rich version, would be appreciated. In terms of additional features that I'd like to see in the next release of IBM DataPower Gateway, nothing specific comes to mind because IBM constantly improves its standards and provides quarterly updates to the product, so it's quite fine.""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.""The user interface or the application development perspective and customization of the tool could be a little better.""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.""The product should be more adapted to the DevOps process.""The IBM community does not have much engagement from the IT community in Saudi Arabia and developers for this solution are difficult to find."

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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."
  • "Most customers' use case budgets are not inlined with the price of IBM DataPower Gateway. It is too expensive."
  • "This product is a bit expensive as IBM products are costly assets. However, for enterprise customers it is a worthwhile investment."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are security enforcement and throttling.
    Top Answer:The pricing is fair. They're still investing in development and provide much-needed functionality and with the assurance that it will not leak your data or provide you with gaps in your risk. From a… more »
    Top Answer:The API Mocking tools need to be improved. To start with an API-first approach would benefit this product. We sometimes have issues with some of the functions because they do not work very well… more »
    Top Answer:My company has a good impression of IBM DataPower Gateway. What I like about it is that because it's an appliance, it's a turnkey solution that's very fast and out of the box. Compared to other… more »
    Top Answer:The total cost of IBM DataPower Gateway would depend on the configuration, but in my experience, it can amount to 60,000 Euros per box, even for the virtual version. Usually, customers need high… more »
    Top Answer:An area for improvement in IBM DataPower Gateway is its price point because it's a relatively expensive product. Sometimes, when the customer use case is just a very small subset of what's being… more »
    Ranking
    18th
    out of 43 in API Management
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    Average Words per Review
    363
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    7.3
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    out of 43 in API Management
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    Average Words per Review
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    Also Known As
    Vordel Application Gateway, Axway API Management Plus, Axway API Management, AMPLIFY API Management
    WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
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    Overview

    Axway API Management Plus combines API lifecycle management, secure integration services, monitoring and analytics to help you innovate faster and heighten ecosystem engagement. It is part of the Axway AMPLIFY data integration and engagement platform, which also includes unified app development for mobile to provide a complete solution for rapid change and innovation.

    IBM DataPower Gateway is a robust, secure next-generation enterprise-grade single multichannel API gateway that supplies dynamic access, integration, control, and outstanding security. The solution is available in a broad range of workload capabilities, including application programming interface (API), service oriented architecture (SOA), B2B, cloud, web, and mobile. These dynamic capabilities ensure users are able to quickly increase the reach of an organization's critical IT resources to new channels, which will provide shareholders, team members, and clients with safe, secure access at all times.

    DataPower Gateway is very flexible and is widely available in virtual, cloud, traditional, physical, Docker, and Linux form factors.

    IBM DataPower Gateway Features

    IBM DataPower Gateway has many value-added features. Some of these features are included below:

    • Control: The solution provides decision point authorization and authentication for all standards, including Lightweight Direct Access Protocol (LDAP) and Open Authorization (OAuth), which allow for better access control across an organization’s entire network.
    • DataPower dashboard: The dashboard is specifically designed to enhance performance and determine problematic processes. The solution provides intuitive real-time performance transparency to diagnose operational and performance anomalies and offer repair and restoration recommendations.
    • Enhanced messaging: Users are able to easily mediate messaging and protocols by incorporating the best of today’s traditional and modern application standards.
    • Integration: IBM DataPower Gateway offers super fast mainframe connectivity, database connectivity, transport protocol bridging, content-based routing, and any-to-any message transformation, ensuring secure and immediate connect service.

    IBM DataPower Gateway Benefits

    IBM DataPower Gateway provides many benefits. Some of those benefits include:

    • Flexibility: The solution is easy to use and configure and provides for a pleasant, intuitive overall user experience. The solution can immediately be used out of the box, which makes overall process management simple.
    • Protection: The solution provides sturdy continuous service protection and application performance using robust powerful routing and traffic control.
    • Security: The solution’s enterprise-grade De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) ready gateway enables users to enforce the desired runtime application security across all messaging protocols.
    • Profitability: The solution’s design ensures significant reduction of development costs in addition to the streamlining of overall operations. Users are able to achieve reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) and experience a near-immediate ROI.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “My company has a good impression of IBM DataPower Gateway. What I like about it is that because it's an appliance, it's a turnkey solution that's very fast and out of the box. Another valuable feature of IBM DataPower Gateway is that it's easy to integrate with other products.”- Bálint T., Solution Manager at Intalion

    “You don't have to have a separate DMC proxy because DataPower Gateway is an appliance and will take care of a lot of security features. These include data validations, encryption, as well as XML or any type of scripting or security threats that are present. From a security point of view, being an appliance in the DMC zone, IBM DataPower Gateway will take care of the entire security angle for the infrastructure.” - Sathyan K., Founder/Director at perfTech Solutions Pvt Ltd

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    Sample Customers
    Engie Group, Allianz
    RBL Bank, Availity
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm40%
    Pharma/Biotech Company10%
    Security Firm10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. IBM DataPower Gateway
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. IBM DataPower Gateway and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Axway AMPLIFY API Management is ranked 18th in API Management with 3 reviews while IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 5th in API Management with 15 reviews. Axway AMPLIFY API Management is rated 7.4, while IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Axway AMPLIFY API Management writes "The UI and UX are quite good and easy to understand, but the tech support needs to be easier to contact and more helpful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "An out-of-the-box solution that's feature-rich, fast, and easy to integrate with other products". Axway AMPLIFY API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, whereas IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, Mule ESB, Microsoft Azure API Management and IBM Integration Bus. See our Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. IBM DataPower Gateway report.

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