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We performed a comparison between Boomi AtomSphere Integration and IBM API Connect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Boomi AtomSphere Integration vs. IBM API Connect report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"I have found the solution to be scalable.""Boomi AtomSphere Integration is stable.""It is easy to learn and implement.""It is a low-code and high-configuration platform, which is very valuable. Develop once and run anywhere is another useful feature. It also has connectors for more than 200 applications. It provides value for money. Our customers who have implemented this solution have a very high ROI.""Low-code development is the most valuable feature."

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"One of the most valuable features of this solution is that it protects our backend system. We are exposing services to external parties and using this solution to protect the backend system, and to have a navigation in between.""The management of the API and API portal is good.""The services that I consume through IBM API Connect are beneficial. It can handle multiple API management.""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.""Scalable and stable API platform for creating and managing APIs.""It is easy to use and stable.""The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate.""The statistics component is easy to use."

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Cons
"The product could be a little bit more user-friendly.""There should be more scripting possibilities.""They need to introduce more configurable functions to remove scripting or coding. Scripting should be minimized. It should have exhaustive functions. Currently, it lacks in this aspect.""They are lacking in some streaming features, and messaging features from a listener's point of view.""It crashes if we run high-volume integration."

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"The automation and the simplicity could be improved.""The monetization of the API could be improved. The pricing for the consumer is also very important to improve this solution.""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.""The solution would be better if it had cloud functionalities.""The installation was difficult with the IBM toolkit.""The developer portal could be easier to customize.""The developmental process is not quite user-friendly.""IBM API Connect could improve the security of the application and the integration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When it comes to pricing, it's not so much about being less expensive as it is about how they don't tie to the hardware on the underlined VMware that you run on, as other vendors do"
  • "The cost of the solution is in the neighborhood of $20,000 annually. There are no costs above the standard licensing fee."
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  • "It's an expensive product."
  • "IBM API Connect could be cheaper."
  • "It is quite an expensive product."
  • "It should be cheaper. It has a yearly licensing."
  • "The price of the solution is very expensive, it can turn many customers away."
  • "API Connect's license cost could be a little lower. But, unfortunately, there aren't many open-source API gateways. Ideally, some new developers could come up with a minimum-functionality open-source solution."
  • "This is a licensed product. If your company is looking to obtain a license, you have to work with IBM partners."
  • "API Connect was highly expensive for us, but the decision to switch was made before I joined the company. It seems like the company bought it, but they didn't know how to use it. After two years, they decided to reevaluate and conduct some cost estimates."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The cost of the solution is in the neighborhood of $20,000 annually. There are no costs above the standard licensing fee.
    Top Answer:The product could be a little bit more user-friendly. The company needs to offer better documentation. The initial setup is complex. It is what it is. You have to deal with it. There's something… more »
    Top Answer:The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate.
    Top Answer:We have an SLA we can draw from. I need to keep within certain numbers, however, I don't have a problem doing so. I can't speak to exact costs.
    Top Answer:The documentation needs to be a bit better. It's very sequential, however, I don't understand what options to choose for certain tasks. I need to read all of the documentation to find what I need… more »
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    Overview

    The Boomi AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS) supports all your application integration processes – between cloud platforms, software-as-a-service applications, and on-premises systems. Your entire team has online access to a powerful range of integration and data management capabilities, that can be realized in a fraction of the time of legacy middleware technologies.

    The IBM API Management family of products gives you software tools to create, manage and share application programming interfaces (APIs) in a secure, scalable environment. Available in both on-premises and cloud solutions, its detailed analytics and operational metrics allow you to monitor API usage to ensure that the developers' needs Ð and applications using the API Ð are being met.
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    Sample Customers
    DocuSign Inc., Innotas, Certent, Renesas Electronics America (REA), Kelly-Moore Paints, Mindjet, City of McKinney, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA), Daylight Transport, A10 Networks
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm42%
    Retailer11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Boomi AtomSphere Integration vs. IBM API Connect
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Boomi AtomSphere Integration vs. IBM API Connect and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Boomi AtomSphere Integration is ranked 7th in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 5 reviews while IBM API Connect is ranked 2nd in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 24 reviews. Boomi AtomSphere Integration is rated 8.0, while IBM API Connect is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Boomi AtomSphere Integration writes "A good integration tool that is stable, but has a complex initial setup". 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". Boomi AtomSphere Integration is most compared with Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Microsoft Azure Logic Apps, SSIS, Azure Data Factory and Mule Anypoint Platform, whereas IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager and Amazon API Gateway. See our Boomi AtomSphere Integration vs. IBM API Connect report.

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