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We performed a comparison between IBM API Connect and Oracle Integration Cloud Service 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 IBM API Connect vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service report (Updated: September 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The services that I consume through IBM API Connect are beneficial. It can handle multiple API management.""The solution offers a pretty good SLA.""IBM API Connect is a good product, and their technical support is excellent.""It has all of the tools that are needed for the specific mission.""One of the most valuable features is the easy-to-use web interface.""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.""The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate.""The functionalities on offer are very good."

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"In general, there were a lot of great utilities for working with files.""The most valuable features of this solution are the SFTP adapters, file adapters, and risk adapters, that we use in everyday projects.""The most valuable features of Oracle Integration Cloud Service are the seeded integrations with many communication platforms, such as Slack and emails. It works best for the historical communication methods. Those are still prevalent with all the other clients. When we are doing the integrations, it makes it a little bit easier for us to communicate the same output over Slack, rather than sending out an email and downloading the report. The number of seeded functionalities within the Oracle Integration Cloud Service platform is better.""The initial setup of Oracle Integration Cloud Service was easy.""OIC offers a number of pre-built technology and SaaS adapters for high productivity for a wide range of target systems, both in-house via agents and cloud/SaaS, via a very flexible range of interfaces.""Provides various ways to secure services as well as providing extensive support.""The initial setup is easy.""It has a number of pre-built connectors. Its flow designer is also valuable. It provides the ease of promotion between environments and the ease of connection management. It is also stable and easy to scale and deploy."

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Cons
"The monetization of the API could be improved. The pricing for the consumer is also very important to improve this solution.""The installation process could use improvement. I hope that in the next release, the installation process is easier.""We ran it on top of the Kubernetes cluster, so it wasn't a standalone service. In the worst-case scenario, API Connect couldn't stay online if all the containers went down. We had to restart all the services. We shut down all the containers automatically one by one.""Support for this platform could still be improved. It also needs to have more levels of versatility. Its compatibility and integration with different platforms also need improvement.""The solution would be better if it had cloud functionalities.""Different versions of the same thing can mean unnecessary duplication.""Documentation for the CLI is not very complete. Also, the support could be improved, and we have had several problems with backing up and restoring the product.""The installation was difficult with the IBM toolkit."

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"Lacks features for more complex integrations.""Make it more similar to the on-premises features. For example, if you can edit the code directly rather than just dragging and dropping, or if you can edit the examples by going into the background, and one-click migration, I'd like to see included in the next release.""Sometimes, the tech support is slow to get back to us. We have had to wait up to two weeks for a response.""Oracle Integration Cloud Service can improve file handling. Currently, our real-time file polling limitation is 10 MB, if that size can be increased it would be helpful. For example, increasing the size from 10 MB to 1 GB.""The solution is expensive.""There are a few features that we noticed are not in the cloud. There are some improvements needed. One example is the graphical user interface that needs to improve, it could be easier to use.""Configurable timeouts on each connection would be good.""The bulk processing needs improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "It specifies how much data you use and how much storage you require, among other things."
  • "The price of Oracle Integration Cloud Service is good. It is reasonable and is priced well for the market segment. The model they use is on a per-package unit and we have a two-year subscription."
  • "In the case of Oracle Integration Cloud, costs can be "predictable" as far as the platform and infrastructure are concerned."
  • "It has different licensing models. The most upfront and most transparent is the pay-as-you-go model. It also has a certain messages-per-hour limit. There is a certain amount that is charged per hour, and a certain number of messages are included in it, which you can scale up as you go. Its licensing is very competent and easy."
  • "The solution is less expensive than other products."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:Oracle Integration Cloud Service has a fairly easy initial setup, and Oracle offers initial support and guidance for those who might find the setup to be challenging. There are complications that come… more »
    Top Answer:Provides various ways to secure services as well as providing extensive support.
    Top Answer:I'm unaware of licensing costs but I know that Oracle requires the purchase of two separate products, with separate billing. If I want one integration with API CS, I have to pay twice for the one… more »
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    Also Known As
    Oracle ICS
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    Overview
    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.

    Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) delivers best in class “Hybrid” Integration. ICS is a simple and powerful integration platform in the cloud to maximize the value of your investments in SaaS and on-premises applications. It includes an intuitive web based integration designer for point and click integration between applications and a rich monitoring dashboard that provides real-time insight into the transactions, all running on a mature runtime platform on Oracle Public Cloud. ICS will help accelerate integration projects and significantly shorten the time-to-market through it's intuitive and simplified designer, an intelligent data mapper, and a library of adapters to connect to various applications.

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    Sample Customers
    M2M Technologies Inc.
    Calix, Avaya, Land Lakes, Leader, PWC, Vale
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm42%
    Retailer11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company10%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm38%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM API Connect vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM API Connect vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM API Connect is ranked 3rd in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 24 reviews while Oracle Integration Cloud Service is ranked 2nd in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 14 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 7.8, while Oracle Integration Cloud Service is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Integration Cloud Service writes "Good performance, easy integration, user-friendly, and helpful technical support". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager and Amazon API Gateway, whereas Oracle Integration Cloud Service is most compared with Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Mule Anypoint Platform, Boomi AtomSphere Integration, AWS Glue and Oracle GoldenGate. See our IBM API Connect vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service report.

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