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IBM API Connect vs. SAP Cloud Platform
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM API Connect vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"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.""It is a complete all-in-one solution.""The solution offers a pretty good SLA.""Security is well organized and managed within the solution.""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.""This is a very easy to use solution.""Scalable and stable API platform for creating and managing APIs.""The services that I consume through IBM API Connect are beneficial. It can handle multiple API management."

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"The solution can scale.""The HANA replications are very useful.""SAP Cloud Platform's most valuable features are its exhaustiveness, scalability with minimum maintenance, and functionality.""The dashboard provides pretty good clarity.""The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple.""Cloud Platform's stability is great.""The pre-delivered content from the SAP cloud platform is definitely a strength.""It’s easy to maintain, as everything is handled by SAP."

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Cons
"The solution would be better if it had cloud functionalities.""The developmental process is not quite user-friendly.""The documentation needs to be a bit better.""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 automation and the simplicity could be improved.""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.""Different versions of the same thing can mean unnecessary duplication.""We've had some issues upgrading to the latest version of the solution."

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"When I started looking at the client's IT architecture, I started by doing a study of their services, DVM, data volume, and management services. According to the results, they could be a lot better at this.""I can’t speak to features that may be missing.""In person, when the development happens, we were told that it's flexible and customizable. However, sometimes, it's challenging to customize.""The main problem is that there aren't any easy migrations from SAP PO to SAP CPI, so from process orchestration to cloud platform integration.""While it was good for a small entity, it was not ideal for a large enterprise.""Shows errors without providing any analysis.""I'd like to see more local integration.""When they innovate too fast, they end up confusing their customers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is expensive when compared to other products in this class. There were no extra fees for add-ons or technical support."
  • "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."
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  • "The cost when it comes to monitoring can be difficult."
  • "SAP offers yearly, subscription-based, and pay-as-you-use licensing."
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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:One of the best features of SAP Cloud Platform is that it is web-based and you can log in from anywhere in the world. SAP Cloud Platform is suitable for companies of any size; it works well with both… more »
    Top Answer:How is SAP Cloud Platform different than Amazon AWS? Amazon AWS offers options both in terms of upgrading and expanding capabilities as well as acquiring greater storage space. These upgrades can… more »
    Top Answer:The maintenance part can be outsourced easily.
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    SAP HANA Cloud Platform
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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.

    SAP HANA Cloud Platform powers applications that deliver real-time insights to drive more effective and timely decision making. The product promises to accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and predictive capabilities.

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    Siemens, Shell & Volkswagen, Still, EarlySense, Roche, National Football League, Heidelberg University Hospital, In Mind Computing, The Timken Company, OPAL, EnterpriseJungle, Groupe Danone, Accenture, T-Systems, Sailing Team Germany, Sloan Valve
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    Financial Services Firm38%
    Retailer12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Insurance Company9%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company9%
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    Manufacturing Company42%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Pharma/Biotech Company17%
    Retailer8%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM API Connect vs. SAP Cloud Platform
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM API Connect vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,703 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM API Connect is ranked 2nd in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 22 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 5th in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 12 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 7.6, while SAP Cloud Platform 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 SAP Cloud Platform writes "Easy to maintain, great features, and helpful support". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and TIBCO Mashery API Management, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Salesforce Platform and SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite. See our IBM API Connect vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.

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