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We performed a comparison between IBM API Connect and StrongLoop LoopBack 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 IBM API Connect vs. StrongLoop LoopBack report (Updated: September 2022).
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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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    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 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.

    LoopBack is a highly-extensible, open-source Node.js framework that enables you to:

    • Create dynamic end-to-end REST APIs with little or no coding.
    • Access data from major relational databases, MongoDB, SOAP, and REST APIs.
    • Incorporate model relationships and access controls for complex APIs.
    • Use separable components for file storage, third-party login, and OAuth 2.0.
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    Sample Customers
    M2M Technologies Inc.
    Telefonica | Vivo, meteolytix GmbH
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm42%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Retailer11%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    API Management
    September 2022
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    IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 24 reviews while StrongLoop LoopBack is ranked 7th in Software Components. IBM API Connect is rated 7.8, while StrongLoop LoopBack is rated 0.0. 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, IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager and Amazon API Gateway, whereas StrongLoop LoopBack is most compared with DreamFactory.

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