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We performed a comparison between IBM API Connect and TIBCO Mashery API Management 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. TIBCO Mashery API Management report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"The statistics component is easy to use.""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.""This solution is ready to scale and already supports our agile CICD.""One of the most valuable features is the easy-to-use web interface.""The most valuable features are stability and security.""One of the most valuable features is that we can seamlessly and harmoniously expose our capabilities, from a security point of view.""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.""It has all of the tools that are needed for the specific mission."

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"When we did the product evaluation, we saw that TIBCO Mashery offers end-to-end API life cycle management. It provides all API features that are required for managing the complete life cycle. It includes the developer portal and tools for API monitorization. The out-of-box security features that TIBCO Mashery provides are enterprise-grade, which gives it an edge over other API products.""The most valuable aspect of Mashery is its stability.""It is easy to work with .""The control that we have and the security features are very valuable. With regard to API implementation or API orchestration, it works very well in the cloud because as soon as you create an API with one click, you can actually expose your APIs."

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Cons
"It should be cheaper.""The monetization of the API could be improved. The pricing for the consumer is also very important to improve this solution.""Our main pain points are in these two areas: creating a better developer portal and improving stability in terms of synchronization and monetization.""The solution would be better if it had cloud functionalities.""The documentation needs to be a bit better.""IBM API Connect could improve the security of the application and the integration.""Different versions of the same thing can mean unnecessary duplication.""The integration of cloud-based services is where we're looking for improvement in this platform."

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"They can fix some stability issues and probably make it more user-friendly so that not only an IT savvy person but an end-user can also easily navigate through this solution.""Monetization is not that great in API management. You need customization. Improvements are needed with sandbox local as well as with monetization. Those features are missing.""It lacks many features at the API gateway compared to other solutions.""I'd like to see TIBCO integrate authentication and security features into Mashery."

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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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  • "Its price is pretty reasonable. There are some lightweight API options available in the market, but given the feature set that TIBCO provides, its price is really reasonable."
  • "Licensing is quite flexible."
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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:When we did the product evaluation, we saw that TIBCO Mashery offers end-to-end API life cycle management. It provides all API features that are required for managing the complete life cycle. It… more »
    Top Answer:Its price is pretty reasonable. There are some lightweight API options available in the market, but given the feature set that TIBCO provides, its price is really reasonable.
    Top Answer:They can fix some stability issues and probably make it more user-friendly so that not only an IT savvy person but an end-user can also easily navigate through this solution.
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    4th
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    Also Known As
    Mashery API Management
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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.

    TIBCO Mashery Enterprise is a modern API platform for digital business that covers the entire API lifecycle.

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    Sample Customers
    M2M Technologies Inc.
    uShip, Sabre, TouchTunes, Best Buy, Cisco, Comcast, athenahealth, Coca-Cola Enterprises, CentralIndex.com, Constant Contact, Edmunds.com, FoodEssentials, Getty Images, Klout, Rovi, Rotten Tomatoes, Sportradar, TomTom, ACTIVE.com
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm42%
    Retailer11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company10%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company43%
    Media Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM API Connect vs. TIBCO Mashery API Management
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM API Connect vs. TIBCO Mashery API Management and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 24 reviews while TIBCO Mashery API Management is ranked 17th in API Management with 4 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 7.8, while TIBCO Mashery API Management is rated 7.6. 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 TIBCO Mashery API Management writes "Is highly scalable, but monetization and analytics need improvement". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas TIBCO Mashery API Management is most compared with Apigee, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Layer7 API Management, Microsoft Azure API Management and SwaggerHub. See our IBM API Connect vs. TIBCO Mashery API Management report.

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