We performed a comparison between IBM DataPower Gateway and Oracle SOA Suite based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Application Infrastructure solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"My company has a good impression of IBM DataPower Gateway. What I like about it is that because it's an appliance, it's a turnkey solution that's very fast and out of the box. Compared to other gateways, I also like that IBM DataPower Gateway is function-rich. For example, for one of the projects, there was a need for specific transformation and security features available in IBM DataPower Gateway out of the box, so my team just needed to configure the appliance. There was no need for separate development, and I found it quite neat. Another valuable feature of IBM DataPower Gateway is that it's easy to integrate with other products."
"The solution is straightforward and for large organizations, it functions well."
"The most valuable feature is the security appliance, it's very secure."
"I like that it is very stable, and we never experience any downtime."
"The scalability of the solution is good."
"What I like most is the stability."
"The solution is robust."
"The solution is scalable, our customers are mostly South African banks and they handle mostly transactions with this solution."
"In Oracle SOA Suite some applications are not able to use REST, but it can support both SOAP and REST. You're able to integrate quite a lot of systems, which may not be able to in other solutions. You can also use XML and JSON. It is a standardizing type of tool. It doesn't matter whether I'm using JSON or XML, it can convert them."
"It performs better in real-time transactions."
"This is one of the critical products for my company and we use it extensively. We currently use each and every feature of Oracle SOA."
"In case there is something that doesn't work out of the box, you have the flexibility to customize it."
"The two biggest issues of this solution are the complexity and the maintenance procedures."
"We are always looking for more features wherein it could be easily integrated with cloud applications. We are looking for either a cloud solution or a cloud integration option."
"In the next release, I would like to see the product price reduced. It should be cheaper."
"The programming language is only supported in XSLT and Gateway script."
"The user interface or the application development perspective and customization of the tool could be a little better."
"Traceability could be improved, especially for business operations. The traceability of the transactions could be an improvement point for DataPower to work on. It would be better if they provided JSON support. JSON protocol data has changed format. It started performing internal transformation to JSONx. This might be an additional complexity."
"The initial setup isn't so easy, you need who has experience working with the solution to help."
"IBM DataPower Gateway is quite big for smaller organizations, looking at different types of clients who are virtually assisted in this, I would say it's not really a good product for smaller firms."
"The technical support is good, we have premier support which costs extra."
"It's also not developer-friendly."
"They supply lots of documentation but finding what we need is challenging at times."
"An important area that can be improved is the product's data monitoring. When we use the solution for interfacing or end-to-end data monitoring, we want to know exactly where the data is going and exactly where it is failing, or where there is an issue."
IBM DataPower Gateway is a robust, secure next-generation enterprise-grade single multichannel API gateway that supplies dynamic access, integration, control, and outstanding security. The solution is available in a broad range of workload capabilities, including application programming interface (API), service oriented architecture (SOA), B2B, cloud, web, and mobile. These dynamic capabilities ensure users are able to quickly increase the reach of an organization's critical IT resources to new channels, which will provide shareholders, team members, and clients with safe, secure access at all times.
DataPower Gateway is very flexible and is widely available in virtual, cloud, traditional, physical, Docker, and Linux form factors.
IBM DataPower Gateway Features
IBM DataPower Gateway has many value-added features. Some of these features are included below:
IBM DataPower Gateway Benefits
IBM DataPower Gateway provides many benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Reviews from Real Users
“My company has a good impression of IBM DataPower Gateway. What I like about it is that because it's an appliance, it's a turnkey solution that's very fast and out of the box. Another valuable feature of IBM DataPower Gateway is that it's easy to integrate with other products.”- Bálint T., Solution Manager at Intalion
“You don't have to have a separate DMC proxy because DataPower Gateway is an appliance and will take care of a lot of security features. These include data validations, encryption, as well as XML or any type of scripting or security threats that are present. From a security point of view, being an appliance in the DMC zone, IBM DataPower Gateway will take care of the entire security angle for the infrastructure.” - Sathyan K., Founder/Director at perfTech Solutions Pvt Ltd
Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management. Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.
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IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 2nd in Application Infrastructure with 15 reviews while Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 8th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.4, while Oracle SOA Suite is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "An out-of-the-box solution that's feature-rich, fast, and easy to integrate with other products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SOA Suite writes "Integrates well, versatile, and high level support". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, Mule ESB, Microsoft Azure API Management and IBM Integration Bus, whereas Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with WebLogic Suite, Mule ESB, Apache Web Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Oracle SOA Suite report.
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