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Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
September 2022
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Lazo Ilijoski - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Very flexible with an easy implementation and a quick deployment
Pros and Cons
  • "The initial setup is very straightforward."
  • "The dashboards regarding scheduled tasks need further improvement."

What is most valuable?

The solution is great due to the fact that it is really flexible. You can follow the snaps, these connectors which you can use to connect to any system. You get the flexibility to write a custom JavaScript or Python script if you need to.

The initial setup is very straightforward.

The deployment is very fast and the solution is extremely easy to configure.

The stability has been very good so far.

What needs improvement?

The API monitoring could still be improved upon. 

The dashboards regarding scheduled tasks need further improvement.

It's not user-friendly. If you want to find out which task was executed, you have no good dashboards for monitoring. There are no user-friendly charts where you can check which API was called, and how many times or if there was a peak of requests to a certain API.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for about two years at this point. It's been a while. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've been quite happy with the stability. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. The performance is reliable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution scales well. A company shouldn't have any issues if they need to expand. You can simply add more servers and one SnapLock acts like your workspace. You can plug in your own notes on your own workstation. You can also create additional snap clicks.

Therefore, you get physical scalability in terms of being able to add more servers, however, you can also create different snap clicks, different workspaces, which will ensure your logical scalability. Even if you kept to one organization, you can still have multiple workspaces, one for development and others for UAT or for production. They would all be under that one organization's umbrella.

How was the initial setup?

Everything seems easy and simple in terms of the initial setup. You're accessing that platform via a browser, therefore, you don't need to set up anything. You can use a predefined environment on the cloud and you can easily install your own ground techs. That means you can install your organization on your server. It's all quite straightforward. It's not particularly difficult or complex.

The deployment is pretty fast and typically takes less than an hour or so.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is worth the cost. It gives very good value.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Comparing it to other solutions, such as Oracle, I would say that SnapLogic is pretty much better than the other platforms that I've used previously.

What other advice do I have?

We are an implementation partner for SnapLogic.

So far, I've been extremely satisfied with the solution. I'd rate it at a nine out of ten, as there is always room for improvement in any product.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Uthman Rasheed - PeerSpot reviewer
API Engineer/IBM Datapower Specialist at Tenece Professional services
Real User
Integrates well with other vendors, highly secure, and flexible installation
Pros and Cons
  • "I have found IBM API Connect to be highly secure, efficient, easy to deploy, and has a great GUI. It can operate and integrate well with other vendors, such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft."
  • "The installation was difficult with the IBM toolkit."

What is our primary use case?

We are using IBM API Connect to integrate bank applications. We are linking frontend services with the backend to prevent unwanted penetration.

What is most valuable?

I have found IBM API Connect to be highly secure, efficient, easy to deploy, and has a great GUI. It can operate and integrate well with other vendors, such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM API Connect for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has a modern cloud and it has been stable and reliable. We have not had any breaches of security.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is highly scalable, you can scale up and down. It has good performance, and you are able to customize the APIs to what you want.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support we have received from IBM has been great, they have been very responsive.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previously used Oracle API gateway. When comparing the two, they are both very reliable and have good APIs but IBM on-premise installation is more flexible.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was difficult with the IBM toolkit.

What about the implementation team?

We have an architectural roadmap to follow while doing the implementation of the solution and it took approximately three months for our teams to complete. I had some support from IBM during the process.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution is very expensive, it can turn many customers away.

What other advice do I have?

The solution is very good and might not be suited for everyone's use case. Organizations might not need such a robust solution that is priced as high as it is. The demographics can play a role in if this solution is suitable, it depends on what others are using to make it competitive. For example, in Africa, the use of this solution is very low, they are not thinking too much about security. However, if your organization wants to take its operations to the next level then this solution might be the right choice.

I rate IBM API Connect an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Buyer's Guide
Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
September 2022
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