I am the Head of IT, Strategy, and Finance at a large bank.
I am currently researching API management tools.
Which solution do you prefer: Apigee or API Connect? What are the pros and cons of each solution?
Thank you for your help.
Data Office Lead at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 24, 2022
Both Google Apigee and IBM API Connect solutions offer versatile and robust API management capabilities. If managing APIs for a SaaS stack and integrating with 3rd party applications is your primary objective Apigee might prove to be a better fit, while if you are looking at enabling digital capabilities for a complex set of applications, mainframes and other traditional components is your motive then API Connect might have a few tricks up its sleeve.
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 2, 2022
We are using API Connect for approx. 10 months. It has been (and still is) a very stony road. We are now considering another solution.
My findings w.r.t to API Connect:
- Concept of catalogs is useful (for us) w.r.t. dealing with several tenants.
- When it is running, it looks very stable.
- Installation and updates were a nightmare each time. We use OpenShift; and we had problems for up to three weeks for an update, including support from IBM. We cannot afford that in production, which leads to investigations on our side.
- Small amount of policies, compared to some of the competitors. In the current version, a "map" is not supported (according to IBM).
- No debugging of the flow.
- High footprint of pods and resources, compared to an alternative.