If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering webMethods API Gateway, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We are partners with Software AG. We've been a partner for more than 20 years now. I'm a consultant. I work with a consulting company. I'm familiar with API Gateway, API Portal, and Active Transfer. The API Portal and Gateway form the layer of API management, however, usually, API management does not go on its own. There's typically some level of an integration layer behind it as well. Either a customer is applying an API management layer on top of an existing integration layer, or, if not, a customer is starting fresh and has to apply both layers subsequently, or consecutively, kind of like creating an API management layer, and integration, a hybrid integration layer. Both go together, especially in data integration, or in application integration and cloud application integration. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.
This solution provides a fully customizable portal that has built-in testing capabilities, although we haven't implemented it yet. This is something that we are planning to do within the next couple of months. My advice for anybody who is implementing this product is to involve consultants who are familiar with it because they can help you to best set it up. Also, think about the process and steps in your governance because this is a workflow and you want to be sure that it follows the procedures that you have in place. Overall, I'm happy with the product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
In every implementation of webMethods API Gateway, I strongly suggest that you need good API governance. webMethods has their API governance all built inside of your license. It is a continuation between the services using the webMethods Integration Server and webMethods API Gateway, exposing those services into the outside world. You need to have good governance for that. I would rate this solution an eight (out of 10).
What do you like most about webMethods API Gateway?
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