2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM API Connect?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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KA
Sales Director at Jordan Business Systems
Reseller
Top 20
2022-09-12T14:07:53Z
Sep 12, 2022

The price for IBM API Connect is reasonable. It's $20,000 to $30,000 yearly for a subscription, and the pricing could vary around $40,000 per year, per subscription. Its price is reasonable for customers who have around sixty million API calls yearly for unlimited environments.

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OG
Consultant at Bancolombia
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-26T20:23:23Z
Aug 26, 2022

We pay for the IBM API Connect monthly. We only need to pay the standard licensing fee.

Walter Kuhn - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
ExpertTop 5
2022-05-27T14:56:00Z
May 27, 2022

Be sure you do not run into installation or upgrade issues. Our problems here were caused by our closed environments, however, still, it is in the dark of the systems where the problems are.

MM
Group CEO at Mmusi Group
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-03-04T18:34:37Z
Mar 4, 2022

Pricing for IBM API Connect varies. If they are offering me the platform, in particular what they used to call Bluemix and what's now called IBM Cloud, it will be subscription-based pricing. They'll charge you based on how many APIs are called off your specific portion of the Cloud. If you're doing your own private cloud, on the other hand, it's a special grade. You have to own most of that software licensing so that you can put it on your own private cloud.

SS
Cloud Architect at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2022-01-04T21:34:59Z
Jan 4, 2022

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.

SM
Integration Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-11T13:06:47Z
Nov 11, 2021

This is a licensed product. If your company is looking to obtain a license, you have to work with IBM partners.

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VV
Consulting architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-30T11:38:00Z
Sep 30, 2021

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. When I look for open-source resources that work with API C or Apigee, I find very few that can do that. It's not available or very popular in the open-source community. I've only worked with large companies that are capable of affording these licenses. A better option for smaller companies might be to have two or three developers build a custom API gateway. That might be more affordable for them.

Viktor Dolyna - PeerSpot reviewer
DevOps Engineer at Integrity
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-16T11:32:02Z
Aug 16, 2021

It should be cheaper. It has a yearly licensing.

NM
Technology Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 20
2021-07-23T18:36:00Z
Jul 23, 2021

Licensing is expensive but it's a good product.

KH
Manager Integration Platform Engineering at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-25T19:28:10Z
Mar 25, 2021

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.

DB
CTO & Application Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-05T17:40:16Z
Mar 5, 2021

It is quite an expensive product.

EY
SOA & BP Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-10T10:39:27Z
Feb 10, 2021

IBM API Connect could be cheaper. We pay for the license yearly.

ZA
Core Banking Business Analyst Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-28T13:13:39Z
Dec 28, 2020

It's an expensive product.

DR
Team Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-08-17T05:36:18Z
Aug 17, 2020

I do not deal directly with the area of budgeting. We are partners with IBM, so maybe we get different pricing. I do not know about standard prices other than that this product can be expensive. We did not need to pay them anything extra for support or add-ons. It may not be the same for clients who are not partners.

AdemolaOsindero - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Lopworks Limited
Real User
2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
Mar 29, 2020

API Connect is quite pricey. The developer builds the API and determines what should be put together. However, the business people determine the price. The product plan and pricing needs improvement. It is confusing to the client based on the way a business might put it together. E.g., I have to be able to pick out different APIs, then group them together. I then have to explain to the client if they subscribe to this API product all the services available. Many clients want a variety of price groups based on their API selection. I haven't seen anyone go from on-premise to the cloud. In fact, I am seeing people go from the cloud to on-premise because the costs can quickly grow on the cloud. If you want to small small, start with the cloud.

Irshad Ahamed - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager at Maveric Systems Limited
Consultant
2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
Mar 29, 2020

The pricing is too expensive with IBM. Sometimes, we prefer to go with an open source or something more lightweight.

NR
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-03-25T15:24:00Z
Mar 25, 2020

IBM sets the pricing, but it would be a good idea to bring down the pricing by at least 20 to 30 percent.

KT
AIT Solution Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
Jul 16, 2019

The basic appraisal based on the two models is available on their website. The one is PVU-based and the other one is consumption-based. But that is a ballpark figure. Obviously, when you engage with them in a contract, they can negotiate.

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