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2020-03-03T08:47:42Z
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 DataPower Gateway?

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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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NJ
Middleware Administrator at Pronteff IT Solutions
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-21T12:04:00Z
21 July 22

The cost is very high and requires all five components in the API management solution, such as API Portal, Analytics, and App Connect. But with MuleSoft, everything is with a single vendor.

Sathyan K - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder, Director at perfTech Solutions Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-06-14T07:43:42Z
14 June 22

This product is a bit expensive as IBM products are costly assets. However, for enterprise customers it is a worthwhile investment. The licensing cost is based on the PVU and will depend upon the number of CPUs used for the virtual appliances. If you are buying the license based on the PVUs, then you won't have any additional costs because all of the features will be available. However, if you are not going with the product with the PVU and you're going with certain features, then you will need to add those features, specifically security features, and pay for them. That is, there are certain features that are on a pay-per-feature basis if you are not going with a PVU license. I would give pricing a rating of three out of five.

MM
Group CEO at Mmusi Group
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-03-04T21:36:21Z
04 March 22

BM DataPower Gateway is a great solution but when based on utilizations in the different streams others feel that this is an expensive product for one simple use case. They can achieve the same result with something cheaper. Most customers' use case budgets are not inlined with the price of IBM DataPower Gateway. It is too expensive.

AA
Business Development Manager at a insurance company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2022-01-24T18:43:22Z
24 January 22

IBM have their own model and professional services. If we pay for IBM DataPower, we have to pay additional fees for the professional services from the IBM team.

Andile-Hlongwane - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2021-11-17T21:02:20Z
17 November 21

IBM DataPower Gateway is quite expensive to get resources to work on this product. If the price could be cheaper, I think that will make it a little bit better and easily accessible to smaller clients. Then it could compete with other solutions that are available in the market. There's a whole lot of other solutions available that work well and are cheaper than IBM's products. They have to reconsider the price of the solution. It's way too expensive. I don't think it's going to last that long in the market right now. There's a lot of other solutions that are out there that are doing the same job, or even better, with a cheaper price. Soon enough, IBM is going to run into trouble when comes to the price.

SS
Business&Integration Arch Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-03T09:57:22Z
03 June 21

As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing.

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DB
CTO & Application Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-06T07:29:37Z
06 March 21

The licensing cost is very expensive.

EY
SOA & BP Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-10T16:36:27Z
10 February 21

It's expensive when you compare it with others. If you are going with the software then you can get a good deal, but the appliance version is expensive. Customers have to pay for licensing.

Keshav Gaba - PeerSpot reviewer
Middleware Applications Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2020-12-18T11:31:13Z
18 December 20

The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used.

NJ
Middleware Administrator at Pronteff IT Solutions
Real User
Top 20
2020-04-20T07:27:00Z
20 April 20

If you want additional features, you will need to pay more.

JM
Independent Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
2020-03-29T08:26:00Z
29 March 20

All the products I've used could be priced lower. Perhaps with the exception of something like SnapLogic, they are very expensive. TIBCO is expensive. It is reliable but it takes longer to develop and deploy. I haven't had much experience with their new microgateways, which may, in fact, provide more value. Oracle is expensive and probably more fragile. Message Broker is quite expensive but quite reliable.

FH
Partner, cyber security at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-03T08:47:42Z
03 March 20

The solution is quite expensive.

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Partner, cyber security at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
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I'd advise other companies that are implementing the solution to make a narrow scope and be very clear with their scope before starting projects. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
JM
Independent Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
29 March 20
If you've got it, you should use it. If you haven't got it, you probably should be looking at newer products such as SnapLogic. It's a high-speed device. If you need an appliance on-premise, that would be the way to go. If you need to migrate something that's on-premise to the cloud, you could go to the virtual. If you're doing something new, you probably wouldn't touch it.
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