2020-03-03T08:47:42Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with IBM DataPower Gateway?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM DataPower Gateway.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Bálint Tóth - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Manager at Intalion
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Top 20
2022-10-05T16:34:07Z
Oct 5, 2022

An area for improvement in IBM DataPower Gateway is its price point because it's a relatively expensive product. Sometimes, when the customer use case is just a very small subset of what's being offered in IBM DataPower Gateway, then the product can be expensive, making my company lose some of the opportunities because of the expensive pricing. A lower price point for IBM DataPower Gateway, even if that results in a less feature-rich version, would be appreciated. In terms of additional features that I'd like to see in the next release of IBM DataPower Gateway, nothing specific comes to mind because IBM constantly improves its standards and provides quarterly updates to the product, so it's quite fine.

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

Right now, the programming language is only supported in XSLT and Gateway script. Offering another programming language like Python would be better for all. We had one difficulty with signing and encryption, which it doesn't support in the data pool but does in Java programming language. It wasn't contained in the latest algorithm, so that's an issue we faced with one customer.

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

The user interface or the application development perspective and customization of the tool could be a little better.

Ismail El-Dahshan - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Transformation Expert at IDSC
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-05T11:30:32Z
Apr 5, 2022

The admin and user interfaces could be improved.

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

The IBM community does not have much engagement from the IT community in Saudi Arabia and developers for this solution are difficult to find. They have to enable the location subscribe using Message Queue which could be improved.

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

IBM DataPower Gateway is quite big for smaller organizations, looking at different types of clients who are virtually assisted in this, I would say it's not really a good product for smaller firms.

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SS
Business&Integration Arch Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-03T09:57:22Z
Jun 3, 2021

Traceability could be improved, especially for business operations. The traceability of the transactions could be an improvement point for DataPower to work on. It would be better if they provided JSON support. JSON protocol data has changed format. It started performing internal transformation to JSONx. This might be an additional complexity.

DB
CTO & Application Infrastructure Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-06T07:29:37Z
Mar 6, 2021

There is quite a lot that needs improvement. It's a very complex product and it takes time to get to control it and to know it. It's all about gaining knowledge in it. Also, the maintenance procedure of the physical machines and physical appliances is quite complicated, and there are some issues with it. Sometimes, when we deal with the maintenance process because the machine isn't booting, it comes down to working with support in the middle of the night. The two biggest issues of this solution are the complexity and the maintenance procedures. In the next release, I would like to see it easier to deeply, easier automated processes, easier maintenance, easier control, better monitoring, and I would like the information or knowledge documentation to be more accessible.

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
Feb 10, 2021

In the next release, I would like to see the product price reduced. It should be cheaper.

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

It would be great if the CI/CI and DevOps components were part of this offering. Having some pre-packaged proposals or integration solutions would be helpful, like many of the iPass providers are now supplying. Some pre-packaged connectors for integration with various applications, such as SaaS offerings, would be a useful addition.

RA
Executive Director at a tech company
Real User
2020-09-30T08:03:27Z
Sep 30, 2020

New users just starting with this product find it a little complex or difficult to use, compared to other products such as AWS. Making it more user-friendly would be an improvement.

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

Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.

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

Care needs to be taken when applying firmware upgrades, as they often fail. Also, the components that they include in the product that are, in fact, a WTX, really need to be removed from the product because they tend to fail. It's got some native capabilities and it's gotten some imported capabilities and you need to know the history of the product to understand the difference between the two. Most notable is the COBOL copybook handling, which is really straight out of WTX. It's poorly supported and often leads to failures.

FH
Partner, cyber security at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-03T08:47:42Z
Mar 3, 2020

The solution is quite expensive. They should work to help make it more affordable for more companies. Right now, I wouldn't consider the price point to be very competitive. The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 21, 2022
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FH
Partner, cyber security at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 3, 2020
The product is a data-driven solution for big enterprise-level companies including airlines and banks. They use the solution primarily for customer data and gather feedback from the customers specifically. The solution is used for its user experience aspects.
JM
Independent Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 29, 2020
It is used for simple integrations that require high speed, and you need to use it in a cluster if you want it to be highly available.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 5, 2022
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FH
Partner, cyber security at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 3, 2020
The solution is very easy to work with.
JM
Independent Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 29, 2020
It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API.
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