Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with webMethods API Gateway.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
In terms of improvements, maybe on the API monetization side, having users able to create separate API consumption plans and to be able to throttle API execution against those consumption plans at run time could be better. Those are abilities that might need some improvement. The on-premises setup can get a little complex, needs to be more simplified.
In relation to the lifecycle features, the user interface and the performance can be improved. It is not the quickest application and the user interface is not most up to date. It's a tool that has existed for quite some time, and there haven't been a lot of improvements. With respect to the API gateway, the runtime component, the stability after a new release is something that can be improved.
Previously, we had some difficulties with end-to-end lifecycle management of APIs because the product was not yet mature enough. Two years ago, it was not yet mature in terms of the capabilities, which were still separated and not yet consolidated. There were several modules of webMethods API Gateway which needed to be consolidated into one webMethods API Gateway. Previously, they had two separate modules for API management as well as others. One of the improvements that need to be added into future releases is the ability to support other third-party monitoring tools. I know that they already support Jenkins, but in Mandiri. We use Bamboo for the deployment as well as part of Jenkins. We also install other monitoring tools, such as AppDynamics, for collecting information on performance and the problems of API Gateway hosting services. With performance, there is room for improvement in regards to if we would like to put another extra layer of security on it, such as SSL. This is affecting their performance quite significantly. They need to improve the process of managing the SSL and other things inside their solutions, so there will not be quite such a significant impact to the performance. With their API-Portal, you need to have flexibility when changing the layout and teams, giving more flexibility to rearrange and do some type of UX/UI that fits into your organization. The API-Portal that comes from Software AG has some of those limitations, with only certain parts that can be fully customized.
What do you like most about webMethods API Gateway?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
With so many API management tools to choose from, it can be difficult to get a sense of which one to use.
Which tool do you love using? What features does this tool offer that make it your first choice?