2021-10-19T15:52:00Z
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Which would you choose for a microgateway: IBM API Connect or Apigee?

Hi community,

I'm researching API management solutions. My use case: using a microgateway in containers.

Should I choose IBM API Connect or Apigee? I'm not able to see the API Connect's value.

Tnx.

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WK
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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2022-05-02T14:42:03Z
May 2, 2022

We are using API Connect for approx. 10 months. It has been (and still is) a very stony road. We are now considering another solution.


My findings w.r.t to API Connect:


Pros: 


- Concept of catalogs is useful (for us) w.r.t. dealing with several tenants.


- When it is running, it looks very stable.


Cons:


- Installation and updates were a nightmare each time. We use OpenShift; and we had problems for up to three weeks for an update, including support from IBM. We cannot afford that in production, which leads to investigations on our side.


- Small amount of policies, compared to some of the competitors. In the current version, a "map" is not supported (according to IBM).


- No debugging of the flow.


- High footprint of pods and resources, compared to an alternative.

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2021-11-16T08:53:08Z
Nov 16, 2021
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