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IBM® API Connect™ is for organizations looking to streamline and accelerate their journey into the API economy. It’s a comprehensive management solution that addresses all four aspects of the API lifecycle: create, run, manage and secure. API Connect is far more cost-effective than limited point solutions that focus on just a few lifecycle phases. It enables external and internal consumers to accelerate an organization’s API program and capture new revenue through compelling new customer experiences.

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API management review by Punit K.
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"A true APIM Product"

What do you like best?

APIC as an APIM product suite is a complete tool for API management and for microservices as well. I liked the control it gives to the governance and the analytics for product owners which is critical for product design and pricing. From a security and management point of view, I like the space management within the catalogs. The built-in policies security, mediation and transport are well defined.

What do you dislike?

There could have been more policies in the security section, a little better UI because sometimes it becomes little too confusing to browse through the different features. There should be a recovery process for lost API secret for app consumer. If they forget to copy paste their client secret then its tough on them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The APIC is being used for enabling the interdepartmental communication by exposing the services as API which need a minimum transformation and primarily read-only in nature. Some of the services are also exposed to external partners to fetch data.

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API management review by Administrator in Computer & Network Security
Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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"APIC"

What do you like best?

Of the 1700+ APIs we Service, of the 600+ teams developing those services, with all the traffic they can produce, the Management alone is fluid, functional, stable, easy to task, and monitor or track. Providing "Consumer" Applications and Backend Service Developers the space/time they need independently to develop and advace their services, develope their product, increase their feature stack, and provide changes at better rates than typicle 'client - server' relationships/infastructure/arcetecture.

What do you dislike?

Its a simplified service with simple demands and simple archetecture, that QUICKLY can become a 'beast' to move/migrate/manipulate when a known "feature" is redicovered, or new fundamental change is rolled out. Dramatic, Visible, and Orcastrational changes can impact consumers and developers with what appears to be a whole new Product rather than an updated more current and 'intune' verson.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deploying APIC as a Midileware service, to allow for Fontend and Backend service Developers to Change on independent timelines. Consumers can see opportunities in other products that are more adequate to their use-case and drive development better, because the ease of change is available.

What API Marketplace solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
API management review by Joakim A.
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"I like it but..."

What do you like best?

It is every easy to understand how to create an API and also publish it. The documentation of API Connect is nice as well.

What do you dislike?

It is very hard to debug a policy once it created. I would like to have the same possibility to debug as you get in the IBM Integration Bus, to be able to see the different headers and the message body.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The way of making applications more accessable.

API management review by Consultant
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"Used in production to desing implement strangler pattern"

What do you like best?

For me the best feature is that gateway is run on Datapower and it is reliable and easy to develeop and administer the product. Basing main deployment artefacts on open specifiaction and extending with custom stuff is a way to go. This enable implementation CI/CD processes.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes analytics gathering is broken and we have incosistent analytics data. Restart of manager VM and/or DP domain helps. Not a blocker for me but it would be nice if it would be fixed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Implemented strangler pattern by exposing large custom build Entreprise system as a set of well defined APIs so we can break the monolith into something more managable.

API management review by Administrator
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"New in API Connect"

What do you like best?

IT gives us analytics, makes exposing APIs to clients much easier, it gives us a central point for consuming and managing APIs

What do you dislike?

The fact the whenever we have to upgrade datapower, we have to delete the gateway server from API connect then re add it again after the datapower upgrade. I wish this dependency will be removed in the future as it is a bit disruptive and doing firmware upgrades should be as simple and transparent as possible

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We purchased API Connect so we have a central point to manage APIs. It also made it easier for us to expose our APIs to consumers.

API management review by Viji E.
Viji E.
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"API Connect"

What do you like best?

Ability to API enable our core assets, and sunset several other API tools such as API Manager, APIgee, WSRR.

What do you dislike?

When we started implementing API Connect, there was no elegant way to just do discovery the services. I believe my tech team has been working to get that issue resolved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Democritizing data; breaking monoliths into micro services to enable agility.

API management review by Internal Consultant
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"Recently installed API Connect "

What do you like best?

Love that we are moving to a unified platform to house all of our organizations API's. Certainly beats trying to determine whether an API already exists. We have just begun to roll this out across the organization and it has been incredibly well received.

What do you dislike?

Like anything it takes time to roll out any new technology - while we are moving it would be great to move much quicker.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Providing us visibility and accessibility for our APIs managed in one place.

2. Benefits - everyone wants to use it and adoption has been incredibly high.

API management review by Juan Carlos  C.
Juan Carlos C.
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"Best way to go to Open Bank"

What do you like best?

It fits perfect for all the Bank industry in order to offer data as a service

What do you dislike?

The cost, it a long way to get the ROI, for middle size bank it is an expensive bit

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

B2B businees is being a challenge for banks, it has to be a easy way to get our customers connected

API management review by yugesh n.
yugesh n.
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"Feedback"

What do you like best?

security and ease of use, allows developers out of Integration to do integration

What do you dislike?

in v5 you donot have too much control, you have to keep calling IBM, and the response time is not too good.

No Load balancer groups On APIM

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go with the Latest Version

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

allowing feature teams ro do their own integration

API management review by Administrator
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"Api connect review"

What do you like best?

It is a great api management solution with rich set of management and self service features. With Datapower as runtime it fits well in on prem for exposing in house APIs to internal and external developers. We are moving towards v2018 on kubernetes platform and we hope it will add more values.

What do you dislike?

Installation on API Connect on VMWare OVA as well as on kubernetes is not properly documented.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Faster development by exposing the APIs.

Service availability and discovery.

Centralized self service portal for multi cloud environments.

Organization brand reach.

API management review by Vladimir I.
Vladimir I.
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"Lead Architect of API Connect in the company"

What do you like best?

Security capabilities, multe-tenancy capability of the portal, hybrid deployment capabilities of the runtime component

What do you dislike?

There are no features to dislike especially when it is completely re-architected in the 2018 version with underlying microservices architecture

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multi-tenancy no the portal, API life cycling, role based development, unified security Use Cases implementation

API management review by Akhil H.
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"Love the product except few areas which can be improved"

What do you like best?

DataPower Gateway, ease of use, extensible

What do you dislike?

Limited monitization support, no direct migration path available from v5.0.5 to 2018.x

Recommendations to others considering the product

APIConnect is a good product with DataPower as a security gateway

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exposing legacy functions as api's for faster time to market. IBM APIConnect has helped us stay ahead in the race

API management review by Administrator
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"Excellent enablement team"

What do you like best?

they were able to understand the specific requirements of our organization and were able to customize the product to suit the security model including the authentication and authorization, sso and use out=r LDAP for all this

What do you dislike?

had bugs when the install was happening, but the same were resolved in a timely manner and lot of attention was provided by the product development team

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we were able to expose several APIs to the larger audience, reduce redundancy, were able to restrict the api usage, monitor the analytics

API management review by Granville E.
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"In business with a great business"

What do you like best?

The ability to handle things with ease. Great directional assistance with easy to understand steps. IBM is always looking for better ways of perfecting it's products.

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes at all. My experience has been one of gaining knowledge and experience inside the Artificial intelligence world.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great security for my business

API management review by jorge g.
jorge g.
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"best platform to create apis"

What do you like best?

the ensamble area is easy to create a api in less 15 minutes

What do you dislike?

sometimes when i publish a product in api gateway is sometimes slow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

after, we had a lot ways to connect with banking core, but now we have one way to get specific data.

API management review by Internal Consultant
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"API Connect and open banking"

What do you like best?

We moved our API management from a custom approach to an industrial product like API Connect and that's when we thought about all the features we were missing with our previous product.

What do you dislike?

What I don't like very much is the statistics UI but we moved all of our logs to syslog.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With PSD2 european directive all the banks will have to expose their client's data to other third parties.

We are using IBM API Connect to fullfil this requirement.

API management review by Muhammed H.
Muhammed H.
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"One of the best API Management Tools in the market right now"

What do you like best?

User frienfly UI based API implementation.

Developer portal with giving developers/api consumers every single detail about the API.

What do you dislike?

Gatewayscript should have something like Intelli sense and proper code display notifications like any Java IDE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating business to other businesses by giving developers everything they need within single portal acces.

API management review by John B.
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"Quick and easy to use"

What do you like best?

The ease and speed that you can develop new APIs is amazing. The interface is very user-friendly and makes sense from a software development standpoint.

What do you dislike?

Setting up the system locally took some learning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick and easy creation of APIs for microservices.

API management review by User
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"Great functionality but so-so customizability"

What do you like best?

We required the functionality of an API Manager and API Connect answered 95% of all our requirements

What do you dislike?

Extremely difficut to customize the UI that we had to work with an IBM partner to modify it to suit our requirements

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its functionality is ex ceptional, but check the price and the ease of customization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to monetize our financial functionality and use a single platform for all our internal applications requiring access to our core systems

API management review by Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services
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"A market leading product"

What do you like best?

Easy to configure, secure and expose APIs

Good set of security features out of the box

What do you dislike?

Does not fully support our change implementation strategy for product upgrades

No native HSM support other than Luna (which doesnt support HA)

We have had to write extensions for native features not currently available in v5

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open Banking APIs exposed to regulated TPPs

Interal APIs exposed to key channels (e.g. internet banking)

Ease of onboarding

Data insights and market intelligence

API management review by Internal Consultant
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"API Connect"

What do you like best?

API Connect is easy to use and makes a non technical person able to use it.

What do you dislike?

The product is quiet good there isnt anything so far that I see as a problem

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it you will love it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API management is always a pain in a software engineering firm like ours, and I want my developers to be able to hit the ground running and not spend too much time doing non core stuff.

API management review by lamont k.
lamont k.
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"API Cloud Connect"

What do you like best?

I am fairly new to this space and this service is very user friendly.

What do you dislike?

I do not have any dislikes at this time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are the first to utlize the cloud in the Opthamology space.

API management review by Alfonso B.
Alfonso B.
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"API connect to Retail API Management"

What do you like best?

The facility to deploy an API, the interoperatibility with diferents technologies

What do you dislike?

Its kinda tricky to upgrade even to install. This processes were a big headache to us

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exposes API's to external clients and costumers.

API management review by Frank M.
Frank M.
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"WOrks like a charm"

What do you like best?

The easy inplementation, integration with other applications and back-end applications

What do you dislike?

None at this poingt since we just went live with it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The easy implementation enables us to bring new API's live easily

API management review by Sean M.
Sean M.
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" IBM API Connect"

What do you like best?

I liked the intergration of multiple systems and the ability to have info availble for data sharing.

What do you dislike?

The time that it takes to get the data avilable for sharing amongst teams

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helathcare.

API management review by Sridhar K.
Sridhar K.
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"api connect product review"

What do you like best?

it is based on datapower . same product can go on the cloud and on prem

What do you dislike?

no intelligent context sensitive search

no tam/tfim integration

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Vehicle apis

API management review by Consultant
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"API Connect- Review"

What do you like best?

MUlti Cloud deployments

Extensive support for plans, spaces,catalogs.

Flexible archtiecure of key components

What do you dislike?

Migration from one version to another is not seamless

2018 version installation is not straight forward

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend API Connect due to its strong gateway & Developer Portal features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Expose API's to Partners & Developers and Internal consumers.

Centrailized discovery of API's

partner management

API management review by Administrator
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"New generation complete API Suite"

What do you like best?

developer friendly , easy to use , out of box analytics , cloud native,auto scalling and elasticity

What do you dislike?

missing auto healing, client side load balancing, still auto scalling and elasticity is maturing

Recommendations to others considering the product

easy to use and very good compared to other products in the market

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

exposing backend services as APIs, rate limiting , security, SSO

API management review by User
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"IBM API Connect Rocks"

What do you like best?

It has helped our organization start a transformation and will continue to for many years in the future

What do you dislike?

Like any enterprise system this is overly complicated to install and get started

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moving our middleware stack from a custom home grown to a platform that enables us to the use a lifecycle approach

API management review by Consultant
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"Great product for exposing your APIs"

What do you like best?

It is intuitive. It has range spectrum of embedded product that is needed. I like API security configuration options. Developers portal is intuitive. Easy to install.

What do you dislike?

Security token is not easy to integrate in solution. Needs lot of configuration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

REST API exposure for external consumption.

API management review by Consultant
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"Hybrid deployment and new architecture"

What do you like best?

New architecture with the Docker. Ability to deploy to the multiple clouds. Support for various of loads and security features.

What do you dislike?

Not enough information how to deploy it to the some third party clouds.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plan cloud or local installation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exposing APIs in public sector

API management review by Administrator
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"My life with APIC"

What do you like best?

Easy deployment of RESTful APIs, easy pont of security enhancement

enhanicing datapower infratsructure

What do you dislike?

unreadyness of the product

support cases (usally 3/5 in parallel) are not always solved

Recommendations to others considering the product

start with Version 2018, not V5

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

providing API universe to internal and external customers

API management review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Great API Management product"

What do you like best?

The capacity to integrate easily with microservices developed on NOde.js

What do you dislike?

It was difficult to implement it.with a In-house team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great specially for those that do not have moved completly to the cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration with our legacy systems

API management review by Executive Sponsor
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Works well in our envrionment. We hav ebeen using thisn product for the past 5 years and works well

What do you dislike?

There is nothing we don't like about this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are suing this product for managing APIs performance

API management review by Internal Consultant
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"API Connect Amazing Product"

What do you like best?

I love the power an security included in the product. Also it has an amazing monetization control. Its a helpfull tool for Digital Transformation.

What do you dislike?

by now, i don't have any dislike on this product. ...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Digital Transformation

API management review by Administrator
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"Ease of implementation"

What do you like best?

The time to write a new API is faster than traditional coding

What do you dislike?

Product still seems still have many bugs as it grows and develops

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are exposing legacy services as up to date rest APIs

API management review by Consultant
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"Integrate on the Go"

What do you like best?

Seamless creation & Management. Ease of using a sophosticated technology

What do you dislike?

It is difficult to propose it to the customers as the price is a little on the higher side

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for It

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Agility

Robustness

Connectivity

API management review by Consultant
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"Good Product but need propoer documentation"

What do you like best?

Redily available OEMs for installation. Available developement starter kit.

What do you dislike?

Supportx only Java and NodeJS developement. Python should be there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exposing the internal data to other systems so that there is always one source of truth

API management review by Executive Sponsor
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"API Connect"

What do you like best?

Cloud and Kubernetes support is good , Extending to IBM Cloud and other clouds. Docker support

What do you dislike?

API Connect being stable, having issues with being able to be stable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API , Secuirty , throtle

API management review by Administrator
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"API Connect"

What do you like best?

East to install, configure and onboard API and Applicaton developers.

What do you dislike?

Proprietary applicance hard to resolve issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Purchase Premier Support or On Demand Consulting,. Standard support for IBM API Connect lacking.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API Enablement

API management review by Internal Consultant
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"APIC Review"

What do you like best?

Integration with datapower and support from the ibm team.

What do you dislike?

We've had many problems using the product itself that have not been fixed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to move to an api economy.

API management review by User
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"IBM API Connect"

What do you like best?

Supports devops integration

API Management

What do you dislike?

Out of the box analytics needs to be improved

Difficult to debug

Advanced integration features unavailable unless purchased with DataPower appliance

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API Integration

API Management

API management review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"API connect review"

What do you like best?

it ease of use on API manager and easy config on datapower

What do you dislike?

developer portal needs work, the interface should have single signon and additional functionalities for templates

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

mostly with configuration

API management review by Administrator
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"API Connect "

What do you like best?

Ease of use in managing APIs on-prem and in the cloud

What do you dislike?

Need to install z/OS connect to access MF APIs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developed a new Global Sales & Servicing Platform

API management review by User
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"Excellence in Integration"

What do you like best?

I think the support for IBM products is superb.

What do you dislike?

The level of upfront support is not as easily accesible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing IoT technologies with the IBM Cloud

API management review by Consultant
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"So far so good. "

What do you like best?

Speed and Performance and Enterprise grade quslity of service

What do you dislike?

User Interface is cumborsome. Its not open source!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exposing Legacy application functionality to business partners

API management review by Administrator
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"IBM APIc "

What do you like best?

Ability to do microservices and expose them as APIs.

What do you dislike?

Maturity to be enterprise ready and not easily deployBle

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Expose services as APIs

API management review by Consultant
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 scores.

"2018 hopefully getting better"

What do you like best?

Deploys in containers, UI is easy to use

What do you dislike?

upgrade is hard if you use AWS and have ICP professional

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

leveraging data

API management review by Executive Sponsor
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"API Connect review"

What do you like best?

Integrated with Datapower and user-friendly

What do you dislike?

Unreliable and unstable when deployinmg in prod

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exposing APIs internally for mobile app

API management review by Consultant
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"IBM APIConnect review"

What do you like best?

Easy to understand interface, capability.

What do you dislike?

Inability to validate LTPA Tokens in the APIConnect

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API Management

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