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What is IBM API Connect?

IBM API Connect allows you to create, manage, secure and socialize your APIs across hybrid cloud environments to innovate and monetize business services Quickly create APIs Discover existing APIs and back-end data sources and create new APIs faster using model-driven tools. Customize APIs Allow API owners to customize their developer portal with branding to advertise, market, socialize and sell their APIs. Manage and monitor Extract API usage and analytics data to quickly react to new opportunities. Securely manage API usage Conduct API management with varying levels of consumption entitlements so you know who, when and how often your APIs are being called. Use advanced insights Gain insights into API usage and quality of service using detailed analytics with structured filtered searches and navigation capabilities. Increase revenue Capture new revenue sources through monetization of an organization’s API Program.

IBM API Connect Details
Product Description

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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IBM
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1911
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$77,147
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519,733 employees on LinkedIn®
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Director - Hybrid Cloud Integration and Platform
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

IBM API Connect is hybrid, can be deployed on Cloud and on-prem as the architecture of API Connect is based on Kubernetes architecture . API Connect can be deployed via OVA and using helm catalog making it cloud-native architecture. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No dislikes at this point, had issues with v5 but the new version 2018 and v10 are what we are focusing on Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to implement compared to other API Management tools, easily migrated to cloud-native architectures Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We leverage API Connect for an API Lead integration mindset, to expose API well address the microservices landscape. We are leveraging API for our Healthcare & life sciences, Financial, open banking, Healthcare Insurance solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Gerente de arquitectura digital e integración
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

The facility to deploy an API, the interoperatibility with diferents technologies Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its kinda tricky to upgrade even to install. These processes were a big headache to us Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Exposes API's to external clients and costumers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Principal Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Developer portal,Api manager,gateway instance and analytic instance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need more customize feature for osuth, oid which seemsbto be in new releases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Trying to solve complexity and reducing time in exposing our services as a APi Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Wasi
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Nice to use IBM API and apps connect both are mature and finest product for integration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have any dislike for these both products both products are outclass Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

In 2019, we facing several issues with 3rd party and unable to identify problems. After implementation we have a lots of logs and reporting to cater problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It allows you to maintain many API hassle free and needs very less maintenance. Also it is good to have different portals for developing rules and maintaining APIs. Also security can be maintained in only one one place(API connect) instead of configuring in every service. And with less technical knowledge it can be used. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The tool is simple but for a newbie it is confusing. it should be further more simplified and made it easy. ans also can have better simplified tutorials from IBM. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a growing sector and it will make your life easier when you implement in your organisation if you are using lot of APIs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

All the APIs are maintained through API connect which make the maintenance very easy for the support team. Also trouble shooting when any issue comes also becomes easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Integration Architect
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The run time - datapower is the fastest and best run time engine Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cloud dissociations ,

upgrade releases have so many bugs that we have to keep repeatedly using ifixes to upgrade Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Will recommend for api management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

API management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Integration Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The way of making applications more accessable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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VP, IT Solution Engineering
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Ability to API enable our core assets, and sunset several other API tools such as API Manager, APIgee, WSRR. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Democritizing data; breaking monoliths into micro services to enable agility. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT architect
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

It fits perfect for all the Bank industry in order to offer data as a service Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The cost, it a long way to get the ROI, for middle size bank it is an expensive bit Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Integration Platform Owner
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

security and ease of use, allows developers out of Integration to do integration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go with the Latest Version Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

allowing feature teams ro do their own integration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Installation on API Connect on VMWare OVA as well as on kubernetes is not properly documented. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Principal Integration Architect
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Security capabilities, multe-tenancy capability of the portal, hybrid deployment capabilities of the runtime component Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Global Technology Lead- IBM Application Platform and API
Information Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

DataPower Gateway, ease of use, extensible Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Limited monitization support, no direct migration path available from v5.0.5 to 2018.x Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

APIConnect is a good product with DataPower as a security gateway Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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architect of integration
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

the ensamble area is easy to create a api in less 15 minutes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometimes when i publish a product in api gateway is sometimes slow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Setting up the system locally took some learning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Quick and easy creation of APIs for microservices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I don't like very much is the statistics UI but we moved all of our logs to syslog. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

We required the functionality of an API Manager and API Connect answered 95% of all our requirements Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its functionality is ex ceptional, but check the price and the ease of customization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Easy to configure, secure and expose APIs

Good set of security features out of the box

Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

API Connect is easy to use and makes a non technical person able to use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The product is quiet good there isnt anything so far that I see as a problem Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it you will love it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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