by Tony Harris • March 3, 2021
Any organization that uses diverse applications and web services need a comprehensive way to manage its application programming interfaces (APIs). As two of the biggest names in technology, Oracle’s and IBM’s tools tend to stand out to people reviewing their options. Can Oracle API Manager or IBM API Management meet your needs while staying within your budget? The following review compares and contrasts the API solutions to help you make an informed decision.
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Oracle API Manager is a piece of the larger Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration. Oracle API Manager has features intentionally created for IT professionals looking for on-premises or Oracle Cloud API management.
Key features of Oracle’s management tool include:
When you want an API management tool built specifically for professionals, it makes sense to consider Oracle.
IBM API Connect has robust features that make it appealing to organizations of all sizes. Noteworthy features include:
When you want a flexible API management tool that isn’t restricted to developers, you should learn more about IBM to determine whether it fits your organization’s needs.
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Oracle API Manager has a pricing system that varies depending on whether you sign up for other Oracle solutions. Large organizations might find that they can save money by getting non-metered systems.
Unfortunately, IBM API Connect has an opaque pricing system that forces you to request a price quote. The service comes in three plans. Even when you choose the smallest plan, you still have to contact IBM for a price quote, which can make it difficult for companies to compare the ROI of investing in technologies.
Reviewers give Oracle API Manager Cloud Service 4.3 out of 5 stars on G2. Some positive things users say about Oracle API Manage focus on the platform’s:
While most users like Oracle API Manage, they do complain about some aspects of the platform, including:
IBM API Connect users give the software 4 out of 5 stars on G2. Some features users like most include IBM API Management’s:
Things that users don’t like about IBM API Connect include:
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