Frequently, we are asked how we compare to other API vendors. As you no doubt have learned, "API Integration and Management" involves many different types of approaches for design, development, delivery and management. Traditional approaches are quite different than newer technologies. You're busy, who needs the confusion?
Here's hope: The chart below will give you a head start toward the best solution for your organization. It was compiled from available market, customer and analyst feedback.*
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|Feature / Functionality||Description||OpenLegacy||ESB Vendors
(IBM, Oracle, Tibco,Software AG, WOS2...)
(Apigee, Mashery, Mashape, CA, Akana, Axway...)
(IBM z/OS Connect)
|Automatic API generation||Create ready to use digital service from a core system (not just schema mapping)|
|Unlimited Orchestration||Unlimited flexibility to incorporate existing libraries or develop complex orchestrations||Dependency based||Drag-and-Drop Limited||Drag-and-Drop||Limited||None|
|CI/CD compatibility||Standards-based, java, completely compatible with existing or new process|
|Core system connectors||Connect directly to core, legacy systems (mainframe, AS400, Hogan, SAP, etc.)||Native||3rd-party, requires integration||3rd-party, requires integration||None||Yes|
|Adding business logic||Use open standards to add to or create business logic for digital service||Easy, standard, Javaframework||Complex, non-standard||Complex, non-standard||None||None|
|Deployment (Independent)||Deploy to standard run-time environment, cloud environment (doesn't require run-time component or appliance)||Any runtime/cloud environment||Proprietary runtime||Proprietary runtime||Proprietary runtime||Proprietary runtime|
|Templating support||Fully customizable templates to ensure standard functionality, rule or business logic|
|Microservices||Deploy application to a microservices architecture, no dependencies on integration layer|
|Developer portal||API catalog and documentation available to external consumers|
|API Gateway||Proxy to manage API security and throttling|
|API Monetization||API Marketplace with ability to manage the charging and billing process|
|End-to-end Solution||API integration and management from legacy to digital service||Single Product||Multiple Product/Tools||Multiple Product/Tools||N/A||N/A|
|Complete API Analytics||Full visibility into API usage, performance and business logic||Integration, API and Business Logic||Integration data only||Logs||API data only||Logs|
|Performance||Amount of time to respond to a request||High||Medium||Low||N/A||Low|
* All company names are trademarks of their respective owners. Every effort was made to accurately and objectively portray the differences, however please consult with each vendor for verification.