Who Uses This Software?

Any business that needs to expose data from SQL or NoSQL data sources or Remote Web Services(RWS).

Average Ratings

11 reviews
  • Overall 4 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4 / 5
  • Customer Service 4 / 5
  • Features 4 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.5 / 5

Product Details

  • Pricing Details Must contact DreamTeam for pricing information
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial No, get a free trial
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • DreamFactory Software
  • http://www.dreamfactory.com
  • Founded 2008

About DreamFactory

DreamFactory is a Full Lifecycle API Management solution that offers an intuitive API Framework and unique API orchestration features. Instantly generate commercially ready APIs using DreamFactory's intelligent Framework, while easily managing and coordinating your data through a common control plane that will delight your team.

Do more with less - embrace SOA and avoid the hassle of an enterprise bus. Enable your team to avoid backend plumbing and focus on higher value tasks.

DreamFactory Features

  • API Design
  • API Lifecycle Management
  • Access Control
  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Developer Portal
  • Testing Management
  • Threat Protection
  • Traffic Control
  • Version Control
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DreamFactory Most Helpful Reviews

Expose your database with an API

Reviewed on 4/2/2019
Verified Reviewer
Chief Technology Officer (UK)
Management Consulting, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We implemented Dreamfactory to integrate Salesforce with an ERP software that didn't have an API, constrained by a limited budget which didn't allow us to go for a more complex middleware. The solution allowed us to quickly send and retrieve records from the ERP, and run processes using SQL stored procedures which gave us a bit of a headache at the beginning because of lack of full support.

Pros: Authentication and API is out-of-the-box
The free version includes many features
It saves a lot of time if you just want to use the basic REST API features

Cons: Upgrading to a new version can be a massive pain
Debugging problems is very difficult if not impossible sometimes
Stored procedures are not fully supported
The API options to query a database are not as powerful as the options a SQL language provides

Vendor Response

by DreamFactory Software on 11/2/2019

Hi, thank you for your review - DreamFactory does support stored procedures, it is just not meant for managing the stored procedures and functions themselves. For a more sophisticated project requirements we also support custom business logic via our powerful scripting engine that supports four different languages (PHP, NodeJS, Python, and V8JS).

Useful but hard to use

Reviewed on 6/2/2019
Taj A.
Technical Lead
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked the concept of the product. And it is good at what it does.

Cons: 1. Nested Object filter for database tables apis is hard. more often we had to write custom code to implement.
2. Alternate authentication setup is hard. we tried adding alternate authentication and failed, Also connected with customer support and still failed to add customer authencation.
3. Installation steps do fail to setup it smoothly i got into a lot of issues even after following exact steps for installation on ubuntu16

Dreamfactory API Use

Reviewed on 30/1/2019
Phil B.
PHP and MySQL Developer
Automotive, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: It allowed us to quickly develop a API for use for one of our sites, giving us better visibility of everything going on, and at different levels of operation.

Pros: Was easy to setup, and is quick to increase the functionality of the API. Has a very understandable Roles and services, which allows for great control on what people can do. Also had a few sessions with some of the team, and they are very knowledgeable and supportive.

Cons: It was easy to expand the system with clones (for example, a dev, stage, production, client specific access). Once you setup all the roles and services for one account, you couldn't easily clone this but pointing to different credentials. Only work around I found was doing it all the DB, but you would have to figure out what means what, as everything is stored as IDs, so not easy to understand.

Vendor Response

by DreamFactory Software on 28/2/2019

Thank you for this detailed review. With regards to replicating your DreamFactory environment across multiple instances we have an Import/Export feature. This feature allows you to package up everything from your Services, Roles, and much more to be imported into a fresh instance without frustration.

Great platform, well done!

Reviewed on 29/1/2019
Verified Reviewer
Owner / Founder
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Overall a great product that will assist you to speed up your development process!

Pros: Great Security and very complete and user friendly documentation. Example apps get your going quick!

Cons: I cant think of anything not to like. In the beginning it might be a little overwhelming, but once you have read the documentation and looked at the samples apps, you on your way.

Vendor Response

by DreamFactory Software on 31/1/2019

Thanks for your feedback & glad you are able to shorten your development cycles with DreamFactory! That's why we were founded in the first place.

We have been working very hard to augment our security and compliance feature sets - keep your eyes out for big improvements in Q2 2019 ;)

Does the job, easy to use

Reviewed on 30/1/2019
Dan S.
Architect
Gambling & Casinos, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: Easy to use
Straightforward integration to SQL backends
Simple UI
Post / Pre Processing Features

Cons: Limitations on SQL features via API (e.g; multiple filters)

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