DreamFactory Software

DreamFactory


4 / 5
11 reviews

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

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Must contact DreamTeam for pricing information
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • DreamFactory Software
  • www.dreamfactory.com
  • Founded 2008
  • United States

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

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

DreamFactory Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Expose your database with an API

Feb 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by DreamFactory Software on February 11, 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).

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Dreamfactory API Use

Jan 30, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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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.

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by DreamFactory Software on February 28, 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!

Jan 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: Overall a great product that will assist you to speed up your development process!

Vendor Response

by DreamFactory Software on January 31, 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

Jan 30, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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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)

My view on dreamfactory

Feb 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm using dreamfactory for past 6 months, actually its one of the most simple and user friendly software package i have used so far. If I got some doubt will contact customer care and they will respond immediately. Re-usability of API services makes my work much simple.

Cons: I'm using latest version of dreamfactory, I tried creating services on Python, its not supporting. So I'm using node to create my services.

Overall: Making my work simple and user friendly.

good customer support

Very helpful tool for Project Management

Jul 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Building the documents and sharing them with Team and Business is very easy. Able to track the Project status.

Cons: Compulsory training needed in order to use the tool. Especially for Business and also for the teams to get used with the tool

Vendor Response

by DreamFactory Software on January 31, 2019

Hi Pallavi, thank you for your review - I would like to point out that this review is for a product no longer run by DreamFactory. DreamFactory is now an API Management service featuring API frameworks with automated generation & advanced orchestration features, without the need for a dedicated team to run an enterprise bus.

Useful but hard to use

Feb 06, 2019
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

Excellent Snapshot feature

Dec 15, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Creating Snapshot for migrating the components easily to all environments. Components can be exported easily through the package.

Vendor Response

by DreamFactory Software on January 31, 2019

Hi Pallavi, thank you for your review - I would like to point out that this review is for a product no longer run by DreamFactory. DreamFactory is now an API Management service featuring API frameworks with automated generation & advanced orchestration features, without the need for a dedicated team to run an enterprise bus.

DreamFactory is like Ruby on Rails for APIs

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: DreamFactory is the definition of convention over configuration! It has a great user format that allows us to build and streamline our APIs in a simple and rapid method without coding. I honestly couldn't imagine building APIs without DreamFactory in the future.

Cons: When we first started using DreamFactory, I was frustrated with its short time to live, but we were quickly able to change a setting that extended the session time - I think we'll be using DreamFactory for many years to come.

Overall: Their support team is excellent! We had some difficulties connecting less common databases and they helped us navigate a solution in an amazing time. Thank you!

DreamTeam Project Management

Oct 03, 2012
4/5
Overall

Comments: good one

Great API Management Software

Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Very easy to link to your database and to setup your API endpoints. Software does a good job explaining what each endpoint can receive and information shown.

Cons: Free version doesn't include e-mail, phone or chat support.

Overall: This was the first free software for API Management that I loved. It met my needs as a App Developer. Keep up the good work!