Best ESB Solutions: Compare Enterprise Service Bus Products, Vendors & Tools
To help you find the best ESB solutions, IT Central Station ranked them based on hundreds of real user reviews, from our esteemed community of enterprise technology professionals. You'll find comparisons of pricing, performance, features, stability and many other criteria. Read below to find out what your peers have to say about ESB vendors such as MuleSoft, WSO2, Oracle, Software AG and others.
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* REST API design and development support are useful. Building and exposing APIs using GUI API designer with editor makes implementation a breeze. * Pub/Sub support and services to life real quickly. * Web interface, REST API for viewing... more»
* We were able to implement REST APIs quickly by using out-of-the-box support for design and implementation. * IBM support is exceptionally competent and quick. * It has been on the market for a long time, so getting skilled resources is... more»
* My biggest concern is its MQ dependency, which are still not 100% independent. E.g., in the case of aggregation flows, IIB needs a complete overhaul for aggregation implementation to achieve orchestration implementation. * Development... more»
The Integration Server It's obvious that the heart of the product lies here. It's comprised of all aspects of ESB (Enterprise Gateway, Adapter, TN, Java) and BPM (task, rules engine). Universal Messaging Universal Messaging is a Message... more»
Perhaps the Java Service section, which is probably confusing for a new developer. It doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface called IData. It would be great if we could create a Class, method, instance... more»
* WebSphere MQ Connectivity: MQInput node and MQOutput node * Load Management: We can configure more than one instance of an application * High Availability (multi-instance broker) * ESQ * Microsoft .NET Support/.NETCompute node: This has... more»
* We have improved our productivity * We can easily and quickly create and integrate applications * With the help of built-in nodes, we are no longer required to create our own code for HTTPInput node, HTTPReply node, FileInput node,... more»
* ESQL: ESQL requires some more functions e.g., encryption/decryption/hashing. Currently, we have to use .NET or Java. * WebSphere MQ: This needs a web-based remote monitoring and administration panel. * Oracle Wire Protocol ODBC Driver: This... more»
We are a technology consulting company specialized in Systems Integration using Mule ESB. (www.app-integrators.com) Through App Integrators, we have integrated disparate Enterprise Applications for different customers across the globe. Most... more»
* Before implementation of ESB/MQ middleware, the organization was fully dependent on a third-party vendor for a particular functionality. Now, with help of an implemented middleware platform, it has enabled us to move to any other... more»
* Aurea needs to seriously think on the advertising of this product. * They should not be frequently upgrading the product version. * It should include/add more services with the product as per market demand. It should include custom Java... more»
* Writing your complex business logic as a simple workflow which can be understood by not so technical people * Hot deployment of those workflows, which helps in automation and self-learning/healing. * Provides a variety of connectors: SalesForce, Twitter, SAP, Facebook, and WebService consumer. Most of them come for free with the Community Edition. *... more»
We had to design a complex diagnostic and analysis tool that catered to different ERPs. For example, connecting to different types of data sources and listening from different types of services that is built on top of Mule to make it easy for admins to create and edit services.
It's sort of a one-stop shop for web services. All of our web services interact with each other. Instead of calling specific server host names and specific URLs, we call the OSB service bus URL that's configured for that specific client. It's very simple to know where things are going because we can generate the URL specifically with our naming convention, so... more»
With the most recent version, 12c, I'm still getting use to using it, learning how to use it, how to configure it. The Oracle documentation is OK, but there aren’t a lot of good examples for me to follow. It describes the concepts and what it can do, but how to apply them has been a struggle, so far. I'm still looking for help in that area.
All of the following three features provided by webMethods are valuable: * Application integration * Business process integration * B2B partner integration But among these, I feel B2B partner integration is the most valuable. This module... more»
When my organization wanted to migrate the front-end applications from a Genesys framework to .NET for various security reasons, webMethods was used for ESB integration. At the time of migration, there was no work being done on the ESB side,... more»
When migration happens from the one release to an upgraded release from Software AG, many of the existing services are deprecated and developers have to put in effort testing and redeveloping some of the services. It would be better that... more»
* Deployment strategies: Mule supports a wide variety of deployment strategies. * SOA architectural style: Mule can embrace the architectural style and SOA practices in place where it’s deployed. * Focused on higher-level concerns: It deals... more»
I think using Anypoint Studio at the beginning can be seen as not straightforward, especially when dealing with the visual editor. A vertical representation of the flow can really improve the understanding of the case and a good mapping to... more»
CentraSite for governance and life cycle management. It frankly fills the gap between IT and business by having approval and policy enforcement on each state and cycle of the asset from the moment it gets created until it is retired.
It becomes the only integration platform through which any external/internal data exchange does any web services. Below are more details: * There are many projects in the organization which need data from external entities and all integration... more»
We have used webMethods because of its ubiquitous nature to talk to various technology platforms. Also, the solution had a finite life, webMethods provided a quick integration solution since it is relatively easier to implement, and also, it... more»
Mostly, an improvement is needed in the product's documentation. The documentation deficiencies were in the following areas; since it has been a while, I could recall the top instances where the escalation reached to my level. wM SAP Adapter... more»
* Ability to integrate disparate systems with a seamless movement of data on-premises and in the cloud * Gives the power to make decisions and quick market penetration * Provides the time to build and release new features * Has Agile driven... more»
* MQ: I liked that the transport layer was separated from the business layer. * ESB: Provides all kind of possibilities to resolve business needs. A lot of ready to use services plus custom Java services. I used a lot of them all. * SDM: Very... more»
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017
What do you think of Oracle Service Bus?
It’s a lightweight tool compared to Oracle BPEL The design of the product.
• Improvements to My Organization
Because it can handle JSON inputs, we can now use JSON.
• Room for Improvement
The logging and error-handling framework can be improved. Usage of DVMs, MDS and other additional features that are possible in XSLT in BPEL are missing in this product.
• Use of Solution
I have used it for the past three years and I am satisfied with it.
• Deployment Issues
There were no issues with deployment; it was very straightforward.
• Stability Issues
I have not encountered any stability issues. The product is highly stable.
• Scalability Issues
I have not encountered any scalability issues. The product is highly scalable.
There are many already defined endpoint components such as HTTP, JMS, FTP, etc., and these are the main tools for communicating with various services. By having these, developers just need to concentrate on the functionalities instead of... more»
I would say the core Web-based integrations work the best with webMethods. They are the most efficient and robust implementations one can do with webMethods. There have always been some ups and downs in its specialized modules, but I have... more»
Given that you have one integration API in place, it takes very minimal effort to scale it to any other application that might want to use the same. Its flow-based development environment is a breeze and makes it really easy to re-use most of... more»
Used as a wrapper around the company tms database for 3rd party/custom bolt on products. Used to connect to customers/vendors through API/web services Used to automate manual processes/monitor/alert Fully functional Interfaces/web services up... more»
In my opinion, the best advantages are: * platform scaling * graphical data mapper (Designer and webMethods Developer in oldest versions) * integration BPM process layer with services * service management via packages.
Business monitoring (BAM) needs improvement because the analytics and prediction module very often has performance problems. Additionally, this product has too many gaps. You find them after update installations. This should be covered by... more»
Senior Integration Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 03 2017
What do you think of Mule ESB?
We can use Java expressions anywhere in the flow Provides API support out-of-the-box API management can be done using RAML
• Improvements to My Organization
It is very easy to learn and implement. We were able to meet project deadlines on time.
• Room for Improvement
It needs more samples. Also, the dependency on Maven should be removed.
• Use of Solution
I have used Mule ESB for one year.
• Stability Issues
We had issues in Munit but rarely any stability issues. We have not had stability issues.
• Scalability Issues
We have not had scalability issues.
• Customer Service and Technical Support
Customer Service: We had few guys from their support team. They were excellent. Technical Support: I would give technical support a rating of...
The most valuable features are the connectors, DataWeave, and the way it simplifies the application development and deployable files. Connectors: * Being a Java developer, I have experienced how much logic and coding one needs to put in while... more»
The Mule IDE (Integrated Development Environment) could be more stable. For example, in Anypoint Studio, when we add some components and then remove them, they don't get deleted from XML in the background. It gives a duplicate error when we... more»
Naveen has more than 11+ years of progressive experience in EAI and Integration technologies.
He has worked on various large and complex projects mainly in the Financial Services (Banking & Insurance) sector while accomplishing roles as an Integration Architect, Designer and Developer.
A performance-driven solutions architect with over 10 years of experience in Middleware, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SOA Governance, Business Process Management, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance management, Digital Marketing, Enterprise Digital Assets Management and... more>>
The scope of my missions is around, delivering a single solution or set of related solutions within the enterprise customer context, I act for the overall design of the application and mapping the business requirements to systems/technical requirements. As a team member along with the Engagement... more>>
Expert enterprise system architect, software engineer, integrator and database developer.
More than 20 years of application development and integration experience.
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