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Consultant
Senior Integration Consultant at a tech services company
Jun 03 2018

What is most valuable?

* 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»

How has it helped my organization?

* 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»

What needs improvement?

* 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»
Software AG
Real User
SOA Governance at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 18 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

Time effective and efficient to development phase, enhance agility and integration between application, platform, etc.

What needs improvement?

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»
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Real User
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* 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»

How has it helped my organization?

* 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»

What needs improvement?

* 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»
MuleSoft
Real User
Co Founder & Principal Architect at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
May 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* Salesforce connector * Enterprise JDBC * SAP connector and other connectors like FTP and SFTP * Parallel processing support * JMS integration

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

* SOA governance of ESB * Versioning and exception handling * Easier development * Documentation/good design guidelines are not sufficient
Consultant
IT Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 10 2017

What is most valuable?

* Aurea has bundled well-known and widely used technologies like XSLT, JavaScript, XSD, WSDL, etc., which make programmers life easier as there is no need to learn any tool specific coding. * Build and deployment are really easy. * SDM:... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* 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»

What needs improvement?

* 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»
MuleSoft
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* 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»

How has it helped my organization?

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.
Real User
Middleware Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

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»

What needs improvement?

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.
Software AG
Consultant
System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 18 2018

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

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»
MuleSoft
Consultant
Solution Architect at Aractronic
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* 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»

How has it helped my organization?

It integrates between an ERP (J2EE inventory module), a CRM (PHP) and a new mobile development platform (Angular JavaScript web services). The aim of the solution was to connect to the inventory application provided by the ERP system, read... more»

What needs improvement?

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»
Software AG
Consultant
Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

Rapid application development has to be considered, especially for UI, where user interference is crucial.
Software AG
Vendor
Associate Vice President at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Ease of implementation and flexibility to hold the business logic are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

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»
MuleSoft
Real User
Sr. Integration Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* Routing * Enrichment * DataWeave * Choice of connectors * Light weight containers * Packaging and deploying * API management * Scalability and load balancing

How has it helped my organization?

* 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»

What needs improvement?

* Limitation on external subscribers to listen to the messages on the bus. * VM queues and memory/thread management need more stability.
Real User
ENK lead Developer (Java) at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* 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»

How has it helped my organization?

We solved a lot of load balancing and fault tolerance issues, deployment issues, and improved business possibilities. Do not underestimate the Java custom service type possibilities.

What needs improvement?

You should not hurry with upgrades without testing the whole product completely. The 2015 version was a nightmare at the beginning compared with 2013 version.
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What do you think of Oracle Service Bus?

Valuable Features 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. • Customer...
MuleSoft
Consultant
Senior IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

I am not sure about how it has improved the way my organization functions but certainly with regard to simple integration, development speed is faster than writing from scratch.

What needs improvement?

The HTTP request connector should have the ability to change the hostname on the fly instead of the URL endpoint only.
Software AG
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 18 2018

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

The stability of the various modules of the product suite have been a bit of a concern lately. Though their support team is always easy to reach out to, I would prefer it not come to that.
Real User
Director Of Information Systems at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

1) Ease of use 2) Little to no development needed 3) Robust micro adapters - all that i need is there 4) Easily add features with .jar files 5) Easily add features with .net 6) Amazing what you can do with JavaScript and other scripting... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

1) licensing 2) include more free API management features
Software AG
Consultant
Senior Consultant
Mar 08 2018

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

Typically, webMethods Server and Mediator is used as an ESB. webMethods platform is used to build an EAI platform, enabling communication between many internal systems and third-party operators.

What needs improvement?

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»
MuleSoft
Consultant
Senior Integration Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 03 2017

What do you think of Mule ESB?

Valuable Features 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...
MuleSoft
Real User
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

It has reduced interdependency.

What needs improvement?

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»
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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>>
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