- Any-to-any integration.
- The abilities to bridge messaging protocols and transform data enable us to input/output data from/to/through SOAP, JSON, MQ, JMS, databases, FTP between various backend systems, facilitating business process automation.
We use it to integrate various different customer and backend systems, in order to automate business processes.
We have used the solution for more than five years.
We did not encounter any issues with stability.
We did not encounter any issues with scalability.
The technical support is quite excellent. Support staff usually respond quickly and are helpful.
We didn't use any previous solutions in production. We tried different products in the prototyping phase more than five years ago. This one fits our needs the best.
The setup was quite straightforward, for experienced software developers. Layer7 Technologies back then provided (for a fee) a week-long on-site training for our staff, including myself. Extended trial licenses (longer than the usual 30 days) were also provided for us to become familiar with the product before we committed to buying licenses.
There are now two licensing tiers - Essential and Enterprise - whereas before there used to be only one. Make sure you’re buying the correct one for your needs.
We evaluated some other options such as IBM WebSphere Message Broker, WSO2 ESB, Oracle ESB, Actional SOAPstation, Fuse ESB / Apache ServiceMix, Mule ESB.
Get the proper training for your staff and don’t hesitate to ask CA for help if needed. The product is extensible and CA offers custom solutions. We had some small customer development done for us (for a fee), which was productized in a later version of the product.