webMethods Integration Server Review

webMethods provides the ESB backbone for us since more than 8 years without any hick ups


How has it helped my organization?

webMethods provides the ESB backbone for us since more than 8 years without any hick ups

What is most valuable?

High throughput and excellent scalability.

What needs improvement?

Programming model with flow is hopelessly outdated. Forced migration from MessageBroker to Universal Messaging requires large scale reimplementation for JMS

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

ESB is rock solid. Products on top of Integration Server have much less stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No. Absolute top.

How is customer service and technical support?

Webmethods ESB works, but support is layered an requires escalation every so often

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used IBM MQ Series and migrated due to licensing issues.

How was the initial setup?

Significant topics with bespoke programming model (FLOW language), difficult to find experts and if, they are expensive. Wouldn't do it again.

What about the implementation team?

Mixed team with vendor.

What was our ROI?

N/A

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Initialy good pricing and good, if it comes to Enterprise license agreements.

What other advice do I have?

It's a rather mature solution with lot's of design choices we would not accept in 2017. We are in fact considering to leave to other products.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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