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Pros
"The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.""It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API.""The solution is very easy to work with."

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"The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.""The most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.""The most valuable feature of Mule ESB is data transformation, i.e. our interacting with different systems and orchestrating for our business needs.""Once it is started, we don't see any problems on a day to day basis.""The most powerful feature is DataWeave, which is a powerful language where data can be transformed from one form into another."

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Cons
"Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.""The components that they include in the product that are, in fact, a WTX, really need to be removed from the product because they tend to fail.""The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively."

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"MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard.""It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.""Lacking some connectors that could be included.""The solution isn't as stable as we'd like it to be. There are some ongoing issues and therefore Mule has to provide frequent patches. Mule's core IP should be more stable overall.""The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.""Mule ESB is more into the latest REST APIs, not much into the SOAP web services. Developing is all about web services and not easy with Mule.""We would like to have a built-in logging framework in which we can do auditing.""I would like to see support for BPM in the next release of this solution."

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"The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services.""The various features and components for this solution are no longer free."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.
Top Answer: If you want additional features, you will need to pay more.
Top Answer: Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.
Top Answer: The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.
Top Answer: I'm unsure of the licensing costs. I believe the total price is less than IBM, but it's still rather expensive.
Top Answer: I'm not sure of any areas Mule ESB needs to improve. The price of the solution is a little bit high. It would be helpful if different sized businesses had access to different plans. The solution isn't… more »
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Also Known As
WebSphere DataPower, IBM DataPower, IBM WebSphere DataPower
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Overview

IBM DataPower Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads. It enables you to rapidly expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels - giving customers, employees and partners access to critical resources. It is available in the following form factors: physical, virtual, cloud, Linux and Docker.

For companies looking to modernize and unlock the value of existing on-premises systems and applications, an enterprise service bus (ESB) architecture serves as a critical foundation layer for SOA. When deployed as an ESB, the Mule runtime engine of Anypoint Platform combines the power of data and application integration across legacy systems and SaaS applications, with a seamless path to the other capabilities of Anypoint Platform and the full power of API-led connectivity.
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Sample Customers
RBL Bank, AvailityUbe, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company45%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company7%
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider10%
Retailer5%
Media Company5%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise88%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Mule ESB and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 7th in ESB with 3 reviews while Mule ESB is ranked 2nd in ESB with 9 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 7.4, while Mule ESB is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Easy to implement and supports platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Apigee, NGINX Plus, webMethods Integration Server and IBM WebSphere Message Broker, whereas Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse and Oracle SOA Suite. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Mule ESB report.

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