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Pros
"The solution is very easy to work with.""It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API.""The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good.""I like all of the features in this product and it does what it's supposed to do.""It can look for the various security threats, productions, payload scanning, and perform routing based on the content type.""It is easy to use, easy to install, and it's resilient for high availability.""What I like most is the stability.""The scalability of the solution is good."

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"The most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.""The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available.""Everything runs in Java, which is a useful feature.""What Mule provides out-of-box is a sufficient product.""The cloud and integration abilities are most useful allowing us to use applications such as Salesforce and DataWeave."

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Cons
"The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively.""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.""Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers.""Making it more user-friendly would be an improvement.""Some pre-packaged connectors for integration with various applications, such as SaaS offerings, would be a useful addition.""In the next release, I would like to see the product price reduced. It should be cheaper.""The two biggest issues of this solution are the complexity and the maintenance procedures.""The product should be more adapted to the DevOps process."

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"The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.""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.""Lacking some connectors that could be included.""It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.""MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard.""There are some issues with both stability and scalability.""There are limitations with the subscription model that comes with the product.""In an upcoming release, I would like to see more additional concept for exception handling, batch processing, and increased integration with other application."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used.""It's expensive when you compare it with others.""The licensing cost is very expensive.""As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing."

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"The various features and components for this solution are no longer free.""The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services.""This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters."

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Top Answer: I like that it is very stable, and we never experience any downtime.
Top Answer: As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing.
Top Answer: Traceability could be improved, especially for business operations. The traceability of the transactions could be an improvement point for DataPower to work on. It would be better if they provided… more »
Top Answer: I was previously part of the Oracle SOA/OSB development team. In my current capacity I architected solutions using MuleSoft Anypoint Platform on cloud / on-premises and hybrid modes and on PCE/RTF on… more »
Top Answer: The cloud and integration abilities are most useful allowing us to use applications such as Salesforce and DataWeave.
Top Answer: This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters.
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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, Availity
Ube, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider15%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise69%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Mule ESB and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,817 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 4th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 9 reviews while Mule ESB is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 9 reviews. IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.2, while Mule ESB is rated 7.4. 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 "Well performing and easy to use solution". IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, IBM Integration Bus, Microsoft Azure API Management and Amazon API Gateway, whereas Mule ESB is most compared with webMethods Integration Server, IBM Integration Bus, Red Hat Fuse, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator. See our IBM DataPower Gateway vs. Mule ESB report.

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