Channu KambalyalSenior Leader - Architecture, Mars Global Services at Mars Information Services China
MansoorMohammedIntegration Specialist at Hudson's Bay
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"My favorite feature is the XML-based DFDL mapping, which is a tool that allows you to graphically map legacy data formats to modern data formats."
"From a performance point of view, it's very good and it doesn't need very much in terms of CPU resources."
"This solution is very reliable and it is easy to learn."
"The solution's features are all quite useful. We use all of them."
"The integration with other tools is excellent. It integrates well with batch issues."
"It has the ability to be deployed without rewriting the code."
"The biggest advantage of this solution is that it is very easy to learn, and very easy to build applications."
"The most valuable feature is that it's robust and its time to market is very short."
"It has many interfaces and you can connect to any backend source that has another format, and convert it to the desired format."
"We only use the basic features, but the most valuable one for us is the Publish-subscribe pattern."
"The solution has good integration."
"Performance-wise, this solution is really good."
"Integration and mapping are easy, which is a major advantage."
"This solution would benefit from improvements to the configuration interface."
"This product uses the PVU (Processor Value Unit) license model from IBM, and it is something that should be improved."
"I would like to be able to run and install this solution on different platforms."
"The user interface could be improved in a future release."
"IBM could improve its connectivity."
"I would like for them to make the training much easier."
"One drawback that I have found is that there are issues with using the Java connector."
"In terms of improvement, the UI should be more user-friendly."
"The user interface is designed mainly for experts, much in the way a BPM or another integration tool is."
"Technical support is very slow and needs to be improved."
"The installation configuration is quite difficult."
"The images and size of the containers are too big and I think that they should be more lightweight."
"Technical support is good but they could have a better response time."
"Our licensing is based on a five-year contract, and as far as I know, there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fee."
"The price of this product could be lower."
"The solution requires a license and is very expensive here in India."
"The pricing could be improved to make it more competitive."
"The price of the license could be cheaper."
"The maintenance and support of the product are very expensive."
"IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost."
"The price is very high and it's the main reason that we are searching for alternatives."
"This product is more expensive than competing products."
"I feel with IBM, when you want certain functions or features, you have to continuously purchase add-ons. There are always additional fees."
IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB with 25 reviews while IBM WebSphere Message Broker is ranked 7th in ESB with 5 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.6, while IBM WebSphere Message Broker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Integration Bus writes "A GUI that greatly simplifies data transformation and application developmet, but it is difficult to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Message Broker writes "Easy to setup and deploy, with easy mapping, and it integrates well with MQ". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse, IBM DataPower Gateway and webMethods Integration Server, whereas IBM WebSphere Message Broker is most compared with webMethods Integration Server, Mule ESB, IBM BPM, IBM DataPower Gateway and IBM WebSphere Application Server. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. IBM WebSphere Message Broker report.
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