Compare IBM Integration Bus vs. IBM WebSphere Message Broker

IBM Integration Bus is ranked 1st in ESB with 10 reviews while IBM WebSphere Message Broker is ranked 9th in ESB with 3 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 8.6, while IBM WebSphere Message Broker is rated 7.6. 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 "Mature, reliable, and performance-wise it is good". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus, IBM DataPower Gateway and webMethods Integration Server, whereas IBM WebSphere Message Broker is most compared with webMethods Integration Server, IBM DataPower Gateway, Mule ESB, IBM BPM and Oracle SOA Suite. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. IBM WebSphere Message Broker report.
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The most valuable feature is that it's robust and its time to market is very short.The biggest advantage of this solution is that it is very easy to learn, and very easy to build applications.It has the ability to be deployed without rewriting the code.The integration with other tools is excellent. It integrates well with batch issues.The solution's features are all quite useful. We use all of them.This solution is very reliable and it is easy to learn.From a performance point of view, it's very good and it doesn't need very much in terms of CPU resources.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.

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We only use the basic features, but the most valuable one for us is the Publish-subscribe pattern.Performance-wise, this solution is really good.It has many interfaces and you can connect to any backend source that has another format, and convert it to the desired format.

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In terms of improvement, the UI should be more user-friendly.One drawback that I have found is that there are issues with using the Java connector.I would like for them to make the training much easier.IBM could improve its connectivity.The user interface could be improved in a future release.I would like to be able to run and install this solution on different platforms.This product uses the PVU (Processor Value Unit) license model from IBM, and it is something that should be improved.This solution would benefit from improvements to the configuration interface.

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Technical support is very slow and needs to be improved.The images and size of the containers are too big and I think that they should be more lightweight.The user interface is designed mainly for experts, much in the way a BPM or another integration tool is.

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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.

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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.IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost.

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IBM Integration Bus is an enterprise integration engine that offers a fast, simple way for systems and applications to communicate with each other. As a result, it can help you achieve business value, reduce IT complexity and save money.WebSphere Message Broker is an enterprise service bus (ESB) providing connectivity and universal data transformation for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and non-SOA environments. It allows businesses of any size to eliminate point-to-point connections and batch processing regardless of platform, protocol or data format.
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Sample Customers
Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks WestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin Tire
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm43%
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider7%
Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company5%
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company11%
Media Company6%
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