Pavel ShcherbukhaTeam Leader of the Development Team at IBM/IT-Innovation
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"IBM Integration Bus has a complete set of tools that are implemented between rules when it comes to run time, but it's not easy to understand."
"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 solution is very easy to use. I can download the trial version and just give it a go."
"I would like to see more metered rest and API support. IBM is already working on it on Version 11, but it still needs improvement."
"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."
"The EPA, from what I understand, lacks a lot of features and it doesn't really know how to interface with legacy systems or how to develop APIs for legacy systems."
"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."
IBM Integration Bus is ranked 1st in ESB with 20 reviews while JBoss ESB is ranked 12th in ESB with 1 review. IBM Integration Bus is rated 8.0, while JBoss ESB is rated 7.0. 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 JBoss ESB writes "Easy to use with flexible pricing, but needs more flexibility surrounding integrations". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse and Fiorano ESB, whereas JBoss ESB is most compared with Red Hat Fuse, Mule ESB, webMethods Integration Server, Oracle Service Bus and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator.
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