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Pros
"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."

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"The solution is very easy to use. I can download the trial version and just give it a go."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It has the ability to be deployed without rewriting the code.
Top Answer: I don't have any information about licensing or costs. It's not something that I am in charge of.
Top Answer: I would like for them to make the training much easier. Once you work with a sphere of people that can integrate the solution, then it's stable. But just to educate people, it's not that easy to do… more »
Top Answer: Yes, you can. The tech product will stay the same, what you need is to become an ISV (Independent Software vendor) Partner in the Oracle Partner Program, and negotiate an ESL (Embedded Software… more »
Ranking
1st
out of 24 in ESB
Views
14,842
Comparisons
9,549
Reviews
19
Average Words per Review
545
Rating
8.0
12th
out of 24 in ESB
Views
1,038
Comparisons
833
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
639
Rating
7.0
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IBM WebSphere ESB
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Overview
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.
JBossESB is the next generation of EAI - better and without the vendor-lockin characteristics of old. As such, many of the capabilities mirror those of existing EAI offerings: Business Process Monitoring, Integrated Development Environment, Human Workflow User Interface, Business Process Management, Connectors, Transaction Manager, Security, Application Container, Messaging Service, Metadata Repository, Naming and Directory Service, Distributed Computing Architecture. Plus JBossESB is part of an SOI (Service Oriented Infrastructure). However, SOA is not simply a technology or a product: it's a style of design, with many aspects (such as architectural, methodological and organisational) unrelated to the actual technology.
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Sample Customers
Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks
Rancore, Sprint, ResMed, Brazil's Ministry of Health, ING Services Polska
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider34%
Insurance Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise66%
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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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