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The cost is pretty cheap, compared to what else is available in the market.Promotes the reuse of developed resources to more efficiently consume resources.Seamlessly integrates your different applications.The most valuable feature is that it is clear and easy to learn.The solution is stable and can scale relatively easily.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.

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The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available.The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.Easy connectivity and easy integration.The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.The most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.The most valuable feature of Mule ESB is data transformation, i.e. our interacting with different systems and orchestrating for our business needs.Once it is started, we don't see any problems on a day to day basis.The most powerful feature is DataWeave, which is a powerful language where data can be transformed from one form into another.

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The solution needs to improve it's security and its proactive notification of security issues.Session management can sometimes hand forcing server reboots.The product lacks an integrated testing module.The interface could be more user-friendly.IBM doesn't really have a very strong community surrounding the product. Most of its direct competitors are open source solutions, and those have an excellent and well-developed community around the tech to help users navigate the ins and outs of the product. IBM is lacking in this area.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.

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MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard.It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.Lacking some connectors that could be included.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.The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.Mule ESB is more into the latest REST APIs, not much into the SOAP web services. Developing is all about web services and not easy with Mule.We would like to have a built-in logging framework in which we can do auditing.I would like to see support for BPM in the next release of this solution.

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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.

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The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services.The various features and components for this solution are no longer free.

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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: The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.
Top Answer: I'm unsure of the licensing costs. I believe the total price is less than IBM, but it's still rather expensive.
Top Answer: I'm not sure of any areas Mule ESB needs to improve. The price of the solution is a little bit high. It would be helpful if different sized businesses had access to different plans. The solution isn't… more »
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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.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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Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks Ube, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
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Financial Services Firm41%
Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government6%
Insurance Company6%
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider10%
Retailer6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business38%
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Large Enterprise50%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Integration Bus vs. Mule ESB and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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IBM Integration Bus is ranked 1st in ESB with 14 reviews while Mule ESB is ranked 2nd in ESB with 9 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 8.4, while Mule ESB is rated 7.2. 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 Mule ESB writes "Easy to implement and supports platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with IBM WebSphere Message Broker, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus, IBM DataPower Gateway and webMethods Integration Server, whereas Mule ESB is most compared with webMethods Integration Server, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and IBM DataPower Gateway. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. Mule ESB report.

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