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Pros
"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."

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"The most valuable feature of Mule ESB is data transformation, i.e. our interacting with different systems and orchestrating for our business needs.""The most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.""The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available.""Everything runs in Java, which is a useful feature.""What Mule provides out-of-box is a sufficient product."

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"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."

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"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.""The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.""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.""Lacking some connectors that could be included.""It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.""MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard.""There are some issues with both stability and scalability.""There are limitations with the subscription model that comes with the product."

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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.""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."

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"The various features and components for this solution are no longer free.""The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services.""This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters."

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Top Answer: The stability is mostly pretty good.
Top Answer: There are experiences we have on the application, such as latency issues. There are no inherent components for you to throttle and measure the velocity of transactions. For that, you have to get a… more »
Top Answer: The cloud and integration abilities are most useful allowing us to use applications such as Salesforce and DataWeave.
Top Answer: This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters.
Top Answer: In an upcoming release, I would like to see more additional concept for exception handling, batch processing, and increased integration with other application.
Ranking
3rd
out of 24 in ESB
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14,409
Comparisons
9,300
Reviews
23
Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.6
2nd
out of 24 in ESB
Views
21,615
Comparisons
15,547
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
507
Rating
7.4
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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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Sample Customers
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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider8%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider15%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise66%
REVIEWERS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise69%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Integration Bus vs. Mule ESB and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
509,641 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB with 25 reviews while Mule ESB is ranked 2nd in ESB with 9 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.6, while Mule ESB is rated 7.4. 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, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse, IBM DataPower Gateway and webMethods Integration Server, whereas Mule ESB is most compared with webMethods Integration Server, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and Oracle SOA Suite. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. Mule ESB report.

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