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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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"One of the most valuable features is being able to implement business processes while keeping track of the design from BPMN to a BPEL Implementation.""The core is very stable.""OpenESB pushes the organization to clearly define service boundaries and interfaces. So it motives the business and the development teams to clearly define their business services and processes they want to implement. OpenESB supports fine and coarse-grain granularity for the services and supports top-down and bottom-up approaches for the services, processes definition, and composition."

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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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"Regarding its management, a web console being able to synchronize distributed instances would be great.""The documentation needs to be better.""The documentation of the product must be improved. It could be tricky to find the right documentation on a topic since the documentation is spread in many places. I advise the new joiner to contact the community to get entry points and additional documentation. Tutorial and Video must be present to take up 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."

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"The Community Edition is a full product you can use in production, it does not have limitations like other alternatives.""There are two versions. The first is the community version, which is free and contains the last part of the feature, but if you want to get the Enterprise version, you'll have to pay €60,000 which covers support and two instances on production."

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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.
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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.

OpenESB is a Java-based open-source enterprise service bus. It can be used as a platform for both enterprise application integration and service-oriented architecture. OpenESB allows you to integrate legacy systems, external and internal partners and new development in your Business Process.

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Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks
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Computer Software Company48%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Integration Bus vs. OpenESB and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,360 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM Integration Bus is ranked 1st in ESB with 14 reviews while OpenESB is ranked 8th in ESB with 3 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 8.4, while OpenESB is rated 8.6. 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 OpenESB writes "Supports top-down and bottom-up approaches for the services, processes definition, and composition". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus and IBM DataPower Gateway, whereas OpenESB is most compared with . See our IBM Integration Bus vs. OpenESB report.

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