Compare IBM Integration Bus vs. Oracle Service Bus

IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB with 8 reviews while Oracle Service Bus is ranked 6th in ESB with 3 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 8.8, while Oracle Service Bus is rated 8.0. 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 Oracle Service Bus writes "Straightforward setup with Good Features but the Connectivity needs Improvement". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, Oracle Service Bus and IBM WebSphere DataPower, whereas Oracle Service Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus and webMethods Integration Server. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. Oracle Service Bus report.
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The solution's features are all quite useful. We use all of them.This solution is very reliable and it is easy to learn.From a performance point of view, it's very good and it doesn't need very much in terms of CPU resources.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.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.It is very straightforward. It is very user-friendly integration.It is one of the most stable products which I have seen in the market.Easy to understand documentation with a huge list of examples and tutorials.

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I am a part of the software developing team and I mainly use this solution for the integrating applications.This product is not complicated and very easy to learn.It is lightweight and one can easily integrate with different applications, databases, JMS, or web services through different protocols.It was very good at supporting high transactions, up to 300 transactions per second.

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The user interface could be improved in a future release.I would like to be able to run and install this solution on different platforms.This product uses the PVU (Processor Value Unit) license model from IBM, and it is something that should be improved.This solution would benefit from improvements to the configuration interface.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.To scale virtically, is difficult.IBM does not support orchestration, which is how they designed it, and other BPM tools in the market support orchestration. If they merged the BPM capability into this product, then it would be a better solution.Development toolkit (based on Eclipse) should be improved in terms of responsiveness.

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The connectivity with the solution is an area that needs to be improved. On occasion, requests are lost due to losing connectivity.There are times when I select components in composite and they do not appear, and I cannot figure out why.It needs to support more adapters, because the integration points keep changing and new things keep coming up. It also needs to be more scalable.

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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.Support costs are high compared to the competition. Otherwise, the support is good.Pricing is on par with its competition.

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IBM WebSphere ESB
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.

Oracle Service Bus transforms complex and brittle architectures into agile integration networks by connecting, virtualizing, and managing interactions between services and applications. Oracle Service Bus delivers low-cost, standards-based integration for mission critical SOA environments where extreme performance, scalability and reliability are critical requirements.

Oracle Service Bus enables companies to use the values of their enterprise applications portfolio. From on-premise, to the cloud to mobile devices, Service Bus allows companies to leverage their existing investments in new ways by extending the performance and scalability leadership of Oracle SOA and API Management.

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Sample Customers
Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks MakeMyTrip Ltd., Griffith University, Colab Consulting Pty. Ltd., Pacfico Seguros Generales, IGEPA IT-SERVICE GmbH, Guangzhou Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Pacfico Seguros Generales, Bank Audi S.A.L., Rydges Sydney Airport, Intelligent Pathways, Nacional Monte de Piedad IAP
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm44%
Software R&D Company22%
Transportation Company11%
Software R&D Company37%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider9%
Software R&D Company47%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
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