Compare IBM Integration Bus vs. webMethods Integration Server

IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB with 4 reviews while webMethods Integration Server which is ranked 2nd in ESB with 19 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 8.8, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Integration Bus writes "Easy to understand documentation with a huge list of examples and tutorials". On the other hand, the top reviewer of webMethods Integration Server writes "Integration Server and Universal messaging create an efficient development phase, enhance agility". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, Oracle Service Bus and IBM WebSphere DataPower, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus and Oracle Service Bus. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. webMethods Integration Server report.
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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.Web interface, REST API for viewing services, admin, stats, and deployment are premium features, which makes IIB stand among its competition.REST API design and development support are useful. Building and exposing APIs using GUI API designer with editor makes implementation a breeze.IBM support is fantastic and quick.

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A product with good API and EDI components.We can arrange data caching and look at the solid state. Also, the API gateway is a very good component that can handle relevant cachings and integrations, as well as and also load permitting.It's obvious that the heart of the product lies here. It's comprised of all aspects of ESB (Enterprise Gateway, Adapter, TN, Java) and BPM (task, rules engine).We have a reusable code that we can replicate for any new interfaces.The main assets are its flow language, debugging, and Broker. Flow language is far better and more flexible for debugging.The MFT component of webMethods, for example, is easy to set up and convenient to use. It handles files very efficiently and it is easy to automate tasks with complex schedules. Monitoring is centralized to MWS which can be used to monitor other products as well (Trading Networks, BPM, MFT, etc.)Application integration, business process integration, and B2B partner integration are valuable. But among these, I feel B2B partner integration is the most valuable. This module integrates two business partners and exchanges data through electronic data interchange messages in the form of specific standards, without any manual process needed.I feel comfortable using this product with its ease of building interfaces for developers. This is a better integration tool for integrating with various applications like Oracle, Salesforce, mainframes, etc. It works fine in the integration of legacy software as well.

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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.Current aggregation implementation should be deprecated. MQ independent, as well as an intuitive solution, should be proposed.

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The interface needs some work. It is not very user-friendly.We need more dashboards and reporting engines that can provide detailed information for management. In short, we need better analytics.t doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface called IData.We got the product via a reseller, and the support from the reseller has been less than desirable.Documentation needs tuning. There is a lot of dependency with SoftwareAG. Even with the documentation at hand, you can struggle to implement scenarios without SAG’s help. By contrast, IBM’s documentation is self-explanatory, in my opinion.When migration happens from the one release to an upgraded release from Software AG, many of the existing services are deprecated and developers have to put in effort testing and redeveloping some of the services. It would be better that upgrade releases took care to support the lower-level versions of webMethods.The stability of the various modules of the product suite have been a bit of a concern lately. Though their support team is always easy to reach out to, I would prefer it not come to that.The product needs to be improved in a few ways. First, they need to stabilize the components of the whole platform across versions. Also, they should stop replacing old components with brand new ones and, rather, improve by evolution.

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

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It is expensive, but we reached a good agreement with the company. It is still a little bit expensive, but we got a better deal than the previous one.Some of the licensing is "component-ized," which is confusing to new users/customers.Pricing has to be negotiated with the local Software AG representative. SAG can always prepare an appropriate pricing model for every client.Always plan five years ahead and don’t jeopardize the quality of your project by dropping items from the bill of materials.It is worth the cost.

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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.

The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.

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Sample Customers
Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm32%
Transportation Company16%
Logistics Company14%
Security Firm10%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company33%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Energy/Utilities Company20%
Financial Services Firm14%
Retailer9%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business9%
Large Enterprise91%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Large Enterprise90%
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