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We only use the basic features, but the most valuable one for us is the Publish-subscribe pattern.Performance-wise, this solution is really good.It has many interfaces and you can connect to any backend source that has another format, and convert it to the desired format.

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The solution is very easy to use. I can download the trial version and just give it a go.

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Technical support is very slow and needs to be improved.The images and size of the containers are too big and I think that they should be more lightweight.The user interface is designed mainly for experts, much in the way a BPM or another integration tool is.

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The EPA, from what I understand, lacks a lot of features and it doesn't really know how to interface with legacy systems or how to develop APIs for legacy systems.

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The price is very high and it's the main reason that we are searching for alternatives.This product is more expensive than competing products.IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost.

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WebSphere Message Broker
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WebSphere Message Broker is an enterprise service bus (ESB) providing connectivity and universal data transformation for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and non-SOA environments. It allows businesses of any size to eliminate point-to-point connections and batch processing regardless of platform, protocol or data format.JBossESB is the next generation of EAI - better and without the vendor-lockin characteristics of old. As such, many of the capabilities mirror those of existing EAI offerings: Business Process Monitoring, Integrated Development Environment, Human Workflow User Interface, Business Process Management, Connectors, Transaction Manager, Security, Application Container, Messaging Service, Metadata Repository, Naming and Directory Service, Distributed Computing Architecture. Plus JBossESB is part of an SOI (Service Oriented Infrastructure). However, SOA is not simply a technology or a product: it's a style of design, with many aspects (such as architectural, methodological and organisational) unrelated to the actual technology.
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Sample Customers
WestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin TireRancore, Sprint, ResMed, Brazil's Ministry of Health, ING Services Polska
Top Industries
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company11%
Media Company6%
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IBM WebSphere Message Broker is ranked 9th in ESB with 3 reviews while JBoss ESB is ranked 12th in ESB with 1 review. IBM WebSphere Message Broker is rated 7.6, while JBoss ESB is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Message Broker writes "Mature, reliable, and performance-wise it is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JBoss ESB writes "Easy to use with flexible pricing, but needs more flexibility surrounding integrations". IBM WebSphere Message Broker is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server, IBM DataPower Gateway, Mule ESB and IBM BPM, whereas JBoss ESB is most compared with Mule ESB, Red Hat Fuse, IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server and Oracle Service Bus.

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