Compare IBM WebSphere Message Broker vs. Mule ESB

IBM WebSphere Message Broker is ranked 7th in ESB with 2 reviews while Mule ESB is ranked 2nd in ESB with 6 reviews. IBM WebSphere Message Broker is rated 7.0, while Mule ESB is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Message Broker writes "Good performance, easy to use, and has support for many backend interfaces". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Easy to implement and supports platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac". IBM WebSphere Message Broker is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, IBM WebSphere DataPower and webMethods Integration Server, whereas Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server and Oracle Service Bus.
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Pros
The scalability of the solution is okay.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 most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.The most valuable feature of Mule ESB is data transformation, i.e. our interacting with different systems and orchestrating for our business needs.Once it is started, we don't see any problems on a day to day basis.The most powerful feature is DataWeave, which is a powerful language where data can be transformed from one form into another.The architecture based on events has several connectors which allow integration from external and internal applications of the company.

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The solution overall could be simplified. Everything is too complex.The user interface is designed mainly for experts, much in the way a BPM or another integration tool is.

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The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.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.We would like to have a built-in logging framework in which we can do auditing.I would like to see support for BPM in the next release of this solution.The payment system needs improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost.

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The various features and components for this solution are no longer free.

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Ranking
7th
out of 24 in ESB
Views
2,720
Comparisons
2,476
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
496
Avg. Rating
8.0
2nd
out of 24 in ESB
Views
25,398
Comparisons
17,268
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
447
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
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WebSphere Message Broker
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Overview
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.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
WestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin TireUbe, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise82%
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