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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM WebSphere Message Broker vs. OpenESB and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
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.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Performance-wise, this solution is really good.
Top Answer: This product is more expensive than competing products.
Top Answer: The size of the container used in the deployment is still large and I think it should be improved and become lighter. It would be useful to make container deployment easier .
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Also Known As
|WebSphere Message Broker|
|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.|
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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