Compare IBM WebSphere Message Broker vs. webMethods Integration Server

IBM WebSphere Message Broker is ranked 7th in ESB with 2 reviews while webMethods Integration Server is ranked 1st in ESB with 13 reviews. IBM WebSphere Message Broker is rated 7.0, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.0. 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 webMethods Integration Server writes "Integration Server and Universal messaging create an efficient development phase, enhance agility". IBM WebSphere Message Broker is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, IBM WebSphere DataPower and webMethods Integration Server, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus and Oracle Service Bus.
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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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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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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 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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IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost.

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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.

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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.

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
WestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin TireFujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt
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Energy/Utilities Company22%
Maritime Company11%
Logistics Company11%
Insurance Company11%
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Software R&D Company36%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Comms Service Provider7%
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