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"We only use the basic features, but the most valuable one for us is the Publish-subscribe pattern.""The solution has good integration.""Performance-wise, this solution is really good.""Integration and mapping are easy, which is a major advantage."

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"It is very usable and easy to understand. Antivirus and VPN are the main features being used now. It allows my clients to access the network from home, which was very crucial because of the pandemic.""The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows."

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"Technical support is very slow and needs to be improved.""The installation configuration is quite difficult.""The images and size of the containers are too big and I think that they should be more lightweight.""Technical support is good but they could have a better response time."

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"Its price and licensing policy can be improved. It could be a little cheaper. Licensing is sometimes confusing. There are so many different options. It is difficult to find out what to buy or what to choose for my necessity.""Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported programs in our 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.""I feel with IBM, when you want certain functions or features, you have to continuously purchase add-ons. There are always additional fees."

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"It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows.
Top Answer: It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing.
Top Answer: This product is being deprecated, so there is nothing new being added to it or improved. It's not going anywhere. Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported… more »
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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.
Windows Server AppFabric extends Windows Server to provide enhanced hosting, management, and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services. The AppFabric hosting features add service management extensions to Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and the .NET Framework 4. This includes Hosting Services and Hosting Administration tools that make it easier to deploy, configure, and manage Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) based services. The AppFabric caching features add a distributed, in-memory object cache to Windows Server that makes it easier to scale out high-performance .NET applications, especially ASP.NET applications.
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WestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin Tire
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM WebSphere Message Broker vs. Windows Server AppFabric and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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IBM WebSphere Message Broker is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews while Windows Server AppFabric is ranked 17th in Application Infrastructure with 2 reviews. IBM WebSphere Message Broker is rated 7.8, while Windows Server AppFabric is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Message Broker writes "Easy to setup and deploy, with easy mapping, and it integrates well with MQ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server AppFabric writes "Very usable, easy to understand, and stable". IBM WebSphere Message Broker is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB, webMethods Integration Server, IBM BPM and IBM DataPower Gateway, whereas Windows Server AppFabric is most compared with IIS. See our IBM WebSphere Message Broker vs. Windows Server AppFabric report.

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