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"MuleSoft offers with the Anypoint Platform a unified platform for API management and an integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) as well as an on-premise Enterprise Service Bus pattern.""The solution's market place for different kinds of integration platforms is the most valuable feature.""The monitoring capabilities of this product are very good because of the feedback it supplies in statistics.""I have found several things most valuable, including its very quick implementation that you can use a lot of out of the box templates, and lastly that it is a very mature product, especially in hybrid integration.""This is the easiest and best tool available.""API management.""It is very easy to use for building connectors. It comes with a lot of connectors. For example, it has different adapters for NetSuite, which are very easy to use. It also has Salesforce connectors. The object store feature is also really easy to use. Mule Anypoint Platform is also good in terms of performance and how it is managed behind the scenes."

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"The most powerful feature is DataWeave, which is a powerful language where data can be transformed from one form into another.""Once it is started, we don't see any problems on a day to day basis.""The most valuable feature of Mule ESB is data transformation, i.e. our interacting with different systems and orchestrating for our business needs.""The most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.""The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available."

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Cons
"MuleSoft's release calendar is rather conventional with two major, two minor releases and hotfixes in between. The competition sometimes offer more rapid release cycles and provides improved and new functionality with a faster time-to-market.""Technical support needs to be improved, especially when you need help with more technical aspects of the solution.""The runtime management and connectors could use some work and are vulnerable to breakage after upgrades.""An on-premise setup requires special skills and you need a lot of professional services.""Mule should have better B2B integration.""Lacks intelligent management data and intelligent mappings.""It has different types of subscriptions. For platinum or lower subscriptions, there are not too many things that can be done. We don't see many features. They should release a basic version that has logging and monitoring features. These features should come with Mule Anypoint Platform for free instead of making customers pay separately for these features. Its dashboard can be improved to have a lot of charts so that it is easy to visualize information. The utilization part can be improved. The dashboard is good currently, but it can be better. Other solutions like Elastic have a good dashboard, and they allow you to administer the product from the UI. Currently, for RTF, there is a different dashboard or utility. It would be good to include the same utility in the cloud solution. It would be good if there is a centralized repository that includes the links to the information about various troubleshooting issues. The documentation is there currently, and it is good, but the troubleshooting information is too scattered. We have to go to different links to find troubleshooting information. This kind of centralized repository would be helpful for new customers who are implementing this solution. It will be helpful to see different kinds of issues that can occur."

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"I would like to see support for BPM in the next release of this solution.""We would like to have a built-in logging framework in which we can do auditing.""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.""The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.""The solution isn't as stable as we'd like it to be. There are some ongoing issues and therefore Mule has to provide frequent patches. Mule's core IP should be more stable overall.""Lacking some connectors that could be included.""It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.""MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard."

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"Licensing can be complex as is the case with most iPaaS/cloud offerings.""The product comes complete at one set price including support."

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"The various features and components for this solution are no longer free.""The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services.""This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: This is the easiest and best tool available.
Top Answer: In terms of improvement, customer support is a bit slow. I emailed the sales team for a pricing comparison, still no response. The developer community is far more generous on the other hand. Pricing… more »
Top Answer: I've been developing Mule applications and have been using Anypoint Studio for development purposes. I have a Mule Anypoint Studio for the certification to test knowledge of the Anypoint Platform in… more »
Top Answer: The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.
Top Answer: I'm unsure of the licensing costs. I believe the total price is less than IBM, but it's still rather expensive.
Top Answer: I'm not sure of any areas Mule ESB needs to improve. The price of the solution is a little bit high. It would be helpful if different sized businesses had access to different plans. The solution isn't… more »
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Overview

With connectivity, composability, and control, Anypoint Platform solves the most challenging connectivity problems across SOA, SaaS, and APIs. It's a unified, highly productive, hybrid integration platform that creates an application network of apps, data and devices with API-led connectivity.

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
VMware, Gucci, MasterCard, Target, Time Inc, Hershey's, Tesla, Spotify, Office Depot, Intuit, CBS, Amtrak, Salesforce, Gap, Ralph LaurenUbe, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company5%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm6%
Retailer5%
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Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise71%
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Mule Anypoint Platform is ranked 1st in Business-to-Business Middleware with 8 reviews while Mule ESB is ranked 1st in ESB with 10 reviews. Mule Anypoint Platform is rated 8.2, while Mule ESB is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Mule Anypoint Platform writes "Constantly improving to help connect applications, data, and devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Easy to implement and supports platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac". Mule Anypoint Platform is most compared with SAP Process Orchestration, Boomi AtomSphere Integration, Informatica PowerCenter, Azure Data Factory and Jitterbit Harmony Platform, whereas Mule ESB is most compared with webMethods Integration Server, IBM Integration Bus, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator.

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