We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Overall, it is a pretty good product. It is also very scalable."
"Mule works very well with Salesforce and CRMs."
"The monitoring capabilities of this product are very good because of the feedback it supplies in statistics."
"The API toolkit is the solution's most valuable aspect at this time, for our organization."
"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."
"We are very satisfied with the DevOps support."
"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."
"This is a good platform for designing, flowing out APIs, and then doing API-based integrations."
"There are a lot of options in Spring Cloud. It's flexible in terms of how we can use it. It's a full infrastructure."
"The most valuable feature is real-time streaming."
"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."
"Mule Anypoint Platform could improve by having more up-to-date adapters to do work in a digital space."
"Mule should have better B2B integration."
"The solution is very expensive. They need to work on the pricing."
"Its documentation needed a little bit of work to make it more usable. It is a platform that is used mainly by developers and other people for connecting systems. Its documentation was confusing in some areas and was not very helpful in other areas. I had to go to a consultant to get some work done, which ideally shouldn't be required."
"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."
"It doesn't work well when you try using it for the processing layer."
"The configurations could be better. Some configurations are a little bit time-consuming in terms of trying to understand using the Spring Cloud documentation."
"Some of the features, like the monitoring tools, are not very mature and are still evolving."
"Mule is not the cheapest integration platform out there, but it deserves the price we are paying."
"The product comes complete at one set price including support."
"This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
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.
Spring Cloud Data Flow is a toolkit for building data integration and real-time data processing pipelines.
Pipelines consist of Spring Boot apps, built using the Spring Cloud Stream or Spring Cloud Task microservice frameworks. This makes Spring Cloud Data Flow suitable for a range of data processing use cases, from import/export to event streaming and predictive analytics. Use Spring Cloud Data Flow to connect your Enterprise to the Internet of Anything—mobile devices, sensors, wearables, automobiles, and more.
Mule Anypoint Platform is ranked 1st in Business-to-Business Middleware with 12 reviews while Spring Cloud Data Flow is ranked 17th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. Mule Anypoint Platform is rated 7.8, while Spring Cloud Data Flow is rated 8.0. 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 Spring Cloud Data Flow writes "Good logging mechanisms, a strong infrastructure and pretty scalable". Mule Anypoint Platform is most compared with TIBCO BusinessWorks, SAP Process Orchestration, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Mule ESB and Talend Open Studio, whereas Spring Cloud Data Flow is most compared with Apache Flink, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Cloudera DataFlow, Apache Spark Streaming and StreamSets.
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