Most Helpful Review
Mature unified platform for iPaaS and API management enabling a cost-efficient model for re-use and self-service
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"The API toolkit is the solution's most valuable aspect at this time, for our organization."
"The most valuables features are the relatively short learning curve, and the automation capabilities provided through the BIML add-in for SSDT."
"It's already very user-friendly and has a good dashboard."
"There are many good features in this solution including the data fields, database integration, support for SQL views, and the lookups for matching information."
"The most valuable features for our company are the flexibility and the quick turn around time in producing simple ETL solutions."
"I have used most of the standard SQL features, but the ones that stand out are the Data Flows and Bulk Import."
"It is easily scheduled and integrates well with SQL Server and SQL Server Agent jobs."
"Its compatibility with Microsoft products has been very valuable to our company. It fits well within the architecture."
"The simplicity of the solution is great. The solution also offers excellent integration."
"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."
"I would like to see more standard components out of the box, such as SFTP, and Data Compression components."
"Sometimes when we want to publish to other types of databases it's not easy to publish to those databases. For example, the Jet Database Engine. Before the SSIS supported Jet Database Engine but nowadays it doesn't support the Jet Database Engine. We connect to many databases such as Access database, SparkPros databases and the other types of databases using Jet Database Engines now and SSIS now doesn't seem to support it in our databases."
"The debugging could be improved because when it came to solving the errors that I've experienced in the past, I've had to look at the documentation for more information."
"I come from a coding background and this tool is graphically based. Sometimes I think it's cumbersome to do mapping graphically. If there was a way to provide a simple script, it would be helpful and make it easier to use."
"This solution needs full support for real-time processing."
"Improving the login procedure would make our reporting easier on monitoring our ETL processes."
"We're in the process of switching to Informatica, and we need to work out data lineage and data profiling and to improve the quality of our data. SSIS, however, is not that compatible with Informatica. We managed to connect it to Informatica Metadata Manager, but we don't get good lineage, so we have to redo all our ETLs using the Informatica process in order to accept the proper data lineage."
"The interface could use improvement, as well as the administrative tools. Jobs fail from time to time for different reasons. It's not a problem with Microsoft, or SSIS itself. The problems are external, but to find the problems and analyze them it takes too much time."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing can be complex as is the case with most iPaaS/cloud offerings."
"The product comes complete at one set price including support."
"This solution has provided an inexpensive tool, and it is easy to find experienced developers."
"My advice is to look at what your configuration will be because most companies have their own deals with Microsoft."
"This solution is included with the MSSQL server package."
"t's incredibly cost effective, easy to learn the basics quickly (although like all ETL tools requires the traditional learning curve to get good at) and has an immense user base."
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: MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a part of the commercial MS SQL Server product. It is not a freeware. Probably Pentaho offers an open source/ freeware edition. Below may be useful:… more »
Top Answer: Depends upon the technologies being used. If you're using Oracle for both OLTP and OLAP then you'll get a lot of value from an Oracle solution. The other question is how up to date do you want your… more »
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Also Known As
|Data Integrator||SQL Server Integration Services|
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.
|SSIS is a package is an organized collection of connections, control flow elements, data flow elements, event handlers, variables, parameters, and configurations, that you assemble using either the graphical design tools that SQL Server Integration Services provides, or build programmatically. You then save the completed package to SQL Server, the SSIS Package Store, or the file system, or you can deploy the ssISnoversion project to the SSIS server. The package is the unit of work that is retrieved, executed, and saved.|
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Mule Anypoint Platform is ranked 1st in Business-to-Business Middleware with 9 reviews while SSIS is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews. Mule Anypoint Platform is rated 8.0, while SSIS is rated 7.6. 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 SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". Mule Anypoint Platform is most compared with SAP Process Orchestration, Boomi AtomSphere Integration, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Azure Data Factory and Spring Cloud Data Flow, whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Oracle GoldenGate.
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