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"The solution offers multiple deployment options.""The solution has a good graphical interface.""Everything runs in Java, which is a useful feature.""The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.""What Mule provides out-of-box is a sufficient product.""Easy connectivity and easy integration."

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"OpenESB pushes the organization to clearly define service boundaries and interfaces. So it motives the business and the development teams to clearly define their business services and processes they want to implement. OpenESB supports fine and coarse-grain granularity for the services and supports top-down and bottom-up approaches for the services, processes definition, and composition.""One of the most valuable features is being able to implement business processes while keeping track of the design from BPMN to a BPEL Implementation.""The core is very stable."

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"There are limitations with the subscription model that comes with the product.""MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard.""It would be great to see implementing security modules as a feature.""Community editions need more attention.""It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.""There are some issues with both stability and scalability.""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.""In an upcoming release, I would like to see more additional concept for exception handling, batch processing, and increased integration with other application."

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"Regarding its management, a web console being able to synchronize distributed instances would be great.""The documentation needs to be better.""The documentation of the product must be improved. It could be tricky to find the right documentation on a topic since the documentation is spread in many places. I advise the new joiner to contact the community to get entry points and additional documentation. Tutorial and Video must be present to take up the product."

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"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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"The Community Edition is a full product you can use in production, it does not have limitations like other alternatives.""There are two versions. The first is the community version, which is free and contains the last part of the feature, but if you want to get the Enterprise version, you'll have to pay €60,000 which covers support and two instances on production."

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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.

OpenESB is a Java-based open-source enterprise service bus. It can be used as a platform for both enterprise application integration and service-oriented architecture. OpenESB allows you to integrate legacy systems, external and internal partners and new development in your Business Process.

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Financial Services Firm43%
Computer Software Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Comms Service Provider38%
Financial Services Firm12%
Computer Software Company12%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise50%
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise63%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Mule ESB vs. OpenESB and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Mule ESB is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 9 reviews while OpenESB is ranked 10th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 3 reviews. Mule ESB is rated 7.6, while OpenESB is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Well performing and easy to use solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenESB writes "Supports top-down and bottom-up approaches for the services, processes definition, and composition". Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server, Red Hat Fuse, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and Oracle Service Bus, whereas OpenESB is most compared with WSO2 Enterprise Integrator and Red Hat Fuse. See our Mule ESB vs. OpenESB report.

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