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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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"We can arrange data caching and look at the solid state. Also, the API gateway is a very good component that can handle relevant cachings and integrations, as well as and also load permitting.""A product with good API and EDI components.""All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value.""The most valuable feature is stability.""The tool is very powerful and user-friendly.""The solution has a very comprehensive and versatile set of connectors. I've been able to utilize it for multiple, different mechanisms. We do a lot of SaaS and we do have IoT devices and the solution is comprehensive in those areas.""One [of the most valuable features] is the webMethods Designer. That helps our developers develop on their own. It's very intuitive for design. It helps our developers to speed the development of services for the integrations.""Application integrations are offered out-of-the-box, and that is extremely important to us. This is one of the main use cases that we have for it. It is about 60 to 70 percent of the workload in our application today."

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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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"We need more dashboards and reporting engines that can provide detailed information for management. In short, we need better analytics.""The interface needs some work. It is not very user-friendly.""The price should be reduced to make it more affordable.""Technical support is an area where they can improve.""I would like to have a dashboard where I can see all of the communication between components and the configuration.""The logging capability has room for improvement. That way, we could keep a history of all the transactions. It would be helpful to be able to get to that without having to build a standalone solution to do so.""The solution has big instances when deployed under microservices or in a containerized platform. They need to improve that so that it is competitive with other integration solutions, like Redis and Kafka. Deployments under microservices with those solutions are much more lightweight, in the size of the runtime itself, compared with Software AG.""Upgrades are complex. They typically take about five months from start to finish. There are many packages that plug into webMethods Integration Server, which is the central point for a vast majority of the transactions at my organization. Anytime we are upgrading that, there are complexities within each component that we must understand. That makes any upgrade very cumbersome and complicated. That has been my experience at this company. Because there are many different business units that we are touching, there are so many different components that we are touching. The amount of READMEs that you have to go through takes some time."

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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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"It is expensive, but we reached a good agreement with the company. It is still a little bit expensive, but we got a better deal than the previous one.""The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product.""The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing.""This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced.""It's a good deal for the money that we pay.""Currently, the licensing solution for this product is pretty straightforward. The way that Software AG has moved in their licensing agreements is very understandable. It is very easy for you to see where things land. Like most vendors today, they are transaction based. Therefore, just having a good understanding of how many transactions that you are doing a year would be very wise. Luckily, there are opportunities to work with the vendor to get a good understanding of how many transactions you have and what is the right limit for you to fall under."

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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
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.

The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.

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Ube, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, CamelotFujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Energy/Utilities Company19%
Manufacturing Company19%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company13%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Retailer7%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise73%
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Large Enterprise85%
Find out what your peers are saying about Mule ESB vs. webMethods Integration Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Mule ESB is ranked 1st in ESB with 10 reviews while webMethods Integration Server is ranked 3rd in ESB with 9 reviews. Mule ESB is rated 7.2, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Easy to implement and supports platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac". On the other hand, the top reviewer of webMethods Integration Server writes "Its single hybrid-integration platform makes it easy to troubleshoot and quickly resolve issues. Upgrades are complex". Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and Oracle SOA Suite, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with Oracle Service Bus, IBM Integration Bus, SAP Process Orchestration, IBM WebSphere Message Broker and Boomi AtomSphere Integration. See our Mule ESB vs. webMethods Integration Server report.

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