Mule ESB Alternatives and Competitors

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Channu Kambalyal
Senior Leader - Architecture, Mars Global Services at Mars Information Services China
Real User
Sep 10, 2020
Good pricing and great features, but not easy to use

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for supply chain management between ERP systems and warehouse management systems. We use it with multiple external partners.

Pros and Cons

  • "The cost is pretty cheap, compared to what else is available in the market."
  • "The solution needs to improve it's security and its proactive notification of security issues."

What other advice do I have?

We're IBM customers. We don't have a business relationship with IBM. The solution is deployed on an underlying platform in the traditional MQ. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. I'd rate it higher, however, it's not user friendly. That said, it works really well.
PaulPerez
Integration Architect at pymma
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Feb 12, 2020
Functional message delivery service, but there are issues with monitoring

What is our primary use case?

I'm an integration architect and we're a customer of Oracle.

Pros and Cons

  • "The ability to master the process in one location."
  • "There are issues, especially if you want to create some compensation in your service bin."

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product, not an exceptional product. You could say it's a bit greedy as it requires lots of additional resources because you have to deploy the database and then ESB on top of that. But if you have the resources and people, it's a good product. I would rate this product seven out of 10.
Shubhashis Panda
Solution Designer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Oct 7, 2020
Integration is a good component feature; very scalable

What is our primary use case?

I'm part of the company middleware, and we are managing things with Spheres, IHS, and also HU and EAZ. I've just become involved in trying to sort out a roadmap to migrate the EAZ from IAB to ACS Enterprise App Connect, that's the latest IBM technology. I'm a solution designer and we are partners of IBM.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has good integration."
  • "The installation configuration is quite difficult."

What other advice do I have?

I think it's a reasonably good solution but I also believe it has some good competitors like MuleSoft which has good incubation points and has a cloud solution. ESB is still in the data centers, not the extenders, and they're mostly on a non-cloud based platform. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
reviewer1008537
Regional Integrated Platforms Tech Lead at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jul 14, 2020
Stable, straightforward to set up, and flexible in terms of pricing

What is our primary use case?

This product is used for application integration. I have implemented this solution for many clients across the world.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is stability."
  • "Technical support is an area where they can improve."

What other advice do I have?

I have found that the home-grown products from this vendor always do pretty well, but when they acquire new products from third-parties, there has been some disappointment. Overall, this is a pretty good product. In fact, my only real complaint is about support. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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