OpenESB Reviews

OpenESB is the #9 ranked solution of our top ESB tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Mule ESB - OpenESB vs Mule ESB

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Paul Perez
Real User
Technical Architect at Pymma consulting
Jul 29 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are : - The full-service orientation of the product. - The development process supported, from beginning to end, by a set of graphical… more »

How has it helped my organization?

OpenESB is a services-oriented integration platform that matches SOA or Microservices constraints and requirements. OpenESB pushes the organization to clearly define… more »

What needs improvement?

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. A part… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

OpenESB exists in two editions. The Community Edition and the Enterprise Edition. The Community Edition is free of charge. The Enterprise Edition is dedicated to… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also worked with Oracle SOA and WSO2. Oracle SOA and OpenESB are close since they have been developed by the same team. However, Oracle SOA comes along with mandatory… more »

What other advice do I have?

OpenESB is a smart and efficient solution for integration. It implements sophisticated concepts that must be understood to take advantage of the product. Take time to look… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

see previous question
PaulPerez
Real User
Integration Architect at pymma
Aug 10 2020

What needs improvement?

The documentation needs to be better — maybe they could add more accurate tutorials. However, since I have been working with the product for a long time, it is not a big concern for me, but for the new generation, this could be a problem… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used to work with Integration Bus. What is interesting is that the two products were made mainly by the same team, but OpenESB is lighter, you can run it on a simple GBM. It's lighter and has quite a few resources, no application server… more »

What other advice do I have?

I know the product well, the community has been managing the product for the last 10 years. Because the product comes from Sun Microsystems, it has been given to the community.They have made some improvements during the past years and now… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated three products in total: OpenESB, Oracle, and WSO2. Oracle was too easy and too expensive and WSO2 didn't support it because we wanted to have a simple process. We need a VPN antenna.
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Martí Pàmies Solà
Real User
Founding Partner at Clinical Document Engineering, S.L.
Sep 07 2020

What is most valuable?

The independence from the protocol invoking the services from it's implementation, making it possible to invoke the same service using different protocols… more »

How has it helped my organization?

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. Before using it… more »

What needs improvement?

The Studio is a good tool based on NetBeans, but some of its features have to be improved, liked local schemas management. As an additional feature, I would request an… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The Community Edition is a full product you can use in production, it does not have limitations like other alternatives. For example, not including HTTPS on Mirth. Using… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I did not use another similar solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

It's important to understand what a Business Service is before using it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have tried Mirth and InterSystems Ensemble (now Iris).

What is OpenESB?

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.