Oracle Service Bus Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Enterprise Solution Architect at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

This product provides a relatively easy way to develop integration solutions. This solution has very good, high-availability features. From a performance point of view… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The whole of the radar data that we receive from the ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) is transformed by the IBM Integration bus.

What needs improvement?

This product uses the PVU (Processor Value Unit) license model from IBM, and it is something that should be improved. It requires you to install monitoring software that… more»

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

Our licensing is based on a five-year contract, and as far as I know, there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fee.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

When I started at the facility, they were using CORBA (Common Object Request Broker) for the integration. It was used very intensively, and the project to introduce this… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody implementing this solution for the first time is to have people from IBM on-site to help you establish the operating procedures and the development… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several similar products including solutions from Oracle and Software AG, and we chose this solution not only because of its technical features but also… more»
Mohamed Osman
Consultant
Independent Consultant - IT Technician Level 4 / Projects Technician at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution has many adaptors for convergence support. We need different messages formats for connection with files, databases, Excel sheets, etc. It has many interfaces and you can connect to any… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved the way our organization functions. We are using three or four services in the backend for reformatting messages, and it is straightforward to use.

What needs improvement?

The user interface is designed mainly for experts, much in the way a BPM or another integration tool is. The administration console is ok because it's used by the administration team or the technical… more»

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

The licensing costs for this solution are paid by the customer-side, and not by my employer. IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have also used Oracle Service Bus for these types of projects, and I feel that this solution is better. It is easier to use and it has better features.

What other advice do I have?

At this point, I only use twenty to thirty percent of the facilities or services that are offered by this tool. For the main purpose of the suite, I have no specific concerns about it. This is a good… more»
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