Fiorano ESB vs IBM Integration Bus comparison

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We performed a comparison between Fiorano ESB and IBM Integration Bus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"One of the most valuable features is the scalability. Whenever it's required, we can add more servers and scale. We can actually use specific servers for specific stuff. Unlike in other solutions, now we can implement one server purely dedicated to core-banking-related API. This is very important when it comes to the PCI DSS certification."

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"The stability is mostly pretty good.""Facilitates communication between parties and legacy systems.""The most valuable thing is the loose coupling and making the change in only one stack of the ESB layer or the middleware layer.""Having the solution come from IBM you know you are receiving a product of quality in components and in the services, it is very good.""I consider the solution to be one of the most stable in the market.""The message queue feature is very valuable.""One of the most valuable features is how seamless and easy to use this solution is. This is a fantastic solution and a very measured product.""The most valuable features of the IBM Integration Bus are the flexibility to easily integrate with other solutions, such as SAP or any other vendors."

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"Fiorano ESB could be improved by becoming more user-friendly. Most of the pages and generated reports on API usage are already there, but they could be more user-friendly. There could be more selections added to generate reports. Overall, though, Fiorano suits all our needs and has good functionality."

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"Storage capacity of the product should be addressed.""Sometimes migration takes too long.""IBM Integration Bus could improve by having a more lightweight installation. Additionally, automation could improve.""The solution could improve by having built-in implementation and secure monitoring without the need for API Connect.""The next versions are moving toward container use. It would be a shame to make the product highly complex just to support one pattern of deployment. It is my hope that IBM continues to focus on practical functionality that is simple and cost-effective.""The tracing and debugging features are not up to date with more modern technology available.""The product could be improved by including more resources on SQL.""There are a couple of things I want improved, but I think they have already touched upon all those things in the most recent version. I'm not using the most recent version—I use a version older than the most recent—but I'm sure that if I looked into and explored it, I would see more support on the CI/CD and more support for unit testing automation. I've read that they released all these things in the new version of App Connect. Once I explore the new version of this tool, I'll probably have a better idea of suggested improvements."

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  • "The solution requires a license and is very expensive here in India."
  • "The pricing could be improved to make it more competitive."
  • "The price of the license could be cheaper."
  • "The maintenance and support of the product are very expensive."
  • "IBM Integration Bus itself is prices fair but App-Connect is a bit expensive which we use in conjunction with it."
  • "IBM provides a quite complicated licensing model."
  • "I generally do not get involved in the licensing or pricing because I'm a hardcore technical guy, but I'm aware of the fact that IBM is highly expensive, so not everybody can afford it. All the products are licensed."
  • "It is not cheap. It has its cost. It is one of the high-cost solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the most valuable features is the scalability. Whenever it's required, we can add more servers and scale. We can actually use specific servers for specific stuff. Unlike in other solutions, now… more »
    Top Answer:I don't know the exact numbers, but in our Sri Lankan market, the price is very reasonable. To my knowledge, there was only one other Fiorano ESB implementation in Sri Lanka before our bank. They were… more »
    Top Answer:Fiorano ESB could be improved by becoming more user-friendly. Most of the pages and generated reports on API usage are already there, but they could be more user-friendly. There could be more… more »
    Top Answer:I was previously part of the Oracle SOA/OSB development team. In my current capacity I architected solutions using MuleSoft Anypoint Platform on cloud / on-premises and hybrid modes and on PCE/RTF on… more »
    Top Answer:Our team ran a comparison of IBM’s Integration Bus vs. Mule ESB in order to determine what sort of ESB software was the best fit for our organization. Ultimately we decided to choose IBM Integration… more »
    Top Answer:The message queue feature is very valuable.
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    Also Known As
    IBM WebSphere ESB
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    The Fiorano ESB implements a brokered, peer-to-peer (often referred to as super peer) system architecture, which combines the management benefits of centralized hub-and-spoke systems with the performance benefits of fully distributed peer-to-peer systems, while avoiding the particular disadvantages of both of these individual approaches.

    IBM Integration Bus is a market-leading software solution for application integration. It facilitates universal connectivity across enterprise systems, applications, and data, and offers a full range of integration capabilities on a flexible, secure, high-performance platform. You can use IBM Integration Bus to connect apps regardless of the communication formats or protocols they support. This connectivity enables interaction and data exchange among your varied applications in an adaptable, dynamic, and extensible infrastructure. IBM Integration Bus routes, transforms, and enriches messages from one location to another. It offers support for a wide range of functions, including routing, manipulating, filtering, enriching, monitoring, distribution, collection, correlation, and detection.

    You can choose between IBM Integration Bus Advanced Edition, which is appropriate for a production setting, and IBM Integration Bus for Developers (Developer Edition), which is cost-free for development and testing purposes.

    The interactions with IBM Integration Bus can be split into two categories:

    1. Development, testing, and deployment of applications. To program your applications, you can choose from one or more of the available options:
      • Patterns offer reusable solutions that distill a tried-and-true strategy for resolving a typical architecture, design, or deployment task in a specific context. You can use them as-is or tweak them to meet your needs.
      • Message flows describe your application's connectivity logic, which specifies the precise route your data takes in the integration node and, consequently, the processing that the message nodes in that flow perform on it.
      • Message nodes contain the integration logic that must be applied to your data when it passes through your integration node.
      • Message trees describe data in an efficient, format-independent manner. Many of the included nodes allow you to study and edit the contents of message trees, and you can add additional nodes to your own design.
      • You can implement transformations using graphical mapping, JavaTM, ESQL, and XSL, and choose based on the expertise of your workforce without having to provide retraining.
    2. Operational management and performance. The following features of IBM Integration Bus support your deployment's management and performance:
      • A wide range of administrative and system management choices for developed solutions.
      • Support for a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems.
      • A scalable, high-performing architecture built on the needs of traditional transaction processing environments.
      • Tight integration with software solutions from IBM and other suppliers that provide similar management and networking services.

    IBM Integration Bus Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing IBM Integration Bus. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Use the platform’s powerful capabilities to handle various integration requirements to meet the demands of any size project.
    • Help your entire organization make better business decisions by offering quick access, visibility, and control over data as it moves through your business applications and systems.
    • Connect using a variety of diverse applications and web services, eliminating the requirement for complex point-to-point connectivity.
    • To make the most of your existing Microsoft.NET expertise and software investment, use the extended support for Microsoft applications and services.
    • Provide a standardized, simple, and flexible integration base to allow you to more quickly and effectively serve business needs and scale.

    Reviews from Real Users

    IBM Integration Bus stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust data enrichment and its event correlation tool. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Richard W., Chief Executive Officer at Responsiv, writes of the solution, “It reduces the need for programmers of consumer applications to understand where data is sourced, or how it is combined. It allows us to avoid the need for consumers to understand multiple API protocols and security arrangements, and in some circumstances can reduce the impact of systems being unavailable.

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, an Integration Architect at a tech services company, notes, “One of the most valuable features is how seamless and easy to use this solution is. It's compatible with the cloud, it's a very seamless and fantastic tool.” He adds, “I rate this solution a nine out of ten.”

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    Sample Customers
    Polaris Transport, Harris Exelis, Aboitiz Power, Dyckerhoff AG, Gamma-Dynacare, DHL, Bajaj Finserv, Ecole hételire de Lausanne, Northern California Power Agency, Federal Bank, Commercial Bank of Africa, EasyPay, SSP, General American Corporation, Forex, Beijing Shubei Software Technology, City of Canton, Kent County Council, SJS District, County of Tulare, US Coast Guard, ZUNYI, Fraikin, Nilkamal, Posco, Toyota, UB Group
    Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm53%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Fiorano ESB is ranked 9th in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 1 review while IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 27 reviews. Fiorano ESB is rated 9.0, while IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fiorano ESB writes "Scalable and easy to maintain". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Integration Bus writes "Good integration capabilities with an easy-to-learn language but is very expensive". Fiorano ESB is most compared with Mule ESB and Oracle Service Bus, whereas IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, IBM DataPower Gateway, Oracle Service Bus and Red Hat Fuse.

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