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"The solution addresses all of our middleware needs in respect of transformation, parsing, security and stability; everything really.""The most valuable feature is that it is clear and easy to learn.""The stability is mostly pretty good.""It's easy to develop things, and it's easy to handle.""I have found IBM Integration Bus is very useful because it can integrate multiple backend applications.""Seamlessly integrates your different applications.""The interface is quite stable.""I have found the inbound and outbound adapter confirmations valuable."

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"The solution is very easy to use. I can download the trial version and just give it a go."

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"The solution is too expensive for smaller companies.""It needs improvement in terms of technical support as well as in terms of integration of data mining. I am not convinced about many things in this solution, such as the conversion of the DFDL or copybook file, which is the conversion from a text file to XML. It is very complex. They should also provide more information about this solution in the IBM Knowledge Center. I can get a lot of information from the IBM Knowledge Center about DataStage, but I don't get that much information about IBM Integration Bus. There is hardly any information even on the internet and various channels such as YouTube. They can provide good step-by-step documentation based on a company's requirements. It would be really helpful. My company is mainly looking for data mining and communicating with multiple servers. IBM Integration Bus is good for communicating with multiple servers, but it needs improvement for XML conversion and data mining. We have a lot of old systems that use XML.""The solution needs to improve it's security and its proactive notification of security issues.""I don't mind the pricing.""I would rate the support from IBM Integration Bus a seven out of ten. They are very helpful but sometimes it takes too long for them to respond.""We have come across many customer complaints about the excessive time it takes for IBM to provide customer and technical support.""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.""I think security should be more simplified."

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"The EPA, from what I understand, lacks a lot of features and it doesn't really know how to interface with legacy systems or how to develop APIs for legacy systems."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of this product could be lower."
  • "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."
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    IBM WebSphere ESB
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    IBM Integration Bus is an enterprise integration engine that offers a fast, simple way for systems and applications to communicate with each other. As a result, it can help you achieve business value, reduce IT complexity and save money.
    JBossESB is the next generation of EAI - better and without the vendor-lockin characteristics of old. As such, many of the capabilities mirror those of existing EAI offerings: Business Process Monitoring, Integrated Development Environment, Human Workflow User Interface, Business Process Management, Connectors, Transaction Manager, Security, Application Container, Messaging Service, Metadata Repository, Naming and Directory Service, Distributed Computing Architecture. Plus JBossESB is part of an SOI (Service Oriented Infrastructure). However, SOA is not simply a technology or a product: it's a style of design, with many aspects (such as architectural, methodological and organisational) unrelated to the actual technology.
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    Sample Customers
    Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks
    Rancore, Sprint, ResMed, Brazil's Ministry of Health, ING Services Polska
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company7%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Software AG, MuleSoft, IBM and others in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 33 reviews while JBoss ESB is ranked 14th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 1 review. IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.6, while JBoss ESB is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Integration Bus writes "Good integration capabilities with an easy-to-learn language but is very expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JBoss ESB writes "Easy to use with flexible pricing, but needs more flexibility surrounding integrations". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, IBM DataPower Gateway, Oracle Service Bus and SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite, whereas JBoss ESB is most compared with Mule ESB, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus, webMethods Integration Server and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator.

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