We performed a comparison between IBM Integration Bus and Oracle Service Bus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the security."
"I use the integration of Kafka and the message flow, which is really good. It is also good for moving any file from one location to another. Using IBM Integration Bus in the data stage is pretty simple. You can see the preview and other things. The MQ server integrated with IBM Integration Bus is really great. I don't have to do a lot of configuration from that side. It is really good."
"IBM Integration Bus' most valuable features are its performance, fast and easy development, and easy support."
"IBM Integration Bus is flexible, easy to use, and easy to configure."
"I consider the solution to be one of the most stable in the market."
"I found all features valuable. There are a lot of connectors."
"It aligns well with containerized environments, which increases its scalability and high availability."
"I like the ease of deployment and the ease of implementation."
"The interface is fine and the solution is quite robust."
"The solution is quite stable overall. We haven't witnessed any performance issues so far."
"The routing and aggregation are the most valuable features. It's split and join."
"Overall it is a pretty good solution."
"The communication between applications is already defined, which means that you don't have to redefine your service infrastructure at the lower level."
"What I like most about Oracle Service Bus is that you can use it for many integrations. For example, you can use it for on-premises to on-premises integrations, on-premises to cloud integrations, and cloud to on-premises integrations."
"There are always continuous improvements that are happening."
"The solution is complex and there is a need for more resources and greatly improved quality."
"I would like to be able to build an Integration Bus cluster that is active-active."
"Migrating to this solution is complex and it would be helpful if they had a way to convert existing integrations."
"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."
"Its documentation is currently lacking. We have different environments where we use our configuration services, but we are not able to find documentation about how to deploy the local code to the server and how to set it up on a server level. I would like more documents from IBM that explain which variables should be in your machine while building a project, and when you deploy the code into the server, what should be their values. There are some variable values. I could not find such documentation. While working on a project, I developed the code on a local machine, and while deploying the code to our test environment, I made a couple of mistakes. We had to change some values at the server level, but we couldn't find any documentation regarding this, which made the task difficult."
"Licensing is too high. It is quite expensive."
"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."
"We used a third-party vendor, who help us install the solution and it was not easy."
"The pricing of the product could be better. It's a bit high."
"Security needs to be more integrated."
"Security features can be improved to better protect the server."
"The interface console is very slow. Even in production, we need to increase the RAM or CPU. And even after that, the performance is still not good in production."
"It's very complex and hard to learn. There's a steep learning curve."
"It would be ideal if they could optimize it a bit."
"The inconvenient part about working with this product is that it's very heavy, requiring a lot of people and a lot of resources."
"The initial setup is likely complex for many organizations."
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:
IBM Integration Bus Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing IBM Integration Bus. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
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.”
Oracle Service Bus transforms complex and brittle architectures into agile integration networks by connecting, virtualizing, and managing interactions between services and applications. Oracle Service Bus delivers low-cost, standards-based integration for mission critical SOA environments where extreme performance, scalability and reliability are critical requirements.
Oracle Service Bus enables companies to use the values of their enterprise applications portfolio. From on-premise, to the cloud to mobile devices, Service Bus allows companies to leverage their existing investments in new ways by extending the performance and scalability leadership of Oracle SOA and API Management.
IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 31 reviews while Oracle Service Bus is ranked 6th in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 11 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.6, while Oracle Service Bus is rated 7.6. 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 Oracle Service Bus writes "Oracle Serice Bus is a beautiful platform for integration based on Orchestraion with a powerful process engine and many connectors and additional tools". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, IBM DataPower Gateway, Red Hat Fuse and TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus, whereas Oracle Service Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, Red Hat Fuse, webMethods Integration Server, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. Oracle Service Bus report.
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