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IBM Integration Bus vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator
July 2022
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"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.""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.""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 that it is clear and easy to learn.""The product is a user-customized tool so that you can adjust it to your specific needs pretty well with little trouble.""The biggest advantage of this solution is that it is very easy to learn, and very easy to build applications.""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."

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"The installation process is easy.""It's a consolidated product. It works and it does its job pretty well.""The productivity is the most valuable feature. It is very easy to write remediations."

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"Session management can sometimes hand forcing server reboots.""The product lacks an integrated testing module.""IBM Integration Bus could improve by having a more lightweight installation. Additionally, automation could improve.""I would like to be able to build an Integration Bus cluster that is active-active.""IBM Integration Bus could be easier to manage, but this is true of all vendors. It doesn't always do what it says on the box.""The solution needs to improve it's security and its proactive notification of security issues.""The solution is too expensive for smaller companies.""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."

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"The setup can be difficult for those not familiar with the solution.""The server is very specific and it is very difficult to get experience with it.""The customization can be a bit difficult."

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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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  • "The solution costs about 20,000 or 30,000 euros per year, per instance."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 most valuable features of the IBM Integration Bus are the flexibility to easily integrate with other solutions, such as SAP or any other vendors.
    Top Answer:There is an open-source version, however, we have a subscription. Direct technical support is available when you are on a subscription plan. In the open-source version, you have community-level… more »
    Top Answer:I will need some time to reflect on improvements as we are still exploring the product. Maybe in another two or three months, I'd have more insights. The customization can be a bit difficult.
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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.

    WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, core to the WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, is an open source Integration product for cloud native and container-native projects. It enables enterprise integration experts to build, scale, and secure sophisticated integration solutions to achieve digital agility. Unlike other integration products, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator already contains integration runtimes, message brokering, business process modeling, analytics and visual tooling capabilities.

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    Sample Customers
    Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks
    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 Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Integration Bus vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Integration Bus vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 33 reviews while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is ranked 10th in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 4 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.6, while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is rated 8.0. 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 WSO2 Enterprise Integrator writes "Customizable, with good pricing and a good interface". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, IBM DataPower Gateway, Oracle Service Bus and JBoss ESB, whereas WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is most compared with Red Hat Fuse, Mule ESB, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Mule Anypoint Platform and webMethods Integration Server. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator report.

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