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"API management.""This is a good platform for designing, flowing out APIs, and then doing API-based integrations.""Overall, it is a pretty good product. It is also very scalable.""Mule Anypoint Platform is our preferred platform for integration.""Mule works very well with Salesforce and CRMs.""It is very easy to use for building connectors. It comes with a lot of connectors. For example, it has different adapters for NetSuite, which are very easy to use. It also has Salesforce connectors. The object store feature is also really easy to use. Mule Anypoint Platform is also good in terms of performance and how it is managed behind the scenes.""The API toolkit is the solution's most valuable aspect at this time, for our organization.""This is the easiest and best tool available."

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"There are a lot of options in Spring Cloud. It's flexible in terms of how we can use it. It's a full infrastructure.""The most valuable feature is real-time streaming."

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"The terms of use and how it's priced has become very difficult to manage, which is forcing us to look for alternatives already - and we haven't even been using it for that long just yet.""The runtime management and connectors could use some work and are vulnerable to breakage after upgrades.""Its documentation needed a little bit of work to make it more usable. It is a platform that is used mainly by developers and other people for connecting systems. Its documentation was confusing in some areas and was not very helpful in other areas. I had to go to a consultant to get some work done, which ideally shouldn't be required.""It has different types of subscriptions. For platinum or lower subscriptions, there are not too many things that can be done. We don't see many features. They should release a basic version that has logging and monitoring features. These features should come with Mule Anypoint Platform for free instead of making customers pay separately for these features. Its dashboard can be improved to have a lot of charts so that it is easy to visualize information. The utilization part can be improved. The dashboard is good currently, but it can be better. Other solutions like Elastic have a good dashboard, and they allow you to administer the product from the UI. Currently, for RTF, there is a different dashboard or utility. It would be good to include the same utility in the cloud solution. It would be good if there is a centralized repository that includes the links to the information about various troubleshooting issues. The documentation is there currently, and it is good, but the troubleshooting information is too scattered. We have to go to different links to find troubleshooting information. This kind of centralized repository would be helpful for new customers who are implementing this solution. It will be helpful to see different kinds of issues that can occur.""Better documentation, in particular with respect to the initial setup, would be helpful.""Pricing is one aspect of the solution that is troublesome. It's too expensive for smaller organizations.""An on-premise setup requires special skills and you need a lot of professional services.""Lacks intelligent management data and intelligent mappings."

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"Some of the features, like the monitoring tools, are not very mature and are still evolving.""The configurations could be better. Some configurations are a little bit time-consuming in terms of trying to understand using the Spring Cloud documentation."

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  • "Mule is not the cheapest integration platform out there, but it deserves the price we are paying."
  • "The product comes complete at one set price including support."
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  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
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    I architected solutions using Oracle SOA/OSB, Spring Boot, MuleSoft Anypoint Platform on cloud / on-premises and hybrid modes; What I see is though if you are an enterprise and have enough money… more »
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether TIBCO BusinessWorks or Mule Anypoint platform integration and connectivity software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Mule… more »
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    Overview

    With connectivity, composability, and control, Anypoint Platform solves the most challenging connectivity problems across SOA, SaaS, and APIs. It's a unified, highly productive, hybrid integration platform that creates an application network of apps, data and devices with API-led connectivity.

    Spring Cloud Data Flow is a toolkit for building data integration and real-time data processing pipelines.
    Pipelines consist of Spring Boot apps, built using the Spring Cloud Stream or Spring Cloud Task microservice frameworks. This makes Spring Cloud Data Flow suitable for a range of data processing use cases, from import/export to event streaming and predictive analytics. Use Spring Cloud Data Flow to connect your Enterprise to the Internet of Anything—mobile devices, sensors, wearables, automobiles, and more.

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    VMware, Gucci, MasterCard, Target, Time Inc, Hershey's, Tesla, Spotify, Office Depot, Intuit, CBS, Amtrak, Salesforce, Gap, Ralph Lauren
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    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Retailer6%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Mule Anypoint Platform is ranked 1st in Business-to-Business Middleware with 12 reviews while Spring Cloud Data Flow is ranked 16th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. Mule Anypoint Platform is rated 7.8, while Spring Cloud Data Flow is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Mule Anypoint Platform writes "Constantly improving to help connect applications, data, and devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spring Cloud Data Flow writes "Good logging mechanisms, a strong infrastructure and pretty scalable". Mule Anypoint Platform is most compared with TIBCO BusinessWorks, SAP Process Orchestration, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Mule ESB and webMethods Integration Server, whereas Spring Cloud Data Flow is most compared with Apache Flink, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Cloudera DataFlow, Apache Spark Streaming and StreamSets.

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