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We performed a comparison between Mule ESB and Oracle SOA Suite 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Mule ESB vs. Oracle SOA Suite report (Updated: September 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"The cloud and integration abilities are most useful allowing us to use applications such as Salesforce and DataWeave.""The solution doesn't require much code writing and we can develop APIs very easily.""It was pretty fast to develop APIs on this platform, which is something I liked about it. So, the time to value was pretty good.""It is easily deployable and manageable. It has microservices-based architecture, which means that you can deploy the solution based on your needs, and you can manage the solution very easily.""The most valuable features of Mule ESB are its ease of use, documentation, ease to adapt to newer security and vulnerabilities, and a lot of help available. Additionally, there is a lot of flexibility, many patches available, and they provide APIs. They are a market standard.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""Mule ESB is a very easy-to-use and user-friendly solution.""What Mule provides out-of-box is a sufficient product."

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"This is one of the critical products for my company and we use it extensively. We currently use each and every feature of Oracle SOA.""In Oracle SOA Suite some applications are not able to use REST, but it can support both SOAP and REST. You're able to integrate quite a lot of systems, which may not be able to in other solutions. You can also use XML and JSON. It is a standardizing type of tool. It doesn't matter whether I'm using JSON or XML, it can convert them.""In case there is something that doesn't work out of the box, you have the flexibility to customize it.""It performs better in real-time transactions."

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"It would be great to see implementing security modules as a feature.""In the next release, I would like to see improvement in the generator for the DataWeave language so that it's a little more graphic.""It should have some amount of logging.""In an upcoming release, I would like to see more additional concept for exception handling, batch processing, and increased integration with other application.""Community editions need more attention.""MuleSoft isn't as mature as some other integration technologies out there like IBM WebSphere. There's room for growth, and MuleSoft is working toward that.""The current version will not be supported for much longer.""Lacking some connectors that could be included."

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"The technical support is good, we have premier support which costs extra.""It's also not developer-friendly.""They supply lots of documentation but finding what we need is challenging at times.""An important area that can be improved is the product's data monitoring. When we use the solution for interfacing or end-to-end data monitoring, we want to know exactly where the data is going and exactly where it is failing, or where there is an issue."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters."
  • "Most of the challenges that I had with this solution were for smaller customers. There is not a good licensing model or pricing model. It is more expensive than other solutions, and that's the downside of MuleSoft. I had to be creative to be able to sell it to the business, but we did. This is something they have to work on because for large companies, it's affordable, but for small and medium businesses, it's very hard to sell."
  • "This product is expensive, but it does offer value for money."
  • "I think the price is very high. If you use TIBCO BW, the license is for the CPU usage, then the IPS, and support. I also think the license for the product is a one-time expense."
  • "The price of the Mule ESB commercial version is expensive. However, they have a free community version."
  • "Mule ESB is a costly solution. We pay approximately $80,000 annually for the system. The cost of the number of instances, annual subscription, and cloud hosting services are expensive."
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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:Mule ESB has a user-friendly design, and everything is in one place. The API and architecture are popular right now. Also, MuleSoft has a large and supportive online community.
    Top Answer:It performs better in real-time transactions.
    Top Answer:Our licensing is annual, but I am unsure of the exact cost.
    Top Answer:There needs to be separate guided learning for the usage of tools. It's also not developer-friendly.
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    For companies looking to modernize and unlock the value of existing on-premises systems and applications, an enterprise service bus (ESB) architecture serves as a critical foundation layer for SOA. When deployed as an ESB, the Mule runtime engine of Anypoint Platform combines the power of data and application integration across legacy systems and SaaS applications, with a seamless path to the other capabilities of Anypoint Platform and the full power of API-led connectivity.

    Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management. Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.

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    Sample Customers
    Ube, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
    7-Eleven, Arcor SAIC, Banca Transilvania, Eaton Corporation, Emdeon, Ferrovial, Griffith University, National Instruments, Pella Corporation, Vodafone Group Plc,
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)
    September 2022
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    Mule ESB is ranked 2nd in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 18 reviews while Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 9th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews. Mule ESB is rated 8.4, while Oracle SOA Suite is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Scaled easily, had good ROI and time to value, and didn't require taking care of the infrastructure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle SOA Suite writes "Integrates well, versatile, and high level support". Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse and IBM B2B Integrator, whereas Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with WebLogic Suite, IBM WebSphere Application Server, Microsoft System Center, Apache Web Server and SAP NetWeaver.

    We monitor all ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.