"What Mule provides out-of-box is a sufficient product."
"The solution offers multiple deployment options."
"The most valuable feature is that it's programmer-friendly, so it's very easy to develop APIs."
"The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that."
"The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most."
"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."
"Everything runs in Java, which is a useful feature."
"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 ease of mapping... is the single largest feature. It gives us the ability to craft anything. A lot of single-purpose technologies, like Mirth, are good for healthcare messages, but we use webMethods not only for healthcare messages but for other business-related purposes, like integrations to Salesforce or integrations to Office 365. It's multi-purpose nature is very strong."
"It's very flexible and a good platform to use."
"It's a visual tool, so our transformations can be quickly implemented without a lot of fuss. The fact that we have an easy way to expose REST services is also very interesting. It offers the possibility to connect over GMS to synchronize message brokers."
"I like the stability of the webMethods Integration Server."
"The comprehensiveness and depth of Integration Servers' connectors to packaged apps and custom apps is unlimited. They have a connector for everything. If they don't, you can build it yourself. Or oftentimes, if there is value for other customers as well, you can talk with webMethods about creating a new adapter for you."
"The Software AG Designer has been great. It's very intuitive."
"The solution's ease-of-use is its most valuable feature, in which complex issues may be resolved."
"All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value."
"MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard."
"There are limitations with the subscription model that comes with the product."
"The solution isn't as stable as we'd like it to be. There are some ongoing issues and therefore Mule has to provide frequent patches. Mule's core IP should be more stable overall."
"It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work."
"In order to meet the new trend of active metadata management, we need intelligent APIs that can retrieve new data designs and trigger actions over new findings without human intervention."
"There are some issues with both stability and scalability."
"It would be great to see implementing security modules as a feature."
"We would like the ability to use our own code. This would allow us to develop customizations with ease. Additionally, it would be nice to have more analytics or insights on the exchanged information between databases."
"It would be nice if they had a change management system offering. We built our own deployer application because the one built into webMethods couldn't enforce change management rules. Integration into a change management system, along with the version control system, would be a good offering; it's something that they're lacking."
"I would like to see the price improve."
"The UI for the admin console is very old. It hasn't been updated for years and is pretty much the same one that we started with. This is something that could be refreshed and made more modern."
"I would like to have a dashboard where I can see all of the communication between components and the configuration."
"The price should be reduced to make it more affordable."
"Technical support is an area where they can improve."
"The Software AG Designer could be more memory-efficient or CPU-efficient so that we can use it with middle-spec hardware."
"There should be better logging, or a better dashboard, to allow you to see see the logs of the services."
The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.
Mule ESB is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 13 reviews while webMethods Integration Server is ranked 1st in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 16 reviews. Mule ESB is rated 8.0, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.0. 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 webMethods Integration Server writes "Its single hybrid-integration platform makes it easy to troubleshoot and quickly resolve issues. Upgrades are complex". Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse and Mule Anypoint Platform, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, SAP Process Orchestration, Mule Anypoint Platform, Oracle Service Bus and Boomi AtomSphere Integration. See our Mule ESB vs. webMethods Integration Server report.
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