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We performed a comparison between Mule ESB and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Mule ESB vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Pros
"I like that Mule ESB provides fast and good technical support.""The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available.""We can use Java expressions anywhere in the flow.""The most valuable feature is that it's programmer-friendly, so it's very easy to develop APIs.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""The product offers a community edition that is free of cost.""The solution has a good graphical interface."

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"The solution has two main parts: integration and transformation. It's very user-friendly and easy to understand for everyone.""The solution's customer service is good.""Currently, I find the configuration part quite valuable, where you can easily configure things.""I like the user-friendly system and development of the service-oriented architecture.""WSO2's analytics capability is good, considering the ELC support they provide.""The installation process is easy.""The solution basically conforms to our standards.""The stability is excellent."

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Cons
"The price of Mule ESB could improve.""Mule ESB is more into the latest REST APIs, not much into the SOAP web services. Developing is all about web services and not easy with Mule.""Mule ESB isn't as secure as IBM. Financial companies go with IBM for that reason.""From an improvement perspective, there should be fewer coding challenges for users in Mule ESB.""There are limitations with the subscription model that comes with the product.""We would like to have a built-in logging framework in which we can do auditing.""The initial setup is not easy.""Community editions need more attention."

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"The administration side is complex and could use significant improvements to enhance the solution's functionality.""If I have to buy software, then it becomes expensive for me.""The customization can be a bit difficult.""You cannot include the validation of XPath.""WSO2 libraries are not mature enough. For example, if you want to integrate with Kafka using its Kafka library, it often has many bugs.""They should introduce better pricing for small companies.""The product's price is an area of concern where improvements are required.""The setup can be difficult for those not familiar with the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is expensive. In my next project, we had to go to other vendor."
  • "Plan your licensing model (cloud or on-premises or hybrid) that will allow seamless integration with new partners."
  • "The various features and components for this solution are no longer free."
  • "The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services."
  • "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."
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  • "The open-source, unsupported version is available free of charge."
  • "The solution costs about 20,000 or 30,000 euros per year, per instance."
  • "The cost is better than IBM Cloud Pak."
  • "It is a low-cost solution."
  • "The pricing of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator for enterprise subscriptions can be considered expensive, especially from the perspective of someone who prefers open-source software."
  • "I rate the product price a six on a scale of one to ten, where one is low price and ten is high price."
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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 solution's drag-and-drop interface and data viewer helped us quite a lot.
    Top Answer:WSO2's analytics capability is good, considering the ELC support they provide.
    Top Answer:The product has reasonable and competitive pricing for enterprise customers. It is expensive for small businesses especially. They are using the open-source solution, and they find it expensive since… more »
    Top Answer:The micro integrator should be improved. There is room for enhancement considering alternative integration components. Some workloads may benefit from optimization or additional features… more »
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    Overview
    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.

    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.

    Sample Customers
    Ube, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company46%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government6%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Mule ESB vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Mule ESB vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
    771,212 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Mule ESB is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 45 reviews while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is ranked 7th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 18 reviews. Mule ESB is rated 8.0, while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Plenty of documentation, flexible, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator writes "Consolidated, reliable, and has responsive technical support". Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle SOA Suite and webMethods Integration Server, whereas WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is most compared with Red Hat Fuse, IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus, webMethods Integration Server and TIBCO BusinessWorks. See our Mule ESB vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator report.

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