Mule ESB vs WSO2 Enterprise Integrator comparison

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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 ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The solution offers multiple deployment options.""I like that Mule ESB provides fast and good technical support.""The most valuable feature is that it's programmer-friendly, so it's very easy to develop APIs.""The cloud and integration abilities are most useful allowing us to use applications such as Salesforce and DataWeave.""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.""I'm not using ESB directly. It is the integration layer, so it's running under the hood. However, the conversion and transformation performance is excellent. Anypoint Enterprise Security is also solid.""The solution doesn't require much code writing and we can develop APIs very easily.""This tool has exceptional API management and integration connectors in addition to multiple out of the box connectors."

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"The installation process is easy.""The drag-and-drop features for connectors are very valuable.""It's a consolidated product. It works and it does its job pretty well.""I like the user-friendly system and development of the service-oriented architecture."

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"In an upcoming release, I would like to see more additional concept for exception handling, batch processing, and increased integration with other application.""From the product perspective, it was sometimes hard to manage the dependencies. When we had to add dependencies on a couple of different packages, it was sometimes confusing. It was hard to update them with Anypoint Studio, as well as with MuleSoft. There were challenges with that. So, that's one of the areas that could be improved.""The current version will not be supported for much longer.""It would be great to see implementing security modules as a feature.""There are some features on the commercial version of the solution that would be great if they were on the community version. Additionally, if they added more authorization features it would be helpful.""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.""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.""Mule ESB could be more user-friendly. I think users must learn about the architecture before they start coding. The price could be better. In the next release, I would like to see an EDIFACT integration."

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"The customization can be a bit difficult.""The setup can be difficult for those not familiar with the solution.""I would like to see them bring back a feature, from earlier versions, that was very useful in debugging and finding issues.""You cannot include the validation of XPath."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The solution costs about 20,000 or 30,000 euros per year, per instance."
  • "The cost is better than IBM Cloud Pak."
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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: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. They're already implementing a graph system… more »
    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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    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Ube, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company36%
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business50%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Mule ESB vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Mule ESB vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Mule ESB is ranked 2nd in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 16 reviews while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is ranked 7th in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 5 reviews. Mule ESB is rated 8.6, while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is rated 8.4. 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 WSO2 Enterprise Integrator writes "Customizable, with good pricing and a good interface". Mule ESB is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse and JBoss ESB, whereas WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is most compared with Red Hat Fuse, IBM Integration Bus, Spring Cloud Data Flow, webMethods Integration Server and OpenESB. See our Mule ESB vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator report.

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