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Red Hat Fuse vs. webMethods Integration Server
May 2022
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"This solution's adaptability to our use case has helped us integrate our systems seamlessly.""More than a feature, I would say that the reliability of the platform is the most valuable aspect.""The most valuable feature is the software development environment.""Because we have been doing Red Hat Fuse projects for three years, and over time we have matured, we can employ similar use cases and make use of accelerators or templates. It gives us an edge when we deliver these services or APIs quickly.""The installation is quite okay. We don't really change much in the configuration. Most of the time, most of the settings remain with the default and we are able to handle our needs using the default setting.""The most valuable part of Fuse is the fact that it's based on Red Hat Apache Camel. It is really good that it already comes with so many different connectors. That makes it relatively easy to use. We use their XML definition to define the routes, making it really easy to define the routing.""We usually had used PowerCenter for master data integration (by replication). But in some cases, it was better to use Fuse for providing the master data online. It doesn't make it necessary to replicate data."

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"All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value.""The tool is very powerful and user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is stability.""The Software AG Designer has been great. It's very intuitive.""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.""Application integrations are offered out-of-the-box, and that is extremely important to us. This is one of the main use cases that we have for it. It is about 60 to 70 percent of the workload in our application today.""We needed a tool that was able to orchestrate and help us configure our APIs so that we could maintain and see the heartbeat, traffic, trends, etc.""It's very flexible and a good platform to use."

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"I don't know the product last versions. I know they are migrating a microservices concepts. We still didn't get there... but we are in the process.""As its learning curve is quite steep, developer dependency will always be there in the case of a Red Hat Fuse development. This should be improved for developers. There should be some built-in connectors so the grind of the developer can be reduced.""Currently, the main point of concern for us is how flexible it is to cater to different requirements. It should be more flexible.""Our clients would like to see the user interface improved so that it is more user-friendly.""It might help if, in the documentation, there were a comments section or some kind of community input. I might read a page of documentation and not fully understand everything, or it might not quite answer the question I had. If there were a section associated with it where people could discuss the same topic, that might be helpful because somebody else might have already asked the question that I had.""Red Hat is not easy to learn. You can learn it but you sometimes need external expertise to implement solutions.""The documentation for Fuse can be improved because, while it is very detailed and extensive, it is not too intuitive for someone that has to deliver some kind of troubleshooting services. In particular, for installation, re-installation, or upgrades, I find that the documentation can be improved."

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"The Software AG Designer could be more memory-efficient or CPU-efficient so that we can use it with middle-spec hardware.""The installation process should be simplified for first time users and be made more user-friendly.""I would like to see the price improve.""A while ago, they were hacked, and it took them a very long time to open their website again in order to download any service packs or any features. I don't know what they could do differently. I know that they were vulnerable, and there was some downtime, but because they were down, we were unable to download any potential service packs.""The deployment should be simplified.""I'd like to see the admin portal for managing the integration server go up a level, to have more capabilities and to be given a more modern web interface.""Version control is not very easy. The packages and the integration server are on Eclipse IDE, but you can't compare the code from the IDE. For example, if you are working on Java code, doing version control and deployment for a quick comparison between the code isn't easy. Some tools or plug-ins are there, such as CrossVista, and you can also play with an SVN server where you have to place your package, and from there, you can check, but you have to do that as a separate exercise. You can't do it from the IDE or webMethods server. You can't just right-click and upload your service.""The logging capability has room for improvement. That way, we could keep a history of all the transactions. It would be helpful to be able to get to that without having to build a standalone solution to do so."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "After doing some Googling and comparisons, the main standouts were MuleSoft and Red Hat Fuse. One of the big factors in our decision to go with Fuse was the licensing cost. It was cheaper to go with Fuse."
  • "Pricing has been something that we have been working with Red Hat on, year over year. We have preferred pricing with the university because we are involved in education and research."
  • "This is an expensive product. It costs a lot and although it's worth the money, the explanations that we need to give to our top executives are highly complicated."
  • "The most important feature of Fuse is the cost. It is open source and a cheap option for an ESB. So, most of the clients in the Middle East and Asian countries prefer this ESB. Other ESBs, like MuleSoft and IBM API Connect, are pretty expensive. Because it is open source, Red Hat Fuse is the cheapest solution, providing almost every integration capability."
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  • "The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product."
  • "The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing."
  • "This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced."
  • "It's a good deal for the money that we pay."
  • "Currently, the licensing solution for this product is pretty straightforward. The way that Software AG has moved in their licensing agreements is very understandable. It is very easy for you to see where things land. Like most vendors today, they are transaction based. Therefore, just having a good understanding of how many transactions that you are doing a year would be very wise. Luckily, there are opportunities to work with the vendor to get a good understanding of how many transactions you have and what is the right limit for you to fall under."
  • "Pricing is the number-one downfall. It's too expensive. They could make more money by dropping the price in half and getting more customers. It's the best product there is, but it's too expensive."
  • "I do think webMethods is coming under increasing pressure when it comes to their price-to-feature value proposition. It's probably the single biggest strategic risk they have. They're very expensive in their industry. They've been raising the price recently, especially when compared with their competitors."
  • "The price is a little bit high, especially regarding their support."
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    Answers from the Community
    Andhika Sotax
    Dave Koffij - PeerSpot reviewerDave Koffij
    Real User

    With webMethods Integration Server, you have the power to connect anything faster, thanks to open, standards-based integration. Make custom, packaged and mainframe applications and databases—on-premises and in the cloud—interoperable and assure the fluid flow of data across your automated processes. Mapping and transformation functions are built-in.

    pro's; Easy scalability, 300+ connectors, Faster integrations, "Lift & shift" integrations, Mapping and transformation & iPaaS integrations in the cloud

    Where Red Hat Fuse, pros; Hybrid deployment, Built-in iPaaS with low-code UI/UX, Container-based integration & Integration everywhere supporting 200 included connectors.

    Red Hat Fuse, based on open source communities like Apache Camel and Apache ActiveMQ, is part of an agile integration solution. Its distributed approach allows teams to deploy integrated services where required. The API-centric, container-based architecture decouples services so they can be created, extended, and deployed independently.

    PaulPerez - PeerSpot reviewerPaulPerez
    Real User

    Hello Andhika

    Please read Dave's reply first and understand that WebMethods offers many features that you will not find in RedHat Fuse.

    I would like to add one more architectural point of view.

    WebMethods provides a nice business process engine that helps you orchestrate your services. Fuse is not able to provide this kind of service. 

    If your processes are simple and map information, for example, use Fuse. 

    If your business processes are complex and require balancing, I recommend an integration tool with a business process engine (BPEL or BPMN). WebMethods, Oracle SOA Suite or OpenESB offer these types of tools. 

    If you plan to design complex processes, you should not hesitate to choose WebMethods.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Because we have been doing Red Hat Fuse projects for three years, and over time we have matured, we can employ similar use cases and make use of accelerators or templates. It gives us an edge when we… more »
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    The most important feature of Fuse is the cost. It is open source and a cheap option for an ESB. So, most of the clients in the Middle East and Asian countries prefer this ESB. Other ESBs, like… more »
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    Red Hat has the latest, cutting-edge features, but the learning curve is difficult due to its configurations. For the client, it has a good cost, but for developers, it is a bit of a grind. If a new… more »
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    webMethods Integration Server is an easy-to-use solution and does not require a lot of coding.
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    Most of my clients would like the price of the solution to be reduced.
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    On the monitoring side of things, the UI for monitoring could be improved. It's a bit cumbersome to work with.
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    Also Known As
    Fuse ESB, FuseSource
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    Red Hat JBoss Fuse is a lightweight, flexible integration platform that enables rapid integration across the extended enterprise - on-premise or in the cloud. JBoss Fuse includes modular integration capabilities, an enterprise service bus (ESB), to unlock information.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Avianca, American Product Distributors (APD), Kings College Hospital, AMD, CenturyLink, AECOM, E*TRADE
    Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Educational Organization14%
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Insurance Company10%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise77%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Red Hat Fuse vs. webMethods Integration Server
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat Fuse vs. webMethods Integration Server and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    597,415 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Red Hat Fuse is ranked 5th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 7 reviews while webMethods Integration Server is ranked 1st in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 19 reviews. Red Hat Fuse is rated 8.0, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Red Hat Fuse writes "Reliable, good support, saves time and reduces data entry errors". 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". Red Hat Fuse is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator and JBoss ESB, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with Mule ESB, SAP Process Orchestration, IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus and Boomi AtomSphere Integration. See our Red Hat Fuse vs. webMethods Integration Server report.

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