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We performed a comparison between Red Hat Fuse 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 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.""Red Hat Fuse's best features are that it's very easy to set up and maintain.""The stability has been good.""The support training that comes with the product is amazing.""More than a feature, I would say that the reliability of the platform is the most valuable aspect.""This solution's adaptability to our use case has helped us integrate our systems seamlessly.""The features I found most valuable in Red Hat Fuse are the OSB framework, containerization, and the integration of Apache technologies such as the NQ channel, CXF, etc. These are the features that are very prominent in the solution. Red Hat Fuse also offers flexibility, so it's another valuable characteristic of the solution.""One of the features I found most valuable in Red Hat Fuse is that it has a lot of containers so you won't have to worry about load balancing. In the past, there was a cut-off, but nowadays, Red Hat Fuse is moving off of that, so my team is utilizing it the most for load balancing, particularly running goal applications and three to five containers. There's automatic load balancing so you won't have to worry too much. I also found that component-wise, you don't have to do much coding in Red Hat Fuse because everything is configurable, for example, XML-based coding. Coding isn't that difficult. Performance-wise, I also found the solution to be quite good and its processing is quite fast. My team is processing a huge amount of data with the help of Red Hat Fuse."

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"It's a consolidated product. It works and it does its job pretty well.""The installation process is easy."

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"My company doesn't have any experience with other messaging tools, so it's difficult to mention what areas could be improved in Red Hat Fuse, but it could be pricing because I find it expensive.""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.""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.""There is definitely a bit of a learning curve.""What could be improved in Red Hat Fuse is the deployment process because it's still very heavy. It's containerized, but now with Spring Boot and other microservices-related containers, deployment is still very heavy. Red Hat Fuse still has room for improvement in terms of becoming more containerized and more oriented.""I would like to see more up-to-date documentation and examples from Red Hat Fuse.""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.""What needs to be improved in Red Hat Fuse is on the development side because when you use it for development purposes, it lacks a user interface compared to what MuleSoft has, so it's a bit difficult for users."

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"The customization can be a bit difficult.""The setup can be difficult for those not familiar with the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "My company pays for the license of Red Hat Fuse yearly. At the end of the day, it's a low-cost solution, and its support licenses are still very decently priced versus bigger operators such as IBM, etc. Red Hat Fuse is much more affordable than other solutions. On a scale of one to five, with one being cheap and five being extremely expensive, I'm rating its pricing a one."
  • "Red Hat Fuse is an expensive tool, though I cannot answer how much it costs as that's confidential."
  • "In terms of pricing, Red Hat Fuse is a bit expensive because nowadays, if I'm just comparing it with OpenShift with Kubernetes, so Kubernetes and OpenShift, are similar, and Kubernetes is open source, so Red Hat Fuse is quite expensive in terms of support, but Red Hat Fuse provides value for money because it provides good support. If you want to get something, you need to pay for it."
  • "We are paying around $24 million across five years."
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  • "The solution costs about 20,000 or 30,000 euros per year, per instance."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution has more tooling and options.
    Top Answer:Our license for Red Hat Fuse is around $27,000 per year, which is very expensive.
    Top Answer:In the future, I would like to see more up-to-date documentation and examples from Red Hat Fuse. It is fairly new, so there is not a lot of information on the web about it right now.
    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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    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.

    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
    Avianca, American Product Distributors (APD), Kings College Hospital, AMD, CenturyLink, AECOM, E*TRADE
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Red Hat Fuse vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat Fuse vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Red Hat Fuse is ranked 5th in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 13 reviews while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is ranked 7th in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 3 reviews. Red Hat Fuse is rated 7.8, while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is rated 9.0. 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 WSO2 Enterprise Integrator writes "Customizable, with good pricing and a good interface". Red Hat Fuse is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus, TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and webMethods Integration Server, whereas WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Mule ESB, webMethods Integration Server and Mule Anypoint Platform. See our Red Hat Fuse vs. WSO2 Enterprise Integrator report.

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