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We performed a comparison between webMethods Integration Server 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 WSO2 Enterprise Integrator vs. webMethods Integration Server Report (Updated: May 2024).
772,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It has a good integration server, designer, and a very good API portal.""I would say the core Web-based integrations work the best. They are the most efficient and robust implementations one can do with webMethods.""High throughput and excellent scalability.""The main assets are its flow language, debugging, and Broker. Flow language is far better and more flexible for debugging.""The most valuable feature is stability.""Currently, we're using this solution for the integration server which helps us to integrate with the mainframe.""It’s fairly easy to view, move, and mange access across different components. Different component types are categorized and can be viewed in a web based administration console.""The product is very stable."

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"Currently, I find the configuration part quite valuable, where you can easily configure things.""The solution basically conforms to our standards.""The installation process is easy.""It's a very complete product. It allows us to network security and add more layers of security to the system.""The solution's technical support is very knowledgeable.""The customer service executives are very responsive.""The productivity is the most valuable feature. It is very easy to write remediations.""It was mostly easy to set up the product."

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Cons
"We'd like for them to open up to a more cloud-based solution that could offer more flexibility and maybe a better rules engine or more integration with rules engines.""The product needs to be improved in a few ways. First, they need to stabilize the components of the whole platform across versions. Also, they should stop replacing old components with brand new ones and, rather, improve by evolution.""The market webMethods Integration Server falls under is a very crowded market, so for the product to stand out, Software AG would need to get traction in the open source community by releasing a new version or a base version and open source it, so people can create new custom components and add it to the portfolio.""webMethods Integration Server could improve on the version control. I'm not sure if Web Method has some kind of inbuilt integration with Bitbucket or GitHub or some kind of version control system. However, that's one area where they can improve.""This product has too many gaps. You find them after update installations. This should be covered by automatic testing.""Technical support is an area where they can improve.""This is a great solution and the vendor could improve the marketing of the solution to be able to reach more clients.""The certifications and learning resources are not exposed openly enough. For instance, they have a trial version which comes with only a few basic features, and I think that community-wise they need to offer more free or open spaces where developers can feel encouraged to experiment."

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"One of the reasons that we are looking for a replacement is their way of defining integration. The language of the XML structures that I use to describe the integrations are not that standard, and it's not easy to find people who are familiar with this approach.""The customization can be a bit difficult.""The administration side is complex and could use significant improvements to enhance the solution's functionality.""The server is very specific and it is very difficult to get experience with it.""The micro integrator should be improved. There is room for enhancement considering alternative integration components.""If I have to buy software, then it becomes expensive for me.""The product's price is an area of concern where improvements are required.""They should introduce better pricing for small companies."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Initialy good pricing and good, if it comes to Enterprise license agreements."
  • "It is worth the cost."
  • "Always plan five years ahead and don’t jeopardize the quality of your project by dropping items from the bill of materials."
  • "Pricing has to be negotiated with the local Software AG representative. SAG can always prepare an appropriate pricing model for every client."
  • "Some of the licensing is "component-ized," which is confusing to new users/customers."
  • "It is expensive, but we reached a good agreement with the company. It is still a little bit expensive, but we got a better deal than the previous one."
  • "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."
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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:The synchronous and asynchronous messaging system the solution provides is very good.
    Top Answer:Other products have been using AI and cloud enhancements, but webMethods Integration Server is still lagging in that key area. It's very good as a standalone integration server, but it has to come up… more »
    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

    webMethods Integration Server is widely considered to be the best integration server available in the marketplace today. The solution can help users integrate everything and anything.

    webMethods Integration Server allows organizations to display and integrate existing and new business activities. The solution offers components that help users create, test, and install new services. webMethods Integration Server can automate, organize, and construct various gathered services and traditional legacy systems into productive value-added processes. webMethods Integration Server works as a secure platform for distributing and running services. The solution obtains and translates user requests, recognizes and records the requested service, translates and moves the data in the necessary format, receives the information back, and returns the information to the user in the appropriate original format. webMethods is the primary solution used by enterprise organizations for integrating functional coordination with application servers, custom applications, and databases. webMethods makes it easy for enterprise organizations to share electronic documents seamlessly.

    Users have several options to audit webMethods Integration Server processes using some of the component metrics below:

    • Adapters: Using the SOA extension for webMethods, users can easily monitor the performance of every adapter users have deployed. Available metrics include Adapter Services, Adapter Connection Pools, and Adapter Notifications nodes.

    • Business Processes: A business process is a process that uses a specific set of rules to perform tasks in a prescribed order. Many business processes depend on the successful integration of numerous systems, involving many people in varying roles. With the SOA extension for webMethods, users can easily monitor that workflow, ensuring that processes are being performed as defined.

    • Java Services: This includes services created in Java or in languages coordinated with Java.

    • WebServices: This includes services regarding webserver endpoints and performance.

    • XSLT Services: This service will allow users to transform XML data into other formats and includes the transformation to other services.

    • Thread Pools: This metric uses threads to conduct services, gather documents from the webMethods Broker, and initiate triggers. Documents can be published locally on the server or to the broker that will send the document out. A JMS trigger receives inbound messages and then processes those messages accordingly.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    “There are a few things about this product that we definitely like. It is very robust. If you build it nicely, you can't go wrong with it. It's rock solid. The development is very fast. If you know what you're doing, you can develop something very easy and very fast.” - Rohit S., Integration Lead at a wellness & fitness company

    “One of the most important features is that it gives you the possibility to do low-level integration. We can meet any requirements through customizations, transformations, or the logic that needs to be put in. When clients come to me with any problem, in about 99% of cases, I say, "Yes, it is feasible to do through webMethods." It has reached such a level of flexibility and maturity. Most of the things are available out of the box, and even if something is not available out of the box, we can customize it and deliver it for a client's requirements.” - Sushant D., IT specialist at Accenture

    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
    Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Retailer7%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Financial Services Firm10%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    WSO2 Enterprise Integrator vs. webMethods Integration Server
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about WSO2 Enterprise Integrator vs. webMethods Integration Server and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    webMethods Integration Server is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 60 reviews while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is ranked 7th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 18 reviews. webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.0, while WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of webMethods Integration Server writes "Event-driven with lots of helpful formats, but minimal learning resources available". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator writes "Consolidated, reliable, and has responsive technical support". webMethods Integration Server is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods.io Integration, Mule ESB, TIBCO BusinessWorks and IBM BPM, whereas WSO2 Enterprise Integrator is most compared with Red Hat Fuse, IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus, Talend Open Studio and Mule ESB. See our WSO2 Enterprise Integrator vs. webMethods Integration Server report.

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