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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Red Hat Fuse?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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10 Answers
Senior Engeneer
Top 5
20 July 22

Our license for Red Hat Fuse is around $27,000 per year, which is very expensive.

AbhishekKumar8 - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at BeatO
Real User
Top 20
15 May 22

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.

AwaisOmer - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Integration Engineer at Systems Limited
Real User
Top 20
19 January 22

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.

Manager at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
25 November 21

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. This is because the product is highly complicated when it comes to translating the benefits into money. Regarding the licensing model, the problem with this type of product is that you are a hostage of the vendor. In this case, it's Red Hat but it could be any other. When the vendor changes its prices or the licensing model, you don't have options. You may have invested three or four years of development on the platform and if you are not satisfied with the new models, you have to accept them because the exit cost is huge. We are not satisfied with the contracting aspect and we try to do our best but this, in general, happens with most of the software vendors. In particular, where you have either yearly subscriptions or when the product runs on the cloud. As things are, we are increasingly using both kinds of options. So, it's a sad fact but it's what happens. No matter whether we find it to our liking, we have to accept it. Also, every renewal is complicated. In general, there are changes and the process isn't straightforward. Typically, vendors try to extract more money from the customers. I'm speaking about most of the software companies in the sense that you buy a product, use it, and you have to pay for technical support. In reality, you shouldn't have to pay for technical support. If you buy a fridge and it works, you don't buy technical support for the fridge because the fridge doesn't work or it has the risk of not working. If we need technical support, it's because the product lacks quality. Again, I'm not talking only about Red Hat. I'm talking about any software product. The industry works in a perverse way and I can say that because I was on the other side of the counter. I worked for a world-class software company for several years and it happens the same way with all vendors. It's a problem for us as customers and the only way to change this is that agreements should be created differently, but it doesn't seem to be the case. As much as I would like this to happen, it's far away from what we can expect in the next few years. It has gone in the other direction.

Manager of Integration Services at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
09 November 21

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. Something that we are trying to negotiate with Red Hat is that we need to have pricing that is stable and appropriate for an education and research environment. We want to make sure that we get the discounts that are for state education and research organizations. We've been negotiating that deal with them and this year, we are hoping to get more discounts available for an education/research facility.

VP at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
24 December 20

In terms of price, it depends on the package the client signs.

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JuanArtola - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Solution Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
05 November 20

It has the same pros/cons that all OpenSource solutions. But here you have a big company behind. You could choose pay the subscription and get al the help you need. RH Knowledge base page has helped us many times.

Senior IT Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
03 September 20

This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge.

Solution Architect at AppValue
Real User
12 August 19

We have a yearly subscription. You don't need a license. It's not an overly expensive solution.

it_user938778 - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
22 November 18

We found other solutions were more costly.

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User at Nuvision Consulting
Jan 26, 2022
Hi, I'm working at a consulting company and I want to understand the pros and the cons of Red Hat Fuse vs webMethods Integration Server. Please advise. 
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PaulPerez - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Architect at Pymma consulting
26 January 22
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.
MichaelSukachev - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Enterprise Architect at Teranet Inc.
Nov 05, 2017
Hello All, When I'm comparing the ROI for 3 years (licensing only) between Biztalk Server Enterprise Edition and Mule it looks like Biztalk is a good option I'm looking to find specific cons/pros on features, reliability and maintainability . Thanks.
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Ingeniero de Sistemas at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
30 October 17
I prefer Mule because BizTalk too much expensive and the free technologies it's the present, but the trouble it's the support at it's more expensive
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Specialist Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
30 October 17
BizTalk cannot be considered as an ESB (more like EAI/MOM) Depending on the requirements, but general speaking, i would opt by for Mule ( AnyPoint) because is more inline with SOA requirements, ESB patterns, ... Regards Miguel Anselmo
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