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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

How much money do you have, and how much support do you need?Those are the biggest questions that you need to ask yourself when determining if you want to procure Acquia services. The cost for us was low compared to paying our own employees to run the type of system provided to us by Acquia. But the cost would be much higher for non-enterprise customers who are just looking to have their sites hosted for them. In the end, you get what you pay for - world-class Drupal hosting backed by highly effective customer support.
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Mule ESB

Well Suited for:
  • REST APIs.
  • Rapid API Development.
  • Most suitable for integration with SFDC.
  • Batch processing.
  • Parallel processing.
Less appropriate for:
  • Integration with Database.
  • Exposing SOAP services.
  • Small organizations, because it is super costly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Mule ESB
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Mule ESB

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Mule ESB
API
Acquia
9.0
Mule ESB
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Mule ESB

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Mule ESB
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Mule ESB
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Mule ESB
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Mule ESB
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Mule ESB
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Mule ESB
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Mule ESB
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Mule ESB
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Mule ESB

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Mule ESB
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Mule ESB
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Mule ESB
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Mule ESB
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Mule ESB
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Mule ESB

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • Connectors allow for easy integration
  • Design of services allows for reuse
  • Great support community available
  • Services may be deployed to the Cloud
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Cons

  • Account support is limited on the Cloud Professional plan and requires you to purchase support tickets for the smallest issues, whereas other providers usually provide basic support free of charge.
  • Acquia is very expensive, so unless you're an enterprise level partner, then it is likely out of your budget.
  • The online documentation could use a refresh in design and can be frustrating to search through for answers.
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  • Experienced resources will be required to build complex integrations.
  • It's not perfect to be used as ETL. There are other ETLs in the market which offer better features overall but when it comes to ESB features, Mule is much better.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Pantheon for almost as long as I have used Acquia. Many colleges and universities will use sub-sites in Drupal either as a separator for each department, or possibly for targeted marketing campaigns. One of the biggest reason we tend to use Acquia over Pantheon for these clients is that Pantheon does not support Drupal sub-sites. So, there is an added cost to the client each time they want to spin up another site based on their base Drupal installation. The admin UI for Pantheon is similar to Acquia's, but they take a more hands-on / hands-off approach when it comes to core Drupal upgrades. Pantheon uses their own software called Terminus to help interface between the developer and the server. By them managing the Drupal core files, you, as a developer just need to understand that you can not update your copy of the site locally, when an updated version of Drupal is released. All of your custom and contributed modules are your responsibility (as they should be), but you just need to be aware that your commits will be rejected if they contain core Drupal updates.
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It is a great product, just very expensive and did not have the connectors. For larger companies it works well and is very reliable, but it requires special skills and support staff to manage the performance and scaling attributes. Both tools can do the job, it just depends on the funding and the talent pool available
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Return on Investment

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
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Acquia
Mule ESB

Pricing Details

Acquia

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Mule ESB

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details