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Score 7.3 out of 101
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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
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Mule ESB

If you’re bringing anything into Salesforce you should just invest now into Mule, you will get your money’s worth and find a myriad of uses to build APIs between many other systems. Once you build a component you can easily reuse it as a building block to attach to another source/destination. This makes it easy to ramp up quickly and spread usage of Mule throughout your enterprise. A good value for medium to large companies, but probably cheaper to outsource your job to a consulting firm if you are smaller.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
7.6
Mule ESB
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.6
Mule ESB

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Mule ESB
API
Acquia
8.8
Mule ESB
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Mule ESB

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Mule ESB
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Mule ESB
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
Mule ESB
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
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
8.0
Mule ESB
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Mule ESB

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
Mule ESB
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Mule ESB
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Mule ESB
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
Mule ESB
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Mule ESB
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Mule ESB

Pros

Acquia

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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Mule ESB

  • It is best suited for Rest API development. Mule ESB uses RAML as an API descriptor which is less complex and easy to understand. RAML is an open standard majorly supported by Mulesoft. Once RAML is developed, it is very easy (a few clicks)to create flows corresponding to the resources defined in the RAML. One can also include JSON schema validation in RAML, and with the use of APIkit router, Mule ESB makes the request validation very easy (it's automatic basically.)
  • Mule ESB comes with a large spectrum of community and enterprise connectors. We have connectors for all the major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce, SAP, etc. This enables Mule ESB to integrate with the other systems in a faster and more robust way. Mule ESB has many components to fulfill the requirements of each integration (for example batch processing, parallel processing, choice, etc.)
  • Mule API gateway is one of the best tools (modules) of Mulesoft's offering. It supports API governance and management very well. One can easily enforce policies on their APIs with API gateway. It enables some of the must-have features in an API solution (i.e. throttling, oAuth, access levels, etc.)
  • Implementing a CI/CD (DevOps) environment for Mule ESB is a very easy task. Mule majorly uses MAVEN as its build tool, which in turn makes it best suitable for CI/CD approach. Mule also provides MAVEN plugins for auto deployments to the servers. Mule also has a best Unit testing module which is MUnit. MUnit can be used for both Unit and Functional testing, and it is easy to write and generates coverage reports in various formats.
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Cons

Acquia

  • "Scheduled" maintenance windows are often non-negotiable, vague and too abrupt.
  • The support escalation is slower than would be expected from a provider focused on enterprise availability.
  • The platform is rigidly composed in a way that serves Acquia's need to serve a wide customer base, and is thus sometimes not ideal for your use case.
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Mule ESB

  • Anypoint Studio is the primary IDE to do the Mule ESB development. Although Anypoint Studio is a good tool, and makes the life of a developer very easy with its drag and drop features, it seems too slow at times. Running a slightly large application on the local machine is a bit of a pain because of the slowness of the IDE.
  • I personally feel the Database connector which Mule ESB provides is not very easy to use. It does not fetch metadata from the database, which complicates the mapping. Calling a stored procedure from Mule ESB is a very hectic task because one haa to write DTO classes for complex data types.
  • Documentation provided by Mulesoft doesn't seem complete and sufficient. Sometimes it's very hard understand the configuration of a particular component because most of the documentation doesn't have detailed description.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia

Acquia 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Drupal is designed to grow with our changing needs and technology trends. Our hope is that as new features are needed, we'll be able to adapt as we grow
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Mule ESB

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Alternatives Considered

Acquia

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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Mule ESB

I have worked with Oracle SOA Suite and I think if you have APIs with most of the integration with databases (majorly Oracle DB) then you should use Oracle SOA Suite instead of Mule. Oracle SOA Suite is most suitable to call most of the DB objects (i.e. procedures , functions, etc.)Dell Boomi is also a good alternative for Mule ESB. It also comes with a vast number of components for rapid API development. Most importantly, It is featured as a leader in Gartner's magical quadrant of LPass tools.
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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster time to market for campaigns
  • Cheaper infrastructure costs
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Mule ESB

  • Created a means to have a synergy with developers - quickly made us productive
  • Ease of integration with Mule connectors - quicker releases
  • Initial configuration was a challenge. Would have been more challenging without Mule Support
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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

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