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Acquia

39 Ratings

Mule ESB

20 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Mule ESB

20 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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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

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
8.9
Mule ESB
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
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
8.8
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
9.0
Mule ESB
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
Mule ESB
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Mule ESB
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Mule ESB

Pros

  • Simplifies installation of Drupal sites with one-click installations.
  • Development, staging, and production environments for a best-practice web development.
  • Access to git repos, databases, and backups that are all managed within the interface.
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  • 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

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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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

Acquia has a much easier path for procurement through the GSA contract. Pantheon didn't have an avenue to purchase through the GSA, which severely limited our ability to procure their product. Pantheon has a few extra features which Acquia has yet to develop like true multi-dev, allowing users to test out their changes on their own servers in the cloud. This is incredibly useful since windows Drupal development is typically very slow, even with the Acquia Dev Desktop software.
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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 efficiency for developers
  • Less reliance on internal staff for support
  • Lower cost of Acquia vs. cost of self hosting/support
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  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
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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
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Mule ESB

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