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Likelihood to Recommend

Anypoint Platform

MuleSsoft needs a mature SDLC to show success rapidly. In a robust environment, MuleSoft turns capability into efficiency.
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WebSphere Application Server

It may be good for big corporates. It looks like a big heavy elephant with lots of features. However it's slower and more complex that its competitors like Tomcat, JBoss, etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Anypoint Platform
WebSphere Application Server
8.0
IDE support
Anypoint Platform
WebSphere Application Server
8.1
Security management
Anypoint Platform
WebSphere Application Server
9.0
Administration and management
Anypoint Platform
WebSphere Application Server
8.5
Application server performance
Anypoint Platform
WebSphere Application Server
7.6
Installation
Anypoint Platform
WebSphere Application Server
7.9
Open-source standards compliance
Anypoint Platform
WebSphere Application Server
7.1

Pros

  • Good documentation to follow.
  • Easy drag and drop UI feature.
  • Excellent tool for development and deployment process.
  • Connected with many other supporting tools, so it easy to use our choice of platform for hosting application.
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  • Robust application server
  • Ability to create multiple nodes and clusters
  • Very nice WAS console interface
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Cons

  • Would like to see more online tutorials on how to use the tool.
  • Mostly java based application.
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  • Ease of use in terms of deployment, give simple interface to do simple stuff like Tomcat.
  • Some of the concepts are good for complexity that WAS can handle but could be simplified and better documented, like concepts of well and profile, context, etc.
  • Takes long time to start the server.
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WebSphere Application Server7.5
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Ok to continue with increased usage and used to its various features.
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Usability

Anypoint Platform8.0
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simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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Alternatives Considered

Compared to Dell Boomi the API management suite of Mulesoft is much mature, however if its only about the integration , then i would always go for Dell Boomi, as there is no infrastructure setup that needs to be done from the developer's end.Apigee api management is as good as Anypoint platform if not better, but it doesn't have integration capabilities like that of Mulesoft.IBM App Connect not in the league of matured products like Dell Boomi,Mulesoft or Apigee
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We considered Apache Tomcat and Oracle Glassfish but ended up going with IBM WAS because of its robustness and easy integration with other IBM products we already use
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Return on Investment

  • Replacement of legacy middleware like TIBCO and Webmethods
  • Start of new API first approach
  • Great option for SaaS integrations after the acquisition by Salesforce
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  • It's a robust platform for deploying Java EE applications like IBM Maximo. It's easy to set up and maintain.
  • There are plugins that add load balancing capabilities to IBM WebSphere. It is very helpful when setting up a clustered environment.
  • Only a single deployment is required and it takes care of the deployment across the various node/clusters.
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Pricing Details

Anypoint Platform

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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WebSphere Application Server

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