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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Anypoint Platform

While the Anypoint Platform is a newcomer to API management tools, it still manages to be feature-rich and offers many resources for both API development and deployment needs.Pros:
  • Intuitive user interface. It's extremely easy to locate API information and consume analytic information. - Easy to do create new APIs via RAML. - Fast and easy deployments and updates. - Wide range of connectors.
Cons:
  • Customer support can be a bit slow and hard to reach. - Developer Portals for APIs do not allow for much customization. - If you manage a lot of APIs, it is hard to keep track and administer APIs since tables do not let you sort using API request date and other variables.
Nikhil Kohli | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Anypoint Platform
8.1
Mule ESB
Pre-built connectors
Anypoint Platform
8.8
Mule ESB
Connector modification
Anypoint Platform
6.9
Mule ESB
Support for real-time and batch integration
Anypoint Platform
8.5
Mule ESB
Data quality services
Anypoint Platform
8.1
Mule ESB
Data security features
Anypoint Platform
8.3
Mule ESB
Monitoring console
Anypoint Platform
7.7
Mule ESB

Pros

Anypoint Platform

  • Provides wide range of popular connectors like salesforce, netsuite, sftp and many more. A user can easily integrate with those services using specific connector.
  • Support API development using RAML and desing tool. The platform is very good in data type classification.
  • Cloud deployment and post deployment monitoring is easy. A user can configure application worker as per need. Alert and notifications are real time.
Kamta Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Deepak Kushwaha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anypoint Platform

  • Mulesoft has tons of capabilities however where I see it's lacking is usability, it's tough to set-up Anypoint Studio on local machines. Though flow designer is an alternate to that, however, it has very limited capabilities and it's extremely tough to build integrations there for business users.
  • Very expensive and no pay as you go model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

  • Make sure to not over-engineer shared components. It can complicate development
  • Create a roadmap for where you are going - if not, you may miss components
  • I suggest getting support, otherwise it could be a difficult learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
Federica Bianco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform 6.8
Based on 4 answers
Anypoint Platform support is very responsive. There is also a huge knowledge base and an active online forum where answers to most questions can be found. When needed support engages the engineering group so adequate solutions or workarounds are always provided.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Anypoint Platform

Dell Boomi is kind of similar in drag and drop implementation. However, it doesn't have as many connectors (shapes in Dell Boomi). Moreover, it also doesn't have deployment stuff on its own.Informatica is way behind Dell Boomi and Anypoint Platform, but users are still using it since they are not aware of the latest technology like Mulesoft.
Vaibhav Khanna ☁⚡ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

It doesn't have API . We have to go for another API manager. But in Mule, it has both API manager and ESB
KamaL Vachiravel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Anypoint Platform

  • Mulesoft can be used to provide an integration platform to a large number of systems like Salesforce, ODBC, JDBC, SAP, Mongo DB, etc.
  • An excellent option to develop microservices and real-time integrations.
  • Not as robust in handling large data volumes, Informatica is better in that respect.
Nikhil Kohli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mule ESB

  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Mule ESB

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anypoint Platform
7.8
Mule ESB
9.5

Usability

Anypoint Platform
8.0
Mule ESB

Support Rating

Anypoint Platform
6.8
Mule ESB

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