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Anypoint Platform

More suitable for complex integration scenarios as it supports Java code too. Need to have an experienced Mulesoft developer available with some Java background.
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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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Pros

  • Supports wide range of systems for the integrations
  • Support API development and web service implementations to integrate homegrown systems too.
  • Cloud deployment and monitoring make it easy to handle post production
  • Pricing is a plus point while comparing it to others in market
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  • As an ESB it provides great flexibility to add/remove systems in the integration easily. Highly scalable.
  • Supports any kind of system to be integrated, Supports Java.
  • Lightweight.
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Cons

  • The license is very expensive (for a big organization, it is very recommended to have an Enterprise License)
  • In a data flow, only one object contains all activities data (input/output)
  • Sometimes we have to write xml because the graphical designer of flows is not responsive.
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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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simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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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

  • Reduced Development Cost
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  • All the Mulesoft API stack offering as worth of money. They have tools to support all the phases of API life cycle. And the best part is most of the essential tools comes with basic license.
  • Mule ESB is best suited for the organizations which are trying to implement agile methodology. It is also best suited for DevOps environments.
  • Choosing Mule ESB turns out to be a best decisions for most of our clients and it fulfilled their expectations in a best way.
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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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Mule ESB

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