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Apache Camel

24 Ratings

InfoSphere

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Apache Camel

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Score 7.4 out of 101

InfoSphere

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Camel

Message brokering across different systems, with transactionality and the ability to have fine tuned control over what happens using Java (or other languages), instead of a heavy, proprietary languages.One situation that it doesn't fit very well (as far as I have experienced) is when your workflow requires significant data mapping. While possible when using Java tooling, some other visual data mapping tools in other integration frameworks are easier to work with.
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InfoSphere

  • IBM InfoSphere is great for large/complex implementations. If your implementation is small, do not bother about using this product due to its complexity and licensing cost.
  • Do you want to see a single view of information across enterprise- use this product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Apache Camel
InfoSphere
8.7
Connect to traditional data sources
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
9.8
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
7.7

Data Transformations

Apache Camel
InfoSphere
9.5
Simple transformations
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
10.0
Complex transformations
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
9.0

Data Modeling

Apache Camel
InfoSphere
8.2
Data model creation
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
8.5
Metadata management
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
8.2
Business rules and workflow
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
8.8
Collaboration
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
8.0
Testing and debugging
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
7.2

Data Governance

Apache Camel
InfoSphere
9.5
Integration with data quality tools
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
Apache Camel
InfoSphere
9.0

Pros

  • Camel has an easy learning curve. It is fairly well documented and there are about 5-6 books on Camel.
  • There is a large user group and blogs devoted to all things Camel and the developers of Camel provide quick answers and have also been very quick to patch Camel, when bugs are reported.
  • Camel integrates well with well known frameworks like Spring, and other middleware products like Apache Karaf and Servicemix.
  • There are over 150 components for the Camel framework that help integrate with diverse software platforms.
  • Camel is also good for creating microservices.
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  • IIS best for ETL ,not ELT , and many and diffrent source systems.
  • It also can process big data , unstuctured data
  • It is not only DWH , you can use infosphere for analys and see the bigger architecture of your OLTP systems
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Cons

  • Camel features and documentation can get confusing to new users. Documentation can and should be improved. Also it would help if there are more tutorials available. Certification in Camel and related technologies like Servicemix and Karaf would also help.
  • The Camel infrastructure probably needs to be rebuilt (hopefully this may happen with version 3.0). At this time the latest production release of Camel (2.17.x) is not built with the latest version of Java (JDK 1.8).
  • Camel should also move towards becoming a "heavyweight" ESB product, though this may detract from some of its desirable features.
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  • Infosphere may improve its logging system. If you dont familier logs of infosphere it's little bit hard to understand
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Likelihood to Renew

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InfoSphere8.0
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  • Scale of implementation
  • IBM techsupport
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Alternatives Considered

Akka or Spring Integration/ XD are alternatives to Apache Camel and very good frameworks on their own (especially Akka which provides a single threaded illusion).
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Denodo not an ETL tool but you can manage your data with it as well as Infosphere
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Return on Investment

  • There was certainly a positive impact in terms of code maintainability and ease of implementing new messaging pipelines, however, it's a little difficult to quantify.
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  • If you don't use all of the product family, it will be expensive. But if you want to plan use all the products and you will position it in the center of your infrastructure ROI will be effective.
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Pricing Details

Apache Camel

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

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