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Apache Camel

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Score 7.4 out of 101

webMethods Trading Network

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Score 6.7 out of 101

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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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webMethods Trading Network

webMethods Trading Network is efficient for multiple partner onboarding and maintenance. Document tracking is one great feature. Resubmission of documents with data modifications is very helpful.
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Pros

  • Open source, which is vitally important
  • Great integration with Java frameworks such as Spring Boot, allowing it to be deployed however you need to deploy it
  • Wonderful testing tools as part of the framework
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  • Document tracking
  • Efficient partner management
  • Set up trading partners with connectivity information
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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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  • Certificate management
  • More document types support is needed
  • More DB types support
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Alternatives Considered

Apache Camel has been the integration framework of choice, but I was not the person to make the decision to use it. Compared to other competing products like Tibco Business Works, etc., it is free and open source and its licensing policy is acceptable to the management of Cox.
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Ease of use and robustness of the product.
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Return on Investment

  • Very fast time to market in that so many components are available to use immediately.
  • Error handling mechanisms and patterns of practice are robust and easy to use which in turn has made our application more robust from the start, so fewer bugs.
  • However, testing and debugging routes is more challenging than working is standard Java so that takes more time (less time than writing the components from scratch).
  • Most people don't know Camel coming in and many junior developers find it overwhelming and are not enthusiastic to learn it. So finding people that want to develop/maintain it is a challenge.
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  • Increased order processing
  • Resubmission of data
  • Increased revenue
  • Automated data exchange
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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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webMethods Trading Network

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