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Attribute Ratings

  • webMethods Trading Network is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Apache Camel

80%
9 Ratings
9.0

webMethods Trading Network

90%
2 Ratings

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

webMethods Trading Network

webMethods Trading Networks is an excellent choice for a business-to-business (B2B) gateway platform, for sending and receiving messages to/from external trading partner organizations. It excels at making it easy to define new interfaces and provides robust mechanisms for ensuring successful message delivery and processing through automatic retries. We also use it successfully for all our application-to-application (A2A) integration, which many would believe is beyond the scope of what webMethods Trading Network is good for; however, we have made it work and it has been very successful in our organization. I would not recommend using webMethods Trading Network for integration that requires low-latency or high-bandwidth data transfers. It is much better suited to shipping reasonable sized XML or JSON or flat file messages (less than 100 mb) around in situations that do not need sub-second latency. If you have low-latency or high-bandwidth needs, you should use a product more focussed on eventing, such as Kafka, for example.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache Camel

  • 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.
Surjit Sen | TrustRadius Reviewer

webMethods Trading Network

  • Document tracking
  • Efficient partner management
  • Set up trading partners with connectivity information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Camel

  • Open source solution relies on community for support
  • Lacks graphical user interface for message routing and transformation definitions
  • Relatively steep learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

webMethods Trading Network

  • Vendor is slow to add new features
  • Performance scales with underlying database performance
  • Use of My webMethods to administrate trading networks is clunky and slow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Camel

General

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

Starting Price

webMethods Trading Network

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Apache Camel

We chose Apache Camel because it was lightweight, easy to get started with and because it had a groovy DSL since we were a grails shop when we started using it.
Akmal Muqeeth | TrustRadius Reviewer

webMethods Trading Network

Ease of use and robustness of the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Camel

  • huge cost saving and quick turn around in terms of extracting data from files and integrating them to our processes
  • ease the work with java objects
  • modernizing our API services
  • ease of using it with Apache's TomCat server
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

webMethods Trading Network

  • Improved time to market for new A2A and B2B interfaces
  • Ability to support modern standards with B2B partners
  • Improved supportability and robustness when compared to the previous bespoke custom solution it replaced
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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