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Apigee

27 Ratings

Mule ESB

20 Ratings

Apigee

27 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

Mule ESB

20 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apigee

Apigee has been great when managing the quota based access to the APIs. It is really good and suitable when considering proxying the in-house server endpoints access with the way it provides security with API Key validation and OAuth.
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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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Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Apigee
6.0
Mule ESB
API access control
Apigee
6.0
Mule ESB
Rate limits and usage policies
Apigee
6.6
Mule ESB
API usage data
Apigee
6.6
Mule ESB
API user onboarding
Apigee
5.6
Mule ESB
API versioning
Apigee
5.6
Mule ESB
Usage billing and payments
Apigee
7.0
Mule ESB
API monitoring and logging
Apigee
5.0
Mule ESB

Pros

  • Better exception handling with the Raise exception policies help to monitor the flow by setting up the flow conditions.
  • Easy development of a Proxy and APIs with much less tutoring and helps make getting started for new users easy.
  • Very good documentation and blog with details of most common failures and error handling.
  • A very very easy to use console.
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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

  • Only one user can be active in a proxy at a time
  • No version control
  • Prohibited from using JSON.stringify on Apigee objects (tokens)
  • Debugging is difficult
  • Unable to rename or delete policies without bumping revision
  • Why would anyone give a js policy one name, display name something else, and script a different name?
  • 'Trace' limited to only 20 transactions
  • UI allows users to add target servers, but users must utilize the api to turn on SSL.
  • I'm sure there's more, they just aren't coming to mind right now.
  • Apigee forgets (expires?) your password at random intervals without notice. Every few weeks, or days, sometimes even three times in one day, I'll attempt to login to Apigee and my password will be 'wrong'. I've reset my password and Apigee still claims it's wrong. I've had to reset my password three times before it finally let me log back in.
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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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Alternatives Considered

A Node server as a proxy that uses JSON Web Tokens would be more maintainable than Apigee.
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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

  • Easily spin up a new proxy has helped in setting up a proxy for new products right away in days.
  • Analytics and reports generation in Apigee has helped understand the business better and helped tuned the cost factor.
  • Apigee could get better with the cost factor.
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  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
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Pricing Details

Apigee

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

Mule ESB

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