Azure Logic Apps vs. Drools

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Logic Apps
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft offers the Azure Logic Apps as a cloud-based integration service, supporting data and application integration.
$0
per execution
Drools
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Drools is an open source business rules management system developed by Red Hat.N/A
Pricing
Azure Logic AppsDrools
Editions & Modules
Actions
$0.000025
per execution
Standard Connector
$0.000025
per execution
Enterprise Connector
$0.001
per execution
Integration Account - Basic
$0.42
per hour
Integration Account - Standard
$1.37
per hour
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Logic AppsDrools
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Azure Logic AppsDrools
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Azure Logic Apps
8.4
12 Ratings
4% above category average
Drools
-
Ratings
Pre-built connectors8.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Connector modification7.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration8.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality services8.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Data security features8.412 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring console8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
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Azure Logic AppsDrools
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Score 9.3 out of 10

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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure Logic AppsDrools
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(12 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Logic AppsDrools
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Microsoft Azure Logic Apps was a perfect solution for us to integrate the apps and products we used in our business to create automated workflows which were also complex and very advanced. This was a very new feature for us, and also it reduced our software costs massively and also saved us a lot of time. With the crisis, we were in back then Azure turned out to be the best cost-friendly solution because we only had to pay for what we used!
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Open Source
As an open source rule engine and product suite, Drools is well suited for the small and middle scale business to manage and integrate the rules to build the rule-driven system which can process the business-critical data and events to produce the automated decision. It is better to use Drools in the well-secured environment (back-end behind the DMZ), not putting it on the customer-facing front or exposing it directly the to public where may bring direct security risk in the enterprise environment. Drools still needs a lot hardening on the security side.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Connecting to different services using OOB connectors
  • Support for HTTP connectors which enables user to leverage RestAPIs
  • Readability, i.e., it looks just like a Visio diagram. Even managers or HRs can have a look and get to know what's happening
  • It's a Programmer's Lego. It's fun connecting them at the same time getting the work done
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Open Source
  • Writing rules with business focus
  • Rules evolution and maintenance
  • separate business logic from program code
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Cons
Microsoft
  • It falls short of alerting capabilities.
  • Microsoft Azure should be unclouded with its pricing. We don't always know how much an inclusion will affect the monthly price. So we have to speculate where we are with the price and if we can afford to include another asset.
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Open Source
  • Fusion doesn't support persistence of working memory, which brings some extra high availability risk to our business.
  • Guvnor still has a lot room to be implemented, it is not so user-friendly for non-technical people, so a lot of business users complain it is hard to master.
  • Rule execution server doesn't even have JMX implemented, hard to be monitored.
  • Drools is still lacking support for key Web services standards.
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Usability
Microsoft
Azure Logic Apps on the surface are very intuitive. There is definitely room for improvement but it was very well laid out. The main thing with the UI is that its baked into Azure which at times can be a confusing platform to navigate. This is not the fault of Azure Logic Apps for the Azure platform.
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Open Source
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Microsoft
As with other Microsoft Azure support, Microsoft Logic Apps is hit or miss depending on the issue you are having. If it's simple then the resolution can be very quick. If it requires an engineer to review, then it will take them quite a while to look up a solution as they dig through.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
This is very dependent on the line of work you are in and the unique company requirements, as is the case with everything. We utilize Azure Logic Apps for all of our computing solutions within our domain, and it has always worked flawlessly. One of the simplest clouds to set up and use is by far the most popular.
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Open Source
I did not participate in drools choice. I can only compare drools with the previous situation which was using nothing.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Moving to Serverless Computing obviously makes the organization get rid of dependent Infra.
  • ROI can be seen immediately as the required infra can be decommissioned after a successful quarter run.
  • Being deployed as a single entity or single app on Azure Logic Apps, Organizations need to be more careful with controls applied to meet compliance and security posture.
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Open Source
  • The IT department quickly adopted Drools as it is a very good java-based rule engine, which saves a lot of time to meet the project timeline and balanced our business requirements.
  • Recently we start considering the OpenRules, which may be more business user-friendly.
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