Control-M vs. MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Control-M
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Control-M from BMC is a platform for integrating, automating, and orchestrating application and data workflows in production across complex hybrid technology ecosystems. It provides deep operational capabilities, delivering speed, scale, security, and governance.N/A
Anypoint Platform
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
The Anypoint Platform developed by MuleSoft and acquired by Salesforce in early 2018 is designed to connect apps, data, and devices anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud. This platform was built to offer out-of-the-box connectors as well as tools that architects and developers can adopt quickly to design, build and manage the entire lifecycle of their APIs, applications, and products.N/A
Pricing
Control-MMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Editions & Modules
On-Premise
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SaaS
Contact Sales
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Control-MAnypoint Platform
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Control-MMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Top Pros
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Features
Control-MMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
8.8
57 Ratings
7% above category average
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
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Ratings
Multi-platform scheduling9.856 Ratings00 Ratings
Central monitoring9.955 Ratings00 Ratings
Logging9.656 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and notifications9.757 Ratings00 Ratings
Analysis and visualization3.854 Ratings00 Ratings
Application integration9.854 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Control-M
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Ratings
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
8.2
11 Ratings
1% above category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings8.911 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings6.711 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings8.311 Ratings
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User Ratings
Control-MMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(57 ratings)
9.1
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.4
(7 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(11 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
6.4
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(8 ratings)
6.8
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Control-MMuleSoft Anypoint Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
BMC Software Inc.
Control-M is well suited for complex hybrid environments that contain many different platforms. It can handle several other scripts and has many different plugins that make the application more flexible. It can be used on-premises, in the cloud, or various scenarios. It is reliable and has been a leader in the scheduler space for several decades.
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Salesforce
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is best tool in the market for developing APIs with complex structures communicating with various different types of applications including web applications as well as legacy applications. Also applications including database connectivity for fetching and updating data in the DB tables. I cant think of any scenario which MuleSoft Anypoint Platform could not be used for developing the integrations.
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Pros
BMC Software Inc.
  • Control-M provides a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes in the organization. Nothing is hidden or left unattended in a timely manner.
  • The proper use of the BIM component has allowed the change of paradigm in the operation, adopting a proactive management instead of the typical reactive management in the event of production failures.
  • The use of Forecast and production simulations allows you to identify bottlenecks and focus first on managing those failures that have the greatest impact on production SLAs.
  • Control-M/Change Manager has arrived to shorten development cycles from requirements gathering to production testing. It has been a utility that monetizes the development of Jobs meshes.
  • The GUI is capable of efficiently handling more than 80,000 jobs per day. This is certainly a challenge in designing a good user experience. I don't know if there is a reasonable limit to this. One of my clients runs more than 80,000 Jobs daily and the GUI remains smooth all the time.
  • Job-As-Code is a DevOps accelerator that has just begun to be adopted. Its implementation will make workload management even more cost-effective.
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Salesforce
  • API Manager provides easy API Policy Governance. You do not have to manage multiple platforms for managing the policies.
  • Supports hybrid Mule EBS environments. You can configure both CouldHub-based and on-premise-based API using Mulesoft API manager in a similar manner.
  • It's very easy to implement API proxy.
  • User friendly UI.
  • Single platform to manage all.
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Cons
BMC Software Inc.
  • As with most of the mainframe software products, documentation seems to be the weak link for the products - written by people and for people who already know what they need to do, not for people who are trying to figure how to use the product.
  • We are a large JES3 mainframe shop. As with all vendors who still provide software for mainframe systems, software is generally designed and developed for JES2 and is frequently not fully tested in a JES3 environment before being shipped out.
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Salesforce
  • Has more features than what we really need so we're paying for more than we use. Sort of like paying for an Abrams tank when all we really need is a Toyota Corolla.
  • Not a value product, tends to be expensive.
  • Takes a while for developers to learn to use Mulesoft Anypoint.
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Likelihood to Renew
BMC Software Inc.
It is a great product plain and simple. We've had Control-M for 20+ years and the support that BMC Software provides is really second to none. There is always a situation that someone can think of where I have to say, "No we can't do that", however I'm confident that we've been able to meet and most of the time exceed our end user expectations with what the product can offer them.
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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
Usability
BMC Software Inc.
It's not perfect, but there's a lot to like about Control-M. What can sometimes be confusing is the difference between different menus in Control-M. Sometimes, you can clearly see that different parts were designed and added by separate development groups. This leads to similar functions and visuals looking a little different in menus, etc.
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Salesforce
simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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Reliability and Availability
BMC Software Inc.
We've had issues with a server crashing. The latest issue has the option for high availability which should help with that.
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Salesforce
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Performance
BMC Software Inc.
I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
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Salesforce
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Support Rating
BMC Software Inc.
Although the product is very stable there have been a few incidents when I needed support. I have worked with technicians from all around the globe because of the rolling support. This gives me the quickest support when I need it most in those early hours of the morning. The technicians I have worked with have been very knowledgeable and if necessary got help when needed.
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Salesforce
Anypoint Platform support is very responsive. There is also a huge knowledge base and an active online forum where answers to most questions can be found. When needed support engages the engineering group so adequate solutions or workarounds are always provided.
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Implementation Rating
BMC Software Inc.
It is a good approach to define a distributed architecture when you have multiple control-m servers.
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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
BMC Software Inc.
Since IBM Workload Automation isn't compatible with all of our project's operating systems, we've decided to switch to using Control-C instead. Second, the provider provides top-notch customer service in the event of an emergency. Control-M is a lightweight program that places few demands on the server's resources.
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Salesforce
Once we have moved all of our system integration APIs to the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, we will need to communicate with a wide variety of external systems. All of our business and service logic is stored in the aforementioned core systems. Anypoint Platform (and all of our APIs) makes it easy to connect to various other platforms. In order to link to these many other systems, connectors and/or components are utilized, and they are simple to configure and integrate.
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Scalability
BMC Software Inc.
Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BMC Software Inc.
  • In terms of ROI, Control-M pays for itself within 12 months of purchase, sometimes sooner. Pointing this out to your fellow product qwners will not make you popular.
  • By automating repetitive tasks you free staff from these mundane and error-prone roles and allow them to be more productive. An example would be using the AFT module for file transfers. File transfer scripts tend to be in-house scripts that need maintaining. Using the AFT removes most of this overhead and allows for easy problem resolution.
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Salesforce
  • Mulesoft can be used to provide an integration platform to a large number of systems like Salesforce, ODBC, JDBC, SAP, Mongo DB, etc.
  • An excellent option to develop microservices and real-time integrations.
  • Not as robust in handling large data volumes, Informatica is better in that respect.
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Anypoint Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Connect any endpoints using out-of-the-box connectors, dynamic connectivity to API specifications, or by building reusable connectors with Anypoint DevKit™.Screenshot of A reporting suite that provides a real-time view of API consumption trends and operational performance. Analytics provides insight into how your API is being used and informs forward-looking design decisions.Screenshot of A platform to engage with API developers and drive adoption. Share documentation, examples and manage developer access from a single platform.