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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Consul

Consul looks to me like an amazing solution to store configuration data. In huge cloud environments like what we are using nowadays, it is quite important to have a reliable source of parameters to our distributed applications, easily scalable and also, easy to change parameters spreading them efficiently over our entire environment.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is great when you are looking at building more or less pure Java applications and SOA micro-services that may integrate with multiple external data sources. It is less useful when you are looking to build simple SOA applications that are simple in nature since the overhead associated with deploying as well as learning BPEL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SOA Governance

Consul
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
7.6
Service registry
Consul
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
7.0
Service management
Consul
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
6.0
Service discovery
Consul
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
7.0
Dependency management
Consul
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
9.0
Policy management
Consul
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
9.0

Pros

Consul

  • Service Health: Using Consul for service health/discovery has been critical to our success in a hybrid environment
  • K/V Store: The Consul K/V store is the best solution out there for our particular use case, which is as a locking mechanism to coordinate otherwise random runs of our configuration management system. This has allowed us to have peace of mind of system availability in our on-prem infrastructure.
  • API: The Consul API as a whole is excellent and extremely easy to work with
  • Documentation: Hashicorp really does documentation well. Their examples are easy to follow and everything is written in a manner that is easy to understand for beginners with the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

  • JBoss is open source so the cost overhead to deploy and build application is very low.
  • JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform and its parent Redhat are reputed and well adapted in the industry so it is easy to find best practices documentation for complex deployments of JBoss middleware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Consul

  • We would like to see more out of the box training for Consul use.
  • Best practice examples would be nice for routing.
  • The agent could be easier to run.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

  • JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is dependent and build for JEE/Java application so using a different programming paradigm will be much harder.
  • There is still a learning curve to get familiar with BPEL making it harder to get an SOA micro-service up and running compared to a fully cloud-based service
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Consul

Consul 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Consul's API is extremely user friendly. While their web interface isn't quite as "mature", it's still pretty easily navigated for the average person. Together they make a pretty easy to pick up and use tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Consul

Consul 8.5
Based on 4 answers
I've never used paid support from HashiCorp, but I consider its support a good one, since they provide a lot of free resources for the community and there are good user groups supporting you on several sorts of issues. Also, HashiCorp is known as a company with a strong relationship with the community, that is easily noticed by the events HashiCorp promotes over the world.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Redhat support generally is great and that is true for the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform as well. Even if you do not buy support from Redhat, you can reply on the discussion board and bug fixes via the open-source JBoss without much trouble.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Consul

We studied Zoekeeper, trying to decide which could become our service broker tool of choice. But although it is meant to be a very high performance tool, it got immensely shadowed by the vast plethora of available tools that Consul offers. The monitoring, health checking tools, as well as the key-value data storage and gossip clustering functionalities just could not be beaten
Claudio Fernando Maciel | TrustRadius Reviewer

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Oracle SOA Suite (Oracle BPM + Oracle BPEL + other components) and IBM WebSphere middleware is most costly and suited if you are already using applications and other middleware components from these vendors. Mulesoft (Salesforce Mule ESB) is best when you need deep integration with one of Salesforce's existing products. JBoss and Apache Web Server are best when you do not want to invest infant CapEx/OpEx on license fee. Apache Web Server based middleware is best for simple SOA applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Consul

  • Consul has paid for itself just in monitoring and keeping us notified alone.
  • Configuration changes can be monitored and will make even your Security team smile.
  • The time saving tools will help make even a lean IT team work like a larger force.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

  • Positive impact on the business by being able to use existing Java/JEE expertise to build and deploy applications and business services.
  • Positive ROI due to no license cost for JBoss Enterprise SOA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Consul

General

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

Consul Editions & Modules

Edition
Open Source (self-managed)$01
Cloud (managed Consul)starting at $.0272
EnterpriseSelf-Managed Custom Deployments
  1. always free
  2. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

General

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

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Consul
7.3
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
9.0

Usability

Consul
10.0
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform

Support Rating

Consul
8.5
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
9.0

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