IBM App Connect vs. WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM App Connect
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
IBM’s App Connect is a cloud-based data integration platform with data mapping and transformation capabilities within connectors between high-volume systems. App Connect also offers near-real time data synchronization and an API builder that is adaptable to the user’s coding skill level.N/A
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Score 7.1 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
WSO2 says they have taken a fresh look at old-style, centralized ESB architectures, and designed their unique WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus from the ground up as the highest performance, lowest footprint, and most interoperable service oriented architecture (SOA) and integration middleware today. Additionally, the vendor says that by relying on their carbon technology the ESB is able to deliver a smooth start-to-finish project experience.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM App ConnectWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
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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Community Pulse
IBM App ConnectWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Top Pros
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Features
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Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
IBM App Connect
8.8
7 Ratings
8% above category average
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
-
Ratings
Pre-built connectors9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Connector modification8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality services8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Data security features8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring console8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
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IBM App ConnectWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
UiPath Integration Service
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Score 5.2 out of 10
Anypoint Platform
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Score 8.1 out of 10
Enterprises
SAP Integration Suite
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
IBM App ConnectWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(8 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM App ConnectWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
- great when you need to integrate applications without any message lost or duplicated and when transnationality is important - if you need the highest throughput possible and not much (or not at all) mapping is required, a system like Kafka is more appropriate
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WSO2
WSO2 ESB is an awesome product for companies looking to venture into the world of SOA with an ESB. They have a lot of other products too that can work really well with their carbon infrastructure. The interface is simple for deploying and managing proxy services. You can also write custom modules within the ESB using Java with IDE like Eclipse
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Pros
IBM
  • Just the ability to display and consume data through a single dashboard makes this a great application for our business purposes.
  • With the ability to consume their exposed API, data validation and manipulation becomes a breeze.
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WSO2
  • One of the basic requirement of an ESB product is that it should be able to support transformation. WSO2 ESB provides support of XSLT, so you can transform your request to whatever format. Moreover, transformations like converting your xml payload into JSON and JSON payload to XML are out of the box available.
  • WSO2 ESB provides a scheduler feature, by which you can configure your own scheduler to call a proxy service at a particular time of day or or initiate sequence.
  • WSO2 ESB provides excellent error handling techniques, WSO2 ESB provides detailed error handling scenarios to tackle all the situations. WSO2 ESB also provides custom error handling by which you can make your own custom error message before sending it back to client.
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Cons
IBM
  • The development and the transformation capability is not so great. I believe IBM is looking to incorporate some of features of IBM APP Connect into API Connect.
  • The authentications features are no way close to CA API Management (f.k.a Laye r7).
  • The development experience is not as good as Apigee's.
  • The GUI should be improved. Maybe the product team should see the other API management tools in their offering.
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WSO2
  • While it's easy to configure for a quick start, it is not so easy to deploy by yourself in a complex production scenario.
  • Not very stable for production usage, we encountered several trivial bugs that make us believe that this product is still not widely adopted.
  • Lack of a built in mechanism for auto-restart in case of an application server crash.
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Likelihood to Renew
IBM
It is the best on-premise application to cloud integration in the market. I guess IBM is planning to integrate IBM App Connect with the IBM API Connect solution.
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WSO2
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Usability
IBM
You can do some really powerful things with this system. The overall design is an attempt to make configurable some of the routine tasks/common functionality, but allow for development/customization of the core of the application.
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WSO2
Compared to competitors the overall experience has been fine
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Reliability and Availability
IBM
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WSO2
Lack of auto-restart built-in capabilities. In case of running out of memory there are no built-in methods to recover from a crash, just for example, Oracle WebLogic Node Manager.
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Performance
IBM
No answers on this topic
WSO2
The product is performing well and consuming few resources
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Support Rating
IBM
Support is good, however it takes longer than expected to get responses. When bugs are reported they often seem to fall into a black hole.
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WSO2
Our experience with the WSO2 support has beent satisfactory
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
We did not select Cast Iron as our iPaaS solution, it was the weakest competitor in the field that we evaluated. Our experience was that it was not nearly as easy to learn, without in-depth training and guidance, and the developer UI was extremely buggy. We subjected each of the vendors to a battery of integrations, from simple to challenging, and it fell short on each one. One of the most simple integrations was grabbing a CSV file from an FTP source, parsing the data, doing a small amount of transformation, then inserting that data into an Azure MSSQL DB. After 2 hours on the phone with the Cast Iron support team, we were still unable to get this working.
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WSO2
It's the only one truly open source and free.
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Scalability
IBM
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WSO2
Adding a server node is really straightforward, there are just few point in the configuration files.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • I don't see any negative Impact .
  • I like using this tool to do my job.
  • I am comfortable using this tool.
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WSO2
  • Very well documented tutorials and case studies makes it easy to learn.
  • It has a really supportive community
  • It is fast and it can easily handle 300 tps of average use on a VM with 4Gig RAM
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