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  • Talend Enterprise Service Bus is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

IBM DataPower Gateway

82%
2 Ratings
9.0

Talend ESB

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

7.0

IBM DataPower Gateway

70%
1 Rating

Talend ESB

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

WebSphere DataPower Gateway is really beneficial if you are trying to integrate two or more systems. It provides you with comfort and peace of mind by creating a DMZ zone for the services which are going out of the intranet to hit external clients APIs. It is greatly recommended if you have a very high volume service or API which is being used by a majority of clients because it has a dedicated physical box present which takes care of memory, CPU and all such stuff. So, all your transactions happen at wire-speed.
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Talend

Recommended for:
  1. Multiple systems to interface for a task in the company (example: to sell an item your POS must communicate with the inventory software, then to accounting, then to service, etc).
  2. When a task must bring information from several external services.
  3. When you have to deal with multiple APIs.
Not recommended for:
  1. Data transformation (although Talend has a software for that that works with Talend ESB)
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Pros

IBM

  • The most obvious thing that DataPower does exceptionally well is security. All the built-in supported security capabilities allow us to isolate most security tasks to DataPower and as a result "protect" down steam services/systems to have to deal with security.
  • DataPower is very good at protocol conversion and as it is usually used on the edge allows you to narrow down the protocols used between the companies public and private networks.
  • The appliance concept makes maintenance, recovery and, management so much simpler.
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Talend

  • Up to 900 connectors included in the license with no extra cost
  • Graphical UI to develop the Web Services
  • You can begin with the community version to evaluate or start implementing a very uncomplicated ESB
  • The Talend ESB Admin Control is very powerful with dashboards and reports to keep your IF working smoothly
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Cons

IBM

  • The old interface is being really missed by our team as the new WebUI interface is not that intuitive or easy to work with. It takes a lot of time to load. There should be an inbuilt wizard for creating a Rest service as well like there is for an XML based service.
  • IBM support is very knowledgeable but it's not that easy to reach them. They don't release the fix patches very soon which also becomes a big issue in certain situations where critical projects are involved.
  • Lastly, DataPower has its steep learning curve and it requires time and effort on your end to gain full control and make the most of the advanced features which it offers. Finding the right resource in the market is not that easy.
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Talend

  • You have to log in to each module separately
  • 900 connectors is a lot, but if you have a custom app to interface, you have to develop your connector
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Pricing Details

IBM DataPower Gateway

Starting Price

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IBM DataPower Gateway editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Talend ESB

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Talend ESB editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      Cost of the appliance
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      Talend

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      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

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      Talend

      • First, it is a lot of cheaper than the closest competitor.
      • Second, Talend ESB is in the same league as other stronger brands.
      • Third, the functions and modules are a 360 solution to implement an ESB.
      Talend has a different approach to license since it is based on programmers and run times, not to users of cores.
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • It has really taken our business to the next level. We have expanded and integrated with so many new vendors and for all those integrations DataPower is serving as our security gateway.
      • We don't have to depend on any other tool for doing the load balancing of the incoming requests as that is also taken care inside the WebSphere DataPower Gateway box itself, thereby distributing the load equally.
      • It has made our platform much more secure, uniform and robust to deal with any kind of incoming message format or threat as well due to its latest security mechanisms and huge processing power.
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      Talend

      • Considerably cheaper than oracle service bus
      • As I said before, you can run a POC using the community version of Talend Studio.
      • Built from Open Source/ well-proven technologies, and a big community to support those technologies.
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