IBM InfoSphere Information Server vs. Mule ESB

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
InfoSphere
Score 10.0 out of 10
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IBM InfoSphere is an enterprise grade master data management solution used by over 700 customers. It competes with Oracle's Siebel UCM product and Informatica.N/A
Mule ESB
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Mule ESB, from Mulesoft, is an open source middleware solution.N/A
Pricing
IBM InfoSphere Information ServerMule ESB
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
InfoSphereMule ESB
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
IBM InfoSphere Information ServerMule ESB
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
IBM InfoSphere Information Server
10.0
5 Ratings
Mule ESB
-
Ratings
Connect to traditional data sources10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
IBM InfoSphere Information Server
10.0
5 Ratings
Mule ESB
-
Ratings
Simple transformations10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Complex transformations10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
IBM InfoSphere Information Server
9.7
5 Ratings
Mule ESB
-
Ratings
Data model creation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata management10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules and workflow10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Testing and debugging9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
feature 19.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
IBM InfoSphere Information Server
9.5
5 Ratings
Mule ESB
-
Ratings
Integration with data quality tools10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
IBM InfoSphere Information ServerMule ESB
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
9.8
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM InfoSphere Information ServerMule ESB
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
It's super terrific with workflow automation. Terrific with data backup and convenient with encryption of data. Reliable with asset management Great to discover virtual servers
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Salesforce
If you’re bringing anything into Salesforce you should just invest now into Mule, you will get your money’s worth and find a myriad of uses to build APIs between many other systems. Once you build a component you can easily reuse it as a building block to attach to another source/destination. This makes it easy to ramp up quickly and spread usage of Mule throughout your enterprise. A good value for medium to large companies, but probably cheaper to outsource your job to a consulting firm if you are smaller.
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Pros
IBM
  • Any source to any target support.
  • ETL flexibility without coding.
  • Extreme data volume processing.
  • Native integration with other Data integration functionalities such as data profiling, data cleansing, metadata management.
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Salesforce
  • It is best suited for Rest API development. Mule ESB uses RAML as an API descriptor which is less complex and easy to understand. RAML is an open standard majorly supported by Mulesoft. Once RAML is developed, it is very easy (a few clicks)to create flows corresponding to the resources defined in the RAML. One can also include JSON schema validation in RAML, and with the use of APIkit router, Mule ESB makes the request validation very easy (it's automatic basically.)
  • Mule ESB comes with a large spectrum of community and enterprise connectors. We have connectors for all the major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce, SAP, etc. This enables Mule ESB to integrate with the other systems in a faster and more robust way. Mule ESB has many components to fulfill the requirements of each integration (for example batch processing, parallel processing, choice, etc.)
  • Mule API gateway is one of the best tools (modules) of Mulesoft's offering. It supports API governance and management very well. One can easily enforce policies on their APIs with API gateway. It enables some of the must-have features in an API solution (i.e. throttling, oAuth, access levels, etc.)
  • Implementing a CI/CD (DevOps) environment for Mule ESB is a very easy task. Mule majorly uses MAVEN as its build tool, which in turn makes it best suitable for CI/CD approach. Mule also provides MAVEN plugins for auto deployments to the servers. Mule also has a best Unit testing module which is MUnit. MUnit can be used for both Unit and Functional testing, and it is easy to write and generates coverage reports in various formats.
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Cons
IBM
  • I would be nice to have a new web development environment for DataStage.
  • Connectivity Packs such as Pack for SAP Application are a little pricey.
  • It is confusing for new developers the possibility of developing jobs using different execution engines such as Parallel or Server.
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Salesforce
  • Make sure to not over-engineer shared components. It can complicate development
  • Create a roadmap for where you are going - if not, you may miss components
  • I suggest getting support, otherwise it could be a difficult learning curve
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Likelihood to Renew
IBM
  • Scale of implementation
  • IBM techsupport
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Salesforce
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
DataStage is more robust and stable than ODI The ability to perform complex transformations or implement business rules is much more developed in DS
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Salesforce
It doesn't have API . We have to go for another API manager. But in Mule, it has both API manager and ESB
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • If you don't use all of the product family, it will be expensive. But if you want to plan use all the products and you will position it in the center of your infrastructure ROI will be effective.
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Salesforce
  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
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