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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud Data Integration

    8.8

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    88%

    Mule ESB

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pre-built connectors

    9.0
    90%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Connector modification

    8.6
    86%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for real-time and batch integration

    9.6
    96%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data quality services

    8.7
    87%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data security features

    8.3
    83%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring console

    8.3
    83%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Mule ESB is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    83%
    14 Ratings
    9.8

    Mule ESB

    98%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    90%
    1 Rating

    Mule ESB

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    80%
    6 Ratings

    Mule ESB

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    Informatica Cloud is a great tool for use when data must be formatted consistently. Once configured, it is very robust and reliable. It is also well-suited for an organization without a robust IT staff to maintain a full server infrastructure. It offers a cost-effective approach to high-quality data integration for even the largest organizations. Organizations without staff experienced in data analytics may find it challenging to take advantage of the more complex results of this tool.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Mule ESB

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    • Once the secure connection is established it’s quite easy to operate and create new jobs. The controls are simple, and we appreciate the fact there are not a lot of complex fine-tunings required. Navigation is also easy, and we enjoy the ability to open multiple tabs in the browser to work on multiple projects.
    • The monitoring functionality works well to help track the progress of the jobs, again, without too much complication. In a fast dev environment, speed is essential and we quickly seeing the status/progress of jobs as well as any errors if the jobs fail helps us maintain speed.
    • The web interface is a lot easier to interact with than the client/on-prem version. Putting much of the heavy lifting of interacting with the tool onto the shoulders of the browser makes it easier to keep multiple sessions open and get in/out quickly without having to VPN into the office.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Mule ESB

    • 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.
    Deepak Kushwaha | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    • The User Interface can be a bit difficult to get in initial stages.
    • Error messages are hard to understand which sometimes takes a lot of time for the resolution
    • Cannot Implement complex SQL queries which should be fixed in future release.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Mule ESB

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Mule ESB

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services 8.0
    Based on 6 answers
    I've never had trouble getting into contact with Informatica's support for technical help. I give it a nine because it does pretty well for mid to enterprise-scale workflows.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Mule ESB

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    First, the wizard is easy to use making the learning curve for simple ETL tasks nice. Second, since Informatica is mature there are a good variety of connectors available. Finally, we have driven some fairly complex ETL solutions using only the cloud.
    Vaibhav Khanna ☁⚡ | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Mule ESB

    It doesn't have API . We have to go for another API manager. But in Mule, it has both API manager and ESB
    KamaL Vachiravel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

    • Cut costs on the number of staff we need for data import.
    • Cut costs for automation that can be done for data that no longer has to be manually imported.
    • We've saved countless dollars by eliminating duplicates in our system with this tool.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Mule ESB

    • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
    Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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