InterSystems Ensemble vs. WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
InterSystems Ensemble
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Ensemble from global company InterSystems (headquartered in Massachusetts) is a middleware and application infrastructure offering.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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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
NGINX
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Score 9.1 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Anypoint Platform
Anypoint Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Anypoint Platform
Anypoint Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
InterSystems EnsembleWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
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6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
InterSystems EnsembleWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Likelihood to Recommend
InterSystems
  • Best suited for fast development with a fundamental emphasis on object orientation
  • Prohibitive costs for very small integration projects
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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
InterSystems
  • Easy to use: The simplicity of its programming language allows fast learning. Visual environment to generate complex code.
  • Robust: A fall of the system will not be a problem. Never again will information of the transactions in progress be lost. Never more messages lost.
  • Connect to the world: The most popular connection is possible to implement quickly. FTP, File folder, TCP, SMPT, REST.... all method are ready to use. Only define "where" and "how"
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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
InterSystems
  • Given that Ensemble and Cache are one of if not the only true fully object orientated database/development technologies for massive transactional data systems its customizability is extensive and it just comes down to the creativity of the developer to get the products to pretty much do whatever they want to do with it. However, this is not necessarily obvious to newcomers to the technology.
  • The developer community could do with greater participation from the software developers/application specialists and engineers within InterSystems.
  • More extensive documentation and greater access to proven working solutions particularly in the realm of some of the lesser known or new and upcoming technologies.
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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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Usability
InterSystems
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WSO2
Compared to competitors the overall experience has been fine
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Reliability and Availability
InterSystems
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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
InterSystems
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WSO2
The product is performing well and consuming few resources
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Support Rating
InterSystems
I have yet to raise an issue with InterSystems WRC that they have been unable to resolve to my satisfaction in the 20+ years that I have worked with their products.
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WSO2
Our experience with the WSO2 support has beent satisfactory
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Alternatives Considered
InterSystems
Mirth is another integration platform that we have used but its development, in Java, made us always create new methods every time a new product was integrated. Every connection process had to be developed from the beginning and it was not easy to reuse code. Nor did it allow us to have an extensive catalog of HL7 messaging, having to perform the validation of each and every one of its fields manually.
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WSO2
It's the only one truly open source and free.
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Scalability
InterSystems
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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
InterSystems
  • We have integrated 5 laboratories in a treatment monitoring system in less than a month of development. Being able to integrate the following in a period no longer than a week.
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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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