Mule ESB vs. Talend Enterprise Service Bus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mule ESB
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Mule ESB, from Mulesoft, is an open source middleware solution.N/A
Talend ESB
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Pricing
Mule ESBTalend Enterprise Service Bus
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Mule ESBTalend ESB
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
Mule ESBTalend Enterprise Service Bus
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
Mule ESBTalend Enterprise Service Bus
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Workday Business Process Framework
Workday Business Process Framework
Score 8.3 out of 10
Workday Business Process Framework
Workday Business Process Framework
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Anypoint Platform
Anypoint Platform
Score 8.2 out of 10
Anypoint Platform
Anypoint Platform
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Mule ESBTalend Enterprise Service Bus
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(5 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Mule ESBTalend Enterprise Service Bus
Likelihood to Recommend
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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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
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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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
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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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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Alternatives Considered
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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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
Salesforce
  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
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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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