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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

WSO2 API Manager

For smaller organizations, I think this is would be a good tool. For large enterprise organizations, WS02 API Manager is likely not the best fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Mule ESB
WSO2 API Manager
6.6
API access control
Mule ESB
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
Rate limits and usage policies
Mule ESB
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
API usage data
Mule ESB
WSO2 API Manager
8.0
API user onboarding
Mule ESB
WSO2 API Manager
5.0
API versioning
Mule ESB
WSO2 API Manager
7.0
Usage billing and payments
Mule ESB
WSO2 API Manager
4.0
API monitoring and logging
Mule ESB
WSO2 API Manager
6.0

Pros

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

WSO2 API Manager

  • Nice API store-front capability
  • Management of users and permissions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

WSO2 API Manager

  • Better QA testing prior to releases rollout
  • Better support needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

WSO2 API Manager

IBM API Manager is a better enterprise wide tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Mule ESB

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

WSO2 API Manager

  • Positive impact on continuity and API standardization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Mule ESB

General

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

WSO2 API Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mule ESB
9.6
WSO2 API Manager
6.0

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