Mule ESB vs. WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mule ESB
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Mule ESB, from Mulesoft, is an open source middleware solution.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
Mule ESBWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
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Mule ESBWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Mule ESBWSO2 Enterprise Service Bus
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(5 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
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6.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
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2.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
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6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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7.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
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5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Mule ESBWSO2 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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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
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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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
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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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
Salesforce
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WSO2
Compared to competitors the overall experience has been fine
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Reliability and Availability
Salesforce
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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
Salesforce
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WSO2
The product is performing well and consuming few resources
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Support Rating
Salesforce
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WSO2
Our experience with the WSO2 support has beent satisfactory
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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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WSO2
It's the only one truly open source and free.
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Scalability
Salesforce
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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
Salesforce
  • Overall a great tool for complex integrations
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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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