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Score 8 out of 10
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We use the MuleSoft Anypoint platform primarily in our IT department to build API solutions that interface with our vendors and partners. The platform itself houses our REST APIs which make requests and receive responses between our systems of record and our third-party processors that house our core application logic.
  • Fast deployment and implementation.
  • Seamless connection for any application.
  • Pre-built connectors out of the box.
  • Integrates easily with Salesforce platform.
  • Has more features than what we really need so we're paying for more than we use. Sort of like paying for an Abrams tank when all we really need is a Toyota Corolla.
  • Not a value product, tends to be expensive.
  • Takes a while for developers to learn to use Mulesoft Anypoint.
You can empower your business with the process, experience, and system APIs. This also tends to simplify API management because they are segregated into the three groups and provide an additional layer of security. Anypoint is very effective at quickly exposing critical data to web apps, connected devices, vendor systems, and mobile devices in a secure way. It's also great for situations where you need to throttle access or requests to certain systems. The template development approach makes it easy to build reusable services across multiple points of integration.
Score 10 out of 10
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The main use of MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is to provide to our company the entire Cloud solution to host all RESTful APIs. There we can manage and monitor all our systems, having control and support for our applications.
Also, Anypoint Platform provides us a development environment to design our APIs on RAML language and also mock services to speed up the development and delivery. Our main business is system integration using RESTful APIs to exchange data between the systems.
  • Design Center (RAML design definition)
  • Runtime Manager (Cloud solution to host RESTful APIs)
  • Monitoring (Environment Monitoring - Prod and Non-prod)
  • Cloud Development (Design Center - Development of APIs)
  • Access Management (An existent user cannot be "reused")
[MuleSoft] Anypoint Platform fits for an enterprise company that wants to gain time with environment configuration. The deployment environment - pre-prod and prod - is ready to use once you access Anypoint Platform. It's true you can customize all configurations for your environment based on your requirements and needs, but if you don't, just deploy and run your APIs.
For small business, Mule doesn't have a low-cost subscription which can attend small companies. The subscription and license prices are too high for a startup with limited financial resources.
Nikhil Kohli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Anypoint Platform is the next-gen tool that markets micro-service framework and is our go-to platform. It's being used across the Integration Team to move the existing integrations to Mule. The idea of micro-service which doesn't hamper the other services running is the major win for Anypoint.
  • Hybrid integration platform.
  • Integrating data from both legacy and SaaS systems, such as SAS, Salesforce, JDE and more.
  • High availability and scalability.
  • Ability to develop custom functions and logic with minimal system modifications.
  • Monitoring: There is huge way the organization can increase in monitoring, the Anypoint monitoring dashboard is just ok!
  • Documentation is way behind, there are only minimal knowledge base articles.
  • Support: The support system can be more pro-active.
  • Cost.
While the Anypoint Platform is a newcomer to API management tools, it still manages to be feature-rich and offers many resources for both API development and deployment needs.

Pros:
  • Intuitive user interface. It's extremely easy to locate API information and consume analytic information. - Easy to do create new APIs via RAML. - Fast and easy deployments and updates. - Wide range of connectors.

Cons:
  • Customer support can be a bit slow and hard to reach. - Developer Portals for APIs do not allow for much customization. - If you manage a lot of APIs, it is hard to keep track and administer APIs since tables do not let you sort using API request date and other variables.
The support is fine but it gets delayed most of the time.
The engineers sometimes don't have skills to resolve the issue and they go via a basic resolution triage.
Kamta Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I'm using Anypoint Platform for one of our US-based clients. The client was looking for a solution to integrate different systems of stock market business. They wanted the solution in microservice or API fashion and Anypoint Platform is a leader in API led connectivity. The Anypoint platform provide rich set of functionality like API manager, deployment strategies, and API policies. A user can create API using RAML specification in the design center and implement those APIs in the flow designer. The deployment of applications is fast and multi worker based. As per the client requirements, we have created multiple microservice/APIs using RAML and published those in Anypoint exchange.
  • Provides wide range of popular connectors like Salesforce, netsuite, sftp and many more. A user can easily integrate with those services using specific connector.
  • Support API development using RAML and desing tool. The platform is very good in data type classification.
  • Cloud deployment and post deployment monitoring is easy. A user can configure application worker as per need. Alert and notifications are real time.
  • Anypoint Platform needs to improve the deployment strategy. Currently, it doesn't offer the deployment rollback to the previous version.
  • Resolving metadata takes time.
  • The license cost is a bit high for mid-scale companies.
The Anypoint Platform is well suited for the integration of multiple subsystems. It is a great system or tool to create microservice-based integration architecture. The user can also use this tool to connect multiple SAAS based applications or data synchronization. Anypoint Platform provides a single entry point for applications where users can apply API policies like rate limit, authentication and many more.
Support on Anypoint Platform is good. You can easily open the case and they provide the best solution in terms of implementation. The community is also big and responsive.
Deepak Kushwaha | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I have implemented the Anypoint API Manager for our 3 clients. For us, Anypoint API Manager is the main and only point of entry to access our Web APIs hosted in a hybrid environment (on CloudHub and on-premise). We are managing our API access policies from the API Manager. It's really very easy to control the access of API through API manager. One can easily enable or disable policies without much effort and with zero downtime cost. Below are few policies which we majorly implement for our clients-
1. Rate Limiting
2. Basic Authentication with LDAP
3. SLA Based Rate limiting
4. IP whitelist/blacklisting etc.

There are many other cool features provided by Mulesoft API manager but above ones are commonly used. OAuth 2.0 Token authorization is also very easy to implement with API Manager.







  • API Manager provides easy API Policy Governance. You do not have to manage multiple platforms for managing the policies.
  • Supports hybrid Mule EBS environments. You can configure both CouldHub-based and on-premise-based API using Mulesoft API manager in a similar manner.
  • It's very easy to implement API proxy.
  • User friendly UI.
  • Single platform to manage all.
  • Mulesoft does not provide independent API Manager solution. Unlike some well-known API Management platforms, for example, AWS API Gateway, you cannot manage or configure APIs which are hosted on some other platforms (i.e. WSO2, Fusion middleware etc.). So, you always have to purchase the integration solution with API Manager.
  • If you compare the Anypoint API manager costs with its peers like AWS, it is very costly and that's why it does not attract small organizations.
Anypoint API Manager is well suited to organizations where they want to manage the entire API lifecycle from a single platform. For organizations which have implemented their integration layer with Mule ESB, it's the perfect platform. They can design, build, deploy and manage all of their APIs from the Anypoint platform.

For organizations where the cost is a major decision-driving factor, they can opt for some other cheaper options like AWS API manager, Layer 7, etc. So basically, the features which you're getting ready-made in Anypoint API manager you can manually configure in AWS and save some money.
Vaibhav Khanna ☁⚡ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is being used by our Integration team. Basically, it is used to solve business problems where integration needs to be done between the legacy system and Salesforce.
  • First and foremost, it is capable of integration using a variety of connectors.
  • Secondly, the transformation is just so simple, we can use XML, JSON, and Java for it.
  • Thirdly, it's an all around good product. It has everything you need to start from scratch and deploy on CloudHub.
  • The functions used in the transformation connector should be prompted automatically.
  • RAML should be designed and compiled within the Anypoint studio.
  • There should be connectors in exchange for DB which doesn't exist.
Pros:
  • Basically, it is used to solve business problems where integration needs to be done between a legacy system and Salesforce.
  • Its capable of handling the integration between a variety of connectors.
  • The transformation is just so simple. We can use XML, JSON, and Java for it.

Cons:
  • The functions used in the transformation connector should be prompted automatically.
  • RAML should be designed and compiled within the Anypoint studio.
Rajarshee Mukhopadhyay | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Anypoint platform 6.4 is majorly used across my organization, as majority of projects running are on mule 3, Though we are having a few projects on mule 4, where we are using Anypoint studio 7.3. Mostly we are using Anypoint Studio in conjunction with Anypoint platform to leverage Mulesoft's API capabilities and leverage its API first approach of development.
  • The Anypoint Exchange where there are huge number of connectors to connect to n number of external applications.
  • The API management stuff, securing and deploying a API(webservice) via client id and client secret.
  • The various policies that we can use to restrict access to our API like rate limiting, Quota etc.
  • The UI can be a bit difficult to navigate for beginners, who are not used to Anypoint platform
  • Support for node.js that a leading market competitor Google cloud's Apigee has
  • The trial is only for 30 days, which should be extended to atleast 60 days which i feel personally is good for developers to learn the product
Any realtime integrations are ideal use cases for Anypoint platform. Batch processes are not appropriate for Anypoint platform.
Federica Bianco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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This platform is being used in an Energy multinational company as an innovative cloud based Enterprise Service Bus for orchestrating internal and external integration flows needed to enrich company business information. The customer chose to buy enterprise licenses to be able to use advanced features offered by Mulesoft such as Salesforce connector and dataweave mapping tools.
  • It enables developer to write complex orchestration flows through a drag & drop dashboard.
  • It enables to interact with other platform via web and/or REST services.
  • It enables you to deploy application on cloud in an easy and smart way.
  • In dataweave mapping you have to be sure to map fields inserting right names. There is not provided a control mechanism for verifying it
  • It is not easy to structure a process hierarchy because you have to develop flows and sub flows in the same xml configuration files.
  • I would like to interact with Mulesoft support directly from the design environment.
I'm using Mulesoft platform as pure ESB and not for back end features and is more flexible than other platforms. It enables the company to develop very complex integration architecture in few months, being able to modify or scale it in few steps, with not-so-expert developers and not-so-detailed technical documentation.
Keiven Adrian Busita | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Hi! I'm Keiven, an experienced developer of MuleSoft technology. We use MuleSoft Anypoint Platform to develop microservices. We bring MuleESB as a solution for transferring monolithic applications into microservices. Currently, I am working in a telecommunication industry and I would say there are lots of applications developed using the conventional and traditional architecture which more likely is a tight coupling system.

As we bring MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, we are able to create a loosely-coupled architecture which is able to remove dependencies in other applications and it helps our applications to deliver on time. Unlike other conventional developments of Application Programming Interface (API) via JaxRS and JaxWS which requires you more experienced resources and programming language dependent, development of API using Mule is much better in terms of flexibility and scalability. One thing I like with Mule is you can develop an API even you are not fluent in any programming languages.
  • If you are working with 3 or more services to integrate with a different data source, you'll be able to see the benefits of using Mule.
  • In terms of usability, you can develop an API even not fluent in any programming languages.
  • Mule also provides a lightweight Java-based enterprise service bus.
  • Responsive IDE. More likely they need to improve the IDE as it lags whenever you are working with 20-30 APIs in a package.
If you'll be working with 3 or more integration services you might need to use Mule.
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We helped several customers implement Mulesoft for integrating their various systems. We have used it mainly to integrate Salesforce with various other systems including homegrown systems using SOAP and Rest web services.
  • Supports wide range of systems for the integrations
  • Support API development and web service implementations to integrate homegrown systems too.
  • Cloud deployment and monitoring make it easy to handle post production
  • Pricing is a plus point while comparing it to others in market
  • Development is a little complex in comparison to others in the market. A high learning curve is required for developers.
More suitable for complex integration scenarios as it supports Java code too. Need to have an experienced Mulesoft developer available with some Java background.
Thomas Green III | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Mulesoft Anypoint Platform is used by our data management team to facilitate integrations with customer data structures and transformations of that data.
  • Expose APIs for seamless use internally and by customer developers.
  • Improve rapid development processes.
  • Provide end to end monitoring that helps improve overall quality and aid in troubleshooting.
  • Redefining API design is cumbersome and painful.
  • Batch transacting is not as intuitive as would be expected.
MuleSsoft needs a mature SDLC to show success rapidly. In a robust environment, MuleSoft turns capability into efficiency.
Score 9 out of 10
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EAIESB is Middleware Services/Solutions provider. We provide migration approaches and options from older technologies to the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform. It is lightweight and supports on-premises and cloud deployment (cloud-hub). We recommend it to customers that have on-premises or cloud connectivity. We have also implemented custom connectors to support BPM capabilities, error handling capability and other synchronous read capabilities on top of Mule.
  • On-Premises Connectors
  • Cloud SaaS Connectors
  • Cloud Social Network Connectors
  • Cloud Storage
  • API
  • EDI
  • Mule has improved and provided new features in Mule 4 (List Operations, Sync Read, where we have built our own connectors).
  • When extending Mule to support human workflow or approval, currently, it recommends using other providers. We have built a BPM solution connector using Mule. We will open source it.
  • Mule has implemented Flow Log/Monitoring Facility in Mule 4 Design Center implementation.
  • Extensive documentation to build custom connectors.
All connectors (On-Premises, Cloud Saas Apps, Cloud Storage, Big Data, API)
October 23, 2019

Great iPaaS solution

Score 10 out of 10
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We have multiple clients who use Anypoint Platform with various levels of entitlements; from simple Runtime Manager to API Manager and Anypoint Monitoring. Each client we have implemented this with has had a successful experience and it has helped integrate disparate systems immensely. With Anypoint Platform, clients can create reusable and discoverable assets while connecting just about any application in their existing software ecosystem.
  • Reusability
  • Discoverability
  • Flexibility
  • With the maturity of the platform, cost is increasing so it's starting to price out some small to medium size customers.
Anypoint Platform can be beneficial to all customers with integration needs. There are platform entitlements that add features for every level of client needs. For just a few simple integrations, Anypoint Platform can be prohibitively expensive.
Anypoint Platform support is very responsive. There is also a huge knowledge base and an active online forum where answers to most questions can be found. When needed support engages the engineering group so adequate solutions or workarounds are always provided.
Score 5 out of 10
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We use Anypoint Platform to design Mulesoft based integration which works like backend for API implementation. This integration varies from Salesforce based integrations, Workday based integrations, and applications that need large scale data transformation capabilities. Anypoint platform has various tools like Anypoint flow designer which our business users use to build integrations.
  • Support for the full API lifecycle.
  • A single place to do everything from building API spec, integration, connecting integration with API spec in the form of API implementation.
  • Monitoring and visualization.
  • Mulesoft has tons of capabilities however where I see it's lacking is usability, it's tough to set-up Anypoint Studio on local machines. Though flow designer is an alternate to that, however, it has very limited capabilities and it's extremely tough to build integrations there for business users.
  • Very expensive and no pay as you go model.
Anypoint enables building API's backed up by integrations. It's ideal for SaaS-based integrations, for example, Salesforce and Workday. There are multiple orchestrations in the industry like integration orchestration, cloud orchestration, business process orchestration. Anypoint shines when it comes to integration. It's not ideal to use Mulesoft for cloud & business process orchestration. API led connectivity is a big sell for Mulesoft, however comparing the cost to that of non-SaaS-based integration is a costly affair.
Reaching out to the technical team or expanding the development team to build integration using Mulesoft is a big challenge. Sometimes support takes more time and business is behind to fix the issues.
Score 7 out of 10
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Anypoint Cloudhub Platform is used as the integration backbone in corporate IT and is mandated to be the integration layer that will see itself eventually being adopted across the organization. Standard integration uses cases - application and data integration.
  • API Spec (RAML) Driven Development and Collaboration Ecosystem (Echange & Portal)
  • API Policy Management
  • Anypoint MQ and Object Store
  • Exchange Vault
  • Analytics and visualization
  • Native Open API Specification and not via RAML.
  • Flow Designer appears primitive and can be built to be more intuitive and user-friendly. Dependency on Anypoint studio can be reduced for low code oriented tasks.
  • Lack of flexiblity to package multiple projects in the same app saving on vcores.
  • Mule 4 is out and is a breaking changes for 3.x apps. In view this, mesaging around what to avoid to have minimum migration impact is not clear.
Single stop solution for application and data integration needs available in cloud and on premise flavours. iPaaS abstracts a lot of complexities except that it still requires eclipse based devoplement. B2B gateway related features can be improved. Overall an integration platform worth considering.
Score 7 out of 10
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MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is being used as an ESB (integration bus). It allows us to transport data from one application to other. It also allows us to transform data to canonical format and to perform synchronous and asynchronous data exchanges.
  • Open Source (even if there is no datamapper is not free).
  • MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is a Java product
  • We can use Maven to build projects and its dependencies
  • In MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Studio, we can build an API Management solution also.
  • The license is very expensive (for a big organization, it is very recommended to have an Enterprise License)
  • In a data flow, only one object contains all activities data (input/output)
  • Sometimes we have to write xml because the graphical designer of flows is not responsive.
Mulesoft Anypoint Platform is well suited if we want to have a complete solution which contains both an ESB and API Management and API led connectivity
Score 10 out of 10
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MuleSoft Anypoint Platform can be used for multiple purposes like designing and implementing API, developing simple applications, integrating components etc. I and my organization mainly used the tool for designing and implementing of APIs. We also created basic application flow using the tool. The tool has an easy UI for developing applications. With just a drag and drop off icons your flow of the application is ready. The application helps us to understand the flow in an efficient way.
  • Good documentation to follow.
  • Easy drag and drop UI feature.
  • Excellent tool for development and deployment process.
  • Connected with many other supporting tools, so it easy to use our choice of platform for hosting application.
  • Would like to see more online tutorials on how to use the tool.
  • Mostly java based application.
The tool is well suited when a user is trying to develop and implement an API. It has an excellent user interface which makes the user enjoy his work. Also, if the user is developing SaaS based application, this is the best tool to use. This tool is handy when a user needs to design an architecture and see the flow.

Anypoint Platform Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Cloud Data Integration (6)
90%
9.0
Pre-built connectors (7)
90%
9.0
Connector modification (7)
77%
7.7
Support for real-time and batch integration (7)
97%
9.7
Data quality services (7)
92%
9.2
Data security features (7)
92%
9.2
Monitoring console (7)
91%
9.1

What is Anypoint Platform?

The Anypoint Platform developed by MuleSoft and acquired by Salesforce in early 2018 is designed to connect apps, data, and devices anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud. This platform was built to offer tools that architects and developers can adopt quickly to design, build and manage the entire lifecycle of their APIs, applications, and products.

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  • Supported: Anypoint Management Center
  • Supported: Anypoint Design Center
  • Supported: Hybrid Deployment

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Connect any endpoints using out-of-the-box connectors, dynamic connectivity to API specifications, or by building reusable connectors with Anypoint DevKit™.A reporting suite that provides a real-time view of API consumption trends and operational performance. Analytics provides insight into how your API is being used and informs forward-looking design decisions.A platform to engage with API developers and drive adoption. Share documentation, examples and manage developer access from a single platform.

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Anypoint Platform™ is a complete solution for API-led connectivity that helps companies build application networks of apps, data, and devices, both on-premises and in the cloud. This hybrid integration platform includes iPaaS, ESB, and a unified solution for API management, design and publishing.
With just a few clicks, API Manager enables you to deploy a proxy, secure APIs with ordered policies, provision access to API clients, define and monitor SLAs with proactive alerts, and analyze traffic for APIs no matter where they are running.
A single graphical design environment for Anypoint Platform, Anypoint™ Studio accelerates developer productivity with an easy on ramp for cloud and on-premises integration and API development.

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Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
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What is Anypoint Platform?

The Anypoint Platform developed by MuleSoft and acquired by Salesforce in early 2018 is designed to connect apps, data, and devices anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud. This platform was built to offer out-of-the-box connectors as well as tools that architects and developers can adopt quickly to design, build and manage the entire lifecycle of their APIs, applications, and products.

What is Anypoint Platform's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support for real-time and batch integration highest, with a score of 9.7.

Who uses Anypoint Platform?

The most common users of Anypoint Platform are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.