Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform

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Score 8.1 out of 100
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

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Great iPaaS solution

10 out of 10
October 23, 2019
We have multiple clients who use Anypoint Platform with various levels of entitlements; from simple Runtime Manager to API Manager and …
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Popular Features

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  • Support for real-time and batch integration (9)
    9.4
    94%
  • Pre-built connectors (9)
    9.2
    92%
  • Data quality services (9)
    8.9
    89%
  • Connector modification (9)
    8.0
    80%

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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…

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Features Scorecard

Cloud Data Integration

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Product Details

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.

Anypoint Platform Features

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

Anypoint Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Connect any endpoints using out-of-the-box connectors, dynamic connectivity to API specifications, or by building reusable connectors with Anypoint DevKit™.Screenshot of 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.Screenshot of 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 Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

WSO2 API Manager, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, and SnapLogic are common alternatives for Anypoint Platform.

Reviewers rate Support for real-time and batch integration highest, with a score of 9.4.

The most common users of Anypoint Platform are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Compatible with any program with no hassle.
  • Plug-and-play compatibility with prefabricated connections.
  • Integrates seamlessly with the Salesforce environment.
  • Having too many bells and whistles that we won't ever utilize drives up the price.
  • Not a good buy, as it is often rather pricey.
  • While developers can eventually master Mulesoft Anypoint, it takes some time.
Gaurav Pandey - PMP,ITIL,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • API management
  • Monitoring
  • Cloud integration
  • Access management should be simplified.
  • Should be fully available over the cloud, with no more software installation on a laptop, but again something is necessary to act as a bridge unless it's C2C.
  • User Interface
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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")
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
October 23, 2019

Great iPaaS solution

Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Nikhil Kohli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 5 out of 10
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  • 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.
Kamta Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
Vaibhav Khanna ☁⚡ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Rajarshee Mukhopadhyay | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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
Federica Bianco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Deepak Kushwaha | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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.
Keiven Adrian Busita | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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.
Thomas Green III | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.