Camel is awesome!
April 13, 2017

Camel is awesome!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Apache Camel

I've used Apache Camel as a great alternative integration framework compared to heavier middleware solutions from companies like IBM. It serves that purpose wonderfully, and is a total pleasure to use. Great plugins for almost any connector you could need, and they all work as expected.


  • Open source, which is vitally important
  • Great integration with Java frameworks such as Spring Boot, allowing it to be deployed however you need to deploy it
  • Wonderful testing tools as part of the framework


  • Documentation could use some work, sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to figure out how to do something.
  • Easier development time and less infrastructure cost than similar proprietary middleware.
WebSphere Message Broker - Expensive, old, hard to use, bad connectors
Mulesoft - Very similar to Camel, but expensive and buggy
Message brokering across different systems, with transactionality and the ability to have fine tuned control over what happens using Java (or other languages), instead of a heavy, proprietary languages.

One situation that it doesn't fit very well (as far as I have experienced) is when your workflow requires significant data mapping. While possible when using Java tooling, some other visual data mapping tools in other integration frameworks are easier to work with.


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