My WSO2 ESB review
August 05, 2016

My WSO2 ESB review

Sonam Samdupkhangsar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

I worked on WSO2 ESB and with WSO2 Registry for about four years. The primary goal of WSO2 ESB was to provide a common gateway for all Enterprise Services in the organization and reduce silo development of services. I am not currently using it at the moment.
  • WSO2 ESB has a very nice Graphical UI for managing deployment of services and monitoring services. It uses Apache Synapse to manage the message mediation and can make changes within the UI at runtime and deploy it on-demand if necessary. It is open source and free.
  • WSO2 has an array of other enterprise level products that integrate with each other very well. WSO2 GREG for governance of service artifacts, WSO2 AM for identity management and their API manager.
  • WSO2 ESB has a lot of nice GUI elements and some for monitoring services. I think it could do away with them. The documentation and tutorials can be more updated with their product version.
  • I think support could be lot better in terms of their response times.
  • I think it is a great product. We used it extensively for many years and I believe it has done it's job for us.
I have recently been using Mule ESB. I also found their product to be solid. I like how you can develop message mediation rules in Mule Eclipse IDE. They have a lot of features to build services with less custom development.
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.