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Mule ESB

Agility begins with the world's most flexible enterprise bus

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Mule ESB Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Mule ESB product overview

What is Mule ESB?

<strong>Anypoint Studio</strong>

Key benefits of using Mule ESB

  • Lightweight and modular

  • Easy to learn

  • Easy to manage

  • Open-source, Open Standards

  • Integrate anything, anywhere

  • Cloud-ready, future-proof

  • Highly robust

Enterprise applications are changing, along with the requirements for developing, deploying, integrating and managing them. A change in application infrastructure is needed to address the new demands on applications. There is a growing acknowledgement that the traditional JEE 3-tier architecture does not work for the new generation of applications. The line between application and integration is fading as composite applications are becoming more widespread and the number of SaaS and web API services increases exponentially. Today's developers and IT organizations need an enterprise SOA solution that is powerful enough to support the most demanding back-end enterprise systems, yet can seamlessly integrate with the next generation of applications on both sides of the firewall.

Mulesoft products provide the necessary secure enterprise connectivity to back end systems while also embracing the new protocols and architecture of the web. Our lightweight and flexible infrastructure means that you can deploy our components anywhere, in any environment (standalone, application server, on premise, hosted/cloud) to provide the necessary connectivity and service mediation. Our flexibility also means you can leverage existing technology investments without having to replace everything with a heavy “stack.” Additionally the Mule runtime of Anypoint Platform also provides the simplest approach to integrating SaaS applications.

Mule runtime, when deployed as an ESB, takes the complexity out of integration, providing connectivity to a wide range of technologies and creating services that can be reused across your organization. It is lightweight and flexible, adapting to your existing infrastructure. Mule’s connectivity services support legacy, non-service enabled assets, modernized SOA-enabled assets, and new SaaS applications living outside the firewall. It also provides end-to-end visibility, performance configurability and high availability into your SOA infrastructure.

Typical customers

Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported


Support options

Knowledge Base
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options


Mule ESB pricing information

Value for money




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Pricing options

Free plan
Free trial
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Mule ESB features





Total features


3 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Activity Dashboard
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Data
Drag & Drop
Mobile Access
Social Media Integration

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Mule ESB users reviews

Overall Rating




Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.67/10
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Mule ESB provides environment best for integration

Reviewed 2 months ago

Using for around 1.6years feels very useful tool for integration


It is easy to understand and use independently


Some of features are paid so needs subscription

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Legacy approach to enterprise integration

Reviewed 3 years ago

Mule ESB is a heavyweight approach to application integration


Mule ESB is based on an open-source ethos, and has many out-of-the-box connectors which can be used as an integration accelerator


I think that the ESB pattern is becoming a legacy approach to application integration

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Taking The Donkey’s Work Out Of Integration

Reviewed 9 years ago

Mule ESB is lightweight and works across platforms. In addition, it is popular: the Mule open source project has a community of over 150,000 members. Most of these members are developers, who constantly grow the product using mainstream IDE environments such as Eclipse, Maven, Spring, and Ant. In addition, you can use the company’s CloudHub solution to integrate offline components of your IT asset inventory with their cloud-based counterparts.


Great tool to take the donkey's work out of scalable and flexible integration


Could be less technical

Mule ESB FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Mule ESB offer?

Mule ESB has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source

Q. Who are the typical users of Mule ESB?

Mule ESB has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Mule ESB support?

Mule ESB supports the following languages:

Q. Does Mule ESB offer an API?

Yes, Mule ESB has an API available for use.

Q. What other apps does Mule ESB integrate with?

Mule ESB integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft SharePoint, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Drupal, GitHub, PayPal, Dropbox Business, Zoho CRM, Jira, SAP Customer Experience, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Oracle Service, Zuora, Google Drive, Box, NetSuite, Twitter, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SugarCRM, Slack, Google Contacts, LinkedIn for Business, Meta for Business, ServiceNow, Google Calendar, Twilio, Infor CRM, Marketo Engage, HubSpot CRM, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does Mule ESB offer?

Mule ESB offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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