Mule ESB Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Mule ESB Reviews

Mule ESB

Agility begins with the world's most flexible enterprise bus

5.0/5 (1 review)
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Anypoint Studio
Eclipse-based graphical designer for intuitive visual mapping of complex integration flows.
Flexible ‘two-way’ editing functionality that allows developers to utilize graphical development tools while still providing full access to review and modify the underlying XML configuration files.

Graphical Data Mapper
For rapid transformation of data between any combination of XML, Excel, Java POJO, CSV, JSON and Java Map / List of Maps. Developer productivity features to dramatically shorten the development/test cycle

Seamless integration with CloudHub
Simplified deployment and management for Standalone Mule instances, and deployment to cloud by hosting in the MuleSoft CloudHub environment.

Mule Enterprise Management Console (MMC)
Developers using Mule ESB and MMC will have a web-based message flow debugger at their disposal, allowing them to quickly pinpoint and resolve configuration issues by auditing real-time message flows, message payloads, headers, the timing, and more. If the service flow isn't behaving the way as expected at development time, users can quickly turn on the auditor and figure out which component is at fault.

Intelligent alerting
Define alerts on resource utilization of services, service-level events, or message payloads. Receive notifications when critical metrics cross thresholds. Escalate alerts or trigger corrective actions using custom alert scripts.

Service flow debugging
Audit message traffic and associated properties on both the inbound and outbound sides of services. Quickly pinpoint and resolve Mule ESB configuration issues. Turn service level auditing on and off to capture just enough data to diagnose an issue without impacting performance.

Performance diagnostics and tuning
View performance data (e.g., threads, memory and CPU utilization) at the service level. Detect performance bottlenecks down to individual thread and object level. Change resource allocation (e.g., thread pool size) at runtime to optimize service performance.

Fine grained ESB control
Start, stop, and restart ESB resources individually at the server, service, and end-point levels. Remotely access, update or replace any file or configuration on a Mule ESB server. View logs, server and cluster configuration information.

Business Events Tracking
Mule ESB provides an extensible framework for capturing and viewing business KPI’s as they flow through your integration infrastructure.

Mule ESB and BPM
Mule ships with a lightweight process manager that seamlessly integrates with the Mule runtime. Additionally, Mule can integrate with any BPM engine via SOAP or REST web services.

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Mule ESB Screenshots (5)

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Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Competitors Pricing


Starting from: €300.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

IBM Cast Iron Cloud Integration

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Starting from: $9995.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription

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Key Features of Mule ESB

  • Simple, drag-and-drop graphical design
  • Visual data mapping and transformation
  • 100s of pre-built, certified connectors
  • One-click cloud or on-premise deployments
  • Robust enterprise security enforcement capabilities
  • Built-in high availability & clustering
  • Mainstream Java development tool framework
  • Connector DevKit for ultimate extensibility
  • Visibility & control through a web-based management console
  • Application deployment with integrated repository
  • Start/stop/restart application & endpoint control
  • SLA Monitoring & Alerts
  • Service flow analyzer for rapid debugging
  • Business event tracking providing KPI level visibility
  • Runtime performance configuration
  • Role-based access (integrates with LDAP)
  • Out of the box OAuth for rapid partner onboarding
  • Secure Data Gateway for cloud/on-premise connectivity
  • API management
  • Service registry/repository


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.

Alternatives to Mule ESB


Rakesh Sharma

Taking The Donkey’s Work Out Of Integration


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

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