Mule ESB Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Mule ESB Reviews

Mule ESB

Agility begins with the world's most flexible enterprise bus

4.44/5 (495 reviews)
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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 Overview

Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Open-source, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)
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Mule ESB Reviews (495)

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 So far positive

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Reviewed 2 days ago by Michał Komliakow

 

 Easy to understand

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Reviewed 2 days ago by Sander Smis

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Mule ESB Screenshots (5)

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Security and privacy

Encryption

Yes
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

No
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Yes
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Specifications

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
English
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Competitors Pricing

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Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

SnapLogic

Starting from: $9995.00/year
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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

Benefits

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.

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Michał Komliakow

So far positive

22/08/2017

Pros

Recognizable on market, company appreciate experience with this technology, self-development sources.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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Sander Smis

Easy to understand

22/08/2017

Pros

The drag and drop function is very easy. Mule anypoint studio automatically fills in the input, therefore I can work faster.

Cons

In Mule anypoiont studio there are some unnecessary steps you need to do, that studio should do automatically.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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Adarsha Appina

It is very helpful and we can understand with very ease

21/08/2017

Integration and easy connecting to other systems and Coding is very less

Pros

RAML, Creating pages, Deploying the projects,Cloud hub, security, policies, easy accessible from Anypoint studio also

Cons

Some times I face issues while deploying project as it won't allow us to use core size more than once and if I have to do that, I am re-installing every time

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Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Froylan Morales

Mule is a good language overall, faster development as it is a higher level language than java

21/08/2017

the benefits that i got from this software is faster development and faster code readability. Overall a good product

Pros

Allows for faster development and easy data manipulation. The graphical programming face allows for easier code readability thus faster development.

Cons

Ive found that the studio is a bit buggy. This bothers me to some point. Also metadata from connectors tend not to transfer when projects get imported.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Kirti Gurjar

its good to work with this software

20/08/2017

ease of of use ,anyone can use it, even u dont have much technical knowledge

Pros

easy to use ,easily i can deploy my application ,can check logs ,easily can change the worker size as per application requirement , good customer support for any issue

Cons

logs are rolled off after some limit ,observed worker crashed issue many times with many of my applications

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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kiran hari

easy to work on this

17/08/2017

Pros

it is awesome any one can use and learn it because it so easy to learn and use i suggested to every one to learn this

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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suchithra ml

Its a good software to work with despite all the bugs...

14/08/2017

Pros

There are connectors for all most all the commonly used applications, servers & databases too.

Cons

some bugs here and there. It's very difficult to come to a conclusion that it is a bug with the software and not with our code.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Rustam Ishmatov

Overall I have very good experience using Anypoint Platform.

11/08/2017

Pros

Very easy to use. Very easy deployment. Deployment directly from jenkins! easy Production and Development deployment.

Cons

Logging for some reason I don't like much. Log viewer always word wraps the log. However it might be very useful if we get toggle for switching word wrap or single line view of the log. When new logs are coming the scroll should not move. It is not good esp. when I am reading the logs.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Bhargav Kumar Burugupalli

Its just awesome product to have, in which we can connect integrate with hundreds of third parties.

11/08/2017

Pros

The ease of integrating with multiple third party systems, and also the integration of emerging and hot technological DevOps tools like Splunk for example.

Cons

Not yet faced such cons !! But I can say one thing that, sometimes I am not able to update maven dependencies (it could be a problem with the network which I am using), not sure on this.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Prasann Shankar Dwivedi

It's a wonderful application. Self explanatory.

11/08/2017

Pros

User interface is very user friendly and the support from Muleys all around the world is the best thning whc comes from this product absolutely free.

Cons

Using it for the last 1 year but not having any major issues. The pplication is little bit heavy for personal laptops.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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