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MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

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Anypoint Platform™ is a complete platform that lets companies realize business transformation through API-led connectivity. It is is a unified, flexible integration platform that solves the most challenging connectivity problems across SOA, SaaS and APIs.

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MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Rinki S.
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"Mulesoft API Portal ! !"

What do you like best?

i have been using Mulesoft API Portal for 7-8 month , and it's really helpful for managing an api lifecycle easily , and one of the best thing i would like to tell about Mulesoft API Portal is that it can be easily integrate with other services and it provides you a great compatibility , it's also one of the secure tool , it almost cuts down you development time to half it's very useful for rapid application development , it's user interface is very cool , and especially it is very useful for software designer , it's supports many modeling languages , and with that the documentation becomes really quick and easy so that you can easiliy and rapidly deliver your product to the client and also able to maintain it easily , the quality of support provided by Mulesoft API Portal is excellent ! !

What do you dislike?

the cost of Mulesoft API Portal is higher comparatively , and it's a complex tool to learn for the beginners , other than this everything is good with Mulesoft API Portal !

Recommendations to others considering the product

Although it's a complex software for the beginners , it's very much helpful too for generating well structured documentation easily ! !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we mainly use Mulesoft api portal for creating structured API documents !!

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MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Alpesh S.
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"Mulesoft API Portal !"

What do you like best?

i must say it's the most helpful tool during developing an API integrations , i have been using Mulesoft API Portal for 1-2 years for API management , so basically we can use it for so many things but the thing which i like is that it becomes very easy to document the generated API , it also supports RAML and swagger as a modeling language , it simplifies the work of designer and the developer ,with Mulesoft API Portal you can easily able to create customized and attractive pages easily , once you start learning and implementing it , it starts making the development process easier and more faster than previous ,it's very easily integrateable service for our Business solution , it has very interactive user interface too ! !

What do you dislike?

it's quality of support not up to the mark , and it's little bit difficult to implement for freshers !!

Recommendations to others considering the product

it's one of the best , secure , reliable tool for designing API's for your Business software solutions , at first it looks non promising but as you use it for while you will definitely loved it ! !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use Mulesoft API Portal for API development and documentation !!

What iPaaS solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Vinod S.
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"one of the best api portal by IBM !!"

What do you like best?

our company is using Mulesoft API Portal since 2015 and it's really easy to work with Mulesoft API Portal even for beginners also , it becomes really easy to manage entire API life cycle management using Mulesoft API Portal , we can manage API Design , API gateway, API documentation , and API analytics using Mulesoft API Portal efficiently , it is very easily integrate to other services , you can also able to assign various policies , and the most amazing thing about Mulesoft API Portal is that it becomes very easy to provide documentation , in Mulesoft API portal we can able to use RAML for modeling purpose , it has very interactive and easy to use user interface and it can be customized according to our requirements easily , it can easily integrate with cloud hub , and for the software designer it becomes very easy to do the prototyping using RA ML ! !

What do you dislike?

it's little bit tough to learn it and put into the implementation for beginners ..

Recommendations to others considering the product

one of the most reliable API portal for designing and implementing API 's for your business application , it supports the rapid development of the product too especially for the software designers !!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use it in our company for all the external api management purpose !

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by vidhan p.
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"Top notch solution for API development !!"

What do you like best?

i have more than 2 years of experience of working with Mulesoft API Portal as an application developer at infostretch , in current scenario every company uses so many other services like SAP , salesforce etc , for providing different basic and already implemented functionality to their business applications like payment processing , and Mule soft works as a connector for all those all ready developed services , it has very cool tools for developing front end for each of the business services , i must say it has very interactive and user friendly user interface , and it's really easy to integrate all the different kinds of data coming from the different sources , we can also create composite api , the connectors provide easy connectivity to our back end system !!

What do you dislike?

As if now there is nothing to dislike about Mulesoft API Portal , all things are very help full ! !

Recommendations to others considering the product

As i said earlier in current era all the big business applications are made of so many other pre-built services and it becomes damn easy if you're using Mulesoft API Portal for it ! !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we basically use Mulesoft API Portal for managing API's workflow and documentations ! !

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by raag d.
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"Best product to create an interactive api portals easily ! "

What do you like best?

i have been working with Mulesoft API Portal since 2015 , and it's one of the best application for creating api ( application program interface ) Portals , nowadays in our business applications we're using or you can say taking support of so many others services and here Mulesoft API Portal incredibly helps you in integrating other business applications with your own business application very easily like salesforce , oracle etc. and the most special things about it is that documentation work becomes really easy , the user interface is very interactive and easy to use , and it is also network scale able while expanding your infrastructure , it also supports RAML and swagger which are one kind of modeling language ! !

What do you dislike?

the pricing is no transparent and quality of support is not so good , other than this everything is good with Mulesoft API Portal ! !

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mulesoft API Portal is one of h the most reliable and little bit costly tool for developing api portals , integrating services , generation of documents and so many things , i mean if you've never used it , then you should give it a try once !!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use Mulesoft API Portal for managing the API's and integrating different other business services ! !

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Robert S.
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"This is a software that integrates your business with other applications."

What do you like best?

Mulesoft API Portal has very good integration with development tools. Their customer server has been very good, both from help desk and account team, I really like the philosophy of APIs as an applications network, which mirrors our internal approach to APIs. The ability to react quickly to support customers and the management features of the platform.

What do you dislike?

I wish MuleSoft had a consumption-based billing model Mulesoft should make the interface a little more user friendly, this program needs to facilitate the use of the application, perhaps implementing a brief description of each option, I do not like the networking scalability and resource constraints inherited from the AWS infrastructure.

Mulesoft API Portal is very easy to use for me because I am a professional in this but for beginners it is a little complicated to run this software and it is something I do not want to happen to new workers in my work field.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Overall experience with Mulesoft API Portal has been really good, both product and professional services, so if you want to have an easy handling of APIs, I recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mulesoft API Portal has benefited, improved and developed the company in which I work because this software is:

- Very easy handling of the APIs.

- Great compatibility and integration make it a very useful tool.

- The software allows excellent protection of information

- API Portal allows you to work quickly and efficiently

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Ravi D.
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"Good product and company including sales and support teams"

What do you like best?

I would highly recommend the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform to others, as it is very easy for development through its drag and drop interface, and is equipped with the necessary connectors for simple configuration. MuleSoft provides a very user friendly tool which offers an extensive toolkit of connectors that you can certainly integrate with your developer toolkit.

What do you dislike?

The overall performance of the tool can continue to be refined, as it does have room for further growth and optimization. Also, Anypoint Studio has been targeted for the developers/people with development background, which is great for solving medium to high complexity integration problems. It lacks the ease of use required by the citizen integrator for solving simpler problems. Also, I wish MuleSoft had a consumption-based billing model.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best Product In The Market For API Development. Creation of APIs in MuleSoft was very intuitive. The number of OOB connectors helped accelerate development and provided easy connectivity to our backend systems

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The best part of the platform are the out-of-the-box connectors, exchange platform and templates that help us deliver additional value in our solution. For example, Dataweave is very impactful as integration and data mapping function can often be one of the most time consuming parts of an integration. Dataweave is able to provide the option to achieve and satisfy complex requirements, while provides the options to achieve these requirements easily.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by kalpesh d.
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"Mulesoft API Portal is one of the best service for generating API !!"

What do you like best?

i have been using Mulesoft API Portal for last 1-2 years , it becomes very easy to generate specific documentation for your API(Application Program Interface) , and i helps us and work as a bridge between two different Business software , and i must say that it has very interactive user interface which is very user friendly and really easy to use , it becomes so much easy to connect it with OMS , it supports RAML (Restful API Modelling Language ) and Swagger too ! !

What do you dislike?

the quality of support is not up to the mark , other than this there is nothing to dislike about Mule soft API portal ,

Recommendations to others considering the product

one of the widely used and reliable API development tool in which generating documentation is really easy and it also supports RAML(Restful API Modeling Language) as well as swagger ! !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use Mule soft API to create API for publishing it to the cloudhub easily!!

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Victoria D.
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"An End to End API Platform."

What do you like best?

The API market is experiencing an exceptional growth over the last few year with a lot of customers jumping onboard.

When it comes to choosing an API platform, as with an other product, there are lot of options with all major vendors offering something unique. For me the most important feature that distinguishes Anypoint Platform from the crowd is that it covers the full life cycle from the desing to the deployment and ultimately the management of APIs. Rich support for the standards like RAML helps designer start prototyping the APIs without worrying about the implementation. Eclipse based studio is a powerful tool for the developers to write integration flows, the rich library of connectors help them complete the API implementation much faster than a traditional development model. Finally with cloudhub the deployment and management of APIs are simpler and easier than ever.

What do you dislike?

The license is very expensive (for a big organization, it is very recommended to have an Enterprise License), in a data flow, only one object contains all activities data (input/output), sometimes we have to write xml because the graphical designer of flows is not responsive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mulesoft Anypoint Platform is well suited if we want to have a complete solution which contains both an ESB and API Management and API led connectivity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is being used as an ESB (integration bus). It allows us to transport data from one application to other. It also allows us to transform data to canonical format and to perform synchronous and asynchronous data exchanges.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Tiffany G.
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"One of the best API management platform I've ever explored. "

What do you like best?

For me, the most important feature that distinguishes Anypoint Platform from the crowd is that it covers the entire life cycle from design to implementation and, ultimately, API administration. Rich support for standards such as RAML helps the designer begin to prototype APIs without worrying about implementation. The Eclipse-based study is a powerful tool for developers to write integration flows, the rich library of connectors helps them complete the API implementation much faster than a traditional development model. Finally, with cloudhub, the implementation and administration of APIs is simpler and easier than ever.

What do you dislike?

I would have liked mulesoft to introduce more connectors that can integrate with wide variety of AWS services.

AWS service offerings are huge, I am sure we will have more connectors that will help integrating with most AWS services from Mulesoft studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product

With an API-led approach, integrating new modules became easy and less time consuming because of the re-use of existing components.

It also provides many OoTB features like ready-made connectors and Cloud deployment and monitoring, recommended.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my case, This is a new technology at the beginning all the process looks little complex but once you try to use the tools and of course do a walk through all the things looks less complicated. This complete tool has a lot of potential and I think that will be establishing a new way to build, share, develop, systems in the whole meaning.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by IRENE H.
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"Best Product In The Market For API Development. "

What do you like best?

Mule is by far the easiest ESB I have been exposed to. I have reviewed several others and all of them are very code oriented requiring a rather steep learning curve just to deploying your first project. With Mule and the drag-n-drop Anypoint Studio deploying your first project is very simple. Performing transformations also is very simply with the DataWeave component. This component is very flexible. Its use can be as simple as dragging one field from the input to the desired location in the output. Or it can be complex allowing you to develop functions to retrieve other data, manipulate the provided data or create new data.

What do you dislike?

designer had some issues with IE, Mozilla. Runtime manager hangs. Reporting of flow analytics should be more in depth. API designer doesn't provide all the features of comparitive tools like swagger. Public portal design should have been more options oriented.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great platform but new so MuleSoft may not fit all of your needs. However, they are rapidly adding new features and open to working with you to make the platform fit your needs so be open to it as a platform since it is constantly changing and improving for the better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

While the Anypoint Platform is a newcomer to API management tools, it still manages to be feature rich and offers a great deal of resources for both API development and deployment needs. As an ESB, it offers a plethora of connectors for making our various enteprise systems work with each other while exerting minimal effort to do so. The interface is extremely user friendly as both a developer, administrator and consumer of APIs.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Jennifer C.
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"Good tool for Data integration. "

What do you like best?

can be used for multiple purposes like designing and implementing API, developing simple applications, integrating components etc. I and my organization mainly used the tool for designing and implementing of APIs. We also created basic application flow using the tool. The tool has an easy UI for developing applications. With just a drag and drop off icons your flow of the application is ready. The application helps us to understand the flow in an efficient way.

What do you dislike?

In dataweave mapping you have to be sure to map fields inserting right names. There is not provided a control mechanism for verifying it, It is not easy to structure a process hierarchy because you have to develop flows and sub flows in the same xml configuration files, also i would like to interact with Mulesoft support directly from the design environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The tool is well suited when a user is trying to develop and implement an API. It has an excellent user interface which makes the user enjoy his work. Also, if the user is developing SaaS based application, this is the best tool to use. This tool is handy when a user needs to design an architecture and see the flow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using Mulesoft platform as pure ESB and not for back end features and is more flexible than other platforms. It enables the company to develop very complex integration architecture in few months, being able to modify or scale it in few steps, with not-so-expert developers and not-so-detailed technical documentation, which has helped us a lot.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Yogesh R.
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"A true lightweight ESB"

What do you like best?

The best part about mulesoft is that you get productive in very less time.The readily available connectors, the exchange platform, the templates all help you gasp the concept very quickly and then help deliver on the solution part.It provides API management capability and also governance and discoverability.Making it easy for the other developers and projects to identify already implemented service.

It has support for Groovy,Scala,Python,Java and JS this adds to more flexibility when it comes to implement solutions across technologically diverse teams.

What do you dislike?

There are two things which I dislike :

1)When any component or connector is selected its very difficult to identify where it came from, eg is it a transformer or a component, a tool tip would have helped a great deal here/

2)The debug mode should have also allowed to see the inner details of the stage.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Quick , lightweight , easy to develop and manage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working for a large bank comes with its set of challenges.We have many legacy applications which have a latent potential to serve other complex applications seamlessly through proper use of APIs and that too without tight coupling.I think mulesoft would definately help here.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Vinay Kumar T.
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"Anypoint Platform - Enables quick B2B integration"

What do you like best?

Along with Mule ESB runtime which has got lot of data transformation capabilities using DataWeave and other transformers and processors available to do all routing, filtering, caching, splitting and aggregation - Anypoint Platform has got the readily available connectors for B2B integrations like AS2 Connector and EDIFACT connector which helps the organisations to implement the integrations in less time. With out these connectors it will take lot of time to do those integrations. In addition to that, they have got excellent support when a license is bought. Excellent transformation capabilities of DataWeave. Scaling to a huge traffic can be done easily by tuning the flow threads.

What do you dislike?

Monitoring applications from Runtime Manager does not contain rich features like we had in Mule Management Console. Monitoring and Analysis of logs in cloudhub is tedious compare to on-prem edition.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it, definitely organisations will get lot of benefit in doing quick integrations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

B2B integrations, Large Volume data processing using batch jobs

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Deepak M.
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"Right balance of simplicity of developing with immense power"

What do you like best?

I love Dataweave , because I am from B2B Integration background where Mapping plays a major role and a most time consuming part of the integration. Dataweave provides a great power and there are endless option to achieve complex requirement easily as well as quickly comparable to traditional mapping utilities. I believe, due to this it is going to takeover as future B2B/EDI Integration.

What do you dislike?

Anypoint Studio, Though it is more informative,But sometime screen provides so many details which may not need in day to day development. As per my experience 80% of interfaces in an enterprise are simple to Medium complex. If it could have been simplified, then it could have been more better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Anypoint is concentrating both on traditional integration requirements like Mapping and in the mean time it is also up to date with trending technologies like API and Cloud etc. Hence this is going to be a market Hit.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to see the capability of Mulesoft as an alternate combined single integration platform all type of integration e.g. ESB, ETL, API, EDI etc. Currently enterprises uses separate tools for these from their respective market leaders.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Bryan M.
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"Continues to improve and impress."

What do you like best?

The ease of getting basic flow's up and running and how quickly you can get solutions to integration requirements solved. Anypoint platform, Exchange, Cloud Hub and the online collaboration components are all fantastic additions to the solution.

What do you dislike?

Although the drag and drop interfaces in Anypoint Studio have improved the overall experience, it still has a few issues that causes crashes or unexpected results in the IDE. You to have to reset the perspective or restart Anypoint Studio sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go to their website and sign up for free. Download Anypoint Studio and review many of the guides/videos and start learning. Also register with https://training.mulesoft.com and look for a Anypoint Platform Development: Fundamentals class. It's free and if you have other experience of these types of tools you will be up and running in no time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exposing applications to clients via REST, integrating data from many to many applications based on requirements..

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Swapnil S.
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"Introduction to Integration With The Best Tool Available"

What do you like best?

Very easy for development because of the drag and drop interface, with many connectors ready to go with simple configuration and settings to get a quick connection to a system and also understand, with a lot of documentation available for the same online.

What do you dislike?

A lot of times the studio just crashes or starts giving random errors, which might be removed by cleaning the project or restarting the studio altogether, but it is quite irritating at times to be stuck with a random issue in the middle of development.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Well One should analyze the competition but no matter what you want to do in the field of Integration, Mulesoft will help you achieve it. So definitely, make it your first preference.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting various tool that client uses and working mostly with SAP, SFDC, CRM etc.

We use Mulesoft for on-premise as well as Cloud based integration. And as this is a freeware tool available, our expertise in working culture helped client satisfaction to the core.

Mulesoft has connectors readily available in their Anypoint Studio, configuring them is really simple and hence it's meeting up all our requirements for developmental and monitoring purposes.

Alongwith that, working with Anypoint Studio, We have their champions program going on that makes you feel more motivated to work for the same and learn and grow like others, as well as getting help from them at the same time, regarding any problem by posting to the forums available etc.

All and all, one of the best tools I have come across in my professional life.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Deepak B.
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"Anypoint Platform - Developer's tool"

What do you like best?

A well documented and user friendly tool. You have completed control over your API Suite. Starting with development to testing your APIs and monitoring through real time graphical representation.

It gives total control on what type authentications needs to be done and how all can see what information

What do you dislike?

I feel performance of tool could have been better. It behaves weird at times. A full understanding of the tool is not an easy job as you have so many functionalities embedded.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A good tool to learn and complete tool for a developer with total control and no dependency on others

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Application of API led connectivity on B2B messages .working mainly on the REST API creation and unit testing. Making use of Partner Manager Portal and configurations on top of it.

Unit testing and monitoring of all the transactions is pretty easy job.

With Partner manager's different and relevant sections trading partner configurations and managing the transactions and data mapping is really nice

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Zubair A.
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"Excellent Integration and API Management Platform"

What do you like best?

Below are some of the features that I like the most

API designer, it is user friendly design environment with the powerful feature of testing the APIs long before the start of actual implementation.

APIKit, gets you started with the implementation quickly by doing a lot trivial work upfront.

Ability to deploy same the applications on-prem and in cloud is amazing.

Batch processing capabilities, very handy for solving the ETL type problems.

Anypoint Exchange, it is one of the distinguishing feature for the other competitors.

What do you dislike?

The development IDE, The Anypoint Studio is primarily targeted for the developers/people with development background, which is great for solving medium to high complexity integration problems. It lacks the ease of use required by the citizen integrator for solving simpler problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our customer is working on an API strategy program whereby they are trying to unlock the access to the data stored in legacy on-prem applications. They also have some cloud based applications which they want to seamlessly integrate with. The challenge was to propose an integration architecture which could allow the hybrid integration and deployment model without compromising the security. The Mulesoft Anypoint platform was the perfect fit because of the flexibility around the deployment strategies and a good level of support for security standards.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Nicola G.
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"A unique and integrated place to manage whole company projects lifecycle"

What do you like best?

On Anypoint Platform you can manage all the project lifecycle without pain: from API definition and mocking to the final project deploy and management. Anypoint Platform is a Swiss Army knife: every pieces works w/o troubles together in a sort of agile circle of continuos improvement.

What do you dislike?

Anypoint Studio is Eclipse based: on some old machine and operating system (linux distros) this could be a pain.

On non so quick network connection, a web platform could give some trouble.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are no other Vendor's platform like this...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mocking the API-based Contract with a single click give us the the opportunity to parallelize work on backend and frontend (or other service).

A single place to manage hybrid deployments, with all the API to interact with the platform, give us the opportunity to integrate Mule deployments with our CI/CD pipeline: deploy and manage deployment on cloud or on premise is painless.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Rahul S.
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"A great software with a lot of potential and great team underneath."

What do you like best?

Mulesoft is a great ESB and for APIs it is just simply awesome. I love using mulesoft and one can achieve whatever one want with mulesoft it is so flexible and easy to use. A great software and for SFDC, NETSuite and any service with REST or SOAP it is just the only thing one can need. and moreover certifications and training and all the material is quite readily available on the web so it is good if one does not have much experience in the field. All the services of mulesoft that I have used it didn't let me down.

What do you dislike?

Sometime ANypoint platform gets hangs stuck or don't respond even if machine has more than recommended configuration. Specially if you application is huge containing a lot of flow. It is based on eclipse IDE so it may or may not be a good thing for everyone but overall Mulesoft is great tool to work on..

Recommendations to others considering the product

Well One should analyze the competition but no matter what you want to do. Mulesoft will help you achieve it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting various tool that client uses.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Dale B.
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"MuleSoft Anypoint Platform-best of breed for API Led Connectivity and Orchestrating your IT platform"

What do you like best?

I love the integration of all the pieces, the fact of using an open standard like RAML to create the API definition and test it, read into Anypoint Studio to create your skeleton project and create the MUnit tests and data for requests/response all from that RAML file. Ease of use and setup was great as well as integration with other tools (SAP, SalesForce, ELK, Splunk, etc.).

What do you dislike?

Slow on Windows, faster on Mac. The integration with Maven was good but some of the documentation was hard to find to get Maven to do what I needed. Once done though I could duplicate on other projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Compare all the pieces against SoftwareAG, WSO2, etc. including the API management and proxy before decising what fits your company best.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are connecting a host of legacy systems and replacing a bunch of point-to-point connections with APIs to have a single interface and allow consolidation under the covers after the API system is in place.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Administrator
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"Mulesoft Developer Edition Review "

What do you like best?

Mulesoft is one integration tool that helps combine information from various sources and put it in one place. Using Mulesoft , one can easily access information all at one place . It can be regarded as an ESB (an Enterprise Service Bus) which easily helps in establishing a connection between two software products . The flows are designed in a such way to easily track progress of every stage of the process .

What do you dislike?

The Anypoint Platform's data weave feature is not that friendly and requires special attention while matching the relevant fields . Also while the API is quite user friendly , the developer comes across quite a few instances where the problem is difficult to find when a runtime error comes along.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prior Knowledge of Coding is definitely a plus .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The anypoint platform essentially helps integrate data from salesforce geting all the information at one place using the cloud service . The SaaS is very helpful to gather in formation . I was working on a case wherein A ticket had to be generated in JIRA everytime a case was created in Salesforce , the benefit was such that all the cases now had a proper record in terms of the JIRA ticket .

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Aaron H.
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"Easy to use, quick to learn"

What do you like best?

Based on its roots as the Eclipse platform, it has an easy (and familiar) interface for most Java developers. The visual coupling with the coding component allows you to tweak things on the fly without having to fiddle with the visual side, but the visual side allows you to quickly add new components without having to code-dump.

What do you dislike?

There are a number of bugs present in the current build. For example one of the current bugs is preventing Dataweave objects from being displayed in the visual component of the IDE, which is frustrating. Some other bugs around Dataweave (which is one of the best selling points about the platform).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Worth looking at this tool to replace all your smaller integrations that you end up writing a million small apps for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are wanting to replace all of our smaller, .NET integrations with the mule platform (plus a .NET web service on one side for the BL, we want to keep mule as an ETL tool...). The biggest benefit is how quickly you can get an integration live, e.g. pop up a quick FTP integration to download a file, takes about 10mins all up.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Dusty S.
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"Developer level 0 compatible! "

What do you like best?

The video to Anypoint studio interaction was a great way for a beginner level developer to climb the ladder and get a solid understanding of how the platform works. Overall it was a great experience!

What do you dislike?

There were some inconsistencies with the videos and the current version of Anypoint. The forums helped troubleshoot along with the team of colleuges I had that took the class with me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are some bugs with the system it seems, but overall they can be fixed with iterations and maturity of the software. I think you are on the right track! Keep up the good work, thank you for the video / hands on training it is very useful!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are testing the waters on the software itself. We have seen MuleSoft in client environments and are looking to gain a better understanding of how MuleSoft works and how we can use it in future implementations.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Divakar S.
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"It is a good tool,but still updates are needed."

What do you like best?

The drag and drop user interface of anypoint studio make it very easy and convenient for the developer to use .

Also the flows increases the code readability any one who doesn't know how mule works can understand that whats happening in a particular job,

The exchange feature in the anypoint studio is very good,It let you download the connectors which are not available in the studio by default and the sample codes.

What do you dislike?

Some times you delete a flow but it does not reflects in the configuration xml or in caches So you have to restart the anypoint studio in order to reflect those changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a very good tool for API development and API management

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are using Anypoint Platform to host our valuable data between different different app within our organization

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Yasar A.
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"Anypoint Platform-Modern day Legend"

What do you like best?

First of all in detailed explanation through videos for the developers who begin to understand what is mulesoft

Very user friendly tool with lot to offer on connectors.

Very helpful community which helps you resolve the issues

Provide lot of deployment options(manual/Cloudhub)

What do you dislike?

Sometimes i believe its very unstable just because some connectors are not compatible with the version which it interacts with various different components.

Updates for every frequent intervals.Which sometime breaks the flow.

Not sure whom we need to contact when all of dev partner portal comes down

Recommendations to others considering the product

As application has variety of features and helps immensely in integrating two different systems with much more ease

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Partner portal stability with different new features required for our b2b messages to work.

Benefits realized is mulesoft has different features in its pockets which is very compatible.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Jack P.
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"Let Mule and Anypoint platform help you with your integration challenges"

What do you like best?

The learning curve for making your integrations is very low, with the Anypoint Studio development environment must of the development are visual unless it is some complicated integrations you are building.

There are many connectors out of the box, and if the connector you need doesn't exist in the default setup, you can go to the exchange (which is part of the Anypoint platform) to see if others have built what you need both Mulesoft and third party develop connectors.

If you have to build your connector, it is pretty easy to do so, with the DevKit tool.

The Anypoint platform has the best online community, with a lot of people willing to help you out if you are stuck with some issues you can post questions on the Anypoint forum or StackOverflow and within hours sometimes minutes, there is someone to help you. If you for some reason don’t get any help there is a comprehensive online documentation with a lot of examples.

What do you dislike?

There can be many updates to Anypoint Studio; you should be careful before you update because it might break your code and give you some extra work that you did not expect

Anypoint point is a comprehensive tool, so it can be quite a task to setup and build small, simple integration, here you could be better off with a more lightweight tool

Sometimes when deploying to the Runtime through the MMC console, it can’t clean up then you have to clean up manually(delete files and folders) to make the Deploy work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You have to know Java to get the best out of Anypoint development, but for simple integration you can get pretty long with only use of the build in connectors and some XML, and for transformation you can use Dreamweaver, but all in all you must know Java if you will build any complex integrations using Anypoint platform and Mule.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You have to know Java to get the best out of Anypoint development, but for simple integration you can get pretty long with only use of the build in connectors and some XML, and for transformation you can use Dreamweaver, but all in all you must know Java if you will build any complex integrations using Anypoint platform and Mule.

Know Maven and Spring are also a thing that can make your life easier building your integration with Anypoint platform development, but not a must.

Do your homework, what license do you need to accomplish your integration can you just use the community version, or have you use for High availability, clustering so you should consider an enterprise license.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Kasper Friis K.
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"Brilliant, Easy access to complex integration solutions."

What do you like best?

The Anypoint Platform is a full integration and API suite; you have all the tools that you need, development, test, operation, monitoring and if you go for cloud also analysis tools. You also have an option for a PaaS with Cloudhub, including a free account so you can start testing right away.

Then there is the visual representation of integrations, which makes it possible to get a nice overview of the integrations.

It is often possible to get a minimal working prototype in a matter of hours, and not months so thumbs up.

What do you dislike?

Well, not everything is fluffy pink clouds, or in this case fluffy blue clouds.

In real life, integrations are not as simple as all the examples show.

The tools from Mulesoft are in rapid development, some of it is, of course, bug fixing. So you have to be careful not to do updates headlessly because some updates break functionality.

For Anypoint Studio, the consequence is that some functionality is not always working. I have especially seen this when working on Linux.

The Mule Runtime Engine is also hit by this sometimes, but Mulesoft is quite good to fix this in an acceptable timeframe.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are working alone:

- Know Java

If you are working in teams:

- Be sure that someone included in the project working with Mule have decent Java skills.

- Be sure to have a proper development strategy.

- USE MAVEN - Very important

- USE VERSIONING - Very important

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved many kinds of problems using Mulesoft. Anything from simple data mappings and transformations to exposing complex systems through API's and synchronizing data between systems.

The benefit here as mentioned earlier is that you can get a minimum solution running very fast, this is a great feature when working with agile development.

The visual representation is also a great benefit, and especially the option to export documentation is saving me, a lot of time working as a consultant.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Mike C.
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"MuleSoft makes integrations & APIs easy, fast and powerful."

What do you like best?

The ease of development. drag and drop interface with many connectors ready to go with simple configuration to get a quick connection to a system.

Creating an API is quick and easy, just write the RAML and then generate the flows in the Studio and you can have a mock API up in under 30 minutes which others can begin to develop against.

DataWeave is a powerful tool for transforming data.

What do you dislike?

It can be quite "fiddly" at times and during development errors occur without a clear reason and often down to a small config mistake.

When I first started developing with MuleSoft the documentation was severely lacking. Over the years they have been continuously improving them and they have gotten a lot better. I think they can improve further, particularly with more advanced functionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly creating APIs for internal systems to allow other systems to interact with each other.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Reeta V.
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"Mule for ESB , B2B and cloud integration"

What do you like best?

Easy deployment on cloud

Comprehensive tools/pallets for integration, save time of developer.

Ready to use elements - No other integration tool offers such detailed and wide range of elements.

Data weave for mapping without writing complex xslt logic.

GUI with configuration xml - easy to make changes in the flow.

Segregation of administration and developer interface

What do you dislike?

Need to know JAVA to be an expert in Mulesoft.

Since it is based on spring framework, sometimes to many directories to manage just for simple integration.

Lengthy process to develop api and deployment to the portal and configuring endpoint. Not easy to track the mistake.

As Anypoint Studio is very comprehensive tool, smaller integration projects may not be able to fully utilize the power of the tool.

One jar missing and you are dead.

Hard to understand the log for non Java user.

Documentation is good but can be better with more examples.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A very good ESB tool for enterprise integration.

No big learning curve for JAVA developers as it is based on Spring Framework.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy deployment to cloud

APIs - Adding functionalities without breaking existing code

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Shashank M.
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"Mulesoft: One Stop Cloud ESB"

What do you like best?

The freedom and options to connect any system / component using the Anypoint Platform. Can connect flat files and expose them as a Web Service! The system doing a "GET" using web service will never know what kind of language / platform they're dealing with. It's a consistent look and feel of REST and SOAP.

What do you dislike?

Too complex sometimes. In Mulesoft Anypoint platform, you have a number of ways to achieve a goal. There are so many components and connectors such that it becomes hard to know everything available out there.

Logging needs to be more user friendly. An audit file in an HTML format with collapsable headers will be great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd recommend Anypoint Platform if one is looking to interconnect multiple systems. Replacing point to point integration with ESB layer is a complex process but in return, it provides efficient business processes workflow and streamlined data flow between the business logic and the vendors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting systems that are very disparate. Like connecting a flat file based system with a cloud-based apps can be a pain. But with Anypoint platform, it becomes a bit easier.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Mike B.
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"Cloud to Cloud and Cloud to Ground Integration"

What do you like best?

Mulesoft provides a graphical design tool on top of an great Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) for doing cloud-to-cloud or cloud-to-ground integration. The service bus architecture is based on Staged Event Driven Architecture (SEDA) and supports active-active clustering for high availability. There are over 150 out-of-the-box connectors available to handle integrating with various systems, or if you need something highly custom, you can build that in Java, so it's a highly extensible platform. Doing an independent estimation exercise, my team found that Mule would be 300% more effective than a custom integration solution, which I later learned matches Mule's own estimates. The platform also includes a suite for API management.

What do you dislike?

Design tools are in Eclipse and require a slight learning curve if you are new to the environment. Because portions of the product are open sourced, updates require careful regression testing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some of the problems I have used Mule for include Salesforce to SQL Server integration; data migration between legacy knowledge base and Salesforce knowledge; and designing FTP to SOAP integration solutions.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Anypoint Platform"

What do you like best?

I like the easy to use Design approach as well as the flexibility to create complex integrations. In short, it is easy for both novice and experienced users to work on this platform.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have more options to externalize properties, configurations, application data using the Runtime Manager. Currently every change requires a restart and changes in dataweave requires redeployment, which makes CI/CD difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There were certain missing features, instability issues with the Version 3, but Version 4 has resolved all those issues and made the platform easier to use for both Novice and experienced users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Did a major software tranformation for a multi-national organization with integrations between 20 SaaS applications and 25 legacy applications. It is really easy to create complex integrations for such a huge landscape.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by SrinivasChandrakanth V.
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"Good among the ESB's that we have."

What do you like best?

Eclipse based tool has powerful capabilities in many integration scenarios.

Rich UX experience and focus more on basics to achieve business getting done easier.

API management was really easy to develop.

RAML based API development was easy in getting this done better.

Best certification as deals from the start to the end.

What do you dislike?

Deployment activity was little tedious.

Monitoring aspect also it has some procs and cons to be solved.

Forum has many unsolved queries.

Mule archive has all the content of a project with less security.

To get additional add ons from a network behind firewall is difficult, with out additional add ons from the market place it would be difficult to get this done in an easier way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy in integration aspects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Mulesoft for on-premise integration for a bank vendor.

As this is a freeware tool available, our expertise in working culture helped client satisfaction to the core.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Pratik B.
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"Intergrations and API Building made easy"

What do you like best?

The ease with which you can build, mock and test APIs. Also numerous connectors to help your application to speak to different platforms, makes integrating easy. Plus, easy access to numerous documentation and examples online.

What do you dislike?

Debugging can be a pain sometimes, Some integrations tools allow you change values while debugging, this feature is not supported in Anypoint Studio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating various platforms in one application and building APIs to consume them.

The wide array of out-of-box connectors helps us transform data to a format understandable to the different platforms that we integrate with.

We also use Runtime Manager to deploy our applications, this makes it easy for us to share our work with the clients

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Bhargav R.
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"Mulesoft , The Best ESB "

What do you like best?

The drag and drop interface of application development is really simple. Exporting the application and deployment process are very simple. Mulesoft provides various options for deploying applications such as Clouhub,On-Prem,ESB Server,MMC etc.., and believe me when compared to its competitors the development and deployment process is a cake walk in Mulesoft.

The support platform of Mulesoft is really helpful and they really help out whenever we are stuck with any integrations.The exchange community is awesome,where you can contribute or download various connectors,RAMLs,projects etc.The application monitoring and analytics are also an added advantage in their API and Runtime Managers.

Finally their Champions program where you can contribute to the wide range of Mule community and take up certain challenges and win some exciting goodies,books,certification vouchers and even a PS or XBOX etc..,

There are plenty more features in Mule and you'll get to know about it once you start using it. To conclude Mulesoft is one of the best ESB and cloud computing platform.

What do you dislike?

In some cases we don't find much solution available online apart from their own documentations.But Mulesoft is working on the same and encouraging people to contribute towards it using their Champions program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have requirements where we have to connect databases present in various regions and transfer files between different servers. Mulesoft has connectors readily available in their Anypoint Studio, configuring them is really simple and hence it's meeting up all our requirements.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Brad C.
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"End to end integration"

What do you like best?

The Anypoint platform is a complete integration solution which allows you to expose both existing and new systems and functions by publishing APIs in front of them. The variety of tools offered with the platform cover all bases of design, implementation, support and discoverability. Best of all though, the developed applications can be run on-premise; in the cloud; or as a hybrid solution - and you can easily move from one of these models to another without needing to change the application.

What do you dislike?

It's both a like and dislike, but the evolution of the platform is occurring so rapidly that a lot of time can be spent updating old applications to work more effectively with newer versions (although backwards compatibility between minor version changes is maintained).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're integrating large COTS systems which run on-premise, and providing a cloud accessible API to work with them. By going down this route we have reduced data duplication and manual (human) business intervention, increased operating efficiency and reduced the time needed to provide new functionality.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by 漢利 .
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"Mulesoft - Best Integration Platform I've used thus far"

What do you like best?

1. Ease of development. Using anypoint studio I can implement solutions with ease because of the many connectors and transformers provided out of the box. And debugging mule flows is easy too with the munit plugin. I always create munit test suites every time I create a mule app because it reassures me that the flow works I intend it to.

2. Easy to deploy and manage. During development I can run my mule app inside the ide, and deploying it to our on-premise server setup is a breeze.

3. Lots of online resources. If I have a problem, I can always look it up in the internet and mule resources, tutorials, documentations are abundant.

What do you dislike?

The need to do manual coding at times (i.e. some of the properties not available in the properties window, you then need to go to the xml and change in there).

The default munit plugin in anypoint studio may not work if you install an old mule runtime.

But overall, I like the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's so easy to learn Mule. I have integrated solutions using other products, but by far, Mule is the best I have come across with in terms of integrating enterprise systems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating systems, making these disparate systems interact with each other with Mule in the middle.

We managed to make utility meters integrate with sales force, oracle mdm, ftp servers, db servers etc, easily, thus making target milestones in our projects.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Anuradha S.
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"Best Platform for Hybrid Integration"

What do you like best?

My favorite is Anypoint Platform is the API-Led Connectivity, because of it's 3 layered architecture, which makes it easy for the developers to build APIs and to connect them with each other. It provides a platform to build APIs with so much ease and develop RAML also easily and quickly.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the application don't get deployed on the Runtime Manager for no reason and I can't fix it at times. This problem could be with the trial version of it. I also have faced problems in adding servers into Runtime Manager but I could fix it. The last thing I would like to mention is that some application having Dataweave component get deployed and some don't.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am an EAI developer and have found Mulesoft's Anypoint Platform the best for the development of APIs and RAML. Another benefit is low friction, which makes it easy for us to change our APIs with ease.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by VenkataNaveen K.
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"Mulesoft Anypoint Platform - "One Stop Solution for All your Integration Needs""

What do you like best?

First of all the GUI is Good and easy to use, Mule palette has the connectors needed and if you want more connectors go to exchange and u will good huge number of connectors for each need of the requirement.

We stay focus on our main service, while experimenting new services by trying connectors or even develop our own connector.

Development is made easy with this drag and drop with very minimal coding based on the requirement.

What do you dislike?

Recent Upgrades are not compatible with old components, we have to rebuild the old code to get with the new upgrades.

In memory wise it take little bit high RAM usage.

Recommendations to others considering the product

One stop solution for all your integration needs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In Manufacturing industry there are many application used in the plants and the IT, an application which integrates all these applications is required and that is where mulesoft is playing a key role in the business.

Mulesoft ESB is helping to come up with all these things.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by John B.
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"Powerful, organized and easy to use platform for superior integration "

What do you like best?

Ease of use - it is very easy to get around the Anypoint Platform and most of the features are straight forward and easy to use intuitively. It is also very powerful - you can do so much with the click of a few buttons. Creating APIs, distributing them, managing their access - all within arms length in snappy package. Visually the platform is very appealing as well - the user experience is very straight forward.

What do you dislike?

At times support and resources for learning are lacking - the primary source of information seems to come from the community and the forums.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This platform allows very quick design and implementation of integrations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Master data, API gateway configuration, re-sharing data through ESB implementations for integration of older systems and new systems in cohesion.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Divyarani S.
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"One of the Most Powerful Integration Platform"

What do you like best?

Below are the tools I have used the most in Anypoint Platform -

1. Runtime Manager- Very easy to deploy the build on cloud and manage applications.

2. Exchange - Provides wide range of pre-built connectors, APIs, Examples Etc. Along with these you will also find the links to source codes and documentation in the github.

3. API Manager - Designing REST base APIs made easy using API Manager. You can also publish and test APIs. It offers secure architecture for managing APIs.

What do you dislike?

Munit plugin needs improvement. Sometimes it doesn't work as expected. For example, if you run munit for a flow having SAP as inbound connector, it gives an error with failed to start inbound endpoint.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this to others.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are migrating the onprem integrations from a different middleware to Mulesoft cloudHub.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Gaur P.
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"Integration, collaboration made easy - it is Mulesoft for you."

What do you like best?

Huge no of connectors for different source system

Easy of use

Highly customizable (you can use scripting languages)

Single point for all activities - configuration, deployment, execution

What do you dislike?

Scheduler - I won't say I don't like it. Instead it could have been better. The logs generated through should be more verbose (similar to how we get logs in Informatica).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will surely recommend to others based on following metrics.

Huge no of connectors for different source system

Easy of use

Highly customizable (you can use scripting languages)

Single point for all activities - configuration, deployment, execution

However, before finalizing we should look for all possible options and do the evaluation. Sometimes Apache Kafka can also play a vital role as per needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems we are solving:

1. Integration of more than one system into common platoform

2. ETL functionality

Benefits:

1. It is one for all kind of system. You don't need separate systems for integration, ETL and so on. You can tweak mulesoft and make it work for all your needs.

2. Common platform for master data management

3. It really serves purpose of Enterprise service Bus.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by User in Computer Software
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"The Mule the Merrier"

What do you like best?

As a new user of Mule, I like the service it performs. Being able to connect with multiple platforms to sync with 1 OMS allows clients to be able to sell product that require different integration types. This is very helpful to be able to quickly identify errors that prevent orders from flowing to the OMS and even back out to its destination such as Amazon.

What do you dislike?

There are zero options to have data exported to reports. It would be nice to have this option and be able to export messages into an Excel or text file. The newer Mule Admin Manager is nice but still lacks a few components

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to connect clients with multiple other platforms that require different integration requirements.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Dylan J.
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"An excellent Integration platform"

What do you like best?

Getting started with Mule is relatively easy especially with the online training which brings developers up to an basic level of competency.

It is very flexible with many ways of achieving the same result and can other technologies such as xslt and maven were required.

The tool is continually evolving and with Anypoint Platform and CloudHub, it is now much more than just an ESB - it is truly a complete, Enterprise-level, Integration platform.

What do you dislike?

Advanced mastery of this tool is no-so-easy and complex integrations require a good degree of knowledge. Mulesoft do seem to suggest it is easier than it is.

The IDE also does have some issues (eg. can be slow and does have some bugs) but these are getting less as newer versions are released..

Recommendations to others considering the product

The functionality is continually improving. It should be possible to achieve just about everything you require from a cloud-based Integration platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The complete integration of multiple systems and with the logging and monitoring capabilities, troubleshooting issues and identifying where issues are occurring is not an onerous task.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"MuelSoft Anypoint platform"

What do you like best?

The flexibility for either cloud based rapid deployment or the detailed, controllable on-premise installation options, with hybrid as an option for gradual migration from one to the other.

Standards based development is a great help (Java, JSON, XML, Apache commons and other open source).

The exchange system makes it easy to get pre-built components and patterns.

What do you dislike?

A historic lack of published best practice. There is a lot of documentation designed to get one off the ground with the basics but anything beyond takes some effort. So from basic to intermediate there is quite a bit of coverage but from moderate to experiences a lot of it figure it out for yourself. This is being addressed though with the Mule Champions program and their output, Mule Summits and potentially the MuleSoft M2 best practice due soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have a few simple to implement quick wins which you can build on ready to go with so you can use immediately, fail fast and get some organisational experience which will hopefully translate into proficiency before embarking on your killer idea and suite of integration product output to achieve it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real world problems of achieving the creative business vision empowered leaders of today seek to realise. New solutions on inexpensive mobile platforms integrating with core business data in realtime with syncronisation for offline. Realtime management of IoT field tools.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Florian L.
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"Instrumental for integrating services"

What do you like best?

Mule ESB is lightweight and fast. It's simple to conceive a flow using the Anypoint Studio IDE. It's also easy to deploy a SOAP or REST (RAML support on Anypoint platform is very useful) based service.

A lot of free connectors are available (Twitter, Google, GitHub, Dropbox and so on).

Provides a lot of out of the box modules to implement modern enterprise integration patterns like messaging, file transfer, database poll, web service proxy, validator, bridge, message routing and so on.

Mule ESB core engine relies heavily on Spring Framework, hence it works well with user-defined Spring components.

First class support of JMS is appreciated.

Overall community support is great. Mule ESB core is Open Source (https://github.com/mulesoft/mule).

Flows testability has improved, especially since the new MUnit module has been released. You can now test Mule ESB flows directly using XML.

Mule ESB is stable in production and is easy to monitor with JMX.

Anypoint platform is evolving and Mule ESB documentation is getting better.

What do you dislike?

Some features (DataWeave, Batch module, Management Console, Clustering) are only available with the Enterprise version.

Mule ESB lacks of documentation when it comes to create a custom connector.

No support (graphic representation of flows) when using other IDE (IntelliJ Idea).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you plan to use advanced features like clustering or advanced data transformations, consider buying a license for the enterprise version of Mule ESB.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating services together. Transforming data between services. Pulling data from different sources.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Jitendra B.
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"Excellent Mule Anypoint Integration and API"

What do you like best?

Mulesoft Anypoint Studio very well integrated with Data Weave, APIKIT, Cloud Hub and many more.

It is very easy to use and easy to design the flow.

It is very easy to manage all project files and resources.

Everything is very well managed and it easy to find artifacts/components.

Best thing about mule it is very easy to deploy application on Mule Cloud Hub.

RAML is best thing about Mule.

What do you dislike?

AnyPoint Studio is sometime taking long time to get start and it may require some good hardware. Once it get started, it is very fast.

One more things we should be Java Expert if want to write some custom connectors or code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mule is best API based integration tool. It contains lot of connectors that is always one advantage of using mule. It support RAML, APIKIT and Data Weave.

It support on-premise as well as cloud based integration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly we are looking API Led Connectivity. We have most integration based on web service.

API will help us designing the solution and integrating the system very easily.

We are looking for cloud base integration.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Dhaval (D.J.) P.
Dhaval (D.J.) P.
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"A product that takes donkey (aka mule) work out of Integration in your company"

What do you like best?

Mule ESB is lightweight and works across platforms. In addition, it is popular: the Mule open source project has a community of over 100,000 members last I checked.

What do you dislike?

It could be little less technical than it is so functional analyst can build soap or rest services on it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

at minimum when in market for integration tool try out the mulesoft esb and compare as you will love the queueing and simplified message transformation tools it has.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

API Console allows company to use to it across multiple platforms and touch points. User can debug to make sure services are providing necessary outputs expected.

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