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.
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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.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Yeshwanth Kumar N.
Yeshwanth Kumar N.
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"My experience with Mule ESB"

What do you like best?

As an Integration specialist, I've worked on diverse opensource as well as Enterprise ESBs, The reason why i still working on mule is it's consistency in emerging as world class software by incorporating all the features that any tool requires in integration layer.

What do you dislike?

I always wanted to explore to the end, but enterprise edition features and B2B functionalities are unavailable to everyone atleast for some trail period.

Recommendations to others considering the product

An Architect who is trying to find a solution using Anypoint Studio, should thoroughly verify it's features and gain adequate knowledge, because MuleESB has everything we need for integration.

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

I used to integrate UI, Backend(DB, FTP, S3), BPM systems using Mule. And the features i like most are Reliability Patterns and API Gateway,

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by satish c.
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"speed, simple yet strong"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and modeling even the most complex flows and requirements looks so easy and the number of connectors available. Really anypoint studio allows us to focus on the actual requirements and it take cares of everything else around the requirement.

Also the on the fly edits and auto restart really saves so much of developers time. the kind of enhancements anypoint studio delvers to developers to work with SOA, SaaS, APIs and data integration is commendable.

What do you dislike?

some flaws exists such as if you are working with mongodb connector then you can test connections to localhost and you need no credentials but when you execute the flows it says these fields are mandatory. Also the documentation for mongo says <mongo:insert-collection> but in anypoint studio you see <mongo:insertobject> . Another suggestion is inclusion of examples for each connector with simple explanation. may be a complete working example towards the end really help understand the connector fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product

definitely. there is no competition foe mulesoft in market yet that caters to such wide range of requirements and technical domains and specializations..

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

connecting to cloud or working with rest is way more simplified then handling it in pure java. the way i worked on it earlier.

the studio also has some really cool features such as subflows, batch related and data wever need no special mention. scatter -gatter is so awesone. :)

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Jordy Andrés R.
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"The tremendous power of MuleSoft"

What do you like best?

When I met the power of this powerful tool, I was stunned basically because I have not seen any tool that resembles it since its versatility and ease when building APIs is unique

What do you dislike?

I think they should generate a little more content in Spanish I understand that their original language is in English but ... I think with some translations would be very productive I do not speak for myself, I have many friends and colleagues interested in MuleSoft but slows the language.

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

One of our customers had many platforms for their employees but they did not have a centralized login so we did orchestrate all these authentication with Mule what we did in record time and we got more than 200 employees the comfort necessary to use the tools that they Provided your company

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Alex N.
Alex N.
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"Anypoint Platform Review"

What do you like best?

The ability to be able to place things in the platform and then have colleagues from my team able to see what is on the platform is useful for reviewing and sharing components and ideas.

What do you dislike?

The navigation around the site doesn't always feel intuitive, several times I have found myself clicking around trying to remember where things are that I don't use very often.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to understand the navigation. Ensure you have a team set up to get the most out of it.

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

The flexibility to share ideas with the team without needing to use a specific computer is very beneficial, it means that before a meeting to discuss an idea you could share on the platform and everyone can view beforehand which will save time to explain.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Anypoint platform: Glass of cold water in hell"

What do you like best?

- Minimal code and faster development cycle

- Easily extendable

- Eclipse based IDE

- Integrated deployment to facility, to both onprem and to Cloud Hub

- Fairly documented

- Reasonable coverage of connectors for industry leading apps

- Excellent support for ETL use cases using Batch processing.

What do you dislike?

- Code gets cluttered with logs to trace a flow if message

- Any mapping change required development and redeployment

- Frequent release, make the connector incompatible sometimes, causing runtime migration consuming development cycles.

- API manager's policy enforcement is limited to API, expansion to web address will be awesome.

- One portal per API is very limiting. One portal to hold the rolodex of APIs will be awesome

- Lagging ability to obfuscate sensitive information while writing to log.

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Obfuscate sensitive information while logging

- Deployment less, data mapping updates

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

- Integrating various business application using Rest/ SOAP, DB and FTP for a technology company.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by BALWANT K.
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"Pretty easy for developers"

What do you like best?

1. Well formed documentation : The documentation available at https://docs.mulesoft.com/ is well formed. It's step by step tutorial is very for non java developers to learn.

2. Dedicated IDE : Anypoint Studio is eclipse like tool which is very easy to use. It's drag and drop functionality leaves developers free from writing xml code. For those who loves coding can still do xml, java , and other scripting language as well.

3. Easy to integrate services : Due to too many connectors already available in IDE, it very easy to integrate various transport ,and legacy systems.

4. Easy deployment : Very easy to deploy in cloudhub, OP, and MMC. You just need to export zip.

What do you dislike?

1. Aypoint studio is for only one month trial period.

2. Frequently update sometimes causes not working of some components. For example SQS of previous version will not work properly in new version.

3. Very heavy weight Anypoint studio. It causes slowdown the IDE. You need very high end machine with high RAM.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Reduce the size of Anypoint studio.

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

=>Integration various system for insurance domain currently. Major systems involved are http, ftp, rest, soap.

=>Integration various system for Beverage domain. Major systems involved are http, ftp, rest, soap, ftp, SAP, DB.

Benefit: It saves heavy cost and effort by replacing long codes with available connectors in anypoint studio. It is just matter of dragging, dropping, and configuration.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Aakash S.
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"Really nice and easy, User friendly product to use"

What do you like best?

The user friendly environment and ease of understanding. I really could experience these features whenever I used to use this product. It also gives a freedom and confidence about the same product.

What do you dislike?

Little less fast and sometimes it becomes hard to understand for first time users. I strongly believe that the product's first time user experience matters a lot. That's how it creates an entire impression in your mind and that is why the above dislikes need to address asap.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would strongly recommend this product to other people.

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

Mainly for api development and integration.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Shyam S.
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"Integration Made Easy"

What do you like best?

whole lot of connectors provided, all most all types of i.e. Cassandra & many more new ones. It also provided way to write your own connectors & components as per business needs. Very flexible framework.

What do you dislike?

Dataweave part is a bit complicated & some times Exceptions are a bit tricky.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A good Framework & good IDE on top of it to develop Middleware code for integration.

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

Anypoint Studio is a complete IDE which has Ecllipse base along with configured standalone Mule server to deploy & test the application.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Aaron K.
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"Excellent integration tool-set which works for both on-premise and cloud!"

What do you like best?

MuleSoft gets what are really required for today's integration. They have created an integration toolset which works both for on-premise and cloud. This is one of the biggest strengths of Mulesoft over other integration vendors.

What do you dislike?

I wish it was .net based but sadly it is a java based. Still, it supports development .net as well. Truly, targeting to be platform and language agnostic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't look elsewhere, this is the best integration tool-set available in the market atm.

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

With MuleSoft, I can focus on solving business matters instead of integration requirements as the tool-set makes it so easy.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Pramod B.
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"On the Go integration tool"

What do you like best?

Working with anypoint studio and the RAML

What do you dislike?

Some times xml transformation doesnt work and Munit, which work some times and the same does not

Recommendations to others considering the product

All the time. Its been the first integration tool and i have been lucky enough to work on it

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

B2B application where both are in different messaging format and translating it to the end business as per their requirement. Its lot really easy to transform and know the status of the message. You can Build API realy fast, you can transform the message really fast and deploy the application in one go, no need to know any deployment scripts it just on the go. Ability to check the logs in different level. Lot of more things

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Ryan H.
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"Powerful integration platform, be ready to take development seriously"

What do you like best?

Mule is really the best platform out there for connecting arbitrary enterprise systems reliably. Its core is open source java, built on the Spring framework, and available on github. Connectors are available, usually for free, for nearly any system you are likely to encounter in modern enterprises, and Mulesoft offers their connector toolkit at no cost.

What do you dislike?

The marketing and documentation of the platform seem to encourage new developers to build naively simple integrations, and deploy them directly to production. Tooling and training is improving, but in general application development maturity still seems to be several years behind the industry.

Mulesoft's enthusiasm for open source software has ebbed, slowly but consisitently, over the past few years. Each year a larger fraction of their product portfolio is completely closed source. In 2015, they decided to migrate their open source unit testing framework MUnit to a closed source project. The open source projects on github are mostly made up of Mulesoft employees, and there's not much in place to encourage community contributions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Treat integration development with Mule ESB as seriously as you do all software development.

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

Enterprise integration continues to grow in importance for my clients, and hasn't gotten much easier. Mule ESB has been a major component of most of the integration solutions I've been a part of. Recently, API enablement has been important to my clients, and RAML is a great fit.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Anil A.
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"RAML beginner"

What do you like best?

it's actually best for writing an API using raml.

it's easy write a raml in anypoint platform.

What do you dislike?

it's hard to deploy an API because it shows error many times. And when we on mocking service it show multiple basic URI sometime which leads to new error

Recommendations to others considering the product

update mocking service

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

I am just a beginner and I try to learn raml . I am familiar with mulesoft which introduce me raml and anypoint platform.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Gijish V.
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"One of the elegant Integration platform"

What do you like best?

1. Simple interface - be it IDE or any editors for code development

2. Low footprint - Very small in package, typically about 700 MB for the IDE + test runtime. Also the Standalone server is tiny and functional.

3. Blazing fast development times - Download and execute the .exe to bring up the IDE. Takes little or no time to install. Unlike other ESB's from IBM/SoftwareAG or the like, there is no hours of wait time in installation. Also the palette is intuitive and well organized, lots of built in components, transformers and connectors and simple component configuration makes development of an integration flow super quick. Coupled with an embedded runtime that reloads the application in second, the testing is also super quick. The old age of making a change, saving it and anxiously waiting for the application to reload is gone.

4. Evolving platform - Platform going tremendous changes and new versions have more features and capabilities. The platform now has almost anything that you may ask for in an integration suite.

5. Power of Spring Framework - This gives more power and extensibility to Anypoint platform

6. Power of the community - I have not seen any other vendor (IBM/Tibco/Oracle/SoftwareAG) providing a platform for the community to learn, contribute and help one another in using a platform. The MuleSoft Champions program is an epic.

What do you dislike?

1. Frequent product updates and thus catching up with the developments. You need to be on the toes to see what's happening and MuleSoft does a great job in proliferating the upcoming changes early and also facilitating webinars and blogs to bring awareness to the new changes

Recommendations to others considering the product

This should be on top of your list. In case features seem to be missing, please get in touch with MuleSoft sales before deciding the platform.

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

1. Saving cost and effort - Replacing heavy weight and costly integration product with MuleSoft Anypoint platform

2. Monetization of API's using MuleSoft's API management toolkits

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by S M Venkatesh N.
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"One of Best Integration tool"

What do you like best?

The best thing about mule was it has created connectors for all major third party applications which are flawless and easy to integrate. As mule runs on Spring and Maven it would easily helps you understand the issue with clear debug logging in case of errors. There is rich support on mule blogs for technical limitations. Really loved the way integration revolution was taken to the next level.

What do you dislike?

So far Nothing much. Everthing I have worked so far looks great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you are looking for seamless integration and cloud based ESB then mule was right product.

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

Currently we have build a platform which would communicate with all the applications via mule interference.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Brandon G.
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"Great extension of Eclipse for application integration (specific to MuleSoft)"

What do you like best?

Some may not appreciate the EIP UI representation used for XML file generation but it is extremely helpful when developing connections to different systems. The UI allows for a graphical representation or equivalent of an Maven Archetype providing assistance for the integration developer when attempting to create code in parallel with application design. Additionally, the ability to debug integration code uncovers previously opaque methods of data transformation and delivery. The debug feature puts this tool on top of the stack of other integration IDEs.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the Anypoint development team in their haste to provide the best, cutting-edge products produce releases too quickly. A more rigorous QA process could improve the features being released. Also, allowing for features that are being replaced to be phased out without causing additional work by the consultant or customer development group.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at other products debugging features. They don't stack up to this product.

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

Creating stable middleware applications for enterprise software. Benefits have been the large improvement over legacy tools that are not keeping up on the technology front or the new tools that are not up to par.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Sulthony H.
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"Anypoint Platform - Extending Enterprise Integration Capabilities"

What do you like best?

Variety of integration development between direct coding or drag and drop give us freedom to achieve our goal. There are many connectors provided and easy to use. We can cut most of development effort by implementing new approach from this platform.

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

What do you dislike?

Recently there are many upgrades. Some of them are not backward compatible, we have to rewrite that part, fortunately it's only required minor effort.

There are also new features offered. Basically it's not bothering our current implementation. But its easiness of use and other benefits make use want to adopt it... with consequence we have to rewrite and retest our product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend this platform to others. Because, it offers connectivity capability which profitable for enterprise, and offers simplicity for developer to implement it.

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

In healthcare industry there are many system connected: hospital management, warehousing, finance, medical devices, etc. Previously, we connected those systems by utilizing many different middleware. Now by using Anypoint Platform we can accommodate all purpose with single platform.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Vincent P.
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"Great way to do system to system integration, especially with SaaS providers."

What do you like best?

Coming from the world of IBM and Oracle ESB products, it is refreshingly easy to both develop in and deploy. Dataweave (in the Enterprise version) looks very promising as a way to reduce the number of steps in our current flows around data transformations.

What do you dislike?

While it is very easy to use and install and add or remove nodes, and other admin tasks. I wouldn't say the MMC console is going to win any UX awards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't be afraid to compare it against its competitors like wso2, and while it may not win on purchase price, it is much faster to get developers up to speed and productive.

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

We are using Mule ESB at our network edge to handle interactions between in-house systems and cloud providers. It has a large library of connectors that make this much easier than other products we have used in the past.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Internal Consultant
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"Mulesoft reviews"

What do you like best?

Simple Workflows and ease. Reports and Data gathering for meaningful data. Overall good direction

The three-layered structure allows for a seamless flow of data from systems of record for more insights, and allows for reusability of assets rather than point to point connections.

What do you dislike?

Better if there are plug and use cases/ proactive measures. ERP integrations are challenging. Now the transactions are processed at the edge of the network , ease and speed with quality will be three dimensions that need to be paid attn

Support from Mulesoft needs improvement

Recommendations to others considering the product

showcase SMB, Enterprise use cases real time

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

improve operational excellence and service assurances

Quality and availability of end-user training making powerful expert teams

Create internal/operational efficiencies

Improve business process agility

Improve compliance & risk management

Reduce time to market

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Han E.
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"Great tool to connected to other integration system"

What do you like best?

1. A lot of connectors ready to connect us with any other integration system

2. Easy to make flow based on drag and drop feature and little configuration

2. Easily transforming payload to other type.

3. And many more mulesoft anypoint platform capabilities that simplify our work.

What do you dislike?

To deploy our project we must trigger manually, even using MMC. I am still not found how to scehdule our deploy, like integrated with CI Jenkins.

Recommendations to others considering the product

this software is great to build system that integration with a lot of integration system out there. and it can simplify our work because drug and drop system with little configuration feature.

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

In my current project , there is a lot of requirement to integrated with another platform, such as eWay, CMS Sitefinity, Email, Twilio, CRM, Healthlink, Medicare, etc.

and our benefit is we can build all the connection just using Mulesoft anypoint platform.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Lina P.
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"Icons in canvas"

What do you like best?

All platform is really good. I'm fan of Eclipse, so I really like Anypoint platform very very much. It has a good UI. Its really easy to manage and good solution of code visualisation. Its clear and - I just love it!

What do you dislike?

On my PC it runs really slow... And it would be nice to have possibility to resize canvas icons. Its really difficult to work and follow bigger project on a small screen.

Other thing - Postman could be integrated. Or it can be some perspective instead Postman to test you API. This would be very useful and great!

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a really good tool for APIs!!!

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

I'm consultant. But this platform is really easy to work with. I like it.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"easy smart and simple ESB "

What do you like best?

Easy development of business flow

Easy for multiple System integration, save time of developer

Wide range of components is available for development

Easy to make changes in flow by using GUI and configuration file.

Easy to expose multiple API for legacy system

What do you dislike?

Need to know Java and java technology like spring.

It’s not fulfill small integration project requirement

Deployment and integration is not easy to verify

Difficult to debug logs, it should be more user friendly

Recommendations to others considering the product

It’s a very good ESB integration tool for enterprise and banking application.

Not required pure java code to develop simple system flow

Easily interconnect multiple systems.

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

Connect all legacy system to cloud with support of Rest API without writing java code

Any point studio provide simple and fantastic component to develop business flow

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by chetan s.
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"Anypoint Platform - Made integration easy"

What do you like best?

We have many connectors, Many cloud connectors. Easy and Drag & Drop integration. Mule Management console for managing project. Cloudhub to deploy on cloudhub. Mule Community & Mule Forum helps lots of developers. API Manager for manageing Api. Raml support. Lots of thing that made developer life to easy. Not only for developer but customer perspective easy to maintain.

Less time to develope application.

Really I love with mule.

What do you dislike?

Few things like tough to customize custom. I feels code is not shape to easy customazatioin. This may be either bug.

Some time few problems in Anypoint studio while upgrading.

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes I am always recommend this product to others.

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

Order Management System - We have manage whole order management through Mule ESB. It was very great experience for me. We use many mule connectors & cloud connectors in this projects.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Consultant
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"Great Product to starts with integration "

What do you like best?

For the beginners who starting their carrier with integration anypoint makes their work easy and flexy.

Understanding is so easy and with in no time we can start integration. All are ready to use in this anypoint.

What do you dislike?

When we do datamapping using datamapper and mule xml with heavy load / code its little bit slow while opening those files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure its should not be slow when we deal with lot of code/mappings

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

Basically we work on integrating different systems. Till now we connected many source and target systems and FTP,SFTP,SAP,PGP,Expenses etc. No need to worry about code starting for components. when we drag them in canvas we can modify the component.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Jean-François D.
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"The best Best Integration tool"

What do you like best?

The best thing about mule was it has created connectors for all major third party applications which are flawless and easy to integrate. As mule runs on Spring and Maven it would easily helps you understand the issue with clear debug logging in case of errors. There is rich support on mule blogs for technical limitations. Really loved the way integration revolution was taken to the next level.

What do you dislike?

Everthing I have worked so far looks great.

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

Currently we work to connect our web server with the ERP (Orders, Customers, Items, Inventory etc....)

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"A new generation tool for end to end integration"

What do you like best?

Basically Mulesoft comes with all the capabilities which integration industry expects. besides that Mulesoft gives option to developers to extend the capability using Java.

Anypoint platform and studio both gives a better virtual view of integration while development compared to other similar tools.

It takes minimum time and minimal effort to prepare a perfect end to end integraion solution.

What do you dislike?

Things i dislike about Anypoint pplatform or mulesoft is it require little high configuration to setup on the system. Anypoint studio will work better only if RAM size is greater than 4GB or else it gets stuck and closes adruptly.

Besides this hardware requirement i dont see any disadvantage with Anypoint platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Best API implementation features

- Cloud support

- Easy setup / configuration

- Leverages Java which is a very big advantage

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

Mulesoft helps a lot in solving cloud based integrations which is growing rapidly in current market. Mulesoft's API and rich dataweave features helps in better connectivity and rich transformation of data.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Internal Consultant in Banking
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"Easy, efficient and time to market choice for new age API enabled development"

What do you like best?

More than tool, it is API enabled methodology which is best being put by Mulesoft by not only providing tool to develop it, it also provides runtime environment to deploy and execute it. Training material is also great which gives hands on steps to really learn tool as well as methodology.

What do you dislike?

As I am still in learning curve as doesn't come from distributed background, I am pretty much taking it as is. One thing though which I felt that breaking a flow in too many pieces could act negative for performance and if not designed properly could create few weak links if not designed properly. Not sure if tool provides any such intimations as that would be really great or could create havoc if found late after productionalize application as it would mean changing whole design.

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

I am still on learning curve but do foresee great benefit to convert a tightly coupled application/system, easily into generalize service. Especially because application I support is a down the stream application which can be used by many front end applications. While it was not feasible to integrate application easily with multiple products as development takes long time, using mulesoft it seems much feasible, so very hopeful to utilize its benefit.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Ashwin P.
Ashwin P.
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"A very good Integration Tool"

What do you like best?

Easy to use development environment. Dataweave, where most transformations can be done. Very helpful debug mode and loggers. Lot of connectors, so that anything can be connected to anything. A very helpful forum site, where most of the problems can be solved.

What do you dislike?

Some connectors are premium connectors. So separate licence is required for it. Each applications or projects are independent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please switch to MuleSoft from any other Integration Tool to improve the business.

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

We are integrating different systems by using MuleSoft. We are transforming the data from one format to another to meet the requiements.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"My Experience with Anypoint Platform"

What do you like best?

I like CloudHub and API Manager the most in platform services provided by Mulesoft. Because we can design our APis with ease and we can proxies of them to prove security. With single API management we can perform entire life cycle of API like designing,publishing and provide security also . Writing RAML and mock testing is the beauty of this API manger.

What do you dislike?

Some things are there in Platform those have to be improved like Data Gateway and Anypoint MQ services as I am having issues with Data gateway while connecting to external data services.

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

It is very easy to create applications using Mule ESB as ot reduces the complex connections between communication of applications. We are having so many connectors to connect with the world which are not provided by other ESBs.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Ankur C.
Ankur C.
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"Anypoint Platform Experience - for a Novice"

What do you like best?

The Tool really is does a great job when it comes to API Design(RAML), Documentation - using the features for exposing the details to Consumer using API Portal. API Notebook is another cool feature where I am yet to explore many things.

What do you dislike?

Design Time Governance is lacking. If the API Design Lifecycle is also available then the enforcement of Design Time Governance will be great.

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

Rapid integration with provider systems

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Paneendra V.
Paneendra V.
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"AnyPoint Studio One Stop Shop for APIs and Integrations Development"

What do you like best?

Anypoint Platform has intuitive UI which helps you to maneuver easily. It is one stop shop for creating and managing APIs, deploy applications. Best part is Mule exchange, where you can publish APIs or templates which can be reused by your peers.

What do you dislike?

Deployments to cloudhub is relatively slow. It will sometime takes more than 5 minutes. I am really not sure about the delay. I believe this needs improvements.

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

We have many business use cases like data sync between on-prem and SaaS applications, integration between ERP systems. It really an hour or 2 to get us up and running to connect applications between cloud and on-prem applications or cloud to cloud integrations

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by R.J. S.
R.J. S.
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"An Integration Platform Built for Connectivity"

What do you like best?

I have found the number of connectors that are available to be an incredible feature of the platform.

What do you dislike?

The platform is still maturing. I think most companies can/will rely mostly on the cloud runtimes but may stumble a bit bringing everything on premise.

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

The platform will be providing a few things that cannot be achieved with only one product. The platform will not only allow us to build integration solutions, but it will help us manage our API's through the entire API lifecycle.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"A great and popular Integration and API management tool"

What do you like best?

The Anypoint platform is a simple and easy to use IDE to build APIs and Integration on-premises and cloud based applications. MuleSoft provides excellent online training lasting for 8 weeks for beginners which enables any new comer to start build his/her own applications. MuleSoft support team is helpful and provides quick solutions or reference to links in case of roadblocks during development. The DataSense feature provided by the Mule platform is also a very unique feature and eases application integration.

What do you dislike?

The IDE sometimes behaves in an unexpected manner but I can say that it is improving with the MuleSoft upgraded versions of Studio. It would be great if MuleSoft provides solutions to the common issues seen while developing flows or in dataweave on forums like stackexchange similar to what we see for other technologies. Also, more hands on videos will be of great help since its a growing technology.

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

We have cloud based and on premises integrations, which details with CRM and ERP applications for the client.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Rajeev K.
Rajeev K.
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"Anypoint Platform"

What do you like best?

Anypoint is based on the core principles which are needed to make IT Solutions profitable and scalable. Be it managing your APIs or deploying your codes; Anypoint makes the process seamless. What sets it apart from others in race is it fits in the Agile model in perfect way.

What do you dislike?

Still a beginner on this Platform and still in awe with the good things that I have sen so far. So will reserve my views on this for a later point of time.

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

Dealing with a set of multiple applications across different technologies and after moving to this platform, we have seen a great improvement in our Prod downtime outages.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Internal Consultant in Internet
Internal Consultant in Internet
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"Awesome Cloud Integration Tool"

What do you like best?

The fact that by leveraging Anypoint Platform, companies can re-architect their SOA infrastructure from legacy systems, proprietary platforms, and custom integration code to create business agility.

Anypoint Templates Library is a very good feature that gives the architects and developers a solid starting point to start from their developments.

What do you dislike?

I thought at first that Mulesoft does not provide templates to guide me through real-life Salesforce integration scenarios. Then I learned that it does, for example, have templates aimed at solving the challenge of integrating multiple instances, or orgs, of Salesforce, which is an area of my interest.

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

Integrating Salesforce with legacy enterprise systems. Mulesoft is an excellent cloud based tool to be leveraged for this purpose.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Excellent Integration Platform , Easy Integration and APIs"

What do you like best?

API Led Connectivity Approach

Dataweave for transformation

Simple and powerful Dev kit to extend the functionality

There many connectors to make life easy. We have to just explore

What do you dislike?

We have to be careful with Flow processing strategies which when used without proper design could lead to unexpected results.

Sometimes, studio hungs and when restarted fails to identify the default domain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For Developers

Explore the ethics of Mule's design. It is easy when you know how Mule was designed.

Java and knowledge of any functional programming is good to have

Maven Knowledge

For Customers:

Cost Benefit when compared to similar platforms

Support team is quite responsive and provides solutions when struck

They do help in setting up the C4E and keep you going with the platform

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

Hybrid Integration ( onpremise to Cloud apps)

APIs

Benefits:

Faster development

Good visual representation of the integration solution

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by User in Telecommunications
User in Telecommunications
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"Enterprise Integration - time is the key!"

What do you like best?

I have been working as the architect on integration project using Mulesoft recently. The best benefit to me is the quick delivery of re-usable API on Mulesoft ESB. This gives me the lead time to drive the whole integration project. It also gives the business the confidence that the project delivery can be met in time.

What do you dislike?

I have been dealing well with my Mulesoft Developers. The only problem is the documentation from the development team is lagging as the development goes so fast :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mulesoft provides the whole suite of development tools, learning materials, and cloud support. The API orchestration layer is fantastic as it is easy to pick up, powerful, and easy to change.

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

We are building up the ordering solution to integrate with billing platform. Mulesoft ESB serves as the middle layer to route, transform, orchestrate messages from/to billing platform.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Antonio A.
Antonio A.
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"Mule"

What do you like best?

Anypoint Platform is a very cool integration product that make easier the developer's work and allow a better communication between business analyst, that design the APIs, and developers, that implement the APIs.

Also the DevOps integration is very very good.

What do you dislike?

The cloud version doesn't support the clustering, that is very useful in some use cases and sometimes it's not very clear what's happening during a deploy.

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

Time spent on developments is much less than with other product used before and the customer has a better idea of what's going on because he can clearly understand what structure is needed in the request and what is returned in the response.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Consultant
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"Mulesoft Overview"

What do you like best?

The adoption of an integration software needs alignment with the business in order to success is not new. But having the possibility to decouple into many APIs layers the requirement of the business until you get the full solution , disengaging all the systems that are interacting , is the best thing I found in Mulesoft.

It's natural to behave like this with this software, do don't have to force it.

The debug feature is one of the best things the tool is providing.

What do you dislike?

The Anypoint studio is still with some bugs. Some tips are always required in order to have finished your goals developing flows. But that is something that you get use in this kind of software.

A better QA for the Studio could be a good addition.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve the QA into the Studio.

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

Sales, ETL, Mobile backeds, and some Middleware integrations between large ERP with some satellite systems.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform review by Sony J.
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