Comparison of business integration software

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This article is a comparison of notable business integration and business process automation software.

General[edit]

Scope[edit]

Scope of this comparison:

In general, comparison includes products of vendors, included into the Gartner's Magic Quadrant for the Integrated Service Environment Market, 2006,[1] published on 2 February 2006. Not included Rapid application development and modeling tools. Updated to be more in line with Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, 2009,[2] and also the Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back End Application Integration Projects[3]

General information[edit]

Software Creator Edition Release Date Cost (USD) Open source Software license Implementation
Adeptia Integration Suite Adeptia 5.3 March 2012 1800 / Month No proprietary
AdroitLogic UltraESB AdroitLogic 1.6.1 Oct 2011 Free / Commercial Support Available Yes AGPL
Apache Camel Apache Software Foundation 2.10.4 March 2013 Free/Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
Apache Synapse Apache Software Foundation 2.0 November 2010 Free / Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
APIM bpmi CSRbusiness 6.6 November 2001 starting from $12,000 for standard edition [4] No proprietary
Artix ESB Progress Software 5.x 2003 No proprietary
Automation Anywhere Integration Pack Automation Anywhere 6.1 Feb 2011 $5500 No proprietary
BizTalk Server Microsoft 2013 March 2013 Enterprise Edition: $10,835 per core; Standard Edition: $2,485 per core; Branch Edition: $620 per core; Developer Edition - expected release November 1st 2013 - sub-$50 per seat; also available under MSDN licence.[5] No proprietary Enterprise Service Bus
SharePoint Server Microsoft 2013 2013 No proprietary/SaaS Dynamic Case Management
Flow Software Flow Software Ltd 2.3.0 May, 2010 Free Community Edition, and Enterprise licenses No proprietary
FUSE ESB - Enterprise ServiceMix FuseSource 4.x 2007 Yes based on Apache Software License
Informatica Power Center Informatica 8.5 October 2007 Varies: 50,000 - 100,000 generally No proprietary
JBoss Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) JBoss, a division of Red Hat, Inc. 4.9 August 2010 Free / Commercial support available Yes LGPL Enterprise Service Bus
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform JBoss, a division of Red Hat, Inc. 5.1 February 2011 Free / Commercial support available Yes LGPL
Jitterbit Jitterbit 2.0 May 2008 Yes JPL
Magic xpi Integration Platform Magic Software Enterprises 1.0 May 2012 No proprietary
Linx 5 Twenty57.com 5.0 Feb 2014 free beta No proprietary
Openadaptor The Software Conservancy 3.4.6 February 2011 Free Yes variant of MIT
Mule ESB MuleSoft 3.3.1 September 2012 Yes CPAL
OpenESB OpenESB Community 2.0 May 2008 Supported By LogiCoy Inc. http://logicoy.com/support Yes CDDL
OpenLink Virtuoso OpenLink Software 4.5 2001 850 per value unit[6] Yes Dual (GPL or proprietary)
Oracle BPEL Process Manager[7] Oracle Corporation 10.1.2.0.2 23 January 2006 50,000 per processor[8] No proprietary
Oracle Enterprise Service Bus[7] Oracle Corporation 10.1.3.1  ? 10,550[9] No proprietary
PEtALS ESB OW2 Consortium 3.1.3 July 2011
Free / Commercial support available Yes LGPL
Sonic ESB Progress Software 8.x 2011 No proprietary Enterprise Service Bus
SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (short SAP PI) SAP AG 7.3 2011 Varies[10] No proprietary
SEEBURGER Business Integration Server (short BIS) SEEBURGER AG 6.3.5Q3 2013 Varies[10] No proprietary
ServiceMix Apache Software Foundation 4.3.0 March 2011 free/commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
Spagic Engineering group 3.0 May 2010 free / Commercial support Yes LGPL
Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite Sun Microsystems 6 June 2008 $100 per employee per year subscription, perpetual per socket licensing available[11] No[12] proprietary
Talend ESB Talend 5.2[13] November 2012 Free / Commercial support available / Subscription Yes [Apache Software License] / [GPL] / Subscription[14] Talend ESB[15]
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks TIBCO Software 5.11[16] November 2012 varies No Proprietary Enterprise Service Bus[17]
TrackerSuite.Net Automation Centre 4.0 June 2012 Based on number of users and modules utilized. Available as SaaS, or as a licensed installation. No proprietary
Unify NXJ Unify Corporation 11 No proprietary
webMethods Integration Server Software AG 9.0[18] May 2013 varies No Proprietary Enterprise Service Bus[19]
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus IBM 7.0.0.3 Sept 2010 250 per Value Unit[20] No proprietary
WebSphere Message Broker IBM 7.0.0.1 July 2010 $85,000 enterprise edition, $25,000 starter edition (up to ten message flows), $15,000 remote adapter hosting edition No proprietary Enterprise Service Bus
WebSphere Process Server IBM 7.0.0.3 Sept 2010 850 per Value Unit[20] No proprietary
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) WSO2 4.7.0 July 2013 Free / Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License

Compatibility and interoperability[edit]

Operating system support[edit]

Software Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux IBM HP-UX Solaris
2000 XP Vista 2003 Server 2008 R2 Server 2008 Server 2012 Server 7 – 64 bit 8 – 64 bit Red Hat SUSE Ubuntu CentOS AIX OS/390 i5/OS z/OS
Adeptia Integration Suite Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
AdroitLogic UltraESB Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Apache Synapse Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Artix ESB with SP3, SP4 with SP1, SP2 Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Automation Anywhere Integration Pack Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
BizTalk Server Yes[21] Yes[22] Yes[23] Yes[24] Yes[25] Yes[26] Yes[27] Yes[28] Yes[29] No No No No No No No No
Flow Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
JBoss Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Informatica Power Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Linx5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Openadaptor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OpenESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
OpenLink Virtuoso Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Oracle BPEL Process Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5L No No Yes Yes
Oracle Enterprise Service Bus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
PEtALS ESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
SAP Exchange Infrastructure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes[30] Yes Yes Yes
ServiceMix Yes with SP2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Sonic ESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes[31]
Spagic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite Yes Yes[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Talend ESB[33] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks[34] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
TrackerSuite.Net No with SP2 Yes Yes
Unify NXJ with SP4 with SP1 Yes No Yes Yes 5.3 No No Yes Yes
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and WebSphere Process Server with SP4[35] with SP2[35] with SP1 Yes[36] Yes[36] Yes[37] Yes[38] Yes[39] Yes[40] Yes[41]
WebSphere Message Broker No[42] with SP1 Yes Yes Yes[43] Yes Yes Yes[44] Yes No Yes[45] Yes[46] Yes[47]
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Hardware support[edit]

Supported hardware depends on supported operating systems.

Database support[edit]

Software API Sybase Apache Derby IBM Firebird Microsoft MySQL Oracle PostgreSQL
ODBC JDBC ASA ASE DB2 DB2 for iSeries Cloudscape Informix SQL Server Azure SQL
AdroitLogic UltraESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apache Synapse Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Artix ESB
Automation Anywhere Integration Pack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BizTalk Server Yes[48] Yes[49] Yes[50] Yes[50] Yes[50] Yes Yes Yes[50] Yes[50] Yes[51] Yes Yes Yes[52] Yes Yes[52]
Flow Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Informatica Power Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
JBoss Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Openadaptor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OpenESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OpenLink Virtuoso
Oracle BPEL Process Manager
Oracle Enterprise Service Bus
PEtALS ESB Yes
SAP Exchange Infrastructure Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Talend ESB[33] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks[34] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unify NXJ
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and WebSphere Process Server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebSphere Message Broker[53]

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Yes Yes No V12, V12.5 V10.5 V8.2, V9.1, V9.5 V4R5,V5R1,V5R2,V5R3 V5.0, V5.1 Yes No 2000, 2005 No Yes
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Web servers support[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Magic Quadrant for the Integrated Service Environment Market, 2006
  2. ^ Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, 2009
  3. ^ Gartner RAS Core Research Note G00163403; Jess Thompson, Daniel Sholler, Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Kimihiko Iijima, Raffaella Favata, Paolo Malinverno, 19 December 2008
  4. ^ See [1] APIM bpmi product sheet
  5. ^ See [2] for complete information.
  6. ^ OpenLink Virtuoso Universal Server Pricing
  7. ^ a b Part of Oracle SOA Suite
  8. ^ Perpetual licenses. Also term licenses available
  9. ^ Processor perpetual
  10. ^ a b CPU-based pricing
  11. ^ See [3] for detailed pricing.
  12. ^ Components from the Open ESB open-source community are productized in Java CAPS.
  13. ^ [4] See what's new in Version 5.2
  14. ^ [5]
  15. ^ [6]
  16. ^ [7] Product page
  17. ^ [8]
  18. ^ [9] Software AG's Integration Platform
  19. ^ [10]
  20. ^ a b Pricing for Business Integration see here [11]. Now for middleware IBM, uses Processor Value Unit Licensing. Each processor core assigned a specific number of processor value units — Single-core (all platforms), RISC Dual-core = 100 Units; x86 Dual-core, PowerPC 970, PowerPC 5 QCM = 50 Units; RISC Sun T1 Octi-core = 30 Units
  21. ^ versions prior to 2006 R2 only. SP4 required for 2004 and 2006.
  22. ^ 32-bit: versions prior to 2010, not including 2000. SP 1 required for 2004. SP2 required for 2006/2006 R2. SP3 required for 2009. 64 bit: version between 2006 and 2009. SP2 required for 2006 R2. SP3 required for 2009.
  23. ^ Versions from 2006 R2 to 2010. SP1 required for 2009. SP2 required for 2010.
  24. ^ Versions from 2002 (x32) or 2006 R2 (x64) to 2009. SP1 required for 2006, 2006 R2 and 2009.
  25. ^ 2010 and later. SP1 required for 2013.
  26. ^ 2009 and 2010.
  27. ^ 2013 and later.
  28. ^ 2010 and later. SP1 required for 2013.
  29. ^ 2013 and later.
  30. ^ See RedBook SAP NetWeaver Java on IBM i5/OS
  31. ^ See Sonic 8.5.1 Supported Platforms
  32. ^ For development
  33. ^ a b See here for product prerequisites: http://www.talend.com/prerequisites
  34. ^ a b Product documentation: https://docs.tibco.com/products/tibco-activematrix-businessworks-5-11-0
  35. ^ a b Supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.
  36. ^ a b See documents "Linux on x86", "Linux on x86-64", "Linux on System z9 and zSeries" and "Linux on POWER" for details
  37. ^ See document "System requirements for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on IBM AIX" for details
  38. ^ See document "System requirements for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on i5/OS" for details
  39. ^ See document "System requirements for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on z/OS"
  40. ^ See documents "HP-UX on PA-RISC" and "HP-UX on Itanium" for details
  41. ^ See documents "Solaris SPARC" and "Solaris x64" for details
  42. ^ See document "System Requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V6.0 for Windows, WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension V6.0 for Windows, and WebSphere Event Broker V6.0 for Windows" for details
  43. ^ See documents "Linux on Intel", "Linux on POWER", "Linux on zSeries" for details
  44. ^ See document "System Requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V6.0 for AIX, WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension V6.0 for AIX, and WebSphere Event Broker V6.0 for AIX" for details
  45. ^ See document "System Requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V6.0 for z/OS, WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension V6.0 for z/OS, and WebSphere Event Broker V6.0 for z/OS" for details
  46. ^ See document "System Requirements for WebSphere Message Broker V6.0 for HP-UX, WebSphere Message Broker with Rules and Formatter Extension V6.0 for HP-UX, and WebSphere Event Broker V6.0 for HP-UX" for details
  47. ^ See documents "Solaris SPARC", "Solaris x86-64" for details
  48. ^ [12]
  49. ^ via native SQL adapter if JDBC drivers are installed
  50. ^ a b c d e [13]
  51. ^ via BizTalk Utilities Adapter
  52. ^ a b via ODBC adapter or via BizTalk Utilities Adapter
  53. ^ Depends on platform, detailed information see here
  54. ^ According to the New Database Definition Files wizard of the Message Broker Toolkit

See Flow Infrastructure Requirements

References[edit]

  • Daryl C. Plummer, David W. McCoy, Charles Abrams. Magic Quadrant for the Integrated Service Environment Market, 2006. Gartner, research G00137074.