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:

General information[edit]

Software Creator Edition Release Date Cost (USD) Open source Software license Implementation
AdroitLogic UltraESB AdroitLogic 17.01 January 2017 Subscription based licensing and support or perpetual licensing No proprietary Enterprise Service Bus
Anypoint Platform MuleSoft Mule 3.7 June 2015 Sold as software as a subscription with various packaged options to serve different use cases. The pricing scales with usage as measured by number of cores on-premises and virtual cores in the cloud. No Dual (CPAL or proprietary
Apache Camel Apache Software Foundation 2.18.3 March 8, 2017 Free/Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
Apache Kafka Apache Software Foundation 0.10.20 February 2017 Free / Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
Apache ServiceMix Apache Software Foundation 7.0 January 2017 Free / Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
Apache Synapse Apache Software Foundation 3.0 December 2016 Free / Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
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 2016 December 2016 Enterprise Edition: $10,835 per core; Standard Edition: $2,485 per core; Branch Edition: $620 per core (minimum 4 cores required); Developer Edition - per seat, available under Volume or MSDN licence.[1] No proprietary Enterprise Application Integration, Hub and Spoke architecture, Cloud ready
elastic.io Integration Platform elastic.io 2.0 October 2015 Varies No proprietary Enterprise Application Integration
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
IBM Integration Bus (formerly WebSphere Message Broker ) IBM 10.0 March 2015[2] Varies between approximately 100 and 850 per Value Unit[3] No proprietary Enterprise Service Bus
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. 4.12 March 2013 Free / Commercial support available Yes LGPL Enterprise Service Bus, Replaced by JBoss Fuse
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform JBoss, a division of Red Hat, Inc. 5.1 February 2011 Free / Commercial support available Yes LGPL Replaced by JBoss Fuse
Magic xpi Integration Platform Magic Software Enterprises 4.0 May 2015 No proprietary
Openadaptor The Software Conservancy 3.4.6 February 2011 Free Yes variant of MIT
OpenESB OpenESB Community 3.0.5 June 2015 Yes CDDL
OpenLink Virtuoso OpenLink Software 7.2.4 2016-04-24 Varies[4] Yes Dual (GPL or proprietary)
Oracle BPEL Process Manager[5] Oracle Corporation 12.1.3.0.0 June 2014 Varies[6] No proprietary
Oracle Enterprise Service Bus[5] Oracle Corporation 12.1.3.0.0 June 2014 Varies[7] 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 7.5 2011 Varies[8] No proprietary
ServiceMix Apache Software Foundation 5.1.1 July 2014 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[9] No[10] proprietary
Talend ESB Talend 6.0[11] June 2015 Free / Commercial support available / Subscription Yes [Apache Software License] / [GPL] / Subscription[12] Talend ESB[13]
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[14] May 2013 varies No Proprietary Enterprise Service Bus[15]
WebSphere Message Broker (now known as IBM Integration Bus) IBM 8.0 October 2011 No longer marketed under this name - replacement name is IBM Integration Bus No proprietary Enterprise Service Bus
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) WSO2 5.0.0 2016 Free / Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License

Compatibility and interoperability[edit]

Operating system support[edit]

Software Microsoft Windows Darwin/
OS X
Linux IBM HP-UX illumos/
Solaris
Android iOS
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
AdroitLogic UltraESB Yes[16] Yes[17] Yes[18] Yes[19] Yes[20] Yes[21] Yes[22] Yes[23] Yes[24] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Anypoint Platform No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 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[25] Yes[26] Yes[27] Yes[28] Yes[29] Yes[30] Yes[31] Yes[32] Yes[33] No No No No No No No No
elastic.io Integration Platform Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Flow Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
IBM Integration Bus [34] No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
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
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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Oracle BPEL Process Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5L No No Yes Yes
Oracle Enterprise Service Bus Yes Yes Yes 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[35] 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[36]
Spagic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite Yes Yes[37] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Talend ESB[38] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
TrackerSuite.Net No with SP2 Yes Yes
Unify NXJ with SP4 with SP1 Yes No Yes Yes 5.3 No No Yes Yes
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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
Anypoint Platform No Yes 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[39] Yes[40] Yes[41] Yes[41] Yes[41] Yes Yes Yes[41] Yes[41] Yes[42] Yes Yes Yes[43] Yes Yes[43]
elastic.io Integration Platform Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flow Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IBM Integration Bus [34] Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
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
Openadaptor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OpenESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OpenLink Virtuoso Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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[38] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unify NXJ
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Web servers support[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ See [1] for complete information.
  2. ^ IBM Integration Bus V10.0 Announcement Letter see here [2].
  3. ^ For detail about IBM's Processor Value Units see here [3]
  4. ^ OpenLink Virtuoso Universal Server Pricing
  5. ^ a b Part of Oracle SOA Suite
  6. ^ [4] Licenses available per named user or per processor, as perpetual or as term-based.
  7. ^ [5] Licenses available per named user or per processor, as perpetual or as term-based.
  8. ^ CPU-based pricing
  9. ^ See [6] for detailed pricing.
  10. ^ Components from the Open ESB open-source community are productized in Java CAPS.
  11. ^ [7] See what's new in Version 6.0
  12. ^ [8]
  13. ^ [9]
  14. ^ [10] Software AG's Integration Platform
  15. ^ [11]
  16. ^ Development environment only.
  17. ^ Development environment only.
  18. ^ Development environment only.
  19. ^ Development environment only.
  20. ^ Development environment only.
  21. ^ Development environment only.
  22. ^ Development environment only.
  23. ^ Development environment only.
  24. ^ Development environment only.
  25. ^ versions prior to 2006 R2 only. SP4 required for 2004 and 2006.
  26. ^ 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.
  27. ^ Versions from 2006 R2 to 2010. SP1 required for 2009. SP2 required for 2010.
  28. ^ Versions from 2002 (x32) or 2006 R2 (x64) to 2009. SP1 required for 2006, 2006 R2 and 2009.
  29. ^ 2010 and later. SP1 required for 2013.
  30. ^ 2009 and 2010.
  31. ^ 2013 and later.
  32. ^ 2010 and later. SP1 required for 2013.
  33. ^ 2013 and later.
  34. ^ a b Use IBM's Software Compatibility Reports [12] for details of IBM software compatibility.
  35. ^ See RedBook SAP NetWeaver Java on IBM i5/OS
  36. ^ See Sonic 8.5.1 Supported Platforms
  37. ^ For development
  38. ^ a b See here for product prerequisites: https://www.talend.com/prerequisites
  39. ^ [13]
  40. ^ via native SQL adapter if JDBC drivers are installed
  41. ^ a b c d e [14]
  42. ^ via BizTalk Utilities Adapter
  43. ^ a b via ODBC adapter or via BizTalk Utilities Adapter

References[edit]

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