Anypoint Platform from Mulesoft is a complete API management tool.
ease of use
Java based re-usability
good customer support
API Manager - Helps in managing the APIs right from applying in-built policies to creating custom policies. Create proxy on top of your applications seamlessly. In-built load balancer as well as customization option.
VPC- Able to create a private network of your applications and allows limited access to some of the applications
Runtime Manager - Deploy your applications either on-premise or on cloud. You have option to choose your own environment.
Anypoint MQ- Enterprise feature messaging system.
Anypoint Studio - Eclipse based IDE where you can design the flows, debug, run them, create unit test cases and also use mocking feature.
Anypoint Exchange - It helps sharing your API contracts ( WSDLs, RAML ), APIs, etc easier.
Anypoint Connectors - Many in built connectors which help connecting to many systems like SAP, Salesforce, Workday, Twitter, AWS, Mainframe, etc. There is a provision to create custom connector too.
It is Java based so we can leverage all the reusable libraries Java has to offer.
Pricing is not very good.
Need more features in API manager like payload limiting, debugging is weak, etc.
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform - High Fives!!
Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10
Anypoint Is A Good Way To Go
As I was implementing for a client, time to implement and getting a system up and running w/o issues and cost were major issues. This product succeeded, and the client is quite pleased.
The ability to load and install for free with some support. The advanced integration and API approach for combining services and other products makes the product extremely useful and quick to test and implement without any financial commitment.
LIke any other free open-software package, when it works, it's fantastic. When it doesn't, or when you are trying to do something that doesn't seem like a common usage, it can seem like you're on your own. It can take a while, solutions can be found, but it can take some time.
Amazing tool to create knowledge from your current systems
I'm a developer and a user of Mule from the last 3 years.
I saw it evolve to become a great tool that can help you in a very wide set of goals, from provide an entire solution to expose functionalities supporting all your business, to just create a simple integration between 2 systems.
You define your limits.
The flexibility it provides to build things.
Sometimes, finding the best approach for a particular issue could be a bit tricky.
Mule ESB 3.8 Features and functionalities review by Naveen
I have been using Mulesoft ESB for our Integration needs in the enterprise.
Anypoint Studio is fabulous, it has so many connectors that helps your requirements to complete in time and with ease.
you have variety of components for each use case and also u get a great support from the developer forums and mulesoft dedicated support.
Mulesoft site has so much documentation about the feature and components available, they give you a clear idea of how to use effectively.
I recommend this as your one stop solution for all your integration needs, it also has various other features like EDI.
So many Connectors available already in the tool and also there is a scope for new connectors as it is a open source. This gives freedom to the developer to use them conveniently.
Anypoint Studio Does the Job
Using Anypoint Studio in my day-to-day work for integrations, I've found that Anypoint studio makes creating simple integrations very easy to do. However, once we get into more complicated integrations, Anypoint starts to get a little less usable with just the out-of-the-box features. At least they make it fairly simple to add custom processes.
A lot of out-of-the-box content
Support is not that great.
MuleSoft - An Integrator
I have been using mulesoft for the past 3.5 Years and was absolutely delighted with the features it possess. It is an easy to develop tool. It offers a wide range of connectors which makes our job of connecting to external applications easier.It supports coding in Java which is a pro for many developers.I have integrated with different applications in different formats and deploying the application is also easier.
Technical Architect - API Creation
Easy to install and use and work very good with the dot net SOAP based services.
It very easy to create new APIs for our existing WCF Services.
The help is great; however, you must have a background in services to get the most from the information presented.
review against other ESB like fuse ESB and WESB
i have delivered 6 project till now in Mule ESB, it is really good to see in every release of the ESB mule soft is giving new and enhance features
easy to use, faster development and easy learning
Studio is still need some work. some times it is slow when you work with flow properties and diagram
Awesomesauce! A platform that really delivers on ease of API management and Flexibility.
I have used the Anypoint Platform to create a Multi Protocol Messaging Platform (using SMPP and SMTP). Harnessing the capability to design, run and deploy all in one platform, I have shortened my development timeline (and probably my headache) from an estimated two years to almost 6 months.
* Flexible - In terms of what solutions you can do, from Automating event-driven services to
orchestrating various exposed APIs.
* Well Adapted by the Community - There are lots and lots of tutorials that will let you in on the "How-to's", ranging from videos, blog posts, forums and knowledge sharing sites (im looking at you, stackoverflow)
*Very Powerful - Even using the base building blocks/components of the Anypoint Platform you can certainly do a lot, Simple Automatation, Complex chaining of API calls (and gather them back as one neat result) Capture and Filtering reports, Gather and Analysing data from logs..most especially given the rise of the IoT or Internet of Things. You can even build your own custom components to leverage the capability of the platform.
* Steep Learning Curve - Coming from a web development background, it has a lot of settings that may or may not break your application. It will take practice before you can successfully say that you have an optimum working application. But this gripe comes from a 7 year PHP based developer with little to none experience in developing applications using Java. :)
I am working on Mulesoft since last 2 years and find it very easy to use along with its features
Mulesoft provides the very good different connectors to connect just to give by certain params,
also transform message is powerful feature of Mulesoft which can transform any data format to any.
Some times not able to Debug the flow even after creating the fresh instance of Anypoint Studio,
also there is no hint or predefined Oatuh url each time need to go for particular connector documentation
Mule is an easy yet very powerful integration tool. I have been using Mule for over 10 years.
Best tool ever
Ramping Up with Anypoint Platform!
Mulesoft platform developer
I am working as an architect for Mulesoft and developed and designed Mulesoft based solution for two organization, currently working with client to migrate middleware to Mulesoft.
API Manager, Connector, data-weave, MUnit, and Maven plugins.
use of interceptor depend upon the spring bean and experience.
Awesome integration platform
Anypoint platform is good tool
Easier and cheaper than others
I started working with Oracle SOA Suite, but now working with Mule Soft is so much easy and lightweight.
There also a feeling of community and innovation
lightweight if compared to other ESB and SOA soluctions
I think Eclipse is the problem with the tool suite
Mulesoft- Best Integration Software
Mulesoft has great features in integrating systems with ease . Great Work done by Mulesoft Guys. Keep up good work and we are looking much more features in future to integrate the impossibility with ease .
Integration has been much overhead before But now with mulesosf it has become so ease.
No Cons till now.
Excellent Integration Platform
Powerful and easy to use integration tool
Anypoint Studio is easy to use and learn.
Many connectors bundled, like SAP, Salesforce, FB, SAAS etc.
Powerful functionality with Dataweave.
Has documentation to start with but need lot of documentation on connectors, palette and also need learning video's.
Need performance improvement, memory issues are there if we use it for long.
Any point Platform - A great place to achieve your Integration Goals on Cloud
Anypoint platform is a platform provided by mule soft build on top of AWS cloud. It provides various modules to design, build, deploy and manage your integration solutions. It also provides utility to apply various security to your implementation. It has various modules like API Manager, Runtime Manger, Exchange, Access management etc.
API Manager, Run time Manager and Exchange
The user interface is very friendly, very complete this integration tool with all the options for setting up the raml, creation, exhibition and configuration of the API in addition to the part of statistics analysis incredibly useful for making business decisions.
Not all options are intuitive and it is a little uncomfortable to expose the API on the one hand and configure it on the other, it would be better if everything were available in a single section.
Generally simple and easy-to-use , but there are some minor frustrations.
The graphical nature of the Anypoint Studio IDE makes it relatively simple to use and the training is of a good quality. Therefore, the learning curve to create simple (but useful) apps is not steep. However, as with any tooling of this nature, it does require time and commitment to become truly knowledgeable and skillful.
The platform itself is one of the better open-source ESBs (the enterprise version providing even more connectivity). There is a large amount of functionality contained within tool which is still growing. I also find that patches to issues (raised with Mulesoft) do come relatively quickly.
There are some minor issues with the IDE - the visual debugger is one area that (I think) could do with some TLC. The other, which I find more of a frustration, seems to be an issue with how responsive the IDE is at times. It can hang and sometimes the only way to deal with this issue is to close it down and start it up again (but not sure if this is an underlying issue with Eclipse).
I haven't yet encountered any issues with the stand-alone runtime yet and that does seem solid, but note, I've only used the Linux version.