Comparison of business integration software

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

Contents

General

Scope

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],

General information

Software Creator Edition Release Date Cost (USD) Open source Software license
Altova MapForce Altova 2009 Feb 2009 No proprietary
Apache Camel 1.4 Aug 2008 Free Yes Apache Software Foundation
Apache Synapse Apache Software Foundation 1.2 May 2008 Free / Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
Artix ESB IONA Technologies 5.x 2003 No proprietary
Automation Anywhere Integration Pack Automation Anywhere 5.5 May 2009 $7000 No proprietary
BizTalk Server Microsoft 2006 2006 $34,999 per processor[3] No proprietary
Blackbird ESB ITema 1.0 July 2007 Free Yes GPLv3
Business Integration Server SEEBURGER 6.3 Dec 2008 No proprietary
ChainBuilder ESB Bostech Corporation 2.0 November, 2008 Free Yes Dual (GPL or commercial)
FUSE ESB - Enterprise ServiceMix IONA Technologies 3.x 2007 Yes based on Apache Software License
iBOLT Integration Suite Magic Software Enterprises 3.1 Oct. 2009 Per CPU starts at $35K; Per Integration Flow start at $15K for 4 concurrent integration flows; Per full suite starts at $50K for full BPM suite; For authorized charities basic package FoC No proprietary
Informatica Power Center Informatica 8.5 October 2007 Varies: 50,000 - 100,000 generally No proprietary
JBossESB JBoss Inc. 4.6 July 2009 Free / Commercial support available Yes GPL
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform JBoss, a division of Red Hat, Inc. 4.6 July 2009 Commercial support available Yes GPL
Jitterbit Jitterbit 2.0 May 2008 Yes JPL
Keystroke IT Keystroke IT 6.3 May 2009 Free except for kernel. Yes proprietary
MOND Technologies MOND Technologies 1.8 January 2008 50,000$ -100,000$ No proprietary
Mule ESB MuleSource 2.0 April 2008 Yes CPAL
Openadaptor The Software Conservancy 3.4.4 September 2009 Free Yes variant of MIT
OpenESB Sun Microsystems 2.0 May 2008 Licensed as part of Sun Java CAPS Yes CDDL
OpenLink Virtuoso OpenLink Software 4.5 2001 850 per value unit[4] Yes Dual (GPL or proprietary)
Oracle BPEL Process Manager[5] Oracle Corporation 10.1.2.0.2 23 January 2006 50,000 per processor[6] No proprietary
Oracle Enterprise Service Bus[5] Oracle Corporation 10.1.3.1  ? 10,550[7] No proprietary
Pervasive Data Integrator Pervasive Software 9.0 Sept 2007
$6000 for Universal Design Studio, $15,000 for Pervasive Integration Engine No proprietary
PEtALS ESB OW2 Consortium 2.4 March 2009
Free / Commercial support available Yes LGPL
SAP Exchange Infrastructure/SAP PI SAP AG 7.0 Jan 2006 Varies[8] No proprietary
ServiceMix Apache Software Foundation 3.3.1 June 2009 Yes Apache Software License
Sterling Integrator Sterling Commerce 5.0 April 2009 No proprietary
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
Unify NXJ Unify Corporation 11 No proprietary
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus IBM 6.1.2.0 21 December 2007 250 per Value Unit[11] No proprietary
WebSphere Message Broker IBM 6.1.0.2 19 December 2007 $85,000 enterprise edition, $25,000 starter edition (up to ten message flows), $15,000 remote adapter hosting edition No proprietary
WebSphere Process Server IBM 6.1.2.0 December 2007 850 per Value Unit[11] No proprietary
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) WSO2 1.7.1 Aug 2008 Free / Commercial support available Yes Apache Software License
Software Creator Edition Release Date Cost (USD) Open source Software license

Compatibility and interoperability

Operating system support

Software Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux IBM HP-UX Solaris
2000 XP Vista 2003 Server Red Hat SUSE AIX OS/390 i5/OS z/OS
Altova MapForce Yes Yes Yes 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 with SP4 with SP2 With Biztalk 2006 Release 2 R2 No No No No No No No No
Business Integration Server Rel 6.2 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No BIS/400 No Yes Yes
ChainBuilder ESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
ESB.NET Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
JBossESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iBOLT Integration Suite Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 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 No No No Yes Yes
VITRIA BusinessWare Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No 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
Pervasive Data Integrator Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
PEtALS ESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
SAP Exchange Infrastructure Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes[12] Yes Yes Yes
ServiceMix Yes with SP2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite Yes Yes[13] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 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[14] with SP2[14] with SP1 Yes[15] Yes[15] Yes[16] Yes[17] Yes[18] Yes[19] Yes[20]
WebSphere Message Broker No[21] with SP1 Yes Yes Yes[22] Yes[22] Yes[23] Yes No Yes[24] Yes[25] Yes[26]
WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Hardware support

Supported hardware depends on supported operating systems.

Database support

Software API Sybase Apache Derby IBM Firebird Microsoft SQL Server MySQL Oracle
ODBC JDBC ASA ASE DB2 DB2 for iSeries Cloudscape Informix
Altova MapForce Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AMADEE
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
Cape Clear ESB Yes Yes Yes Yes
ChainBuilder ESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cordys Enterprise Service Bus Yes Yes
ESB.NET via custom plugin via custom plugin Yes via custom plugin via custom plugin
FlowCentric ProcessWare Integration only Integration only Integration only Integration only Integration only Integration only Integration only Integration only Integration only Integration only Yes Integration only Integration only
iBOLT Integration Suite Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Informatica Power Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ivory Service Architect
JBossESB 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
MOND Semantics Engine 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
Oracle BPEL Process Manager
Oracle Enterprise Service Bus
OutSystems Agile Platform Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pervasive Data Integrator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PEtALS ESB Yes
PIE
PolarLake Messaging Integrator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SAP Exchange Infrastructure Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sonic ESB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TIBCO BusinessWorks
Unify NXJ
VITRIA BusinessWare Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
webMethods Fabric Yes
WebLogic Integration[27] No Yes 12.5.03 8.1 2000 SP3 4.0.18 Yes
WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and WebSphere Process Server
WebSphere Message Broker[28]

[29]

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

See also

Footnotes

  1. Magic Quadrant for the Integrated Service Environment Market, 2006
  2. Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, 2009
  3. for Enterprise Edition; Standard Edition: $8,499 per processor; Developer Edition: $499 per developer or as part of MSDN Universal. See BizTalk Server 2006 Pricing and Licensing for complete information.
  4. OpenLink Virtuoso Universal Server Pricing
  5. 5.0 5.1 Part of Oracle SOA Suite
  6. Perpetual licenses. Also term licenses available
  7. Processor perpetual
  8. Dependent on customer flow through volume
  9. See [1] for detailed pricing.
  10. Components from the Open ESB open-source community are productized in Java CAPS.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Pricing for Business Integration see here. 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
  12. See RedBook SAP NetWeaver Java on IBM i5/OS
  13. For development
  14. 14.0 14.1 Supported for application design, development and testing; no support for production use.
  15. 15.0 15.1 See documents "Linux on x86", "Linux on x86-64", "Linux on System z9 and zSeries" and "Linux on POWER" for details
  16. See document "System requirements for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on IBM AIX" for details
  17. See document "System requirements for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on i5/OS" for details
  18. See document "System requirements for WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on z/OS"
  19. See documents "HP-UX on PA-RISC" and "HP-UX on Itanium" for details
  20. See documents "Solaris SPARC" and "Solaris x64" for details
  21. >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
  22. 22.0 22.1 See documents "Linux on Intel", "Linux on POWER", "Linux on zSeries" for details
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. See documents "Solaris SPARC", "Solaris x86-64" for details
  27. Supported Database Configurations
  28. Depends on platform, detailed information see here
  29. According to the New Database Definition Files wizard of the Message Broker Toolkit

References

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