Mule ESB: No vendor lock-in
The open source advantage
Most ESBs lock you in. You develop in vendor-specific tools, hire developers with vendor-specific skills, and deploy your vendor-specific ESB on a vendor-specific application server. Good luck trying to get out of that!
Mule is built around open source software and open standards. It can be used with any development tool of your choice, uses XML based-configuration, and deployed standalone or on any Java application server. Furthermore, the source code for Mule is publicly available.
With Mule, there is zero vendor lock-in. Our business is built on your continuing satisfaction: if you aren't happy, we don't get paid. Maybe that's why we consistently have over 90% customer satisfaction.
How Mule differs from other ESB products
|Configuration||Open, XML||Vendor-specific black box|
|Java Application Server||Option, Any||Required, Vendor-dictated|
|Development Tools||Works with the tools your developers already use||Vendor-specific tools at extra cost|
|Developer Skills||Easy to learn, No specialized skills||Require large up front training, Specialized skills|
|Business Model||Subscription, Renewal requires satisfied customers||Large up front cost|