The ability to integrate systems and share data across the enterprise is a common datacenter need. The needs of an integration bus, the technology used for middleware-based integration, can varyin complexity, data volume, and required performance. Both Red Hat and MuleSoft offer multiple products that can help customers develop and deploy middleware integration solutions. This competitive overview compares Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse to Mule ESB Enterprise.
IDC analyzed the business value that six surveyed organizations are realizing through their use of Red Hat integration products based on interviews conducted from April to June 2014. Interviewees were from companies ranging in size from just hundreds of employees to several hundred thousand employees, with a mean employee base of just under 92,000. Companies interviewed included representatives from the telecommunications, IT, shipment and logistics, and document management industries. These organizations are headquartered in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway and several of them operate on a global scale. These organizations use JBoss Fuse for integration and development of business-critical internal and customer-facing applications
As Oracle Java Composite Application Platform Suite (CAPS) nears the end of its life cycle, healthcare organizations are switching to Red Hat JBoss Fuse to prepare for future business needs. Red Hat JBoss Fuse represents existing use cases on a more flexible, standards-compliant platform. With over 100 different connectors, Red Hat JBoss Fuse offers extensive integration coverage to optimize data flow — both to internal users and to external healthcare partners — on-premise, on mobile devices, or in the cloud.
CenturyLink needed to optimize operational cycle time and save money within its IT setup, including reducing time to deploy applications. The company migrated from Oracle to Red Hat and selected Red Hat JBoss Fuse to integrate its applications and incoming data. The new solution has increased IT agility while lowering costs.
This competitive review between Red Hat and TIBCO integration technologies has presented multiple differences between the products.
A notable difference is that only Red Hat JBoss Fuse is a 100% open source product. Red Hat is committed to leveraging existing open source projects and using open standards whenever possible for both product implementation and integration communication. This includes Camel, the de-facto integration standard included with Red Hat JBoss Fuse. Red Hat’s open source commitment extends to Active MQ, the upstream messaging technology used with JBoss A-MQ and included with Red Hat JBoss Fuse.
Another difference is that Red Hat JBoss Fuse clustering is based on the upstream Fabric8 community project and offers much more functionality than TIBCO clustering options.
Flytoget AS, a publicly owned transportation company in Norway, operates the airport express train between Oslo Airport and the city center. Each year, the company transports millions of passengers on its trains. To succeed in an increasingly competitive landscape, Flytoget decided to modernize its IT infrastructure with a cloud-based approach. Flytoget deployed Red Hat JBoss Fuse with 3scale API Management Platform to create a highly adaptable and reliable foundation for its modernization efforts. As a result, the company has achieved intelligent, integrated transportation services that will help it retain its market-leading role.
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