Enterprise service bus (ESB): Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the enterprise service bus (ESB) market.


ESB’s are becoming increasingly popular in enterprise as a way for businesses to better integrate their applications and drive better results. However, there are numerous options to choose from when selecting an ESB architecture, and deciding which product is best suited to meet specific needs can be a difficult process.

Over 540,000 professionals have used Peerspot research to inform their purchasing decisions. Its latest paper looks at the highest rated ESB vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

IBM DataPower Gateway

Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: Mule ESB

Overview: A single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration, and optimised access to a full range of mobile, web, API, service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B, and cloud workloads.

IBM Integration Bus

Average Rating: 7.5

Top Comparison: Mule ESB

Overview: An enterprise integration engine that offers a fast, simple way for systems and applications to communicate with each other.

IBM WebSphere Message Broker

Average Rating: 7.8

Top Comparison: IBM Integration Bus

Overview: An ESB providing connectivity and universal data transformation for SOA and non-SOA environments.

Mule ESB

Average Rating: 7.4

Top Comparison: webMethods Integration Server

Overview: Combines the power of data and application integration across legacy systems and SaaS applications, with a seamless path to the other capabilities of Mule Anypoint Platform.


Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: Mule ESB

Overview:  A Java-based open-source ESB. It can be used as a platform for both enterprise application integration and service-oriented architecture.

Oracle Service Bus

Average Rating: 8.3

Top Comparison: Mule ESB

Overview: Transforms complex and brittle architectures into agile integration networks by connecting, virtualising, and managing interactions between services and applications.

Red Hat Fuse

Average Rating: 7.7

Top Comparison: Mule ESB

Overview: A lightweight, flexible integration platform that enables rapid integration across the extended enterprise - on-premise or in the cloud.

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus

Average Rating: 8.3

Top Comparison: Mule ESB

Overview: A lightweight ESB that helps organisations to bridge the mediation gap in their SOA infrastructure.

webMethods Integration Server

Average Rating: 7.9

Top Comparison: Mule ESB

Overview: A complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology.

WSO2 Enterprise Integrator

Average Rating: 7.5

Top Comparison: Red Hat Fuse

Overview: An open-source integration product for cloud-native and container-native projects.

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