Mule Community Edition (Kernel) vs Mule Enterprise Edition

20.11.2018

As a MuleSoft strategic partner, one of the most common questions we get is "What is the difference between Mule Community Edition and Enterprise Edition..?". We have tried to put together a high level comparison between the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Enterprise Edition and Community Edition (recently renamed to Mule Kernel) for a better understanding.

Anypoint Platform Enterprise edition is offered in three different subscription tiers - Gold, Platinum and Titanium. The comparison tables below show what is supported within each tier and how it can impact your choice.

For a detailed assessment you can contact our team of Mule experts at info@whishworks.com and we will help you with your capacity planning and integration architecture.

 High Availability and Performance

Feature

Community Edition (Mule Kernel)

Enterprise Edition
(Gold)

Enterprise Edition (Platinum)

Enterprise Edition (Titanium)

  Impact

High Availability

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Message Loss and Transaction failure

Resilience

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on effort to take care of state full  and failure scenarios

Caching

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Performance Impact

Development

Anypoint Templates

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Saves development and design effort by using templates. Guesstimated to be 40 to 60% time saving depending on how close the use case matches to the template

Transaction Management

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Data loss and Impact on development effort

Batch Manager

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on Development & Support Effort

Batch Process component

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on Development & Support Effort

Database Enterprise Connector

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

For handling Batch statements, used in Data Integration project. Performance hit

DataWeave 1.0 & 2.0

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on Development mostly used for the data transformation – key to any integration platform tool

Distributed Log Management and search

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

 

Impact on troubleshooting

Customisable log data retention and locality

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Impact on troubleshooting

End-to-End transaction tracing

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Impact on troubleshooting

Advanced data Analysis

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Impact on troubleshooting

Deployment

Not Supported

Non-Critical Deployments

Enterprise-Scale Deployments

Mission-Critical Infrastructure

Type of deployments

Operational Support

Anypoint Management Center

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on Support & Operation team

SLA and email Alerts

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on Support and Availability

SNMP Monitoring

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on Support and Availability

HTTP Polling

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on Support and Availability. Mule provides Http polling of service for availability

Deployment Management

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on Support & Operations

Insight

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact to in-depth visibility into business transactions and events on your Mule applications

Security

Role based security

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Major effort to custom develop

Oauth 2.0 - Secure Token Provider

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Major effort to custom develop

Message Encryption

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Major effort to custom develop

SAML 2.0 Module

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Major effort to custom develop

Enterprise Secure Property Holder

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Keeps password and other confidential text in encrypted format. This cannot be custom built as it links directly to your endpoint

IP Based Filtering

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

IP based filter is available in EE version for filtering endpoints based on inbound IP and requests can be filtered using LDAP

Support

License

Free

Purchase Minimum 2 Production vCores & 4 Pre-Production vCores

Purchase Minimum 4 (2+2) for HA

Purchase Minimum 4 (2+2) for HA

Licence Cost

Hardened Code

Not Supported

Yes

Yes

Yes

Impact on stability and performance

SLA

Forums

8/5, 24 Hours Response Time

24/7, 2 Hours Response Time for Severity 1, 4 hours for Severity 2, 8 hours for Severity 3 & 4

24/7, 45 minutes Response Time, S2 – 4 business hours, S3-S4 with 8 business hours

Impact on support

Hot patches & Service packs

Not Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Impact on support and availability

 

If you would like to find out more about Mule 4 and how API-led connectivity can help you create a fully integrated environment, do give us a call at +44 (0)203 475 7980 or email us at marketing@whishworks.com

Other useful links:

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Licence cost

How to enable Secure Property Placeholder in MuleSoft

Point-to-point versus API integration

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