Mule ESB Community Vs Enterprise Edition

21.11.2014

 

As a MuleSoft System Integration partner one of the common question our customers and prospects keep asking - "What is the difference between Mule ESB Community Edition and Enterprise Edition..?". We tried to put this comparison between the Mule ESB Enterprise Edition and Community Edition.

Mule ESB Enterprise is sold in three different subscription tiers Silver (S), Gold (G) and Platinum (P), the comparison tables tell you what is supported or not supported and how can it impact your choice.

 For a detailed assessment you can contact our team of experts at mulesoft.adr@whishworks.com. They can help you with Capacity Planning and your ESB Architecture.

(A) High Availability and Performance

Feature Community Edition Enterprise Edition (G) / (S) Enterprise Edition (P) Impact
High Availability No Support No Support Supported Message Loss and Transaction failure
Resilience No Support No Support Supported Impact on effort to take care of state full  and failure scenarios
Caching No Support Supported Supported Performance Impact

 

(B) Development

Feature Community Edition Enterprise Edition (G) / (S) Enterprise Edition (P) Impact
Anypoint Templates No Support No Support 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 No Support Supported Supported Data loss and Impact on development effort
Batch Manager No Support Supported Supported Impact on Development & Support Effort
Batch Process component No Support Supported Supported Impact on Development & Support Effort
JDBC Enterprise Connector No Support Supported Supported for handling Batch statements, used in Data Integration project. Performance hit.
Anypoint Datamapper No Support Supported Supported Impact on Development

 

(C) Operational Support

Feature Community Edition Enterprise Edition (G) / (S) Enterprise Edition (P) Impact
Mule Management Console No Support Supported Supported Impact on Support
SLA and email Alerts No Support Supported Supported Impact on Support and Availability
SNMP Monitoring No Supported Supported Impact on Support and Availability
HTTP Polling No Supported Supported Impact on Support and Availability. Mule provides Http polling of service for availability.
Deployment Management No Support Supported Supported Impact on Support

 

(D) Security

Feature Community Edition Enterprise Edition (G) / (S) Enterprise Edition (P) Impact
Role based security Not Supported Supported Supported Major effort to custom develop
Oauth 2.0 - Secure Token Provider Not Supported Supported Supported Major effort to custom develop
Message Encryption Not Supported Supported Supported Major effort to custom develop
SAML 2.0 Module Not Supported Supported Supported Major effort to custom develop
Secure Property Holder Not 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 IP based filter is available in EE version for filtering endpoints based on inbound IP and requests can be filtered using LDAP.

 

(E) Support

Feature Community Edition Enterprise Edition (G) / (S) Enterprise Edition (P) Impact
License Free Purchase Minimum 2 Cores Purchase Minimum 4 (2+2) for HA Licence Cost
Hardened Code No Support Yes Yes Impact on stability and performance
SLA Forums 8/5, 24 Hours Response Time 24/7, 2 Hours Response Time Impact on support
Hot patches & Service packs No Support Supported Supported Impact on support and availability

 

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