Mule ESB Community Vs Enterprise Edition

  • Written By WHISHWORKS
  • 21/11/2014

You might also want to look at our most recent update on Mule Community Edition (Kernel) vs Mule Enterprise Edition. 

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.

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(A) High Availability and Performance

FeatureCommunity EditionEnterprise Edition (G) / (S)Enterprise Edition (P)Impact
High AvailabilityNo SupportNo SupportSupportedMessage Loss and Transaction failure
ResilienceNo SupportNo SupportSupportedImpact on effort to take care of state full  and failure scenarios
CachingNo SupportSupportedSupportedPerformance Impact

(B) Development

FeatureCommunity EditionEnterprise Edition (G) / (S)Enterprise Edition (P)Impact
Anypoint TemplatesNo SupportNo SupportSupportedSaves 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 ManagementNo SupportSupportedSupportedData loss and Impact on development effort
Batch ManagerNo SupportSupportedSupportedImpact on Development & Support Effort
Batch Process componentNo SupportSupportedSupportedImpact on Development & Support Effort
JDBC Enterprise ConnectorNo SupportSupportedSupportedfor handling Batch statements, used in Data Integration project. Performance hit.
Anypoint DatamapperNo SupportSupportedSupportedImpact on Development

(C) Operational Support

FeatureCommunity EditionEnterprise Edition (G) / (S)Enterprise Edition (P)Impact
Mule Management ConsoleNo SupportSupportedSupportedImpact on Support
SLA and email AlertsNo SupportSupportedSupportedImpact on Support and Availability
SNMP MonitoringNoSupportedSupportedImpact on Support and Availability
HTTP PollingNoSupportedSupportedImpact on Support and Availability. Mule provides Http polling of service for availability.
Deployment ManagementNo SupportSupportedSupportedImpact on Support

(D) Security

FeatureCommunity EditionEnterprise Edition (G) / (S)Enterprise Edition (P)Impact
Role based securityNot SupportedSupportedSupportedMajor effort to custom develop
Oauth 2.0 – Secure Token ProviderNot SupportedSupportedSupportedMajor effort to custom develop
Message EncryptionNot SupportedSupportedSupportedMajor effort to custom develop
SAML 2.0 ModuleNot SupportedSupportedSupportedMajor effort to custom develop
Secure Property HolderNot SupportedSupportedSupportedKeeps password and other confidential text in encrypted format. This cannot be custom built as it links directly to your endpoint.
IP Based FilteringNot SupportedSupportedSupportedIP based filter is available in EE version for filtering endpoints based on inbound IP and requests can be filtered using LDAP.

(E) Support

FeatureCommunity EditionEnterprise Edition (G) / (S)Enterprise Edition (P)Impact
LicenseFreePurchase Minimum 2 CoresPurchase Minimum 4 (2+2) for HALicence Cost
Hardened CodeNo SupportYesYesImpact on stability and performance
SLAForums8/5, 24 Hours Response Time24/7, 2 Hours Response TimeImpact on support
Hot patches & Service packsNo SupportSupportedSupportedImpact on support and availability

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