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MuleSoft vs. WSO2 Comparison

Which is the best API management provider for you?
Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

✋ Most important consideration

  • Because it’s part of the Salesforce family, MuleSoft has the advantage when it comes to training and support. However, WSO2 usually has a much better total cost of ownership (TCO) for managing your API lifecycle. 

🤔 Strongly consider MuleSoft over WSO2 if

  • You’re performing API mediation routines like message transformation, protocol conversion, and service call formatting.
  • You need to perform API composition to aggregate the results from multiple backend services.
  • You’re looking for a tool that supports RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML), GraphQL, and OData.

🤔 Strongly consider WSO2 over MuleSoft if

  • You’re planning to expose event-based APIs using async APIs.
  • You want to integrate with tools for identity management.
  • You plan to enforce policies across the APIs and do better policy management.
  • Having a micro gateway for enforcing policies near service endpoints would be useful.

📝Other Notes

  • Both WSO2 and MuleSoft support a bevy of API protocols, but WSO2 provides better support for WSDL and gRPC.
  • MuleSoft has better role-based access control (RBAC) support compared to WSO2.
  • Compared to MuleSoft, WSO2 has better issue management for analyzing exceptions and tracking issues.

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Louis-Victor Jadavji

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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