Category: CloudHub

Here’s our weekly roundup of the top 5 integration and API articles of the week.  Take a look, let us know if we missed any, and share your thoughts in the comments.  Don’t forget to follow @MuleSoft to stay up-to-date on integration & APIs!

5 hybrid IT roles your business needs to succeed in 2014

It’s clear that 2014 will be dominated by the integration of big data analytics, cloud computing, mobile, and social media into the enterprise. But what are the best IT roles to push this shift?

  

 The Industrial Enterprise Internet of Things

Data is business and businesses themselves are data streams. Every aspect of the business represents a quantifiable piece of data. Welcome to the Industrial Enterprise Internet of Things.

 

Priya Sony on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Choosing a Cloud Integration Solution

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What to Consider

A little overview

Top business drivers across organizations manage IT projects that include SaaS to SaaS and SaaS to on-premises integration requirements. In the past, many of these businesses were able to overcome their integration challenges by implementing custom point-to-point integration. Now however, with more and more applications and data being run and managed in the cloud, point-to-point integration can’t keep up with business demands.

Selecting an integration technology to replace point-to-point integration, whether it be a tool or a complete platform, plays a critical role in the success of your business. Businesses should carefully consider a solution to solve SaaS and SOA IT projects, making sure all integration needs are met.

Here on the blog, we’ve been talking a great deal  about APIs and the importance of designing, publishing, and managing them. You’ve heard about RAML and APIkit, and you’ve heard about RAML and APIkit working together to help design and implement better APIs.

Today, MuleSoft announced a new release of the Anypoint Platform for APIs, a design-first approach to designing, building, and managing APIs through a single and unified solution! The Anypoint Platform for APIs makes it easy for developers, architects, and businesses owners to deliver successful APIs with:

Shohil Kothari on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Top Posts from 2013

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2013 brought massive shifts in integration tech, from APIs to SaaS and everything in between. Check out our most popular blog posts of 2013 to get a sense of the landscape and what 2014 might bring.

The Hunt for the Perfect API

Your API can be a key to your company’s success. Get it wrong and you lose out on a big opportunity. So how do you design a great API? Is there such a thing? What does it look like?

Today I will introduce our performance test of the Batch Module introduced on the Mule’s December 2013 release. I will guide you through the test scenario and explain all the data collected.

But first, if you don’t know what batch is, please read the great Batch Blog from our star developer Mariano Gonzalez, and for any other concerns you also have the documentation.

Excited? Great! Now we can start with the details, this performance test was run on a CloudHub’s Double worker, using the default threading profile of 16 threads. We will compare the on-premise vs cloud performance. Henceforth we will talk about HD vs CQS performance. Why? On-Premise and CloudHub users will be using by default the HardDisk for temporal storage and resilience but, this is not very useful on CloudHub as if for any reason the the worker is restarted, the current job will loose all its messages, then if  Persistent Queues are enabled the Batch module will automatically store all the data with CQS (Cloud Queue Storage) to achieve the expected resilience.

We’ve all been there. Sooner or later, someone asks you to periodically synchronize information from one system into another. No shame to admit it, it happens in the best families. Such an integration should start with getting the objects that have been modified since the last sync (or all of them in the case of the very first sync). Sure, this first part sounds like the easiest of all the sync process (and in some cases it actually is), but it’s not without its complexity. Step by step you need to:

  • Go into a persistent store and grab the timestamp for the last update
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Companies are adopting a variety of SaaS applications to meet their business goals but are ending up with a highly fragmented ecosystem. At the same time, customers are interacting with businesses across an increasing number of channels, including websites, numerous social media platforms, call centers, in-store and more. With so many customer touchpoints, optimizing engagement and having a single view of your customer data across all applications, devices, and interactions is crucial. Many businesses are interested in becoming customer companies and improving service and support across all channels, but just don’t know where to start.

Fun Fact – Here at MuleSoft, we use nearly 80 SaaS applications!

The challenging part of adopting new SaaS applications is connecting them to existing applications and syncing data across a customer’s lifecycle to ensure a streamlined customer experience. If these applications are not connected, data remains siloed and companies fail to obtain a single view of the customer. An integration platform makes it possible to break down those silos, streamline processes, build a future-proof enterprise, and improve customers’ experience.

We are all very proud to announce that Mule’s December 2013 release shipped with a major leap forward feature that will massively change and simplify Mule’s user experience for both SaaS and On-Premise users. Yes, we are talking about the new Batch jobs. If you need to handle massive amounts of data, or you’re longing for record based reporting and error handling, or even if you are all about resilience and reliability with parallel processing, then this post is for you!

We’re excited to announce the Mule Studio (December 2013) release! It includes a new CloudHub Mule Runtime (December 2013), which introduces new batch capabilities for complex ETL-like data integration tasks such as synchronizing SaaS and on-premise applications, flat file processing, and database reporting and synchronization. Also new in this release are Studio support for Mule expression language auto-completion, cron-expressions for poll scheduling and support for management of job schedules in CloudHub.

 

Join David Chao, Senior Product Manager at MuleSoft, as he discusses the state of the media industry with guest speaker Richard Donovan from Sky in our upcoming MuleSoft webinar, “Integration Trends in Media: 2013 Review.

During 2013, media companies have been working with a sense of purpose to expand their traditional distribution models and move towards delivering content across new platforms. Cross platform integration will be key as another significant development this year is the consumer’s perspective about how they want to receive and interact with content which, in turn, means media companies will need to get closer to their customers.