Take the API approach to microservices and lessons learned from SOA

October 17 2016

0 comments 0
microservices team

If IT today has a watchword, that word is “speed.” At the same time, IT is expected to protect the organization’s crown jewels (company finances and private customer records) and to keep services available and responsive. The message: Go faster, but don’t break anything important. Even Facebook has modified its motto on this front from “Move fast and break things” to “Move fast with stable infrastructure.”

APIs and the explosion of marketing technology for marketers

October 6 2016

0 comments 0
Marketing Technology

Traditionally, “Application Program Interface (API)” was a term known mostly within the developer community. Also, it would be rare to hear about a marketer or a financial analyst “working with APIs.” However, as technology continues to evolve, there are more data and ways to measure data. A particularly interesting topic – marketing technology – came across my mind, and after some research, I’ve noticed marketers were actually the largest consumers of APIs.

Webinar: Accelerating Innovation with MuleSoft Catalyst for Healthcare

September 23 2016

0 comments 0
Webinar- Accelerating Innovation with MuleSoft Catalyst for Healthcare

Catalyst Accelerate for Healthcare webinar is now available to watch on demand.

Slides are also available now, click here to view them.

The combination of legislative, technological, and market pressures has created a digital transformation imperative in healthcare.

For healthcare IT teams, addressing this imperative requires the the ability to expose and orchestrate data between clinical and non-clinical systems, while doing so in a way that promotes reuse and accelerates project delivery.

How are banks responding to the Fintech revolution?

September 21 2016

0 comments 0

I wrote a piece in July, Future of Fintech depends on APIs, talking about the landscape of Fintech and how a regular part of our lives today is enabled through Fintech innovations and APIs.

Here, I want to talk about banks and how they shouldn’t see fintech players as competitors, but partners. We’re also seeing the trend where banks are either partnering up with fintech companies, acquiring them, or funding them. Some banks are even launching them their Fintech subsidiaries – see diagram below:

The top 6 facts about Mule ESB

September 14 2016

2 comments 0

An Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a set of principles and rules for connecting applications together over a bus-like infrastructure. ESB products enable users to build this architecture, but they differ in their methodology and the capabilities they provide.  Mule as an ESB is the runtime engine of Anypoint Platform

Introducing API templates with reusable System and Process APIs

September 8 2016

2 comments 0

In today’s world, APIs are used to abstract the complexity of systems of records, to provide secure connectivity to the end systems, and to accomplish business goals such as creating a unified view of a customer. But APIs alone cannot accomplish all integration use cases. For example, when you want to send data from won opportunities in Salesforce to SAP for invoice creation, on top of using APIs, you will also want to do data migration and/or data synchronization to accomplish this use case.

What are APIs and how do APIs work?

September 7 2016

2 comments 0
API mobile phone

What is an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.  In other words, an API is the messenger that delivers your request to the provider that you’re requesting it from and then delivers the response back to you.

Guest blogging for MuleSoft

August 31 2016

1 comment. 0
MuleSoft Guest Blog

We get requests from time to time about guest blogging at MuleSoft. Here is an official post about it if you are interested in submitting a guest post.

Should you guest blog? 

Of course! You have valuable insights and content and we want to help you share that information with others.

Some benefits include:

  • Thousands of readers will get to read and interact with your ideas

Out of the Weeds and into Product: APIs and the Future of Data Science

August 25 2016

1 comment. 0
data science resize

Today’s post is from Sean McClureSean is the Director of Data Science at Space-Time Insight, a leading provider of advanced analytics software for organizations looking to leverage machine learning for their business applications. Having worked across diverse industries, and alongside many talented professionals, Sean has seen the blend of approaches required to convert raw data successfully into real world value. Sean’s passion is working with cross-discipline teams to build the next generation of adaptive, data-driven applications.

Don’t do IT like the roads in Istanbul

August 22 2016

2 comments 0
Traffic jam

A recent trip to Istanbul got me thinking about enterprise IT architecture. Seriously! If you’ve ever been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s a fast-growing, vibrant, and dynamic city. Unfortunately, the roads can also be very congested at times, taking hours to get from one side of the megacity to the other.