Are you an API expert? Take our quiz and find out!

July 22 2016

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API expert

Application program interfaces (APIs) have become extremely valuable to hugely successful companies such as Facebook, Twilio, and Expedia. They are, in fact, a strategic investment for any business. You can offer your APIs as your entire business, have your APIs become part of your core business, or even use other companies’ APIs to build your business – you get the idea.

API-led connectivity and CQRS: How Mule supports traditional integration tasks

API led connectivity

There is a lot of interest in how Mule supports emerging patterns like CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation), so I wanted to create a series of blog posts discussing an insightful approach. Over the course of the series so far, we described the initial problem at hand and how to solve it using CQRS and API-led Connectivity. Next, we designed and implemented the synchronous Query API application followed by the implementation of the asynchronous Command API application with a composable API architecture.

HowTo – Report analytics from Mule Runtime using Splunk

Report Analytics from Mule Runtime using Splunk

MuleSoft Anypoint Runtime Manager (ARM) provides connectivity to Mule Runtime engines deployed across your organization to provide centralized management, monitoring and analytics reporting. However, most enterprise customers find it necessary for these on-premises runtimes to integrate with their existing monitoring systems such as Splunk and ELK to support a single pane of glass view across the infrastructure.

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APIs: a culture shift for the enterprise

July 15 2016

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When we hear the word “disruption” we usually think of start-ups taking over a particular space through an innovative approach. Instead of renting an expensive hotel room or car, start-up companies utilize the power of the shared economy and built apps for us to save money and access those resources on demand. Another example can be with music. No longer do we buy music and deal with storage. Instead, streaming music is easy, painless, and we can use our storage for other apps and files. However, start-ups shouldn’t be the only companies that should have the disruption mindset. Businesses of any type, in any industry, should embrace disruption to break away from the status quo. If they don’t, eventually, somebody else will do the job better and grow bigger as a result.

4 key guiding principles to building your application network

The Application Network

In a previous post, I explained the reasons why pure SOA, despite being a powerful architectural paradigm with many benefits, could fall short.  Building on that narrative, I will provide in this post guiding principles to help you create a modern integration strategy – one that enables digital transformation, supports the API economy and is suitable for the pace of change required to build an application network.

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Upcoming webinar: Driving Digital Transformation in Federal Government

July 11 2016

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Federal Digital Transformation

Organizations today face an increasing amount of roadblocks from legacy systems. From system outages to high support and maintenance costs, legacy systems prevent businesses from innovating at the necessary pace to keep up with competition, customer demands, and the desires of stakeholders like employees and partners.

iPaaS and its impact on higher education

iPaaS for higher education

Technology evolved so much since ten years ago, and it has been especially apparent in the education sector. Back then, the extent of computers in elementary schools only taught you how to type and when children were in middle school, they used a computer to type essays and play flash games. Fast forward to 2016, elementary schools now have curriculums that teach kids how to create and code websites. Furthermore, we even see children using iPads to learn with apps and augmented reality. As we shift to a digitally dominant world for education, it is fascinating to see how technological ecosystems come together to enable that movement.

Failed digital transformation could have a negative impact on revenue

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96 percent of businesses are either undergoing some kind of digital transformation strategy or plan to in the near future. Those are the results of a recent survey we conducted; just about every business is trying to get a handle on how to cope with new channels, new methods of engagement, and ubiquitous connectivity. The reason is clear; nearly three quarters of IT decision makers surveyed said that if digital transformation initiatives weren’t completed, it would have a negative effect on revenue, and 39% said that the negative effect would happen within 3 months.

Microservices and Netflix — Innovation at scale

MuleSoft Connect 2016

You know how pervasive digital disruption is. But in case you needed another reminder, 52 percent of the companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, ceased to exist, or dropped out of the Fortune 500. The way you survive in this environment is to be fast, agile, robust, and do it all at scale.

Our customers get it done faster

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Time and again, we hear from our customers that the biggest business advantage that they can have is speed. They want to reduce their time to market, they want to spend less time building integrations and more time developing new products, and they want to create new experiences for their customers as quickly as possible.