Improvements to the Batch Module in Mule 4

The Mule 4 Release Candidate is here and, with it, the updated version of the batch module! The batch module was first introduced in Mule 3.5 and it aims to simplify integration use cases where basic ETL functionality is needed. If you’re unfamiliar with it, I recommend you look at this post before continuing. If […]

HowTo – Data Integrity checks in batch processing

We recently introduced our  HowTo blog series, which is designed to present simple use-case tutorials to help you as you evaluate Mulesoft’s Anypoint Platform. This blog post is a follow up to our last blog “How to ETL” using Mule. In that post, we demonstrated how Anypoint Platform could be leveraged to read a large number of messages, […]

Custom batch job instance IDs in Mule 3.8

Welcome to the final post in the three post series about batch improvements on Mule 3.8! The last new feature we have is a simple one which comes quite handy when you need to read through logs. As you know, batch jobs are just programs processed in batch mode, and each time the job is […]

Configurable batch block size in Mule 3.8

Welcome back! Following the series about new batch features in Mule 3.8, the second most common request was being able to configure the batch block size. What’s the block size? In a traditional online processing model, each request is usually mapped to a worker thread. Regardless of the processing being synchronous, asynchronous, one-way, request-response, or even if […]

Batch improvements in Mule 3.8 – Mutable commit blocks

Hello there! If you’ve been using Mule for a while now, you probably remember that the batch module was introduced back in the 3.5 release. If you’re not familiar with it, you can familiarize yourself by following these links: Introducing the Batch module Batch Module Reloaded How to build a Batch enabled connector Near Real time […]

Mr. Batch and the Quest for the right Threading Profile

Sometimes (more often than we think), less concurrency is actually more. Not too long ago, I found myself in a conversation in which we were discussing non-blocking architectures, tuning, and performance. We were discussing that tuning for those models often starts with “2 threads per core” (2TPC). The discussion made me curious about how Mule’s batch module would […]

Handle Errors in your Batch Job… Like a Champ!

Fact: Batch Jobs are tricky to handle when exceptions raise. The problem is the huge amounts of data that these jobs are designed to take. If you’re processing 1 million records you simply can’t log everything. Logs would become huge and unreadable. Not to mention the performance toll it would take. On the other hand, […]

Near Real Time Sync with Batch

The idea of this blog post is to give you a short introduction on how to do Real time sync with Mule ESB. We’ll use several of the newest features that Mule has to offer – like the improved Poll component with watermarking and the Batch Module. Finally we’ll use one of our Anypoint Templates […]

Batch Module Reloaded

With Mule’s December 2013 release we introduced the new batch module. We received great feedback about it and we even have some CloudHub users happily using it in production! However, we know that the journey of Batch has just begun and for the Early Access release of Mule 3.5 we added a bunch of improvements. […]