The top 6 facts about Mule ESB

September 14 2016

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what-is-mule-esb

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

The core concepts of Mule ESB

The core concept of the ESB architecture is that applications are integrated by putting a communication bus between them and then enabling each application to talk to the bus.

Redwood Logistics on B2B integration: “We’re able to onboard customers three times faster”

August 3 2016

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b2b logistics integration

EDI is an industry standard messaging protocol in the transportation logistics industry. It is also notoriously difficult to work with, as it is an aging technology, and is often not immediately compatible with newer types of systems like SaaS and mobile applications.

Yet companies in the transportation industry need modern B2B collaboration and integration with new systems as companies are now competing on supply chain efficiency. They have to reduce their non-production costs and streamline how they deliver their goods to market.

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.

Our customers get it done faster

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.

How can you make your business go faster? By connecting data in new ways. Instead of spending your time connecting systems with custom code or building integrations with a blackbox tool,

Plan for “pervasive integration”

Integration is not an easy business. After all, as Ross Mason has often said, MuleSoft was founded to escape the drudgery, or “donkey work,” of data integration. Integrating systems like mainframes, databases, or big data stores is hard enough, but where things really become interesting is when you have to integrate those systems with cloud applications, mobile applications, social networks, connected devices, and so forth.

The reality of modern business is that customers,

Transforming from a CoE to a C4E

It’s a common scenario in many businesses – every function in the organization wants to add a mobile app or a new SaaS application and they all rely on IT to deliver. It is becoming very difficult for IT to keep up with the demands on their time and resources coming from the organization today. What if there were a way for IT to deliver more projects and create new innovations with the same amount of resourcing?

Stop making spaghetti code

Spaghetti is delicious when it’s on your dinner plate, but it can give you indigestion when it’s an enterprise integration pattern. When developers and IT teams are tasked with building integrations, creating too many point-to-point integrations can create an ugly mess that’s brittle, expensive to maintain, and difficult to modify or adapt. This has negative effects on enterprise agility and efficiency.

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James Donelan, our VP of engineering,

Something old, something new, something connected, and something blue

How are individuals being married to technology? In lots of ways, it turns out. Ross Mason has an article in Entrepreneur this week all about ways in which we’re all developing a closer relationship with our mobile phones and other types of devices. Let’s get a closer look!

Financial Services. Consumers want ways to ease the payment process and get real-time banking information. So, says Ross, “to meet these demands from consumers,

MuleSoft at MuleSoft: Responsive sales by integrating Salesforce and Slack

When anyone shows interest in our technology we want to engage with them as soon as possible. We are excited about what we build with at MuleSoft and any opportunity to share that excitement with someone is a big deal.

One day we were hanging out with some fellow Muleys from the Sales Development and Marketing teams and they were talking about how great it would be to receive a notification in Slack whenever a new lead has come in –

Making smart choices in smart city investments

The possibilities available to create a smart city seem endless. Technology allows innovations like smart infrastructure that can track public works projects to sensors that identify open parking spots to free public wifi. But how do municipal CIOs decide what’s worth investing in? And how can they ensure projects in process have the best chance of success?

Govtech.com has highlighted five cities that are trying to maximize their investments in smart technology to bring the greatest benefit to their citizens.