Delivering rich and consistent experiences to stakeholders and customers is one of the objectives of digital transformation. Data provides context and enables business processes to create powerful experiences. As SaaS applications proliferate within the enterprise IT landscape it inadvertently results in data silos slowing transformation initiatives. According to MuleSoft’s 2020 Connectivity benchmark report, 89% of IT leaders say data silos are an obstacle to digital transformation.
Anypoint Runtime Fabric is a container service that automates the deployment and orchestration of Mule applications and API gateways. Runtime Fabric runs within a customer-managed infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, virtual machines (VMs), and bare-metal servers.
The need for an externalizing mapping definition comes up often in integration projects. It must be managed and maintained outside the Mule application code and for Mule to retrieve it dynamically.
In this example, I have leveraged one of the templates from Anypoint Exchange – Database to Salesforce User Migration. We will use the mapping definition from Salesforce custom object to map the database user information to a Salesforce user.
Enterprises use one or more service management applications to manage business-critical workflows and often synchronize workflow information, such as tickets or tasks, to adjacent applications like Salesforce, JIRA, etc. In some cases, enterprises choose to expose a subset of the information externally for partner consumption. BMC Remedy Action Request (AR) System is a popular service management application that MuleSoft offers an out-of-the-box connector for, using the Remedy AR Java API for accessing various modules and forms.
For the past six months, I worked on a federal consulting project to transform data from a client’s legacy systems into a new centralized cloud repository. We chose MuleSoft as the integration and API platform to drive this transformation. After implementing my first MuleSoft project in the federal space, I jotted down a handful of takeaways to share with others embarking on new projects. Here are my top learnings:
They are known by many names: Anypoint Platform APIs, public APIs, MuleSoft’s Platform APIs, but what exactly are PlatformAPIs? Every time you login into Anypoint Platform, you are implicitly calling a set of APIs that are invoked by the UI, which are the PlatformAPIs! And here is the golden lingot: you can make these HTTP requests directly as well.
A corner-stone of professional software engineering is automation, which helps eliminate human error, reduce unintended variability, and increase reproducibility. In this article, we demonstrate how to automate the deployment of a Mule application to CloudHub, while customizing the default rendering of the Mule app in Anypoint Visualizer.
Mule apps are typically built and packaged with Maven using the Mule Maven plugin (MMP). This is fully supported by Anypoint Studio,
MuleSoft allows you to connect anything, from SaaS applications to social media. With Flow Designer, the burden of app configuration has been streamlined as it allows you to reuse existing connection configurations and enables collaboration by letting you share them with others inside your business group.
When working with AWS infrastructure, it can be difficult to keep track of the provisioning of resources and potentially lead to security risks and unaccounted costs. With MuleSoft, it is easy to automate the deployment of AWS Resources using the CloudFormation APIs. AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and set up your AWS resources. The resources are defined by the AWS CloudFormation template. Here is a short four step guide to automating the deployment of EC2 using MuleSoft and AWS Cloud formation APIs:
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.