If you have read the Mule ESB 3.7 release notes then you already know what I’m about to say, but just to recap, here we go…
A lot of effort was put in 3.7 to upgrade our libraries stack. That effort actually began in 3.6, and although the list of upgraded libraries is not so big as it was on that release, it’s somehow more significant given that we upgraded some dependencies that we held very close to our hearts and core.
On Wednesday, February 25th, MuleSoft released a major update to our Anypoint Data Gateway for Salesforce Lightning Connect. Since unveiling in November 2014, we have enhanced the product to include several key capabilities that accelerate time-to-value in connecting Salesforce to external data sources. Our goal is for business users to easily configure basic integrations and better align the actual data used for business needs and use cases. We’re also very focused on the need to provide governance for data and integrations, while supporting the on-going trend of providing IT tools as a service. Let’s take a look at some of the features of this release:
The January 2015 release of CloudHub features several key upgrades to our infrastructure. With this release, customers will be able to run more applications per vCore (10 per vCore – up from the current limit of 4), and will also be able to run more compute and memory intensive applications – which consume up to 4 vCores in one instance. We are also releasing a new security feature – data encryption for persistent queues, which will help customers with their security and compliance needs.
More Applications per vCore, and Support for Bigger Applications
Starting with the January 2015 release, customer applications running on CloudHub will have a bigger palette of worker sizes to choose from. Currently, a customer application has a choice of 3 worker sizes – Shared, Regular, or Double, representing 1/4th of a vCore, 1 vCore, and 2 vCore capacities respectively. Starting February 7, applications running on CloudHub will have 5 different worker sizes to choose from, with the compute and memory capacities described in the following table:
|New Worker Sizes
||500 MB Mem
||1 GB Mem
||1.5 GB Mem
||3.5 GB Mem
||7.5 GB Mem
On the heels of Dreamforce, one thing is clear, there’s never been a better time to be an enterprise developer. The sheer number of technologies on display, not only by Salesforce but also by the sponsors—developer tooling companies, API providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrator partners and other complementors—make it abundantly clear that we’ve reached a critical mass of players competing for the hearts of the enterprise developer.
But it’s also a confusing time, in that the essential problem of choice looms large. If the smorgasbord of give-away shirts at Dreamforce was any indicator, there truly is an abundance of technologies upon which you can build your apps and business today. Whether you were coding all night at the Salesforce $1M Hackathon, or navigating the cramped aisles of the Cloud Expo that boasted over 300 sponsors, you probably weren’t alone if you asked yourself, where do I even start?
Dreamforce 2014 is less than a week away and San Francisco will once again be a shining beacon for enterprise developers.
We’d love to meet as many of you as possible, so that’s why, in addition to our presence at the Dreamforce Hackathon, as well as our presence on the main Cloud Expo floor, we’re proud to announce our inaugural booth in the Dreamforce DevZone. We’ll be on the second floor of Moscone West, right across from the Internet of Things (IoT) zone.
Get ready to win $1 Million at the Salesforce Hackathon!
Can you think of anything more exciting than locking yourself up for 36 hours and coding away? Neither can we! That’s why we’re excited to join the upcoming Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, taking place on October 10th through 12th, right before the company’s annual Dreamforce conference. This year’s hackathon, assembling over 1,000 enterprise hackers from around the world, will be held at the City View Metreon in San Francisco.
Join us for our latest webinar, “Anypoint Templates in Action”, where we dive into Anypoint Templates and the integration patterns that inspired them. We’ll discuss the elements of integration, as well as the who, what, where, when and why of Anypoint Templates.
Anypoint Templates enable developers to be productive sooner and integrate faster. They’re built to address specific use cases and can be configured, customized, extended, and reused. In this demo-driven webinar, we’ll walk you through the patterns we use to create Anypoint Templates and show you them in action. You’ll discover the top 5 most popular integration patterns – Migration, Broadcast, Bi-directional Sync, Aggregation, and Correlation – and walk away knowing how templates address the most common integration challenges, as well as how they help businesses integrate faster, increase developer productivity, reduce development issues, and leverage years of MuleSoft integration best practices.
With CONNECT just around the corner, it’s about time to start considering which demos, keynotes, and training sessions you’re interested in checking out. Here’s a sneak peek at what hands-on labs and demos are going to be offered at CONNECT London.
Hands-On Labs & Training
Advance your knowledge of all things MuleSoft with hands-on labs and training led by Mule experts.
- How to Design RESTful APIs for Adoption: RAML and Beyond
Learn all about APIs with hands-on training covering API design, from concept to completion, including how to leverage the RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML), the easiest way to define a practically RESTful API.
- ABCs of MuleSoft Integration: Your First Project
See just how easy it is to get started with MuleSoft integration. Create a new integration project and complete a cloud-based integration scenario in just a few hours. You’ll learn many concepts and principles of developing with Anypoint Platform that are common to nearly all integration use cases.
Note: Anypoint Library is now referred to as “Anypoint Exchange”. You may see it reflected as library in some places, but moving forward will be Anypoint Exchange.