An application network enables organizations to connect applications, data, and devices through APIs which expose their assets and data to other systems on the network. As an application network grows the more reusability it will provide. Reusing APIs goes hand in hand with a high-degree of dependency between APIs. Therefore, a high degree of dependency between your APIs means that failures during the invocation of an API will affect other API implementations and the services they offer to the application network.
In enterprise system integrations, there’s no escaping the need to include file transfers in workflows. Integrators building out an application network in MuleSoft often need to meet various file transfer use cases involving multiple B2B partners, customers, and internal lines of business. It isn’t uncommon for large consumer goods companies to exchange millions of files per month with partners such as retailers, banks, and wholesalers.
Businesses of all industries and sizes can understand the growing importance of a single, unified customer view. Financial institutions in particular are realizing the advantages of an aggregated representation of customers’ personal data and behavior such as previous interactions, history, purchases, etc. to better serve their customers.
Since our Anypoint Platform October 2018 release, you’ve likely heard us talking a lot about the application network graph. We have continued to build on this foundational release and increasingly the application network graph is driving intelligence across Anypoint Platform.
Many businesses today are trying to augment and improve their customer, partner, and employee experiences by leveraging artificial intelligence and bots, yet grapple with the issue of cybersecurity. We’ve all heard of the numerous accounts of cybercriminals taking advantage of chat APIs, social network application vulnerabilities, and increasingly sophisticated phishing campaigns. However, the majority of cybersecurity hacks are still accomplished in a rather old-fashioned manner — through the use of stolen credentials.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, it seems that delivering real digital government services are being held back for two principal reasons: firstly, the inertia caused by legacy IT systems (the solution to be covered in my next post!), and, secondly, a lack of confidence in their own ability to provide a secure service, be it a concern for data breaches or lack of service (remember the Australian Census problems).
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of when we announced our acquisition by Salesforce. Prior to the acquisition, we were a publicly traded company that reported a $296.5 million year, growing at 58%. The future was bright for MuleSoft as we pursued our vision for delivering application networks to help organizations increase the clock speed of their businesses.
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.