New CloudHub Platform Service for Application Data Storage

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We’ve just rolled out a new platform service in our CloudHub R20 release for storing application data. With Mule’s Object Store capabilities, each CloudHub integration application is given it’s own storage, with zero configuration required. This makes it a extremely easy to implement two very important integration scenarios:

  1. Persisting OAuth tokens – all our OAuth enabled connectors can store tokens and restore them using ObjectStores
  2. Storing synchronization state –

In the cloud integration is your competitive advantage

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Whether it is to reduce costs or growth through innovation all companies need to constantly be thinking about how to gain competitive advantage. Over the last 20 years companies have looked towards enterprise software applications to drive this differentiation. Typically the cost of doing this runs into the millions or tens of millions, meaning it was a rich mans sport with smaller companies either getting squeezed out or forced into small market niches.

However,

The Disintegration of PaaS

February 14 2012

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I just read a good post by Sam Charrington on RWW titled, The Disintegration of PaaS. He points out that early PaaS vendors had to build out the whole stack, including application server, database, file storage, etc. This locks applications into a specific stack. He goes on to say that we are now moving into a new evolution of PaaS, where some of the component pieces of the platform, e.g., databases, are available from other service vendors.

SaaS Integration Challenges? MuleSoft has the solution

January 27 2012

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Are you facing SaaS integration challenges?

A recent survey of SaaS and cloud vendors found integration to be the #1 hurdle in the SaaS sales process, with almost 90% of respondents considering integration to be important or extremely important in winning new customers. Customer concerns about integration represent both a threat and an opportunity for SaaS and cloud providers.

Zuora and MuleSoft: Integration Should Be This Easy

January 24 2012

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You may have noticed that we announced a partnership with Zuora, the company behind the leading SaaS subscription billing service (often touted as the Salesforce of billing). This is no ordinary announcement. We are truly excited about what this means for the future of integration.

SaaS is changing the application landscape, offering better applications at a lower cost through cloud delivery. The benefits of SaaS have been touted many times,

DevKit Feature Spotlight: Connection Management

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The DevKit is a tool for accelerating the development of Mule extensions. A popular Mule extension is what we call a Cloud Connector. A Cloud Connector provides Mule with the ability to receive and send messages to/from a cloud service provider. We do not make assumptions about whether that service provider is a REST-based service, a SOAP endpoint or a custom protocol on top of TCP. Having said that,

Cloud Platforms and Open APIs: The new application stack

November 29 2011

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Application stacks are so passé, now its all about the slice. With the rise of open APIs we are seeing a new breed of application. Infrastructure APIs are cropping up everywhere for doing things like email, FTP, monitoring and management, analytics and application security.  These slices of functionality, delivered as services, remove the time consuming need to set up services locally and allow developers to spend their time building their application.

Get real-time with the new SalesForce API

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Before streaming APIs, if you wanted to know if there were any updates on a specific event you had to query the API periodically and check if updates indeed occurred. Most likely, many of these queries would probably return no results as no new event happened but still resources were consumed in the process including the API call and parsing the response. Now, what if you want to get notified not only of 1 event but 10,

The benefits of APIs, my top 10 and why you should use them

November 22 2011

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At QCon SF last week I gave my talk on DevOps to NoOps: 10 cloud services you should be using. I talked about what I call the API explosion and how that impacts the way we build applications before introducing my list. I focused on infrastructure APIs because I believe these have the biggest impact on application development and thus the developers that build applications.

Connector of the Week: Using the LinkedIn API

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Of all the professional networks available LinkedIn has clearly taken the lead with more than 120 million members. Do you use LinkedIn? Most likely you do! That’s why we thought it’s important to have a Cloud Connector to interact with LinkedIn and take advantage of its social power.