How MuleSoft fits into today’s IT world

This blog post is based on the internal work of Thomas Baumgart, former MuleSoft Client Architect, and is now being published by MuleSoft.  

In previous blog posts of this series, we discussed various architectures over the years as well as laid out the differences between a SOA approach to connectivity to an API-led approach. In this blog, we’ll discuss an example of an architecture that covers monolithic,

How to mitigate unhappy paths with an event-driven architecture at scale

The reality of supporting production event-driven architecture at any reasonable scale is that it can be challenging, especially when dealing with bad events and unhappy paths, both of which affect business operations and the customer experience. Architects and developers often focus on delivering the minimum viable product (MVP) to show business value early and validate the approach taken. While focusing on the MVP can be valuable in establishing IT agility — the requirements are targeted at normal operation,

Mule microservices distributed transaction tracing

With the advent of microservices, the functionalities that used to be bundled together in a single web/mule application are now running on different containers across VMs and at times across datacenters. This presents a huge challenge to trace transactions as they traverse across the container/VM boundaries.   

Is this the end of microservices?

February 28 2020

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It was inevitable! With such euphoria greeting the concept of microservice architecture in 2014, it was only a matter of time before the trough of disillusionment swallowed the hype. What started with blogs like “What are microservices?” and “Reducing technical debt with microservices,” peaked with articles like  “Can microservices save U.S. Retailers?” and “Why microservices are the foundation to a digital future,” has now come crashing down with pieces like “Goodbye microservices” and “Monoliths are the future.” Where did it all go wrong?

How managed file transfer solutions add value to an 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.

What is a service mesh and do you need one?

Studies show that 91% of enterprises are using or have plans to use microservices. The reasons are well documented — monolithic architectures are hard to develop and maintain, while microservices allow for greater agility with smaller, targeted services. 

Anypoint Platform Quarterly FAQ – Q4

Author, Laurell K. Hamilton, wrote “Questions are great, but only if you have the answers.” Many of you have questions about the Anypoint Platform and our product team has the answers! Here is our second installment of our Anypoint Quarterly FAQ, where we answer the most frequently asked questions. 

This quarter, we will focus on questions regarding the upcoming releases: Service Mesh, Access Management 2.0,

The perfect service-abstraction and composition solution: MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

This blog post is based on the internal work of Thomas Baumgart, former MuleSoft Client Architect, and is now being published by MuleSoft.  

This is the third blog in a series explaining how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform can provide agile connectivity across monolith, SOA, and microservices architectures.

Mule containerization

Containers are becoming the de-facto hosting platform from microservices to databases and everything in-between. Kubernetes has emerged as the primary container orchestration platform, and MuleSoft offers Anypoint RTF, a Kubernetes-based container orchestration platform to run APIs and applications at scale, providing elasticity. 

So, is a modern microservices architecture the ultimate answer to everything?

This is the third blog in a series explaining how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform can provide agile connectivity across monolith, SOA, and microservices architectures.

In my last blog, I reviewed the different types of architectures that have evolved over the last decade and how that has now led to the commonly used microservices architecture approach. This post will discuss whether this is the ultimate answer to architecture development,