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,

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?

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,

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,

EDI with an API-led approach

retail API-led connectivity

When EDI first came into use, supply chains were simpler, with a limited number of suppliers. Now, thanks to globalization and specialized manufacturing, there might be hundreds of suppliers in a supply chain. And, as prices change, businesses move overseas, and market conditions evolve, these suppliers change as well. 

K8s: 8 questions about Kubernetes

data blocks

This is the first post in a series that intends to provide context and practical information about emerging enterprise technologies. First up is Kubernetes, the container orchestration platform that is sweeping the cloud-native world.

Have a safe microservice journey!

mountains road

An architecture needs to bend, not break, as new innovations, best practices, and needs emerge. In this post, I’ll explore the broader landscape we are traveling to support that agility.

Getting to know Anypoint Visualizer

Anypoint Visualizer architecture

Anypoint Visualizer is a graphical visualization that provides a high-level view of your application network. It automatically organizes APIs, Mule applications, and third-party systems into a comprehensive view of how they are connected. The data displayed is dynamically updated based on real-time traffic and does not require any prior configuration.