4 ways real-time inventory updates can save retailers time and money

Using physical stores to support digital shopper traffic might seem counterintuitive, but monthly rental fees are a sunk cost and inventory is already sitting on shelves. A reported 75% of consumers intend to continue shopping via online platforms even after stores reopen, meanwhile retailers report reducing their investment of on-hand inventory by 30%. This juxtaposition makes real-time inventory visibility a priority. 

Connect apps and APIs: Jumpstart your way to an all-digital business

This blog was originally published on the Salesforce blog and was co-written with Ed Cho, Senior Product Marketing Manager on the Platform team.

Cutting doctor’s appointment referral times by half. Processing a bank loan in support of small business in less than two days. Accelerating test results to help stop the spread of disease. IT teams have always been implementing, maintaining, and governing a number of high-demand applications and systems. 

Migrating on-premises standalone runtime apps to Runtime Fabric

Standalone Mule runtime engine allows customers to deploy applications in their server, located in the cloud or data center. All application data remains within the customer network so it is a choice for security conscience customers who may have regulatory needs or security policies to comply with.

However, as the customer’s application network grows they may face various challenges with a standalone architecture:

How to achieve high availability and reliability with an on-premise topology

IT is under continuous pressure to keep systems available and maximize the uptime to ensure users have an unmatched experience. With the growing number of user experiences (such as 24/7 services, mobile, and eCommerce), every moment of downtime translates to loss in revenue or a missed opportunity. 

To define a stable and scalable system, one must analyze and focus on attributes like system availability, desired system uptime and acceptable downtime (outage),

How to deploy Anypoint Runtime Fabric in Oracle Cloud

Anypoint Runtime Fabric is a container service that automates the deployment and orchestration of Mule applications and API gateways. Runtime Fabric runs within a customer-managed infrastructure on AWS, Azure, virtual machines (VMs), and bare-metal servers.

Some of the capabilities of Anypoint Runtime Fabric include:

  • Isolation between applications by running a separate Mule runtime engine per application.
  • Ability to run multiple versions of Mule on the same set of resources.

Setting up Anypoint VPN with Google Cloud Platform

There are a variety of ways to establish connectivity between Anypoint CloudHub workers and systems deployed on backend customer-hosted or vendor-managed data-centers. One of the ways is through Anypoint VPN which provides a secure tunnel between cloudhub workers and  a data-center. In order to setup the VPN tunnel or extend the CloudHub network with corporate network, we need to setup Anypoint VPC. Anypoint VPC provides an isolated network segment to host CloudHub workers. 

How to create Slack integrations with Mule 4

Alexandra Martinez is a member of our Developer Community and has been leading our Meetup Group in Toronto for a few years now. She brings her local community together on a regular cadence, each time with more and more attendees. For more information on how to join the MuleSoft Community, visit our Community page.

Before this app, our HR department at Bits In Glass (BIG) was manually posting messages to different Slack channels in our workspace.

How to connect to Apache Kafka on Heroku using the MuleSoft Kafka Connector

January 20 2020

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Apache Kafka is used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming apps. It is horizontally scalable, fault-tolerant, and incredibly fast. And when coupled with Heroku and MuleSoft, developers can easily publish and consume data without writing any code.

In this article, we’ll walk-through the process of configuring the MuleSoft Kafka connector to connect to Apache Kafka on Heroku through SSL. Using the MuleSoft Kafka Connector, developers can streamline business processes and move data between Kafka and enterprise applications and services.

Why MuleSoft Anypoint Platform and serverless computing (AWS Lambda) are better together

Unleash the power of your application network and Serverless Computing to transform, innovate and stay ahead of your competition.

The transition to SaaS application adoption and cloud computing continues to accelerate for both “old” server based and “new” serverless technologies. We are starting to see that all organizations are moving toward a “serverless first” approach, similar to past movements such as “cloud first” and “cloud native.”  

How to migrate existing SOAP-based services as proxies in Anypoint Platform

Whether you’re new to Anypoint Platform or an integration expert, you may have SOAP-based services that you want to migrate “as is.” This can be done using MuleSoft (Mule 3) by migrating them as proxies. Often those SOAP-based services have WSDL that are not self-contained (WSDLs having dependencies on other WSDLs), this blog will give you some helpful tricks for this type of migration.