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,

API-led connectivity vs. SOA: What’s the difference?

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, we’ve discussed business agility, the various types of architectures, and an API-led approach with Anypoint Platform. In this blog post, we’ll cover the differences between MuleSoft’s unique API-led approach and an SOA-based architecture

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.

Webinar: The Top 6 Microservices Architecture Patterns

microservices patterns

For the last several years, microservices has been an important trend in IT architecture. Technology consulting firm Thoughtworks has declared that “a microservices architecture as programming model” is one of the four rising trends of 2017, whereas others in the press are expressing their endorsement of microservices––making architects and IT executives feel a fear of missing out on the next exciting trend.

Enterprise Service Bus vs Traditional SOA

The principles of SOA were sound, it was the implementation that failed. Service-oriented principles should be the underpinning philosophy behind integration; and an enterprise service bus pattern, when delivered with lightweight solutions, has been proven effective.

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been both hailed as a modern and agile approach to enterprise architecture and software development as well as deemed as a colossal waste of time and money.

Microservices with Mule

September 6 2016

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Govind Mulinti, a senior architect at Whishworks, is the guest author of this blog post. 

Microservices has been a buzz word for past few years. It talks about a technique of designing integrations and APIs as independently deployable services. There are certain characteristics around organizations around business capabilities, automated deployments, intelligent endpoints and distributed control of data.

Before we start on microservice style,

Mind the digital gap: Do more with less in Public Sector IT

Mind The Digital Gap

How do you do more with less?

This is the billion-pound question and one that is even more urgent in the UK public sector today. Years of austerity and government pressures to break up monolithic contracts have left the public sector scrambling to squeeze as much as they can from what they have. Against this backdrop, I was not surprised to see the Head of the National Audit Office (NAO) recently highlight the “digital capability gap” that’s still apparent across government.

4 key guiding principles to building your application network

The Application Network

In a previous post, I explained the reasons why pure SOA, despite being a powerful architectural paradigm with many benefits, could fall short.  Building on that narrative, I will provide in this post guiding principles to help you create a modern integration strategy – one that enables digital transformation, supports the API economy and is suitable for the pace of change required to build an application network.

Open source software – an IT revolution?

There was an interesting article in TechCrunch this week about what they termed “open adoption software” – software built on a free, open source foundation but with value-added, proprietary products built on top of that foundation. MuleSoft was mentioned as a key example of this type of business model.

Open source software has become a big trend in today’s enterprise. More than 78 percent of businesses run on open source,

What we learned from failed SOA implementations

It’s been almost 30 years since the concepts behind SOA, specifically the notion of decomposing monolithic applications as discrete functions, were first introduced.  Many organizations embarked on the journey towards SOA, but results have been mixed.  Though SOA has several benefits and can be a powerful architectural paradigm, many SOA implementations have fallen short. In this blog post, we explore the primary reasons SOA,