Category: CloudHub

MuleSoft SaaS IntegrationMario DeSousa is the lead Architect at MetraTech, the leading provider of agreements-based billing, commerce and compensation solutions. From the UI to the API, Mario is a key evaluator for technology and architecture decisions related to Metanga, MetraTech’s SaaS billing engine.

Last week we sat down with Mario to learn more about the technical criteria he evaluated CloudHub against, and the internal benefits that the engineering and product teams have seen to date as a part of the SaaS integration partnership. The integration app model powered by not only passed Mario’s technical evaluation criteria, but it’s safe to say, it blew him away. Read on to find out why.

I’m really excited to announce the general availability of Anypoint Service Registry.

Service Registry is a cloud-based multitenant governance platform designed for the new challenges of the enterprise.  Built from the ground up to support hybrid environments, helping to connect the explosion of endpoints, APIs and services across on-premise systems, the cloud and mobile devices — all on a single platform.

Anypoint Service Registry makes it easy to catalogue and discover services, manage them throughout their lifecycle, monitor their utilization, and enforce standards, policies, and contracts. As a result you can focus on delivering new capability to the business much faster.

Ross Mason on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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This is the most exciting time to be in the enterprise.  When I started my career, I was usually asked to integrate to two types of applications: large legacy mainframe systems that had a team of ‘experts’ acting as gatekeepers and horribly customised enterprise applications that frankly nobody wanted to touch without a team of ‘experts’ to blame if things broke. There was nothing glamorous about my chosen vocation, yet I loved it.  I wanted to figure out how to make these applications to better work together.

Mule DemoThanks to everyone who was able to join us for the latest Mule 101 webinar.

We’ve taken your questions, feedback, and suggestions and created another webinar built entirely for you.  In this webinar, we’ll show show how to easily build and deploy an application from Mule Studio. In this 30 minute demo, Jameson Triplett, MuleSoft’s Lead Trainer, will build a simple integration application to send files to Salesforce.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. There will be an on-demand version available after the webinar is over. We’ll send a link to all registrants.

Some of the concepts covered include:

Recently ESPN opened up their treasure trove of data to the developer community by releasing an API.

It looks great, well documented, REST based, intuitive.  There’s also some useful tools around the API like a few helper methods that return the data required for making use of their advertised capabilities and a useful ‘health status‘ site.

So utilizing the Mule Devkit the possibility of combining our favorite integration engine (i.e. Mule) with a little sporting statistics was very enticing.

Now before we get started let’s look at what do we have here:

In a recent study, MuleSoft partnered with THINKstrategies to quantify the impact integration has had on SaaS providers ability to acquire and support new customers in a growing competitive cloud landscape. View an infographic of the key findings or  download the report.

For those Executives that would like to investigate if connecting to a third party application could help them grow their business, we’ve outlined a 3 step process to help quantify the opportunity.


1. Define Your Customer Integration Requirements

Today MuleSoft and THINKstrategies have published the results from our 2nd annual SaaS Integration Survey. These results validate the growing interest we’ve seen from SaaS providers to build and offer integration as a part of their service. See below for the key findings and don’t forget to download the report today!

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Interested in learning more? Download the full report.

You want to get more done in 2013 so you’re going to need to switch from synchronous to asynchronous processing to do more with the same resources.  Mule started life as an asynchronous message engine and has a lot of capabilities and optimisations built in for processing data concurrently. To help you understand asynchronous processing in Mule we have created this cheat sheet that will help you understand the basics.  Feel free to ask questions on this blog or on the forums. Enjoy.

We’ve just started 2013 and we already have something to celebrate! Dataloader.io January release is out with many improvements that will make your data loading life even easier than before, including:

> Related object exports – e.g. export contacts and their related accounts in a single operation.
> Filter exports by related objects – e.g. export accounts for a certain user.
> Create custom SOQL queries for advanced reporting.
> Friendlier error messages for data problems.

Since Mule 3.3 the Mule Expression Language () has been the default scripting language for expressions in Mule. It is very powerful and based on the MVEL language (note you can also use JavaScript, Groovy, Python and Ruby).   provides a very easy way to access the current message in a flow, write conditional filters and perform content based routing.  The MEL Cheat Sheet, gives you an overview of the commands you can use.

 

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