Category: CloudHub

Apache Cassandra is a column-based, distributed database.  Until recently the only way to interact with databases from Mule was to reuse one of the existing Java clients, like Hector or Astyanax, in a component.  Mule’s Cassandra DB Module now provides message processors to insert, update, query and delete data in Cassandra.

To show off some of the features of the Cassandra module I’ll show how to implement a simple account management API.  This API will allow clients to perform CRUD operations on accounts, behaving similarly to something like an LDAP directory.

Picture an architecture where production data gets painstakingly replicated to a very expensive secondary database, where, eventually, yesterday’s information gets analyzed. What’s the name for this “pattern”? If you answered “Traditional Business Intelligence (BI)”, you’ve won a rubber Mule and a warm handshake at the next Mule Summit!

As the volume of data to analyze kept increasing and the need to react in real-time became more pressing, new approaches to BI came to life: the so-called Big Data problem was recognized and a range of tools to deal with it started to emerge.

Apache Hadoop is one of these tools. It’s “an open-source software framework that supports data-intensive distributed applications. It supports the running of applications on large clusters of commodity hardware. Hadoop was derived from Google’s MapReduce and Google File System (GFS) papers” (Wikipedia). So how do you feed real-time data into Hadoop? There are different ways but one consists in writing directly to its primary data store named HDFS (aka Hadoop Distributed File System). Thanks to its Java client, this is very easily done in simple scenarios. If you start throwing concurrent writes and the need to organize data in specific directory hierarchies, its a good time to bring Mule into the equation.

In this post we will look at how Mule’s HDFS Connector can help you write time series data in HDFS, ready to be map-reduced to your heart’s content.

Connecting the New EnterpriseThe mega-trends of SaaS, mobile and are converging, generating a new wave of business opportunity for enterprises. The convergence demands a new kind of platform – one that connects and takes advantage of the explosion of endpoints and data caused by organizations each choosing a uniquely diverse set of best-of-breed applications to power their business. In this live webinar, Ross Mason will discuss his vision for this new platform and demonstrate how MuleSoft’s solutions are making it a reality.

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Questions discussed include:

  • How will SaaS and mobility impact my business?

I’m thrilled to announce the availability of in Europe. With this announcement, we’re extending the industry-leading platform to address the needs of our European customers with dedicated computing resources located in the European Union.

European companies are adopting the cloud faster than ever — Salesforce recently announced that Europe was their fastest growing region last year. However, one of the primary obstacles to using cloud services in the EU is complying with the EU data protection directive which regulates the processing of personal data. With the availability of CloudHub in Europe, it’s now significantly easier for European organizations to comply with these regulations by ensuring data never leaves the EU.

The Service Oriented Architecture stipulates a change in perspective for software purchase and development which traditionally limited itself to catering for the isolated needs of a department or sub-division of the Enterprise. SOA exploits emerging standards to facilitate the development and purchase of software so that the requirements of the Enterprise as a whole are satisfied. Thus, services are identified, defined and subsequently reused in orchestrations with other services that map to the processes which form the life arteries of the Business. SOA advises the use of a Service Registry to govern the initiative in order to ensure the proper re-use of existing candidate Services and their compliance to the policies of the Enterprise. That said, in recent times, with the explosion of APIs, the Enterprise has flung open its doors and windows and ripped off its roof in order to reach to the sky to exploit the vast array of cloud-based services on offer and include them in its software inventory. Thus, the New Enterprise has come of age and brought with it the need for a suitable form of Governance.  With Anypoint Service Registry, MuleSoft are the first to offer a cloud-based Governance solution which allows the to securely register, discover, manage and monitor its services as well as the consumers of those services. With this post, we’d like you to see for yourselves how sets the standard for next generation SOA Governance.

We’re excited to announce that we will be sponsoring SAP’s Sapphire Now conference, taking place May 14 -16 in Orlando Florida. We will be showcasing MuleSoft’s SAP integration solutions to the 16,000 delegates in attendance and demonstrating our unique ability to connect SAP to other SaaS and on-premise applications such as Salesforce, NetSuite, ADP, and Oracle.

MuleSoft offers four SAP-certified solutions that make it fast and easy to connect SAP to the rest of the enterprise:

  • The MuleSoft Enterprise Gateway for SAP provides bi-directional communication via application link enabling (ALE) and iDocs technology with SAP solutions.

This Sunday May 5th through May 7th we are very excited to be participating in CallidusCloud’s conference, C3. We’re ready to get to Las Vegas, where the top operations, sales, marketing and channel industry leaders will be meeting to discuss revenue generation best practices, and how to improve sales and marketing effectiveness. MuleSoft is a featured speaker and will be hosting a booth at this event, where we will demonstrate our unique ability to connect CallidusCloud to other SaaS and on-premise applications such as Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft and IBM.

This Thursday May 2nd, we are very excited to be participating in the fourth annual Jobvite Summit. This two day conference located in the heart of San Francisco, is a great opportunity for the top SaaS companies to come together to gain skills and insight for acquiring the industries top talent. MuleSoft will be hosting a booth at this event, where we will demonstrate MuleSoft’s unique ability to connect Jobvite to other SaaS and on-premise applications such as ADP, Ultimate Software, Workday and other HRIS, Workforce Management and existing ATS systems.

CMIS is an open standard that allows different content management systems to inter-operate over the Internet. Specifically, CMIS defines an abstraction layer for controlling diverse document management systems and repositories using web protocols.

Getting the CMIS

It’s really easy to start using this connector thanks to Mule Studio update site. To install it:

  • Go to the menu Help -> Install new software
  • Enter: http://repository.mulesoft.org/connectors/releases
  • Select the CMIS Cloud Connector available in the Community group

Once you have followed the process and downloaded the Studio plugin the component will be visible on the Cloud Connectors toolbar.

If you’re not using Mule Studio you can use it with Apache Maven using this guide.

SaaS Integration Webinar

In 2013,  SaaS, Mobile and (the ‘Big 3’) have moved on from visionary ideas well into disruptive realities impacting IT.  IT is no longer in denial, as they were for much of the last decade, and in fact are “leaning in” on all fronts.  According to CIO Magazine’s 2013 CIO survey, more IT organizations are focusing on building better relationships with the lines of business, and are raising their game and engagement into LOB projects, particularly around SaaS selection, implementation, and integration.