MuleSoft is a San Francisco based company that specializes in application programming interfaces (APIs) to provide an integration platform with connection on-premises and cloud systems. Such a system helps companies to have access or unlock their data in a wide range of software packages, from legacy systems to mobile devices.
What does MuleSoft do?
MuleSoft is a platform where systems and departments meet. The platform helps companies make changes and add innovations, easily connect to any application, data, and device using the application development API.
MuleSoft easily combines data to provide a unified view of the client, automate business processes, and create interconnected processes. Using a modern API-oriented approach, each integration becomes a reusable building block. It eliminates reuse and accelerates the delivery of IT resources.
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform offers a wide range of tools and services, including the following:
Designer API is a web-based graphic tool that can be used by developers to evolve and document the API, as well as to transfer this design to team members.
API Manager is an interface through which a developer can control user access to the API, provide secure connections to internal data sources, and create policies for invoking and regulating the API.
Anypoint Studio is a hybrid integration service that provides a junction among SaaS applications, microservices, and APIs. Thus, it is an ideal solution for a cumbersome legacy system that requires updates.
Anypoint Connectors is a set of built-in connectors that are used to integrate applications with REST and SOAP.
Anypoint Analytics is an analytical tool for tracking such API metrics as performance and usage.
Anypoint Runtime Manager is the central console with which a developer can provide and control all resources deployed on the Anypoint platform in hybrid cloud architectures.
Anypoint Exchange is a central site that a development team can use to store and access APIs, templates, connectors, documentation, and other resources.
Anypoint Monitoring is a dashboard that helps a development team track application status.
Anypoint Visualizer is a graphical tool for displaying APIs and their dependencies in real-time.
How can MuleSoft solve integration and digitalization issues?
MuleSoft has also been one of those platforms that function through integrations. MuleSoft was acquired by Salesforce, a SaaS provider in May 2018. MuleSoft technologies are now used as part of its Salesforce Integration Cloud.
Let’s take a look at how MuleSoft can solve critical areas in current middleware and iPaaS issues:
Developers who plan to stay relevant today must be ready to work in the cloud and develop platforms for the cloud, and MuleSoft can claim both. It is designed from scratch and has the ability to connect services in cloud and on-premises situations. MuleSoft has the “Runtime Environment Anytime” feature. Thus, users can take advantage of Kubernetes and Docker to deploy in AWS, Azure, or locally.
MuleSoft applies reuse by creating a market for off-the-shelf integration resources, including APIs, connectors, templates, and examples. Thus, teams do not need to spend time developing and creating APIs for most common services on the Internet. MuleSoft allows businesses to create and publish their own reusable assets, which can then be used by various departments, functions, and groups. It reduces replication, improves management, and reinforces efficiency.
API network is very sophisticated and it requires developers to meet all of its integration needs. In addition to having middleware for building a network, effective tools are also needed to manage, monitor and protect such networks. The MuleSoft service provides the ability to design and build a network faster using a semi-visual interface, deep understanding of network performance, and specialists to diagnose problems. Anypoint Security service provides security at every level of the network with built-in compliance with common security standards such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS, SOC 2 and GDPR.
Time to market
MuleSoft’s platform includes visual tools and workstations, simplified integration execution environment, support for a full development testing life cycle, and reusable accessibility. These key points ensure that integration projects can be very efficient and flexible. MuleSoft provides 3 times faster delivery and 70% higher productivity for application developers, which leads to faster market entry.
4 benefits that show why MuleSoft is an asset for Salesforce
1. Strategic. Unlock data from your legacy systems
With the help of the Mulesoft built-in APIs, Salesforce Integration Cloud works better with projects or disparate applications that require integration with back-office or legacy systems. Global business requires an integrated transaction, that is, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services together. MuleSoft’s technical capabilities complement Salesforce’s SaaS offerings and provide them with a strategic opportunity to expand their presence through deeper participation in all three levels of the cloud.
2. Profitable. Customers benefits
MuleSoft solutions help corporate networks work faster, making technological evolution more painless for enterprises that are not yet ready for a complete transition to the cloud.
3. Creation of new opportunities
While learning, companies should be able to manually connect massive amounts of data from new applications and devices and turn this data into real-time business results. MuleSoft provides a comprehensive set of artificial intelligence technologies for CRM. MuleSoft operating model allows both LoB and IT to provide new solutions as needed for the entire organization while maintaining critical visibility and control.
4. Tech Insight
From a technical point of view, MuleSoft is a solution for the full lifecycle of a development and deployment application. MuleSoft is applied at the presentation level, so the business logic of the system remains unchanged and is encapsulated in a separate SOA service. MuleSoft becomes an integration point. It provides interoperability with all additional modules on the side to expand the system of additional modules.
MuleSoft fits perfectly with Salesforce’s profile, strategy and needs. It provides comprehensive off-the-shelf functionality when most of the development is done under the hood. In this way, every business has the ability to automate most of the data gathering and analytical work with less resources.