MuleSoft can help you connect, integrate, and develop a scalable integration framework to offer connected experiences to your customers, unlock data across your organization, and automate processes. Our consultants blend the MuleSoft Anypoint platform features with their integration expertise to deliver a custom-built solution for cloud, on-premise and hybrid systems.
You can execute projects using agile methodologies and proven processes to expedite delivery. Senior MuleSoft consultants can conduct an in-depth discovery and readiness assessment to understand your requirements and develop a detailed MuleSoft API architecture design. Post-deployment, you should conduct user training sessions to help your team internally manage the integrated solution.
One approach that has worked for organizations for the longest time and to a certain extent is implementing ”point-to-point integration.”
This method requires developers to create custom codes between several components within the business environment. This approach’s benefit is that it allows for quick and easy communication between a few applications, except it cannot be scaled and hence is not future proof. Point-to-point integration leads to creating a fragile and tangled system and is difficult to maintain.
Another approach is API-led connectivity. The main goal of this methodology is to allow integration flows to be reused by many parties within the enterprise integration platform. Thanks to this recycling of the already available logic (implemented inflows), developers can implement their logic more safely and quickly, leading to a shorter time to market.
MuleSoft Integration Patterns Specification
When deciding on an integration pattern, there are many things to consider. We break down the various integration patterns for you:
Data migration is the process of moving data from one location to another, one format to another, or one application to another. Generally, this is the result of introducing a new system or location for the data.
Broadcast can also be called "one-way sync from one to many," It is the act of moving data from a single source system to many destination systems on an ongoing, near real-time or real-time, basis. Typically "one-way sync" implies a 1:1 relationship, and to us, it is just an instantiation of the broadcast pattern, which is a 1:Many relationship. Hence we chose the name broadcast even though it will manifest itself as a 1:1 in many integration applications.
Aggregation integration pattern
The aggregation pattern derives its value from allowing you to extract and process data from multiple systems in one united application. This means that the data is up to date when needed, does not get replicated, and can be processed or merged to produce the dataset you want.
The bi-directional sync data integration pattern is the act of combining two datasets in two different systems so that they behave as one while respecting their need to exist as different datasets. This type of integration needs to come from having various tools or systems to accomplish other functions on the same dataset.
The correlation data integration pattern is a design that identifies the intersection of two data sets and does a bi-directional synchronization of that scoped dataset only if that item occurs in both systems naturally. This is similar to how the bi-directional pattern synchronizes the union of the scoped dataset and correlation synchronizes the intersection.
The need for integrations is increasing rapidly: data and its exploitation have become a competitive advantage. Integration solutions are required for the agile production of reusable interfaces and keeping everything under control. Let’s get an overview of some Mulesoft integration solutions:
SaaS application integration
SaaS integration, or SaaS application integration, involves connecting a SaaS application with another cloud-based app, cloud services or an on-premise software via application programming interfaces (APIs). Once connected, the app can request and share data freely with the other app or on-premise system.
Solutions for B2B/EDI
EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange and is the exchange and processing of documents electronically, utilizing a standard format. It allows for accurate and reliable transmission of data between your systems and those of your trading partners. EDI integration means the transfer, mapping, and translation of EDI data to and from business applications and is an essential piece of how businesses create efficiencies.
Mobile integration connects different apps and devices to achieve seamless data exchange and optimized workflows. It helps increase flexibility and improve the efficiency of various business processes.
Data integration is a group of technical and business processes — such as ETL, data replication and virtualization — that combine data from disparate sources into a meaningful and valuable data set for business intelligence and business analytics.
The ServiceNow platform is based on service-oriented architecture (SOA), in which all data objects can use web services to access bi-directional data-level integration. The interface is also direct and dynamic because all modifications to existing objects and new objects are automatically published as a Direct Web Service.
Salesforce integration is the process of integrating your Salesforce CRM with other systems and applications, such as ERP, Marketing Automation, HCM etc. There are many reasons why businesses want to integrate Salesforce with their other systems.
When successful organizations worldwide declare that a platform is world-class – and industry analysts agree – you know you’ve’ got a solution that is delivering on its promises. MuleSoft’s Anypoint platform provides a wide range of capabilities that impact all areas of the business. And it’s’ helping to drive results that are nothing short of astounding:
Connect to core systems faster
Unlock data easily with Anypoint Platform's pre-built connectors and automated data mapping. Machine learning-based recommendations continue to get better over time.
Reduced risk and costs of security breaches
MuleSoft's Anypoint platform includes advanced security by default, with end-to-end governance that ensures compliance with local, regional, and industrial regulations. The solution enforces global access control and threat protection at every system layer, assuring confidentiality and integrity of the information you share.
Give your team secure access to complete and accurate customer information. MuleSoft Anypoint brings disparate customer systems and data sources together to build a 360-degree customer view, allowing you to deliver personalized experiences, anticipate future needs, and improve customer loyalty.
MuleSoft Anypoint enables you to quickly and easily introduce new systems, software versions, devices, and data sources. You'll be able to rapidly respond to changing market conditions and take advantage of time-sensitive new opportunities.
Business Challenges solved
The main reason MuleSoft is so popular is because of its integration capabilities. Even if you have a legacy system, you can use Mule integration to connect it with SaaS products and system APIs. This will allow you to scale without overhauling the entire system. The API-led connectivity will also allow you to expand into new markets since you will be able to unlock your data and infrastructure to accommodate the necessary systems.
Softwarium has an extensive track record of handling Mule integration. We have helped businesses integrate systems across the enterprise using the Mule ESB. All of the integration is done cost-effectively, easy to manage and will not become outdated as time goes on. Contact us to see how we connected even the most disparate systems to allow businesses to unlock siloed data.
MuleSoft increases the performance of individual developers and your entire business as well. The development time will be reduced because your teams will be able to design with reusability in mind while using a unified platform for the entire API creation process. As far as your business is concerned, you will be able to increase the pace of innovation because you will be able to connect data in new ways instead of wasting time creating custom code to connect each system.
Softwarium has the necessary expertise to handle Mule integration of various complexities. We helped businesses connect all of their systems across the enterprise and streamline their business processes. Even if you would like to avoid integrating systems, we can use Mulesoft as a middleware tool that allows systems to communicate with each other.
Technical Challenges solved
According to MuleSoft, the average organization uses more than 1,000 individual apps across the enterprise. Mule integration can allow each app to "communicate" with one another and unlock the siloed data located inside. We can help you integrate new applications into your existing IT infrastructure, thus taking care of all integration challenges allowing you to focus on innovation.
Businesses today rely on all kinds of apps and SaaS products to help them run day-to-day operations. This includes your CRM, payment system, inventory management tool and anything else that you use every day. The more apps you use, the more complicated the business processes will be because these apps need to communicate with each other and exchange information to make real-time decisions.
Softwarium has a long history of using MuleSoft as a middleware tool connecting various systems. Even if you have a highly distributed environment where you need to connect things like legacy systems, SaaS apps, or business software, we can implement a highly efficient middleware solution that will save you money in integration costs.
Why Choose Softwarium for MuleSoft Development?
Softwarium provides an API strategy that connects your application ecosystem, offering tailor-made digital strategy, consulting to determine and achieve your business goals. That’s just part of what we do. We offer expert MuleSoft development services, making your ecosystem more connected and integrated than ever, designing results-driven digital solutions. Whether on-premise or cloud-based, we will connect and integrate your application, data source, or API. Our expert MuleSoft enterprise architects design scalable architecture that supports multi-platform integrations, all based on your business requirements.
MuleSoft is a vendor that provides an integration platform to help businesses connect data, applications and devices across on-premises and cloud computing environments.
The company’s Anypoint Platform integration platform includes various tools to develop, manage, and test application programming interfaces (APIs and integrations), which support these connections.
MuleSoft makes it easy to unify data to deliver a single customer view, automate business processes, and build connected experiences. By using a modern API-led approach, each integration becomes a reusable building block.
MuleSoft is not an API, but it has plenty of tools to create APIs and integrations. MuleSoft life cycle API management tells us how effectively and efficiently we can use the MuleSoft Anypoint platform while going through different stages of the APIs lifecycle.
In May 2018, Salesforce bought MuleSoft for $6.5 billion. Since MuleSoft creates APIs to connect different systems, this could be useful for Salesforce as a bridge between older software on-prem or in the cloud.