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MuleSoft: The Solution for Your Connections

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MuleSoft is one of the top integration and API management companies with a state-of-the-art approach for connecting various systems. MuleSoft promotes API-led connectivity through its three-layer architecture for connecting APIs.

MuleSoft is also a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for full lifecycle API management.

MuleSoft provides a unified integration framework as well as API management capabilities through Anypoint Platform, Anypoint Studio, and CloudHub.

Anypoint Platform

Using Anypoint Platform, you can connect any applications, data, or devices that can be used within the organization, and it builds an application network that enables organizations to deliver faster. Anypoint Platform is the only solution in the marketplace that provides full API lifecycle management and integration in one platform.

Anypoint has a wide range of toolsets available that enable developers to:

  • Design and develop APIs and integrations faster.
  • Deploy to cloud and on-premises
  • Manage and govern APIs and integrations
  • Secure at different layers
  • Reuse APIs and integrations using the marketplace

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Anypoint Exchange is like a marketplace where you can find hundreds of out-of-the-box connectors and templates to connect mainframes like IBM DB2, ERP systems like SAP, and SaaS applications such as Salesforce.

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Design Center is where you can design your APIs and flows and mock them using a mocking service. You can save your APIs in Anypoint Exchange so that others can reuse them.

Management Center contains a set of toolsets to manage your integrations, control access, and traffic to your APIs, map dependencies, and customize your dashboard. Using Runtime Manager, you can deploy your application in the cloud. The application network graph captures all the metadata and provides recommendations to help you build and manage an effective application network.

Anypoint Studio

Anypoint Studio is the IDE for the Anypoint Platform, where you can build APIs and integrations. Anypoint Studio has a variety of connectors for connecting different systems and building integrations and APIs. Just drag and drop the connectors you need and join them using logical flow. It also has an XML code available for all your integration flows. You can visually map data into any format and do custom changes within connectors using a powerful expression language called DataWeave.

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Anypoint Studio also supports API implementation. By importing API specifications, it automatically generates flow. Also, it has MUnit testing functionality available, which ensures your APIs and integrations are working as expected. When you are done with everything, you can deploy your application on CloudHub.

CloudHub

CloudHub is MuleSoft’s managed cloud infrastructure, where you can deploy your APIs and integrations. CloudHub is a secure and compliant platform, which allows you to make your application available globally.

By default, CloudHub is a multi-tenant public network. However, you can create your own private, isolated system using VPC (Virtual Private Cloud). You can select your region and environment for deployment as per your preference.

Closing Thoughts

MuleSoft contains a rich set of functionalities and provides everything you need for integration. That is why MuleSoft is one of the top solutions for your connections. And as it is said: “When everything is connected, anything is possible.”

About the Author

Sanjog is a Software Developer at Perficient Nagpur GDC, experienced in implementing Business Process Automation and providing software solutions using Salesforce Ecosystem. He likes to learn and explore various technologies and understand the architecture beneath them.

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