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All you need to know about Mule ESB at a glance

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From the technical center of excellence of Massil Technologies, our technology leader Srini makes it easy to understand MuleSoft ESB at a glance. This blog is a part of series of blogs being authored and published by Massil Technologies for the benefit of the IT community globally.

On their website, MuleSoft defines Mule ESB as “Mule, the runtime engine of Anypoint Platform is a lightweight Java-based enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform that allows developers to connect applications quickly and easily, enabling them to exchange data. It enables easy integration of existing systems, regardless of the different technologies that the applications use, including JMS, Web Services, JDBC, HTTP, and more. The ESB can be deployed anywhere, can integrate and orchestrate events in real time or batch, and has universal connectivity.”

Usually, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) allows multiple applications to connect with each other by acting as a technology interface for carrying data between applications over an intranet or across the world wide web. Mule ESB has luxurious features such as service creation and hosting, service management, message routing based on rules defined and data transformation across different formats and predefined protocols. These features make Mule ESB the most flexible ESB in the open source community.

Why Mule ESB?

Light Weight Open Source Platform
Highly Scalable
Manages communications among applications and components effectively
Ability to transparently communicate with the server or over the internet or any other transport protocol.
Highly Flexible to adopt
Being Open Source, it is vendor neutral – It gels along with any application from any vendor
Supports data transformation in multiple formats across multiple frameworks
Cost Effective and highly reliable.
Key Details:

It supports Desktops, Laptops and Android, iOS devices.
It is suitable for Small, Medium and Large Enterprises given its scalability feature.
Most Mule ESB implementations have been done in the markets of Asia, India, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.
It only supports the English language.
The different pricing options available are: Free Trail, Freemium, Open Source and Subscription (Mule ESB Enterprise)
Mule ESB Features:

Easy User Interface with drag and drop design
Transparent data mapping, defining business logic and data transformation
It is a Collection of hundreds of prebuilt and verified connectors.
Easy to deploy in cloud or on-premise
High-end enterprise security features
High availability and reliability of right grouping
Mainstream Java development tool framework
Connector Development Kit for Enhanced Scalability
Complete Monitoring and Control through Mule ESB management console
Application Deployment with repository
Total Application Control – Start/Stop/Restart
Intelligence based monitoring and alert mechanisms
Real-time performance configuration
Privileges as per user role
Secure connectivity for Cloud/On-Premise
API management
Service Repository and Logs
Advantages Over Competition:

Licensed ESB solutions sit over a framework that is associated with a vendor, and there would be some limitations in functionality and connectivity with other vendor applications. Being an opensource Mule ESB is no vendor-centric, which means it can easily connect and communicate with any application in any environment or framework.

The components in Mule ESB can be defined in any way you like. It can easily integrate a primary java object to another component in a different framework.
Mule ESB keeps business logic entirely aside from messaging logic, unlike other frameworks.
Mule ESB allows significant component reuse.
Messages and data can be in any format without causing any design constraints.
Mule ESB helps decrease time to market and increase productivity with its highly scalable and high-security features.
Mule ESB architecture is capable of handling billions of transactions per day across thousands of servers in a highly distributed environment.
We have outlined the definition of Mule ESB, Key Details, Features and the advantage of Mule ESB over the competition. Though Massil Technologies works on other licensed ESB solutions or a combination of tools based on requirement, our expertise says about 75% of integration requirements we work, and Mule ESB fits into place without any complexity. To know more about our use cases with Mule ESB, please reach us at info@massil.tech

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