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ESB Research Note by RedMonk Puts Open Source, Proprietary Approaches in Context for Would-Be Adopters

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO - February 20, 2007 - RedMonk (www.redmonk.com), a market research and advisory firm specializing in enterprise software and systems platforms, today released an independently-written research note titled "Open Source ESBs for Application Integration (SOA Optional)." The six page analysis outlines the pros and cons of open source versus proprietary approaches, while emphasizing the range of integration options available to end users today.

"ESB's don't have to be about SOA," said Anne Zelenka, RedMonk analyst, and author of the research note. "But if you are interested in moving towards a service-based architecture while integrating disparate applications, you may want to experiment with one as a way of moving incrementally in that direction. Open Source offerings provide an ideal way to do that because they have no license fees, allow you to modify and extend the code as you see fit, and may be supported by thriving developer and user communities focused on practical use."

Reprint rights for the six page research report were purchased by open source infrastructure and integration software vendor, MuleSource. To receive a free download of the report, register at: http://www.getmule.com/

"Today there are more integration paths and options than ever before, and it's important for end users to recognize the scope of choice that they have when acquiring their ESB, in particular," said Dave Rosenberg, CEO of MuleSource. "This research note is a helpful tool that describes the considerations that end users should weigh when evaluating one approach over the other."

For more information on MuleSource support & services options for production Mule users, please call 1-877-MULE-OSS, or email info@mulesource.com.

About MuleSource
MuleSource is the leading provider of open source infrastructure and integration software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world's most reliable and widely-used open source ESB and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise-class support and services to the hundreds of organizations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco.

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