Global Financial Services Broker Deploys Mule ESB for Enterprise SOA Backbone

MuleSoft Helps Cantor Fitzgerald Improve Operational Performance and Slash Costs
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 20, 2010 - MuleSoft, the Web Middleware company, today announced that Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers, providing integrated voice and electronic services to wholesale market participants across the globe, has chosen Mule ESB Enterprise Edition as its integration backbone.  Mule ESB’s integration patterns help Cantor improve operational performance and reduce costs while simplifying the task of connecting numerous applications across a heterogeneous infrastructure.

With over 30 offices worldwide and over 1,400 employees, Cantor Fitzgerald is one of the world’s pre-eminent capital markets investment banks. Cantor’s throughput can reach hundreds of thousands of transactions per hour. Captured information has to be stored, transformed and routed to multiple destinations in real-time and on-demand.

A few years ago, the firm embarked on an enterprise-wide initiative to migrate from a legacy point-to-point enterprise application integration (EAI) to event-driven, loosely-coupled service oriented architecture (SOA), aiming to follow information-as-service approach. The company engaged in a search for an enterprise service bus (ESB) to serve as the core backbone for the new architecture. The Cantor team selected Mule ESB after performing a comprehensive evaluation of offerings both from traditional proprietary vendors, as well as open source tools and projects.

“After evaluating a wide variety of proprietary and open source options, Mule clearly emerged at the head of the pack as the best combination of performance, flexibility, and openness."

- Grigory Kagan, a Cantor Ftizgerald Technical Architect

“With Mule ESB we are already seeing increased productivity and improvements in the way our business functions.”

Cantor chose Mule ESB based on its performance along a number of criteria, including:

  • Flexibility of integration– with its extensive range of communications connectors and transport options, Mule ESB will easily allow Cantor to integrate all of its current and planned applications, with a minimal impact on Cantor existing architecture and infrastructure
  • Robust performance – through a series of demanding proofs-of-concept (PoCs), Mule ESB proved an ability to sustain high volumes in production
  • Openness– Mule ESB’s openness allows for integration with other third-party SOA technologies, as well as simplified integration using open standards such as SOAP, XML, WSDL, JMS, J2EE, JAX-RPC, and more

“Increasingly, companies like Cantor Fitzgerald are turning away from the complexity and cost of heavyweight proprietary infrastructure software, in favor of the lightweight, adaptive and yet robust alternative,” said Mateo Almenta Reca, senior product manager of MuleSoft.  “Mule ESB proves time and again that it is the ideal choice to serve as the basis for their most mission-critical and demanding applications.”

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About Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services firm at the forefront of financial and technological innovation has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years.  The Cantor Fitzgerald franchise includes capital market sales and trading, investment banking, and other businesses and ventures. Cantor Fitzgerald is one of 18 primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Cantor’s Debt Capital Markets Group offers services in repo and securities lending, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, corporate bonds, interest rate products, agencies, SBA securities and structured products, as well as fixed income rates strategy.
Cantor’s equities sales and trading professionals provide solutions that address clients’ requirements for execution, return optimization and risk management, offering services in domestic and international equities, derivatives, convertibles and structured products, stock loan, and contracts for differences, as well as research.

Cantor’s investment banking division focuses on providing capital raising and advisory services to growth-oriented companies.  The group’s structuring and distribution capability is focused on addressing innovative solutions to complex issues and challenges for clients across the globe.

Cantor Fitzgerald’s 1,400 employees serve clients in over 30 locations, including major financial centers around the world in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the Middle East.

For more information, please visit www.cantor.com.

Contact for Cantor Fitzgerald PR:
Melanie Gordon-Felsman
mgordon@cantor.com

212.610.2314