Mule 1.4 Community Edition Ships With BPM and Streaming Support
SAN FRANCISCO - April 13, 2007 - MuleSource (www.mulesource.com), the leading provider of open source infrastructure and integration software, today released Mule 1.4 Community Edition (available for download at: http://www.mulesource.com/download/). Business process management (BPM) and Streaming support top the list of new features and enhancements in the newest Community Edition of the world's most widely-used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform.
The new BPM connector in Mule 1.4 addresses the industry's lack of a standard specification for plugging BPM and BPEL engines into existing environments.
"BPM and BPEL have the noble goal of bridging the gap between business analysts and programmers," said Travis Carlson, core Mule developer. "But business processes are only valuable when they can actually communicate with the other systems in your environment, which users are finding requires a lot of painful integration work under the covers. With this new BPM connector, Mule users can easily connect their BPM or BPEL engines with other internal systems."
Mule 1.4 also features a new streaming model for users dealing with large data files (typically 100GB or larger) Optimized for common transports such as HTTP, TCP, File and FTP - the new streaming capabilities allow Mule users to avoid computationally expensive hits associated with reading large data files to local memory, and to take advantage of very customizable delivery options.
"A high percentage of the Mule user community is dealing with very large file sizes and volumes," said Ross Mason, creator of Mule and CTO of MuleSource. "We are looking forward to evolving the streaming capabilities to meet the wide range of use cases and contributions that come back from the community."
Other new features in Mule 1.4 include: refactored transport architecture, nested routers, support for multiple service models, and JMX enhancements.
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.