SAN FRANCISCO (September 24, 2008) - MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to deliver a new offering that provides off-the-shelf integration between Mule and the Intel® XML Software Suite.
Called Mule Xpack for Intel® XML Software Suite – the new offering is a set of instructions and Mule extensions that significantly improve XML processing performance for SOA deployments. Taking a new approach to accelerating XML traffic, MuleSource teamed with Intel in a collaboration to bring the Intel XML Software Suite to the Mule ESB, enhancing and offloading XML processing.
“As the leading open source Enterprise Service Bus, Mule has more than 2,000 production deployments worldwide, with a wide range of use cases leveraging XML in various ways,” said Ross Mason, CTO and co-founder of MuleSource. “Our collaboration with Intel provides Mule users with tremendous flexibility in the design and deployment of their applications. XML plays a crucial role in moving toward SOA, and the ability to increase processing performance is a huge benefit for many organizations.”
The Mule Xpack provides Mule integration support for the Intel XML Software Suite, which can be used to support three categories of XML operations:
- XML Parsing – reads XML documents and makes the data available for manipulation and processing to applications and programming languages.
- XSLT Transformation – facilitates efficient XML transformations in a variety of formats and can be applied to a full range of XML documents.
- XPath Evaluations – evaluates an XML Path (XPath) expression over an XML document DOM tree or a derived instance of source and returns a node, node set, string, number or Boolean value.
Intel XML Software Suite is a comprehensive high-performance software library providing APIs for C++ and Java on Linux and Windows operating systems, delivering maximum performance for XML processing on industry standard servers and application environments. Designed to take advantage of the Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, Intel XML Software Suite provides thread safe and efficient memory utilization, scalable stream-to-stream processing, and large XML file processing capabilities.
“The Intel® XML Software Suite delivers software-only XML processing performance that beats even dedicated XML appliances,” said Jon Khazam, vice president Intel Software and Solutions Group and general manager Manageability & Middleware Division. “The Mule Xpack for Intel XML Software Suite gives MuleSource ESB users an easy way to dramatically increase the efficiency of their SOA applications that use XML.”
The Mule Xpack is immediately available for free download at http://www.muleforge.org.
MuleSource is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world's most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands of organizations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.mulesource.com.
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