SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 15, 2008) - MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced a new subscription-only enterprise packaging of its popular Mule Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) integration platform. With Mule 1.5 Enterprise Edition, enterprise customers now have a fully tested, out-of-the-box SOA infrastructure platform solution complete with monitoring, data management, and patch management tools. Together with today's announcements of the Mule Galaxy open source SOA governance platform and the Mule Saturn business-level monitoring tool, MuleSource is raising the bar for SOA infrastructure software.
"As evidenced by our download numbers, growing developer community, and increasing global footprint, Mule has solidified its position as the leading ESB technology," said Dave Rosenberg, CEO of MuleSource. "Mule Enterprise enables us to better serve our growing Fortune 2000 customer base."
Mule Enterprise is a core component of the MuleSource subscription offering. For a single annual fee, a MuleSource subscription offers a unique combination of technical support, sophisticated management tools, and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), making it a must-have for enterprise-level deployments and mission-critical applications.
"Interest in open source SOA infrastructure is growing rapidly because of the increasing use of SOA in general, the spread of proprietary ESBs, and the low cost of open source ESBs, which have the potential to reduce software costs and enhance vendor independence, especially where other open source components are used," said Roy Schulte, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner. "Companies that are not comfortable assembling and integrating the component parts of an open source SOA infrastructure themselves now have the choice of several pre-integrated and fully supported commercial open source SOA infrastructure suites."
In addition to enterprise-class QA and platform certification, new features in Mule Enterprise include:
- Support for Apache CXF Web Services Framework
- Patch management and provisioning via MuleHQ
- Streaming of large data objects through Mule without being read into memory
- BPM process initiation and management including parallel processes
- Nested Routers to decouple service implementations from service interfaces
- Support for multiple models including: SEDA, Direct, Pipeline, Streaming, Inherited and Custom
- Diagnostics feedback mechanism for customer support
"We have seen a lot of benefit from Mule's configuration-based platform, integrating applications with minimal coding," said Rory dela Paz, senior architect, Biogen. "In addition, having critical monitoring and management tools pre-integrated with Mule ESB and working out-of-the-box means we can accelerate development and lower overall managing costs for our Mule-based projects."
While Mule Community Edition remains freely available for all users, Mule Enterprise is only available as part of a MuleSource subscription. Mule 1.5 Enterprise is available for 30-day trials via download at http://mulesource.com/download/, or immediately via a MuleSource subscription. For more information about the MuleSource subscription, visit www.mulesource.com/services.
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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