New Mule Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Transport Supports Messaging Standard for Real-time Electronic Exchange of Securities Transactions

Community-driven contribution simplifies FIX integration for financial institutions
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO – May 12, 2009 – MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced that a Mule ESB transport for FIX is now available on the MuleForge, the industry’s most comprehensive hub for integration transports and adapters. The FIX transport is a community contribution from MuleSource partner Ricston.

FIX is a public domain protocol aimed at real-time electronic exchange of securities transactions in the Financial Services industry, and is considered to be a standard protocol for pre-trade communications and trade execution. The Mule FIX transport is based on QuickFIX/J - a full featured messaging engine for the FIX protocol that is a 100% Java open source implementation of the popular C++ QuickFIX engine. This transport allows users to read and write messages over FIX endpoints and have Mule ESB route, transform and filter messages accordingly.

“With so many leading financial institutions using both the Mule ESB and the widely adopted FIX protocol, it became clear that a FIX transport would be hugely valuable to the Mule community,” said Peter Delia, Ricston CEO. “We are excited to contribute to the community and are looking forward to receiving feedback on this early stage project.”

The MuleForge is the platform for hosting extensions to Mule. It provides a place for the Mule community to develop and share reusable Mule extensions such as transports, modules, tools and examples. Other notable MuleForge contributions include connectors for SalesForce.com, Amazon SQS, and Abdera for REST integration.

“This new FIX transport contribution demonstrates the power of the open source model for the integration and ESB space,” said Ross Mason, CTO of MuleSource. “With the thriving MuleForge, Mule ESB is able to leverage the power of distributed, community-driven innovation.”

Installing the Mule FIX transport entails simply extracting a set of archived files over an existing Mule 2.2 installation. The package comes with two pre-configured examples to help developers get up and running quickly. For more information on how to use this transport, to contribute to the transport, or to provide feedback, visit http://www.mulesource.org/display/FIX/Home, or contact Stephen Fenech, Ricston developer and author of the FIX transport.

About Ricston
Ricston is a European based provider of training and professional services for the open-source industry. By outsourcing a training curriculum and program to Ricston, companies can benefit from a professional set of courses, full certification programs and accreditation of third-parties to deliver training. Additionally, Ricston delivers extensive and specialized expertise to support system integrators (SIs) deploying and supporting services in the open-source world by leveraging experience with Mule, Android, Liferay and Intalio BPMS amongst others. For more information visit www.ricston.com

About MuleSource
MuleSource® is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. With more than 1.5 million downloads and thousands of production deployments, Mule is 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 are using Mule, including industry leaders such as Walmart.com, Nestlé and DHL as well as 5 of the top 10 European and U.S. financial institutions. MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. For more information visit www.mulesource.com.

Contact for Ricston
Susan Forshaw
susan.forshaw@ricston.com
+356 21334457

Contact for MuleSource
Ray George, Page One PR
ray@pageonepr.com
650.922.3825