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OGIS Becomes MuleSource Partner to Deliver Most Popular Open Source Integration Software throughout Japan and Asia

SOA-focused professional services company drawn to Mule's ease-of-use, scalability, adaptability and extensibility
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and TOKYO, Japan - October 24, 2007 - MuleSource (www.mulesource.com), the leading provider of open source infrastructure and integration software, today announced that the leading Japanese SOA consultant and integrator, OGIS-RI (Osaka Gas Information System Research Institute), has become a MuleSource Premium Partner to resell Mule, the world's most popular open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform throughout Japan and other major Asian countries.

The open source Mule ESB product has been downloaded more than 1 million times and is used in more than 1,000 production deployments worldwide. The ESB is proving to be the critical SOA technology choice as it defines what data interfaces are accessible.

As one of the key points of SOA is to have flexibility in dealing with data and transactions, open source is quickly becoming an established approach. As part of the relationship OGIS will contribute documentation and code back to the Mule project, including integration with the popular Japanese SEASAR open source framework.

"Mule's maturity and acceptance in the Japanese marketplace was a major factor in our decision to partner with MuleSource," said Asanobu Yamasaki, Director of OGIS-RI "Our team considered ease of use, adaptability, scalability, extensibility and of course, cost - and Mule was clearly the most mature open source platform on the market. OGIS SOA solution, which has been based on our experience and expertise with object-oriented technology and Model-Based Development, now has the most powerful integration platform that provides enterprise business scalability via Mule."

"OGIS-RI is an example of a solution provider that keenly understands the complexities and nuances of integration," said Dave Rosenberg, CEO of MuleSource, "In addition to substantial engineering resources, they see that open source technologies are a large part of the future for SOA

Mr. Rosenberg, along with MuleSource Co-Founder and CTO Ross Mason, will be in Tokyo November 8-9 to speak at an OGIS sponsored seminar on the topic of Open Source and SOA.

OGIS-RI, Osaka Gas Information System Research Institute is a leading IT-solutions provider. The company began as a systems division of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., the second largest supplier of energy in Japan, serving 6.7 million customers in the Kansai Region.

OGIS-RI was founded in 1983, to focus on providing professional IT services. In 1988 OGIS-RI significantly expanded their business to include an Object Oriented approach to system designs and implementation. As a pioneer and a leader of Model Based Development, and the first to introduce of Unified Modeling Language (UML) in Japan, OGIS-RI's services and solutions have consistently contributed to upgrading the software quality in both the enterprise and embedded systems markets. OGIS-RI currently employs over 1,100 people and provides IT consulting, systems integration, network construction, systems support and other valuable services. Visit: http://www.ogis-ri.co.jp/corporate_e/n-00.html or http://www.ogis-ri.co.jp.

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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, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.

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