MuleSource adds to its portfolio with a new SOA governance solution and more.
MuleSource is building onto its Enterprise Service Bus technology with the
Jan. 15 announcement of a subscription-only offering of its open-source
service-oriented architecture infrastructure software, an open-source SOA
governance offering and a beta release of a business activity monitoring tool.
San Francisco-based MuleSource is now offering Mule 1.5 Enterprise Edition,
which company CEO Dave Rosenberg calls an out-of-the-box ESB solution for any
enterprise integration or SOA project.
With the subscription-only offering, MuleSource is splitting its technology
"between a community version and an enterprise version,"
said. "We're going down the Fedora/RHEL [Red Hat Enterprise Linux]
route," he added, referring to Red Hat's sponsorship of the Fedora
Project, which maintains a community version of Red Hat's Linux. RHEL is the
commercial version of the technology.
New features in Mule Enterprise include support for the Apache CXF Web
Services Framework; patch management and provisioning via MuleHQ;
streaming of large data objects through Mule without being read into memory; BPM
(business process management) process initiation and management, including
parallel processes; and nested routers to decouple service implementations from
service interfaces, company officials said.
MuleSource also announced the community edition release of Mule Galaxy 1.0,
an open-source SOA governance platform with integrated registry and repository
capabilities. Mule Galaxy is "the open-source Systinet," said
referring to Hewlett-Packard's popular Systinet SOA governance technology.
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The Mule Galaxy offering delivers registry and repository features such as
governance and life cycle management, dependency management, artifact
management, and querying and indexing, he said.
The pluggable Mule Galaxy can be used with the Mule ESB or as a stand-alone
piece of an overall SOA architecture. It can integrate with Mule, Apache CXF or
Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation,
Mule Galaxy supports Mule configurations, WSDL (Web Services
Description Language), Web services policies and custom artifacts, according to
The new Mule governance platform supports a REST (Representational State
Transfer) and Atom publishing protocol approach to enable integration with a
variety of platforms, the company said.
"We've taken an RSS approach of being able to subscribe to
"We've taken a pragmatic approach to connecting with the user," said
Dan Diephouse, a MuleSource software architect, the creator of Xfire and
project lead for Apache CXF. "We've focuses on the governance aspect, and
we establish run-time policies via a Web services policies language."