MuleSoft

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MuleSoft
Type Privately held company
Industry Computer software, SaaS, Open Source Software
Founded 2006
Founder(s) Ross Mason, Dave Rosenberg
Headquarters San Francisco, California, USA
Key people
  • Greg Schott (President & CEO)
  • Uri Sarid (CTO)
  • Bernard Huger (CFO)
  • Ross Mason (Founder & VP Product Strategy)
  • Ed Dubrawski (VP Services & Support)
  • Ken Yagen (VP Product Management)
  • Chris Purpura (VP Business Development, GM CloudHub cloud platform)
  • Simon Parmett (VP Worldwide Sales, GM Mule ESB platform)
  • James Donelan (VP Engineering)
Products Mule ESB, CloudHub, and Tcat
Website www.mulesoft.com

MuleSoft is a privately held software and consulting company headquartered in San Francisco, California.[1] Started in 2006, MuleSoft provides the Anypoint Platform of integration products that tie together software as a service (SaaS) and on-premise applications.[2][3] The company, which transitioned beyond middleware and messaging to a more comprehensive, platform as a service (PaaS) approach for enterprises.[4] MuleSoft provides APIhub, a directory that is designed to function as a social network for developers who want to share updates and information about more than 13,000 application programming interfaces (APIs).[5] For consumers and developers, it provides a catalogue of APIs along with an interactive development environment for running basic queries. For API providers, it offers a publishing platform and various tools to automatically generate create API documentation.[6]

History[edit]

MuleSoft was founded in 2006 by Ross Mason. In April 2013, the six year old startup announced $37 million in Series E financing in a round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from new strategic investor Salesforce.com, and existing investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAP Ventures and Bay Partners. The round brings MuleSoft’s total financing to $81 million and comes on the heels of an explosive two years of growth, as the company bested its 2011 record with 171 percent revenue growth in 2012.[7]

In April 2013, MuleSoft acquired ProgrammableWeb, a web site used by developers to help build Web, mobile and other connected applications through APIs.[8]

Products[edit]

The Anypoint Platform is built as an integrated set of individual products. Users can utilize the bits of the platform that are of relevance to them, but also give themselves a roadmap in terms of their future technological direction. The different functional pieces are:

  • Anypoint technology – Eliminates costly, time-intensive point-to-point integration, enabling business agility for SaaS companies, system integrators and enterprises
  • CloudHub – A integration platform as a service (iPaaS), offering the ability for enterprises to integrate SaaS applications with each other or to on-premise applications, as well as allowing SaaS providers to build and offer packaged integration applications that automate business processes across applications
  • Mule ESB – An integration platform for connecting enterprise applications on-premise and to the cloud, eliminating the need for custom point-to-point integration code
  • Anypoint Connectors – Out-of-the-box connectivity to hundreds of enterprise and SaaS applications
  • MuleSoft's Tcat Server, is enterprise Tomcat made simple – an enterprise Tomcat application server that runs existing Apache Tomcat applications without any changes, and adds functionality related to managing Tomcat, including visual configuration management, performance diagnostics, and application provisioning, all accessed through a management console.[9]
  • API Solution – Built on top of the CloudHub iPaaS, this is a solution for designing, building, publishing, securing, managing and monetizing internal services and external APIs, as well as engaging the developer community around APIs:
    • APIkit – Open source API design toolkit that helps developers generate consistent APIs that adhere to best practices, eliminating uncertainty and friction in creating new APIs
    • Anypoint Service Registry – A service registry and the easiest way for enterprises to govern and manage all of their internal services and APIs, both on-premise and in the cloud offering visibility, enforcement and lifecycle control
    • API Manager – A cloud-based API management cloud service allows enterprises to connect with business partners and create new revenue channels through a secure and scalable API strategy
    • APIhub – A public repository and community for APIs, which allows developers and enterprises to discover and use over 13,000 APIs, and enables API providers to publish and document APIs, engaging the developer community on an open, collaborative platform
  • Unified development experience – Designed to offer a way to build integration applications, for deployment either on-premise or in the cloud
    • Mule Studio – Graphical design environment for creating integration flows, making any developer into an integration developer
    • Anypoint DataMapper – Graphical data mapping and transformation, enabling point-and-click data integration for SaaS and on-premise applications
    • Anypoint Connector DevKit – Developer toolkit that allows developers to build Anypoint Connectors from any API in hours or days, not weeks[10]

Awards[edit]

In 2012, MuleSoft was listed in the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies,[11] and was a bronze winner in the 2012 Tech Awards Circle, winning the award for Best SMB Software.[12] In July 2012, MuleSoft was awarded with two Silver Stevie Awards in the Customer Service Department of the Year and Customer Service Team of the Year categories in The 10th Annual American Business Awards.[13] In June that same year, MuleSoft was named to the 2011 SD Times 100 List in the APIs and Integration category, marking the third consecutive year, and fourth year overall, that MuleSoft has received the award.[14] The San Francisco Business Times and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized MuleSoft in 2012 as one of the Bay Area’s Best Places to Work.[15]

Additional awards include:

  • April 2012: Mule Soft was named to the OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies list.[16]
  • January 2012: MuleSoft was named a winner of the 2012 Cloud Awards.[17]
  • 2011: MuleSoft won THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Business Value Award.[18]
  • 2009: MuleSoft was named as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor for the second consecutive year.[19]
  • 2009: InfoWorld MuleSoft’s Mule ESB was named the premiere open source ESB in the Best of Open Source Platforms and Middleware category of their annual Bossie Awards.[20]
  • 2009: MuleSoft CTO Ross Mason was named to InfoWorld’s CTO 25 Awards.[21]
  • 2008: leading analyst firm Gartner named MuleSoft a Cool Vendor.[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/03/readying-for-an-ipo-enterprise-saas-integration-platform-mulesoft-raises-37m-from-nea-salesforce-and-others/
  2. ^ More SaaS Integration from MuleSoft
  3. ^ MuleSoft Enters The Cloud Integration Race With The Launch of Mule iON SaaS Edition
  4. ^ MuleSoft blends middleware, devops and PaaS for API integration approach
  5. ^ http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/it-unmasked/mulesoft-makes-api-management-social.html
  6. ^ http://www.zdnet.com/if-the-future-is-the-api-mulesoft-may-have-the-yellow-pages-7000008547/
  7. ^ http://pandodaily.com/2013/04/03/mulesoft-rakes-in-37-million-and-launches-its-anypoint-platform-to-connect-any-and-all-enterprise-apis-and-datasets/
  8. ^ http://pevc.dowjones.com/article?an=DJFVW00020130423e94nrnq2d&from=alert&pid=32&ReturnUrl=http%3a%2f%2fpevc.dowjones.com%3a80%2farticle%3fan%3dDJFVW00020130423e94nrnq2d%26from%3dalert%26pid%3d32
  9. ^ More applications for Standing Cloud's Community Edition — MuleSoft's Tcat Server, MindTouch, and an update to Drupal | Standing Cloud
  10. ^ http://diversity.net.nz/mulesoft-launches-new-integration-platform-and-announces-massive-funding-round/2013/04/03/
  11. ^ Announcing the 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies | AlwaysOn
  12. ^ 2012 Tech Awards Circle Winners
  13. ^ MuleSoft Continues Award-Winning Streak with Multiple STEVIE® Award Wins in 2012 American Business Awards | MuleSoft
  14. ^ MuleSoft Continues Winning Streak with Fourth SD Times 100 Award Win | MuleSoft
  15. ^ Best Places to Work finalists revealed - San Francisco Business Times
  16. ^ Announcing the 2012 OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies | AlwaysOn
  17. ^ MuleSoft Wins 2012 Cloud Award | MuleSoft
  18. ^ http://www.thinkstrategies.com/blog/2011/10/mulesoft-wins-thinkstrategies-cloud-computing-business-value-award.html
  19. ^ MuleSource Named a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor | MuleSoft
  20. ^ Mule ESB once again named top open source ESB by InfoWorld | Mule ESB
  21. ^ MuleSource decides to bypass a 'check box' feature in its next-gen product | Application development - InfoWorld
  22. ^ MuleSource Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm | MuleSoft

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