Innovation, Integration & Imagination – Highlights from MuleSoft CONNECT 2021

MuleSoft CONNECT is back! Today is one of the world’s leading MuleSoft integration events of the year, bringing together thought leaders and practitioners from across IT and the business. This year’s attendees will learn how to accelerate business outcomes using the latest innovations and trends in integration.  If you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry, we’ve rounded up the highlights so you can be sure you haven’t missed anything:

Anypoint DataGraph to Accelerate delivery speed:

MuleSoft has introduced DataGraph to the Anypoint Platform, a new tool for streamlining API requests. Developers can now instantly discover, access, and serve data from multiple existing APIs with a single GraphQL query, without having to write any additional code. This saves developers the work of having to write multiple API requests. The new Anypoint DataGraph will now allow customers across industries to create composable business capabilities and deliver seamless digital experiences faster. 

What is Graph QL?

GraphQL is an Open Source API specification used for querying data across different APIs. The brilliant thing about this is that the API Client tells the GraphQL layer what it needs using a GraphQL specification, and the API returns it.

Wait, isn’t that just OData? No, GraphQL is not just OData: check out this article to understand the key differences:

Rest API can be automatically converted in GraphQL Interfaces by using Anypoint DataGraph, while adding object relationships and primary keys for the GraphQL Interface.

To demonstrate the value of this tool, MuleSoft recently surveyed 800 IT leaders for its Connectivity Benchmark Report. Respondents from nine out every 10 companies said integration challenges were hindering their digital transformation efforts. The Anypoint DataGraph is MuleSoft’s solution to that nearly universal problem!

The Anypoint DataGraph will become generally available in May 2021.

If you’d like to know more about the Anypoint DataGraph check out these helpful MuleSoft articles:

MuleSoft Composer for Salesforce

MuleSoft Composer is the tool that easily enables business teams to integrate apps and data, and deliver faster digital innovation without writing any code. As the first generally available Composer solution, MuleSoft Composer for Salesforce is available via the SF UI. Business teams can now securely automate integrations to Salesforce and various systems to efficiently launch digital projects and ensure success from anywhere!

MuleSoft Composer for Salesforce is already available and accessible via SF UI:

MuleSoft Composer will soon be available on the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, working seamlessly within the Anypoint Platform. Composer will enable IT teams to ensure the business is using best practices while building API and enable users to access pre-built connectors and IT-built approved API. You can read more about the features and functions of MuleSoft Composer here:

Composer connectors that are available today: Salesforce, Netsuite, Workday, Tableau, G Sheets, Slack

Composer Connectors that are coming soon: Zuora, Stripe, Twilio, Zendesk, GMail, Box, Jira and more!  

Runtime Fabric: build once, deploy anywhere

Last but not least, Anypoint Runtime Fabric, the container service that brings cloud benefits to your on-premise deployments whether they are in data centers or on a private cloud will soon be available on the following additional clouds: Azure Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service and Google Kubernetes Engine

You can read more about these updates in the following MuleSoft tutorial:

Anypoint Runtime Fabric is also now generally available on self-managed Kubernetes (the open-source software used to deploy and manage containers at scale). You can learn more on this topic here:

Runtime Fabric will be replacing Anypoint Platform’s current architecture later this year.

If you weren’t able to join this year’s MuleSoft CONNECT, their on demand sessions are available until May 21 through the following link – https://connect-live.mulesoft.com/connect2021emea/ 

If you would like to know more about any of these features or have any other questions concerning how MuleSoft can help your business and enable your digital transformation please reach out to us at info@makepositive.com or contact us through our MuleSoft enquiry form.

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