In part 1 of this series, we discussed some AWS services that work well with MuleSoft. Many of these are serverless and can be easily integrated with MuleSoft’s connectors. It’s important to understand the AWS services that work well with MuleSoft, and how they can be used in practice. In the second part of this series, we’ll dive into some real-world use cases for combining MuleSoft and AWS.

Common hybrid use cases

We’ve come across multiple cases where using AWS and MuleSoft together leads to a more robust and easier-to-maintain solution.

For instance, when clients have needed a scalable, stable, and reliable message queue…

As you probably already know, MuleSoft is a market-leading tool for APIs and integrations. MuleSoft’s strengths play well as a leader in the integration space. And, combining MuleSoft with AWS allows organizations to take advantage of the strengths of each platform in a better-together model.

When does a hybrid model make sense?

Combining technologies in a hybrid integration model is not only common; it’s recommended. Combining MuleSoft and AWS creates a complete and robust solution for many use cases, allowing you to leverage a straightforward solution from one to increase the other’s performance and use. For instance, MuleSoft intentionally does not provide large-scale cloud storage. Instead, MuleSoft…

Talking about the need for data synchronization and architecting and implementing a solution are as different as night and day. It’s easy to find instances where synchronizing data from one system to another would minimize manual work, increase opportunities, and expose business insights.

Of course, implementing those use cases is another story. The average IT organization is just not to the point yet of creating easy-to-architect, straight forward data syncing solutions. There are so many unique business use cases and needs that it’s a challenge to find an existing implementation or repeatable pattern.

While the solutions don’t look the same…

APIs are the connectivity and functionality mechanisms with which enterprises can enable digital transformation. The stark growth in the number of APIs indicates how much enterprises and developers value the technology.

According to ProgrammableWeb, which chronicles the public API sector, the number of APIs has been increasing sharply since the late 2000’s. API growth is at an even faster pace in 2019than in previous years.

However, as the deployment of APIs continues to increase, proper API security is not as widely practiced as it should be. …

There is a distinct difference between simply building an API and designing and developing an API that has the security features that allow it to reliably address the needs of the users. Here are some common API security mistakes to be aware of and helpful best practices for avoiding them.

There is a distinct difference between simply building an API and designing and developing an API that has the security features that allow it to reliably address the needs of the users. Here are some common API security mistakes to be aware of and helpful best practices for avoiding them.

No Plan for API Security

In today’s digitally connected world, leading organizations need to proactively build, integrate, manage, and scale application ecosystem within and beyond their enterprise. For many large enterprises, it’s foundational for digital transformation.

IT decision-makers, such as CIOs, CTOs, and enterprise/integration architects, face pressure to revamp their integration strategy so they can address the challenges that stem from digitally transforming their enterprise and their partner ecosystem.

With the proliferation of scattered applications and data sources — often across multiple cloud providers and structures (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS ) and emerging use cases such as IoT’s, AI, BOTs Streaming and the API lead…

There are several areas of tension in the API Security world. Exposing data and processes needs to be balanced with permission and credentials. The speed of development might be challenged with consistent implementation and standards.

Companies around the world are more excited than ever about developing and exposing APIs to jump start digital transformation for their enterprise. But guess who is equally as excited about the rapid development of APIs — hackers! As enterprises continue to develop and expose APIs to spur digital transformation, APIs have become increasingly popular targets of hackers.

Hackers will continue to try to take advantage…

Gartner reports that by 2022, APIs will be the most frequent target hackers will use to compromise data. API security, which should always be a concern of enterprises, requires a certain set of skills.

These skills are necessary for developing and implementing the solutions and strategies that can properly address the vulnerabilities and security risks that are unique to APIs.

Technical Skills

Technical Awareness

Having an expertise in certain products or brands is not as important as having a thorough technical awareness. …

Social distancing, physical distancing, and any other known form of the term has dropped many of us into the unchartered territory of the virtual workplace and working from home. After the novelty of working in your PJ’s and not having a commute wears off, it may become unsettling and frustrating.

We’ve all taken for granted the countless social interactions we experience at the office that meets our need for connecting with others. …

Serverless components of the cloud feel a lot like cognitive dissonance. How does an application exist and function without a server?

No one really thinks that’s what serverless means, of course. Instead, it’s a way to express the lack of required awareness or need to manage infrastructure for your applications and services.

The cloud is available for any kind of initiative you can imagine, from security and networking, infrastructure and AI, and so much more. At Big Compass, when we talk about leveraging serverless cloud, we’re referring to its ability to help with integration and transformation challenges. …

Aaron Lieberman

Aaron’s passion for technology drives him to find innovative ways to help advance organizations through technology.

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