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MuleSource Releases Open Source SOA Governance Platform

Mule Galaxy Enterprise - Open Source SOA Governance Platform with Integrated Registry/Repository

MuleSource announced general availability of Mule Galaxy Enterprise, a new production-ready solution for storing and managing SOA artifacts offering new enterprise-class features such as clustering for high availability, an extensible query engine, and more.

Mule Galaxy Enterprise, the open source SOA governance platform with integrated registry and repository, builds on the success of the Mule Galaxy Community Edition, released in January 2008.

“We’ve worked closely with our Global 2000 customers to identify and deliver critical features that enhance and extend the value of our Galaxy Community Edition solution, making it rock solid for enterprise deployments,” said Ross Mason, co-founder and CTO of MuleSource. “Until now, SOA Governance has been a ‘rich-man’s sport,’ dominated by one or two large proprietary vendors. With these new enterprise-class features, Mule Galaxy Enterprise offers a truly compelling open source alternative for even the most demanding customers.”

Key new features, available only in Mule Galaxy Enterprise, include:

  • Ability to create high availability/fault tolerant deployments by clustering Galaxy instances to ensure that the registry/repository is never down, keeping mission-critical applications that depend on Galaxy running and trouble free.
  • Support for service lookup and custom data types for other proprietary or in-house applications (beyond the data types supported out-of-the-box in Mule Galaxy Community) via an extensible query engine.
  • Support for Microsoft Office documents that allows customers to store and search documentation relating to services and applications.
  • Integration with Mule HQ for centralized application deployment management.

Mule Galaxy provides a full complement of registry and repository features, including governance and lifecycle management, dependency management, artifact management, and querying and indexing - all managed from a simple web console.

Mule Galaxy is flexible to meet almost any user requirement. It can be deployed either alongside the Mule Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) as a part of a larger Mule architecture or as a standalone component in an enterprise's SOA infrastructure. An easy-to-use RESTful HTTP Atom Pub interface simplifies integration with multiple frameworks such as Mule, Apache CXF, and WCF. Galaxy also provides out-of-the box support for a variety of artifact types, such as Mule configurations, WSDLs, schemas, application JARs, as well as custom artifacts. The pluggable governance platform allows customers to build out and enforce their own custom policies.

A feature of Mule Galaxy is Mule NetBoot, which enables easier management and deployment of applications. NetBoot is able to load applications remotely from the repository, making Galaxy the central source of truth as to which applications and versions are deployed. To upgrade or roll back to a previous version of an application or Mule distribution, the developer simply updates the application in the repository, and NetBoot dynamically loads both the application and the Mule distribution over the network.

MuleSource was named one of Gartner's "Cool Vendors in SOA Governance, 2008" in a research report published April 25, 2008. According to Gartner, "The cost, complexity and potential vendor lock-in of closed-source technology from infrastructure platform vendors have pushed the desire for open-source technologies past operating systems, application servers and enterprise service buses."

Mule Galaxy Enterprise is available by subscription. Subscriptions include automated upgrades and patch management, support, and indemnification. For more information about the MuleSource subscription, visit:

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