Connectivity Benchmark Report 2017

Nearly all IT decision makers are executing on digital transformation, but they are facing challenges and obstacles along the way. MuleSoft surveyed 951 IT decision makers across the globe to discover how they are executing on digital transformation initiatives, what their IT challenges are, and the role of an API strategy to meet their business goals.

Download the 2017 Connectivity Benchmark Report to find out:

  • The one strategy IT decision makers say help them deliver projects faster
  • The top 11 technologies ITDMs think will increase the pace of digital transformation
  • The two obstacles holding ITDMs back from achieving their digital transformation goals

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Using an API strategy as a foundation for BPM

Business Process Management is an important part of continuous improvement and business transformation, but many organizations struggle with implementing it effectively. Learn how a holistic API strategy, API-led connectivity, can help your organization implement BPM with ease.

This whitepaper will cover:

  • An overview of Business Process Management
  • A new way of thinking about implementing BPM with APIs
  • A walkthrough of a use case on how an organization uses API-led connectivity to successfully implement BPM
  • Best practices to adopt BPM with Anypoint Platform

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Secrets of a Great API

Not all APIs are created equal

A great API encourages developers to use it and share it with others, creating a virtuous cycle where each additional successful implementation leads to greater engagement and more contributions from developers who add value to your service.

Unfortunately, too many API providers build their APIs before thinking through the critical success factors, resulting in APIs that fail to meet business objectives. Delivering a great API isn’t hard if you follow a few proven principles.

In this paper you’ll learn:

  • What developers really want from your API
  • How to make your API stand out from the crowd
  • Strategies for driving broad developer adoption
  • A fool-proof way to design for great user experience

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Best Practices for Microservices

Today's business environment is extraordinarily competitive. No company, no matter its size or what industry it is in is safe from disruption. To mitigate this risk, it's important to consider implementing microservices best practices in order to change quickly, innovate easily, and meet competition wherever it arises.

Organizations that have successfully laid a foundation for continuous innovation and agility have adopted microservices architectures to respond rapidly to the never-ending demands of the business.

In this whitepaper, we will address:

  • Why microservices are such an important software trend
  • Design principles for a microservices architecture
  • How Anypoint Platform can help you implement microservices best practices in your organization
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Whitepaper – APIs and DevOps: Great Alone, Better Together

Every enterprise recognizes the need to change the way they work to deal with today’s hypercompetitive business environment. That’s why DevOps has become so important to enterprise IT; a DevOps model increases reliability and minimizes disruption, with the added side benefit of increasing speed.

But that isn’t enough. DevOps must be balanced with a focus on asset consumption and reuse to make sure the organization is extracting maximum value out of all the newly built assets. And that’s where an API strategy comes in.

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  • The right way to create a DevOps model in your organization
  • How to use an API strategy called API-led connectivity to complement and enhance a DevOps model
  • How Anypoint Platform can help your organization get the most out of adopting DevOps
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Principles of Microservices Security

Organizations adopt microservices architectures to develop a foundation for continuous innovation and agility as well as to respond rapidly to business demands. However, the financial incentive associated with this agility is often tempered with the fear of exposing valuable information that the microservices possess. How can organizations best manage this digital risk?

Read this whitepaper to discover:

  • The three goals of security and digital risk management
  • The principles of microservices security that must be followed to manage digital risk
  • How Anypoint Platform helps organizations implement and maintain microservices security
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Providing Continuous, Pauseless Operation for Java Applications

Business critical apps based on the Java platform are now facing challenges that were inconceivable a few years ago. They demand large amounts of data and memory at runtime to support high user and transaction loads.

That’s why Java applications can quickly reach scalability barriers. Learn how developers are improving garbage collection processes with technology that provides:

  • Predictable, consistent application response times
  • Greatly simplified deployments with fewer, large instances
  • Smooth scaling to memory heap sizes over 2TB without pauses
  • Reduced garbage collection tuning and JVM tuning
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Creating More Consistent Performance for Java and Apache Cassandra

Because Apache Cassandra - a NoSQL distributed database designed for reliability and high scalability - is written in Java, it’s subject to limitations and performance issues associated with traditional Java Virtual Machines (JVMs).

Due to response time outliers, frequent Java garbage collections, and out of memory errors, deploying Java-based apps and databases like Cassandra can be expensive, time-consuming, and require frequent re-tuning.

Learn how to resolve these issues and improve Java performance, even for workloads that require large memory, high transaction rates, low latency, and consistent response times.

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Using a Better Java: Meet Real-Time Business Imperatives

Java is ubiquitous, powerful, and productive – you could even say it’s the default language for the modern enterprise – but Java has serious limitations when it comes to enabling a real-time, mobile, big data businesses.

This white paper explores how to implement a better Java – one that meets industry standards, accelerates innovation, and makes better use of finite resources.

Learn how to:

  • Build Java apps that scale
  • Improve performance of existing apps without re-coding
  • Leverage big data and robust in-memory computing
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How to Overcome the Microservices Sprawl

Recent survey data reports that over 85% of IT professionals who adopt a container framework see a significant improvement in their overall approach to crucial IT operations. Has your team optimized their microservices and container framework?

Are you optimizing your microservices frameworks to the best of your ability? IT organizations know how critical it is to maintain performance while adopting and expanding into a container-based framework, so a main component of ensuring your applications are built to scale is identifying the best solution to monitor the performance of container based functions and capabilities.

Read our guide to overcoming the complexity of adopting microservices and containers to understand how its transformation and adoption within IT organizations applies the DevOps transformation to critical business outcomes.

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Why DevOps is an Essential Part of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation disrupts every industry vertical, and applications are the key differentiator between who succeeds and who misses the bar. Every successful application needs a successful strategy. For modern web and mobile apps, we look to DevOps.

As DevOps becomes more than just a nice-to-have component of digital transformation, it’s critical to know the aspects that bring the best ROI from its adoption. As it brings together cross-functional teams to collaborate and streamline results into business outcomes, it requires tools that manage business, performance, and user data in one platform; it requires Application Intelligence.

This eBook delves into the best practices in implementing DevOps toward your digital transformation.

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Top 10 Java Performance Problems

As Java applications become more distributed and complex, finding and diagnosing performance issues becomes harder and harder. The good news is, these performance issues can usually be attributed to only a handful of root causes. In this eBook, Steve Haines talks about how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the most common performance issues in Java today.

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The Ultimate DevOps Toolkit

Discover and leverage the frameworks, processes, and platforms that support the DevOps Lifecycle.

What exactly makes up a DevOps culture?

DevOps is about continuous delivery while maintaining quality, and it is only possible if the right tools are chosen to support relevant people and processes. This means that it is essential for the tools and applications used to develop, test, deploy, monitor, and manage applications all work seamlessly together.

This e-book breaks down the various foundational components that build up the transition to DevOps within an enterprise. It also introduces the continuous life cycle that maintains the integration and collaboration needed to deliver an exceptional end user experience with your applications.

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How to Build (and Scale) with Microservices

How to migrate, implement, and optimize with microservices, and why your business needs it.

Microservices are a type of software architecture where large applications are made up of small, self-contained units working together through APIs that are not dependent on a specific language. Each service has a limited scope, concentrates on a particular task and is highly independent. This setup allows IT managers and developers to build systems in a modular way.

Read this eBook to gain a deep dive on the essentials of microservices, including the characteristics of the technology and its meaning as a business initiative.

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10 Things Your CIO Should Know About DevOps

Teams that adopt DevOps deploy software 30x more frequently and with 200x shorter lead times. Does your team know what it takes to get results like these?

DevOps has already taken the IT world by storm, and it’s continuing to transform the way organizations develop, deploy, monitor, and maintain applications, along with underlying infrastructure. It’s quickly transitioning from a niche scope to a critical business outcome to all teams hoping to scale to digital transformation.

We collected the top 10 practices around DevOps your CIO and team need to know about to adopt the best model for success.

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