The Mule ESB API Layer –Next Generation Systems Integration

Seamless integration of web- and Mobile Applications within a service-oriented architecture, based on a limitlessly extendable Open Source architecture.


The Mule API for REST or web services offers an interface for the connectivity between different applications and data based on a common language. To achieve this behavioral patterns are defined within the API that define technical processes and supported data formats.

REST APIs do not inherently possess such functions and usually only provide interfaces to common languages, such as Ruby, Java, PHP or Javascript. Companies utilize APIs for internal data transfers as well as communication with external partners. Open Source solutions provide companies with the ability to create their own APIs for specific software and so can flexibly extend functionalities.

Functionality of API Layers:

  • Connecting old software applications, for which no REST API is available
  • Development of specific APIs for improved communication between external partners and internal systems
  • Connecting a variety of applications or programs, including cloud architectures

Integration of Mobile Applications

When developing Mobile Applications companies generally face the challenge of integrating these with existing ERP- and CRM systems. For this Mule provides a universal interface for existing SOAP-/XM-based web services and REST-/JSON-applications. AOE implements Mule as well as REST and non-REST applications within a single installation and thereby significantly reduces their complexity.

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