MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced the community edition release of Mule Galaxy 1.0, the first open source SOA governance platform with integrated registry and repository. For the first time, customers now have an affordable governance solution for storing and managing an increasing number of SOA artifacts. Together with today’s announcements of Mule 1.5 Enterprise Edition and the Mule Saturn 1.0 business–level monitoring tool, MuleSource continues to make SOA infrastructure software more accessible to customers.
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. Galaxy 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, Policies, as well as custom artifacts. Finally, the pluggable governance platform allows customers to build out and enforce their own custom policies.
“In architecting Galaxy we have taken a pragmatic approach that incorporates the needs of the vast community of Mule users and the larger software community as well,” said Dan Diephouse, MuleSource software architect, creator of Xfire, and project lead for Apache CXF. “We believe that our extensible governance platform and our RESTful HTTP AtomPub interface will help accommodate a wide variety of use cases and integrate with a wide variety of frameworks and platforms.”
As SOA adoption continues to escalate and grow in importance at the enterprise level, it will also drive the growth of the number of in-use services. The need to realize the full power of SOA through governance and service reuse becomes increasingly urgent. Mule Galaxy offers an optimal solution that:
• Increases service reuse and lowers application development costs
• Improves cross-functional collaboration
• Enables centralized control point for policy management and compliance
• Lowers risk and enables customization with an open model
“An SOA governance program is required if you want your SOA initiative to be successful,” said Anne Thomas Manes, vice president and research director, Burton Group. “Building that governance program around a RESTful repository brings a lot of value. REST ensures that the repository is simple, lightweight, easily accessible, and searchable. Open source adds even more value by lowering the barriers to entry and ensuring the freedom to extend the product as required.”
Galaxy is available immediately and can be downloaded from mulesource.com/download/. The fully tested enterprise offering will be available in Q2 2008 to Mule Enterprise Edition subscribers. Subscriptions include automated upgrades and patch management, support, and indemnification.
MuleSource (mulesource.com) is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world’s most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands of organizations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide.