What is New in MuleSoft Anypoint Platform – May Release

Written by Harini Krish

Lead Technical Content Writer

Empowering Teams to Create Composable Business Capabilities, Faster

As companies build up their network of APIs, it becomes increasingly complex to serve the data needed for each project. Each project needs data in slightly different ways and likely from several APIs at a time. The goal is to reuse multiple APIs at once — get data across multiple APIs simultaneously, with just one request and no custom work.

Last year, IT teams were flooded with additional project requests because of the pandemic's digital needs. According to a report, only 37% of IT teams were able to complete all the projects asked. With this increased amount of work and the need to speed up the delivery, IT teams need to work faster.

Integration Challenges Hinder Digital Innovation

Every customer expects a seamless digital experience from anywhere. To quickly deliver new services like the digital wealth management platform, MuleSoft connects legacy systems and automates complex business processes. By leveraging reusable building blocks like APIs, employee productivity increases and accelerates time to value, making it more efficient.

MuleSoft, the world’s #1 integration and API platform provider, revealed the next most important release of Anypoint Platform with DataGraph, which is the new feature added in this month’s release. With the new feature, developers can instantly discover, access, and serve data from several existing APIs with a single query without any additional code. The new Anypoint DataGraph lets customers across industries deliver seamless digital experiences faster and build composable business capabilities.

MuleSoft releases cumulative Mule patches regularly, typically once per month. The patch version specifies a Mule version and a patch identifier. Unlike the Mule upgrade process, which is for upgrading from Mule 4.x to 4.y (such as 4.1 to 4.2) or Mule 4.x.y to 4.x.z (such as 4.1.5 to 4.1.6), the cumulative patching process applies the latest fixes to a specific 4.x.y version of Mule (such as 4.1.5). Installing a patch to the wrong Mule version can lead to instabilities and result in difficult debugging issues.

Here is what May 2021 release has to offer.

Release and Version Type
MUnit 1.3.14
  • Fixed an issue that caused MUnit to report a Build success message despite tests not running on Windows. (SE-19079).
Anypoint Studio 6.6.8
  • Anypoint Studio 6 now works with macOS Big Sur.
Anypoint MQ 2.11.1
  • Fixed issues with styles in the Anypoint MQ user interface. (MQ-2418)
  • Fixed an issue that displayed both a success and error message when successfully creating an exchange with no queues. (MQ-2390)
Mule runtime engine for CloudHub
  • Updated to the latest operating system security patches.
  • The default for the DataWeave XML reader property supportDtd changes to false in this release. The new default is described in fixed issue DW-377.
  • This change affects Mule versions 3.9.5, 4.1.6, and 4.2.2 for on-premises Mule, CloudHub, and other hosted or embedded runtimes, including Anypoint Runtime Fabric and Anypoint Studio. Future patches to these releases and future minor releases of Mule will also incorporate the new default.
Anypoint Platform CLI 3.7.0
  • Added support for Anypoint DataGraph configuration.
Mule runtime engine for CloudHub
  • Updates, fixed issues
Mule runtime engine patch 4.2.2-20210419
  • DataWeave: Support for XML DTD validation is disabled by default. To enable XML DTD validation, use the com.mulesoft.dw.xml.supportDTD system property or the supportDtd XML reader property.
Mule runtime engine patch 4.1.6-20210419
  • DataWeave: Support for XML DTD validation is disabled by default. To enable XML DTD validation, use the com.mulesoft.dw.xml.supportDTD system property or the supportDtd XML reader property.
Mule runtime engine patch 3.9.5-20210419
  • Provided the system property - Dmule.jms.closeConnectionOnStop=true to enable the forced closure of connections when stopping an application that uses Anypoint Connector for IBM MQ and the WMQ Connector.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the DOM of the XML component to not work in Mule runtime engine 3.9.5
  • Fixed an HTTP listener issue that caused all HTTP listeners from applications of a domain to close when redeploying an application from that domain.
  • Upgraded the XStream library dependency to 1.4.15.
  • DataWeave: Support for XML DTD validation is disabled by default. To enable XML DTD validation, use the com.mulesoft.dw.xml.supportDTD system property or the supportDtd XML reader property.

These latest product updates and features will enable IT to do just that. MuleSoft has developed features that drive innovation in composability, automate business processes, and increase IT productivity.

This release of Anypoint DataGraph, allows developers to serve data across multiple APIs with just a single GraphQL request. Additionally, new Anypoint Connectors, Composer Connectors, and MuleSoft Accelerators are added to simplify complex business processes with out-of-the-box capabilities.

  • Enabling Connectivity - Every industry is under stress to deliver digital innovation faster to meet increasing customer expectations and adapt to changing market dynamics. Any digital project needs integration, data, security, governance, and APIs. With MuleSoft, companies rethink their approach to integration and APIs to solve their most immediate need and lay the foundation for ongoing innovation.
  • Serve Data from APIs Instantly - Enable fast consumption of APIs by unifying APIs together into robust data services. Developers can consume multiple APIs from these data services in just a single GraphQL query.
  • Accelerate Innovation by Consuming APIs Faster - With Anypoint DataGraph, you can reuse multiple APIs in a single request. Enterprise architects can easily unify APIs into one data service — all without writing more code. Developers can consume multiple APIs from the data service in a single GraphQL request.
  • Create a unified schema of your APIs to democratize data access across your org.

  • Run the DataGraph as a SaaS app to reduce overhead and maintenance.

  • Consume and reuse multiple APIs in a single GraphQL request to innovate faster.

  • Empower IT and Business Teams to Automate Business Processes - Provide IT and business teams with the assets they need to automate business processes and integrate systems with all-new Anypoint Connectors, Composer Connectors, and Accelerators.

Increase IT Productivity with a Modern Developer Experience and Flexible Deployments

  • Anypoint Runtime Fabric

  • Anypoint Studio 7.9

  • DataWeave Playground

  • Anypoint Partner Manager

  • Anypoint API Community Manager

  • Anypoint Monitoring

Does your environment have the latest fixes? Get started by reaching out to our MuleSoft experts. For deeper insights into how organizations worldwide are driving their digital transformation initiatives, download the Trends Shaping Digital Transformation in 2021 with MuleSoft API. For more information, you can email us at [email protected] or visit www.royalcyber.com.

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