Mule ESB 3.3, to be released Wednesday, is the first major update to the software since last October, when version 3.2 was released. Like all ESBs, the Mule ESB allows administrators to automate workflows across different applications, both on-premises and in the cloud.
The new Mule Studio DataMapper allows the user to peruse a collection of data sources and connect them to a workflow through a drag and drop interface. Prior to this version, administrators would connect data sources to Mule through a variety of ways, all of them rather painstaking, according to Yagen. They could use a third party integration tool, or write script based on XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language) or a Java connector.