SnapLogic, one of the industry leaders in enterprise integration as a service, recently announced the release of their Elastic Integration Platform. According to the company: “The new release improves the platform’s support for self-service cloud and big data integration in the enterprise with new governance and component reuse capabilities for self-service users and those who provision them.”
The new platform gives organizations usability and impact analysis capabilities so data integrators can assemble data flow pipelines quickly from reusable components. This will allow organizations to understand the impact of their work before committing to the changes. These new features include:
- Lifecycle management: This helps expert technical users create, test, and compare pipelines in the development phase of a project before moving on to production or sharing with the business for reuse.
- Schedule task view: A calendar view of scheduled integration programs allows users to better coordinate tasks with other members of the organization while identifying opportunities to improve performance by scheduling tasks for off-peak periods.
- Sub-pipeline preview: Integration pipelines can be created from multiple Snaps or from multiple sub-pipelines. A new preview feature gives self-service users the ability to reuse sub-pipelines provided by expert integrators.
The summer 2015 release also includes new data governance capabilities. Enterprise self-service requires it. The new solution enhances the capabilities available to administrators with the following:
- Activity Log: Administrators can quickly and easily track changes to activities and user accounts providing greater traceability.
- Read-Only Access: Enhancements to access permissions provide read-only capabilities on projects to specific users.
- Snap Statistics: A new impact analysis report feature allows administrators to determine which pipelines make use of a particular Snap. Organizations can now anticipate the impact if one of their Snaps is updated.
The SnapLogic platform runs natively on Hadoop as a YARN-managed resource that scales out to power big data analytics. With the new release, Hadooplex is more robust and now supports improved availability with Hadoop Namenode failover. In addition, it will be easier for users to optimize and debug with a new interface for administrators while also featuring an auto-update feature to automate installation. The new release also brings new big data and cloud analytics Snaps which include Amazon DynamoDB no SQL database, Apache Avro data serialization system, Apache HBase distributed database, and Google Spreadsheet.
SnapLogic’s catalog of reusable Snaps helps users connect to on-premise and SaaS applications and big data sources. SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform touts the following Snaps:
- Applications: Anaplan, ServiceNow
- Databases and Analytics: AWS Redshift, Oracle RDBMS, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL
- Transformers: Sort, XML Formatter, JSON Splitter, Excel Parser
- Technologies: JMS, JDBC, SOAP, REST
- Core Snaps: Flow, Email
SnapLogic’s CEO Gaurav Dhillon explains: “Application and data integration was historically a time-consuming and code-intensive activity dominated by a small group of experts. SnapLogic continues to transform the integration market with an intuitive interface and reusable, snap-together components that open up integration to the non-expert. Nine out of ten enterprises who evaluate SnapLogic choose us over the alternative, and this is in large part because it is much easier to use. Change is inevitable, and a modern integration platform that is powerful, yet easy to use and expand allows enterprise IT organization to respond to change faster and future-proof their application and data infrastructure.”
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