For enterprise IT organizations, speed and time to value are two of the primary business drivers for a cloud-based integration service. This is according to a survey we recently conducted with TechValidate, querying more than 100 U.S. companies with revenues greater than $500 million. The survey addresses the business and technical drivers and barriers for enterprise cloud application adoption in 2015 and beyond. Among the other facts and figures, which can be found in our latest infographic, we also found that participants look for the following technical requirements when evaluating a cloud integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solution:

  • Modern, scalable architecture
  • Modern approach that seamlessly handles cloud constructs
  • Ease of use for less technical users (“citizen integrators”)
  • Single platform to power apps and analytics
  • Support for hybrid deployments
  • Resilient to change

Check out the infographic below and take a look at the full writeup of survey results here.

Techvalidate_infographic

Winter_Snaps_Blog_GraphicBuilding on what’s new with our recent Winter 2015 release, this Saturday we will be delivering a new SnapLogic Snap release, which includes the following new Snaps:

  • Anaplan (Action and Write)
  • Email Archive (provides the functionality to move email messages from one folder to another folder)
  • Join (the old Join Snap will continue to run, but all future enhancements will be made to the new Snap)
  • Salesforce Wave Analytics

The December Snap release also includes fixes and enhancements to the following Snaps:

  • Active Directory Rename
  • CSV Parser and CSV Formatter
  • Email Reader
  • Fixed Width Parser
  • ForEach
  • Google Analytics
  • Jira Snap Pack
  • MongoDB Find
  • Netsuite Create
  • Oracle Snap Pack
  • Salesforce Read, Salesforce SOQL, and Salesforce Writers
  • SAP HANA Snap Pack
  • SAP Snap Pack
  • SQL Server Snap Pack
  • Tableau Snap Pack
  • Union
  • XML Parser and XML Formatter
  • Zuora Read

All SnapLogic customers have received details on this weekend’s Snap release, which does not require service downtime. More specific details on the release are available on the SnapLogic Documentation site. Be sure to read this post for more information about SnapLogic’s over 300 Snaps and Contact Us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform

451-logoThis week 451 Research published the latest review of our Winter 2015 releaseSnapLogic series D funding and new release readies the iPaaS vendor for a 2015 drive. Here are a few highlights:

“SnapLogic is revving the engines for a rapid start going into 2015. It seeks its fair share of what it believes to be a $500 billion market opportunity for large enterprise hybrid IT and big data integration.”

“The big-data market may be ripe now for integration vendors like SnapLogic to safely to enter. SnapLogic is also gearing up for participation in the API management market, which represents considerable opportunity to attract new developers. All TIBCO customers represent fair game for SnapLogic.”

I’ve embedded the 451 SnapLogic Winter 2015 review below. Be sure to Contact Us and check out our Resource Center for more information about the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform.

SnapLogic-BlueHill-GooglePlusEarlier this month we announced the Winter 2015 release of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform. (You can learn more about what’s new here.) This week Blue Hill Research published a Market Alert on the release: SnapLogic Winter 2015: Enhancing Enterprise Security and Usability for Big Data and Cloud Integration. Written by Hyoun Park and James Haight, the report zeroes in on SnapLogic’s new big data integration capabilities, Snaps and Snap Patterns for Salesforce Wave and SAP Hana and enterprise-focused integration platform as a service (iPaaS) deployment features and notes:

“With its Winter 2015 release, SnapLogic is positioning itself as a centralized integration locus to coordinate the migration from traditional client-server IT to the new world of personalized and highly scalable social, networked, mobile, Big Data, and cloud technologies.”

Here are a few other highlights from the report:

“Although Hadoop is still a tool for data scientists and analysts, the Winter 2015 upgrade now positions SnapLogic as an interface to prioritize MapReduce jobs and Big Data integration tasks.”

“By providing additional fail-safes and an enterprise-grade integration testing environment, SnapLogic is playing a role in supporting enterprise-wide technology transformations with development processes and deployment options that reflect the demands of maturing expectations.”

“As SAP HANA Platform continues to grow as a vendor-agnostic platform, and as SnapLogic continues to expand its collection of 270+ integrations, Blue Hill expects SnapLogic customers to be well-positioned to develop SAP HANA integrations across cloud applications.”

I’ve embedded the report below and you can download it directly here. You can also learn more about our Winter 2015 release here.

It’s technology predictions season! In this video, SnapLogic co-founder and CEO Gaurav Dhillon shares his predictions for cloud computing and big data in 2015, including:

  1. Cloudification: More people in business will be using applications in the cloud, causing ”cloudification” to happen in a big way in 2015.
  2. Self-Service: There will be a greater expectation of self-service and consumer-friendly technologies; customers won’t put up with complicated ways of doing things and vendors will be expected to do the work.
  3. Big Data: The big data projects are going to have to get to a more straightforward ROI or die.

ResourcePageButton (1)Today we announced our Winter 2015 release, with a focus on securing cloud application and big data integration for hybrid deployments. The release introduces enhanced security and lifecycle management capabilities for enterprise integration platform as a service (iPaaS) deployments, new and updated cloud and on-premises Snaps and a continued focus on productivity and self-service features for “citizen integrators.” As our CEO Gaurav Dhillon said, “We’re seeing a re-imagining of integration in the enterprise as CIOs look for greater business alignment and agility as well as a faster payback on their cloud application and analytics investments. Our Elastic Integration Platform is now processing over 10 billion JSON documents per month and with a focus on security, performance and developer productivity, the Winter 2015 release enables our customers to further expand their iPaaS deployments from real-time data synchronization and orchestration to big data integration initiatives.

Be sure to check out the webinar for detailed demonstrations of what’s new, including:

  1. iPaaS for the Enterprise: Enhanced encryption, lifecycle management, improved developer productivity
  2. Big Data Integration: SnapReduce 2.0 and Hadooplex now available as add-on options
  3. New and Updated Snaps: Including Salesforce Analytics Cloud, Sumo Logic and SAP HANA

You can also take a look at a few of the resources to get the full overview of the Winter 2015 release and new features that are now available for SnapLogic customers:

Over the past few months we’ve run a series of TechTalks to help get our customers and partners up to speed on the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform. The sessions are 30 minutes and they dive into some of the more advanced aspects of our cloud and big data integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Topics we’ve covered so far include:

  • Java Database (JDBC) Connectivity
  • Event Driven Pipelines
  • Sub Pipelines and Guaranteed Delivery
  • Data Transformations and Mappings
  • Using the SOAP Snap
  • Scaling Your Integrations
  • SnapReduce 2.0

You can check out the recordings here and sign up for the next TechTalk here. We’re always looking for new topics to cover. Customers and partners can login to our Developer Community and post their suggestions or talk to your SnapLogic customer success manager. And if you’re new to SnapLogic and how we connect enterprise data, applications and APIs, be sure to check out our Resource Center and Contact Us if you’d like to discuss your cloud and big data integration requirements.

SnapLogic TechTalks