Don’t Fall for the API Lie

Have you fallen for the API lie? The API economy implies everything easily connects and simply needs to be governed and managed. But do the data integration pains simply go away? Find out in this Intellyx White Paper written by Jason Bloomberg. Continue reading “Don’t Fall for the API Lie”

SnapLogic’s Summer Internship Program

Here at SnapLogic, we launched our very first Summer Internship program. This summer we employed five interns, each working in a different area of the company: Rakesh Dammalapati, a Professional Services Intern; Dave Gan, an Engineering Intern; Gracie Walters, a Human Resources (HR) Intern; Michael Westra, a Business Development (BD) Intern; and Natalie Wiser, a Marketing Intern.

2016 Interns

All five of these interns got to be part of an up-and-coming startup company in Silicon Valley. They not only gained that well desired real world experience, but the internship also came with a lot of profitable perks. The interns were given their own managers in which they were able to establish a professional relationship that taught them about the company’s values of innovation, intensity and integrity. They were also given the opportunity to meet with some of the top executives of the company who shared details of their past career paths.  Each executive shared valuable stories, advice and resources that will give the interns a huge advantage when they start making decisions about their own careers.

With the summer coming to an end, we asked our interns to reflect on their past 12 weeks spent here at SnapLogic. Here is what they said:

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New Podcast Episode: The Lifecycle of Data

Next up in our ongoing podcast series: an episode on the “lifecycle of data” featuring our guest, Enterprise Solution Architect Rich Dill. The series is hosted by our own head of enterprise architecture, Ravi Dharnikota.

In this episode, Ravi Dharnikota and Rich Dill discuss the lifecycle of data, including the transition of data storage and processing to the cloud, the implications of distributed data, a “multi-tiered data lifecycle,” and the evolution of the data lake.

You can view and subscribe to the entire series here.

Learning about the Spark Script Snap

SnapLogic provides a big data integration platform as a service (iPaaS) for business customers to process data in a simple, intuitive and powerful way. SnapLogic provides a number of different modules called Snaps. An individual Snap provides a convenient way to get, manipulate or output data, and each Snap corresponds to a specific data operation. All the customer needs to do is to drag the corresponding Snaps together and configure them, which creates a data pipeline. Customers execute pipelines to handle specific data integration flows.

Figure 1 - SnapLogic Pipeline Example
Figure 1 – SnapLogic Pipeline Example

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SnapLogic Summer 2016 Release Now Available

Another release is in the books – today we announced the Summer 2016 SnapLogic platform update, along with several additions and improvements to our Snap library.  The release brings additions for big data integration, self-service integration, and enterprise governance and control.

As our VP Engineering Vaikom Krishnan put it:

SnapLogic Summer 2016 Release
SnapLogic Summer 2016 Release

“SnapLogic continues to break down the barriers between data and application integration in the enterprise with a converged platform that is built for self-service. The Summer 2016 release further enhances our Snap library and resources for Snap developers to help support our vision of ‘anything, anytime, anywhere’ integration.”

Highlights of this “Snappy” release include:

  • New Snaps for Apache Hive and Teradata
  • Major updates to Snaps for Anaplan and Tableau
  • Enhancements to the Mapper Snap that make it faster and simpler to search, filter and map the entries in a complex schema tree
  • User-defined pipeline parameters can now be logged and retained with runtime history in order for administrators to audit API usage and quickly debug pipeline performance issues
  • A new, seamless way to auto-shard documents across all nodes in a SnapLogic data processing Snaplex, leveraging the power of all nodes and boosting data integration performance 
  • Users can now limit invocation of triggered tasks to one instance at a time for more granular control and to avoid overloading resources.

We’re also excited for the launch of the new  Snap developer site. It’s easy to use, mobile-friendly and full of practical guidance for our customers and partners building and maintaining their own Snaps.

For more information on the Summer 2016 release, including demo videos, see: https://www.snaplogic.com/summer2016

SnapTalk Podcast: Streaming Data, part 2

Next up in our ongoing podcast series: episode 2 on streaming data and the unique challenges of stream data processing. The series is hosted by our own head of enterprise architecture, Ravi Dharnikota.

In this episode Ravi again talks with Dr. Greg Benson, SnapLogic’s Chief Scientist and professor of computer science at University of San Francisco. In this episode they continue the conversation on the challenges of streaming data, including a discussion of Apache Kafka, its advantages, and how it differs from older messaging systems.

Here is part two of the two-part episode:

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SnapLogic Live: Tableau Integration

Data visualization is a hot topic, but is only useful when the most up-to-date data is made available. This SnapLogic Live session features Tableau Integration for customers seeking rapid integration to connect Tableau with other cloud and on-premises applications and data sources.

SL-Live-Tableau

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