We have a slight problem at SnapLogic. While we spend a vanishingly small percent of the day watching adorable cat videos on the Internet, it seems our CEO always shows up behind our desks while doing so. If only we knew when our CEO was nearby and could get an alert when he was.
In the midst of some big announcements recently – our new Partner Connect program, kicking off a July data warehouse roadshow and yesterday’s Top Places to work award – we’d like to take time during this week’s SnapLogic Live to review our definition of the term ”citizen integrator,” and how to enable someone in that position to facilitate the various integration demands within their company.
Last week we hosted a webinar with industry analyst, thought leader and author David Linthicum that focused how the enterprise problem domains are changing and how data integration technology must change with it. The presentation boiled this down to 5 critical and lesser known data integration requirements, how to understand them, and how to pick the right approaches and technology to solve the problems.
According to David, the 5 most critical things to understand about modern data integration are:
- Workloads and data are likely to be distributed across traditional systems, private clouds, and public clouds.
- Data is growing quickly, with big data and data lakes common within most enterprises.
- Data must be delivered in real-time, on-demand, in support of most modern applications and business processes.
- Security is now systemic, it can no longer be an after thought.
- DevOps is the new standard for building and deploying applications and data store.
SnapLogic was recently reviewed by advisory firm MWD Advisors for our efforts to reinvent integration platform technology by creating one unified platform that can address many different kinds of application and data integration use cases.
A few highlights from the report:
- An in-depth look at our multi-tenant, AWS-hosted platform which includes the SnapLogic Designer, Manager and Dashboard
- The Snaplex execution environment; namely, the Cloudplex, Groundplex and Hadooplex
- 3 competitive differentiators – deployment flexibility, a unified approach across multiple integration scenario types and both scalability and adaptability
MWD Advisors is a specialist advisory firm providing practical industry insights to business leaders and technology professionals working to drive change with the help of digital technology.
This post originally appeared on Data Informed.
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According to Gartner, “unnecessarily segregated application and data integration efforts lead to counterproductive practices and escalating deployment costs.”
Don’t let your organization get caught in that trap. Whether you are evaluating what you already have or shopping for something completely new, you should measure any platform by how well it address the “three A’s” of integration: Anything, Anytime, Anywhere. Continue reading “The 3 A’s of Enterprise Integration”
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Recently Jason has published a series of articles that are directed towards today’s enterprise architect (EA), focusing on what’s new and what’s different in the era of social, mobile, analytics, cloud and the Internet of Things (SMACT). Here are the four posts he’s written so far: Continue reading “Attention Enterprise Architects: Sage Advice from Jason Bloomberg”
SnapLogic is currently on the hunt for engineers, marketers, QA specialists and more. We’re building the team in our San Mateo, CA headquarters and continuing to expand our Boulder, CO office and seeking out talent all around the country for both in-office and remote positions. Are you currently in Boston or New York? We have offices there too and we are expanding internationally in 2016. Some of the teams that are currently hiring include:
- Product Management
- Sales Development
- Human Resources
And in engineering we are hiring for many important roles, including:
- Big Data Developer
- DevOps Engineer
- Java Application Engineers
- Tech Support Engineer
- Solutions Engineer
You can check out all of our open positions here.
As more and more enterprise organizations recognize the importance of data and application integration to cloud and big data success, we have grown significantly in the past year with some important hires and the opening of additional offices. Learn more about the perks and benefits of working at SnapLogic.
A little bit more about SnapLogic and the company’s history:
SnapLogic is the industry’s first unified data and application integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Our hybrid cloud architecture is powered by 300+ Snaps, which are pre-built integration components that simplify and automate complex enterprise integration patterns and processes. Funded by leading venture investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners, and co-founded by Gaurav Dhillon, the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform enables leading enterprises to connect faster and gain a better return on their cloud application and big data investments.