Growing up in India, SnapLogic CEO Gaurav Dhillon was an avid listener of the BBC World Service, the preeminent international radio broadcasting giant based out of London. He wasn’t alone – since 1939, the BBC World Service has ruled the global airwaves, reaching hundreds of millions of people every week with its award-winning 24-hour news, reporting, and analysis.
So it was full-circle for Gaurav, when on a trip to London last week, he was invited by the BBC World Service to appear as a guest on its live global news radio program, ‘Business Matters.‘ Hosted by Roger Hearing, the hour-long show reviews the day’s global headlines and business news, with commentary throughout from live guests – this time including Gaurav and Marketplace reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer.
After discussing the day’s news, the discussion turned to Gaurav and his storied career in technology. On the table for discussion: Gaurav’s upbringing in India, early influences that shaped his life’s ambitions, how he helped build Informatica from an idea into a billion dollar public company, why his burning desire to innovate and build great products led to his departure from Informatica and to the founding of SnapLogic, and his advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who want to make their mark and have an impact on our world.
You can listen to the full broadcast here. The focused 12-minute discussion with Gaurav starts around the 26:30 mark.
Popular podcast host Nathan Latka has a built a large following getting top CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs to share strategies and tactics that set them up for business success. A data industry veteran and self-described “company-builder,” SnapLogic founder and CEO Gaurav Dhillon was recently invited by Nathan to appear as a featured guest on “The Top.”
Nathan is known for his rapid-fire, straight-to-the-point questioning, and Gaurav was more than up to the challenge. In this episode, the two looked back at Gaurav’s founding of Informatica in the ’90s; how he took that company public and helped it grow to become a billion-plus dollar business; why he stepped away from Informatica and decided to start SnapLogic; how integration fuels digital business and why customers are demanding modern solutions like SnapLogic’s that are easy to use and built for the cloud; and how he’s building a fast-growing, innovative business that also has it’s feet on the ground. The two also kept it fun, with Gaurav fielding Nathan’s “Famous Five” show-closing questions, including favorite book, most admired CEO, advice to your 20-year-old self, and more.
You can listen to the full podcast above or via the following links:
For the second year in a row, SnapLogic has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS).
Gartner evaluated iPaaS vendors on “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.” Those named to the Leaders quadrant, as Gartner noted in the report, “have a solid reputation, with notable market presence and a proven track record in enabling … their platforms are well-proven and functionally rich, with regular releases to rapidly address this fast-evolving market.”
In a press release issued today, SnapLogic CTO James Markarian said of the recognition: “Since our inception, we have been laser-focused on delivering a modern enterprise integration platform that is specifically designed to manage the data and application integration demands of today’s hybrid enterprise technology environments. Our Enterprise Integration Cloud eliminates the complexity of legacy integrations, providing a platform that supports fast and easy self-service integration.”
The Enterprise iPaaS Magic Quadrant is embedded below. We’d encourage you to download the complete report as it provides a comprehensive review of all the vendors and the growing market.
Thanks to all of SnapLogic’s customers, partners, and employees for the ongoing support and for making SnapLogic’s Enterprise Integration Cloud a leading self-service integration platform connecting applications, data, and things.
SnapLogic announced the availability of new pre-built intelligent connectors – called Snaps – for Microsoft Azure Data Lake Store. The new Snaps provide fast, self-service data ingestion and transformation from virtually any source – whether on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments – to Microsoft’s highly-scalable, cloud-based repository for big data analytics workloads. This latest integration between SnapLogic and Microsoft Azure helps enterprise customers gain new insights and unlock business value from their cloud-based big data initiatives.
Planview, the leading provider of Work and Resource Management (WRM) solutions, has announced that it has standardized on the SnapLogic platform to help their global customers integrate Planview’s WRM solutions with any other application in their ecosystems, whether in the cloud or on-premises.
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.
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:
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 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.