Winter 2017 Release Is Now Available

As enterprises grow and adopt best of breed solutions based in the cloud, on-premises and/or hybrid, integrating data between varied applications, databases and data warehouses (used by the enterprise) continues to be a challenge. New solutions are rapidly adopted, and technical and non-technical users alike need help to meet the challenge of quickly integrating the data from multiple sources into one view to make decisions at the speed of business.

snp-76209-winterrelease-484x252-facebookThe release includes several new Snaps and Snap updates that make it faster and easier to integrate Workday, NetSuite and Amazon Redshift with other applications and data sources across the enterprise. All three systems are increasingly popular as businesses embrace the cloud to run their business, a “cloud shift” that Gartner says will drive more than $1 trillion in technology spending by 2020.

Here is a brief overview of new and enhanced Snaps:

  • Confluent KafkaThe need for streaming data becomes more important and today about one-third of the Fortune 500 uses Kafka. SnapLogic is pleased to introduce a new Snap for Confluent’s distribution of Apache KafkaTM, an enterprise-ready solution that connects data sources, applications and IoT devices in real time.
  • TeradataSeveral new Snaps have been added to Teradata Snap Pack expanding support with Teradata TPT Load, TPT Update Snap, and Teradata Export to HDFS Snap which allows customers to easily export data from Teradata to an HDFS cluster without the need for any additional installation or complex configuration.
  • Workday: Workday Read Snap has been enhanced to provide a simplified Workday output format making it even easier to be consumed by downstream systems.
  • NetSuite: Asynchronous operations support for NetSuite, enables more efficient use of NetSuite’s capabilities, through new Snaps including Netsuite Async  Upsert, Async Search, Async Delete List, Async GetList, Check Async Status and GetAsync Result Operations Support Snap.
  • Amazon Redshift: Our customers use Redshift to connect multiple on-premises data sources and applications to Redshift without any coding. The Winter 2017 release introduces a new Snap to execute multiple RedShift commands in one Snap, thereby making RedShift data integration pipelines even more easy to create and manage.
  • Amazon S3: The Winter 2017 release brings additional streaming performance improvement while writing to an Amazon S3 bucket.

Continued Enterprise Focus: Introducing Asset Search Functionality

SnapLogic continues to be the best platform for enterprise IT and LOB teams to integrate applications and data sources without any coding. Enterprises often have thousands of pipelines, files and accounts and it’s hard to search for a given asset. The Winter 2017 release allows customers to quickly search for assets and also filter search outputs.

Security and Performance Enhancements

Security and performance continue to be focus areas for SnapLogic. To further tighten user passwords, the Winter 2017 release enforces enhanced password complexity requirements. Customers can also configure session timeout and idle timeout parameters. In addition, the MongoDB snap pack has been extended to support SSL.

SnapLogic is committed to supporting the growing enterprise’s needs. We hope you will find the new Confluence Kafta snap, expanded support for WorkDay, Netsuite, Amazon RedShift, enhanced search and security useful. Customers can start using the capabilities described in the Winter 2017 release right away. For more information on the Winter 2017 release, including demo videos, see www.snaplogic.com/winter2017.

Fall is Here, and So is Our Fall 2016 Release!

Fall is the time to move your clocks back, get a pumpkin latte and slow down with the approaching cold weather. But not for SnapLogic! We continue to deliver integration tools with full force. After our Summer 201fall-2016-graphic6 release, which was feature-packed, the Fall 2016 release takes the SnapLogic platform to a whole new level by extending support for Teradata, introducing new Snap Packs for Snowflake and Azure Data Lake Store, adding more capabilities to Spark mode, and delivering several enhancements for security, performance and governance. As our VP of engineering, Vaikom Krishnan, aptly said, “We continue to make it easier and faster for organizations to connect any and all data sources – whether on premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments.”

Continue reading “Fall is Here, and So is Our Fall 2016 Release!”

New With the Spring 2016 Release: Data Ingest-Prep-Deliver for Microsoft HDInsight

SnapLogic continues to build on its momentum in cloud-based data management with new support for HDInsight, Microsoft’s big-data-as-a-service on Azure. This follows our other recent announcements regarding support for the Microsoft Azure and Cortana ecosystem including availability in the Azure Marketplace. Continue reading “New With the Spring 2016 Release: Data Ingest-Prep-Deliver for Microsoft HDInsight”

March 2016 Snap Update

This weekend is our latest SnapLogic Snap Update, with many new and updated Snaps being delivered. Here’s a brief overview. Be sure to contact our Customer Success team if you have any questions about the release.

There is a new RabbitMQ Snap Pack available with this update, which contains a Consumer and Producer Snap. Updated Snap Packs include: Continue reading “March 2016 Snap Update”

August 2015 Snap Update – From Active Directory to Zuora

With 300+ Snaps now available, we’re regularly updating and enhancing our intelligent connector library. Building on our recent Summer 2015 release, this weekend all SnapLogic customers will be updated with our August Snap update. Here’s a summary – from A to Z.

updated_snaps_snaplogicUpdated Snaps include:

  • Active Directory
  • AWS Redshift
  • Anaplan
  • Binary
  • Concur
  • DynamoDB 
  • Email
  • Flow
  • JDBC
  • LDAP
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • Oracle RDBMS
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • SQL Server
  • SOAP
  • Transform
  • Zuora

New Snaps include:

  • Google SpreadSheet Snap Pack contains Snaps for browsing Google SpreadSheets, reading worksheets, and writing to worksheets.
  • In the Binary Snap Pack there is a new File Poller Snap that polls a directory looking for files matching the specified pattern.
  • There are many new Snaps for AWS DynamoDB. Check out our recent AWS partner webinar with Earth Networks for a great customer overview.
  • The Flow Snap Pack contains a new Exit Snap, which forces a pipeline to stop with a failed status if it receives more records than the user-defined threshold.
  • The Transform Snap Pack contains a new Transcoder Snap, enabling a preview if a Snap contains special characters.

As always, be sure to contact our Support Team if you have any questions. If you’re new to SnapLogic, you can learn more about our Snaps here.  (Yes, that’s me in the video!)

Self-Service Integration for the Enterprise – SnapLogic Summer 2015 Release

G+_Summer15I talk with customers as often as I am able, and one of the questions I typically ask is why they chose SnapLogic. “Ease of use” is one of the most common answers. The SnapLogic interface is sometimes described as “deceptively simple” in that it is easy and intuitive enough for the non-developer to use without assistance, yet powerful enough for the expert integration developer. The Summer 2015 release makes things even simpler for the self-service integrator, but enhances the structure and governance that enterprises require.

Why is it important for large enterprises to enable self-service integrators? In short: business agility. If app and data integration is the exclusive domain of a few highly trained experts, integration will always be a bottleneck. When new business applications or data sources are added to the mix to meet company objectives, manual, code-intensive integrations will slow the process. By opening integration to a wider group of employees — with the appropriate controls — enterprises can respond to change faster. In this way, the Summer 2015 enhancements to the SnapLogic platform improve our support for business agility.

The release features a variety of new capabilities and improvements including:

  • Impact analysis and modeling so both experts and non-experts can anticipate the impact of their changes
  • Enhanced governance so administrators can provision and monitor self-service users with confidence
  • New Snaps for Amazon DynamoDB, Apache Avro, Apache HBase and Google Spreadsheets
  • Updates to a variety of Snaps

To learn more:

SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform January 2015 Release

We are pleased to announce that our January 2015 release went live this past weekend. Some of the updates included are:

Faster Pipelines
The Beta subscription feature Ultra Tasks lets a pipeline, known as an Ultra Pipeline, continuously consume documents from external sources. Plain HTTP/S requests can be fed into a pipeline through a FeedMaster that is installed as part of a Groundplex.

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A new type of account, Service Accounts, cannot log into the user interface of SnapLogic, but can be used for running triggered tasks using basic authentication.

User Experience Productivity
Continuing to make building pipelines easier, the SnapLogic Designer now supports rubber band select, which allows you to Shift-click and drag to circle around multiple Snaps on the canvas to select them.

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In addition, common keyboard commands support was added for copy/paste/delete, undo/redo, select all, and zoom in/zoom out.

Public APIs
User and Group management is now available to org admins through a Public API. Functionality includes listing, creating, updating and deleting users and groups. See the SnapLogic Developer site for more information (customer login required).

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Enhanced Expression Language
Additional functions have been added to the SnapLogic Expression Language to gather more information on your Snaps and pipelines. Additionally, the documentation of the Expression Language was reorganized to match the structure of the functions and properties drop-down list.

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New and Enhanced Snaps
In this release, we introduce the SAP HANA Upsert Snap and the SQL Server Stored Procedure Snap. In addition, enhancements have been made to multiple Snaps including database accounts, REST, Redshift, Salesforce, SOAP, and Workday.

See the release notes for more information.