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.
The 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 Kafka – The 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.
- Teradata – Several 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.
Last week we hosted a webinar with our partner AWS and our customer Earth Networks: Weathering the Data Storm: How SnapLogic and Amazon Web Services Delivered Analytics in the Cloud for Earth Networks. The webinar featured:
There was a lot of great content and best practices shared during the 45 minute presentation. Not surprisingly, my favorite quote came at the end from Earth Networks on the combination of PaaS + hybrid cloud data integration:
“Amazon Web Services is the platform and SnapLogic is the glue.”
I’ve embedded the presentation below from the SnapLogic Slideshare account and you can watch the recording for this as well as all of our monthly webinars on our video site here.
I’d like to thank our friends at Amazon Web Services for presenting and working with us on preparing and promoting the webinar and of course Eddie Dingels, architect at Earth Networks, for sharing his fantastic story and insights. You can learn more about SnapLogic for AWS Redshift here.
Last week the SnapLogic team was in New York for the AWS Summit. It was a fantastic event, with amazing energy. For me the words that came up over and over with people I spoke with at the booth were:
- …and Crowded (it was a record turnout!)
Not surprisingly, we spent most of our time talking to AWS customers, partners and prospects about everything related to data, data and application integration, data warehousing and cloud analytics. I found that when people saw some of the logos on our sign (see above) of vendors for whom we also deliver pre-built connectivity, called Snaps, the conversations deepened. I’ve compiled a Storify summary of some of the highlights from the keynote, tweets featuring Amazon Redshift, which is the fastest-growing new product line in the company’s history, and of course the perspective from the SnapLogic booth, which was packed throughout the day. I’ve embedded it below:
Thanks to the AWS team for a great event! Here are some additional resources on how SnapLogic powers AWS Redshift:
re:Invent is moving full steam ahead! Who would have ever imagined a conference getting sold out?! This, in my opinion, is a sign of times to come. Amazon is on its way to reinvent IT (no pun intended). IT’s role is truly going to change from down in the weeds to more of an orchestrator of a multi-cloud infrastructure; I’ve talked more about this change in my recent blog. In case you are not present at the event, you can track the latest at the AWS blog. You can also watch the keynotes that are being streamed here.
Amazon is powering a consumption-based pricing model where upstarts can avail themselves of sophisticated technologies without having to put down millions of dollars (that they don’t even have). Amazon Redshift is a great example of the momentum behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) where they are onboarding more than 100 customers per week. Customers are flocking towards this innovative technology infrastructure that reduces their cost and time to value. The other benefit of AWS technologies is that customers can now scale their IT infrastructure in response to their growing business demands. This innovative technology demands disruption in adjacent areas as well. One such example would be the data integration technology layer that enables these customers to load data into Redshift for the initial bulk upload and the following real-time data synchronization from source systems. Customers are facing the Integrator’s Dilemma where their existing tools and technologies are struggling to keep up with the new requirements that innovative technologies such as Redshift present. Customers are looking for the same affordable subscription-based pricing model for their cloud integration needs that they get with Redshift. They are also looking for a data integration solution that can elastically expand and scale to handle the anticipated data volume growth. The success of the joint webinar between partners AWS Redshift team and Snaplogic, where we had more than 400 registrations, reflects the enthusiasm and interest in the joint offering.
Given that re:Invent kicks off today, here’s how you would use a SnapLogic pipeline to extract a Twitter feed with hashtag #reinvent and upload that information into Redshift for visualization magic with tools like Tableau.
There are a few representative use cases amongst the customers that SnapLogic is working with. Here’s one:
A global biotech company is leveraging SnapLogic to consolidate all their distributed data into Redshift, in bulk initially followed by real-time synchronization. They wish to do a better job at cross-selling and upselling into their customer base with visibility at the global scale.
Currently, they have their business data – customer, address, orders – residing in multiple on-premise systems (Oracle DB, SQL Server DB, etc.), and their contact and account data in Salesforce.com. They are using SnapLogic’s on-premise Snaplex to load and sync their on-prem data sources with Redshift. They are using SnapLogic’s cloud Snaplex to sync their Salesforce.com data into Redshift. Using the multi-tenant SnapLogic Integration Cloud, they are able to design these integration pipelines once and deploy them to the necessary SnapLex with a simple drop-down option. No deployment jugglery necessary! They chose SnapLogic over other competing integration tools for:
Rapid time to value (their entire POC took a mere 40 hours from start to finish)
Highly productive drag-and-drop environment
Prebuilt intelligent connectors called the Snaps that simplify connectivity with Redshift, Salesforce.com, Oracle DB, SQL Server DB (with the upside to connect to 160+ more!)
Superior architecture and deployment flexibility that includes enterprise-grade data processing capability both on-premise and in the cloud
Future-proofing of their investments with built-in elasticity and self-upgrading software
And, a flexible and low risk subscription-based pricing model
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