Case study: Connecting the dots at Box

“Data needs to be delivered to a user in the right place at the right time in the right volume.”

Spoken by veteran SnapLogic user Alan Leung, Senior Enterprise Systems Program Manager at Box, Alan provides insight in this case study for why a cloud-first ecosystem with self-service integration is the right solution for many enterprise companies. Just as Box is on a mission to improve and innovate cloud-based file storage, internally they have moved toward a cloud-centric infrastructure that benefits from a cloud-based integration platform.

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Read the full case study here or take a look at some highlights below:

  • Overall problem: Box needed to more efficiently integrate cloud-based applications, including Salesforce, Zuora, NetSuite, and Tableau, all of which they relied on for daily operations.
  • Challenges: The primary challenge was around APIs – each application’s endpoints for integration purposes behaved differently, limiting abilities to build useful connections quickly and resulting in a series of disjointed silos. Manual upload and download processes caused a strain on resources and a waste of time and effort.
  • Goal: To satisfy the need to aggregate the business data piling up in various applications into a cloud-based warehouse to enable self-service, predictive analytics.
  • Solution needed: A cloud-based integration platform that vastly reduced or eliminated the time-consuming manual processes the users faced.
  • Solution found: With the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Cloud, Alan and his team benefitted from:
    • A platform that did not require sophisticated technical skills
    • The agility to enable quick and efficient integration projects
    • The ability to handle both structured and unstructured data at speed
    • An enhanced ability to quickly analyze and make sense of so much data, allowing the company to “rapidly pivot [our] operations to seize opportunity across every aspects of the business.”

For a quick snapshot, Box currently has 23 applications connected through the platform, resulting in 170 data pipelines processing over 15 billion transactions daily. They also have eliminated the need to build a single interface internally; and an ongoing benefit of Box’s partnership with SnapLogic is that more Snaps are always being created and can be implemented for future integration needs.

Learn more about all of our customers here, and stay tuned for more customer stories.

August Overview of Cloud Integration in the Elastic Enterprise

“A unified approach to connecting growing data volumes, types and sources as well as new and legacy business applications and proliferating APIs is essential to becoming a truly elastic enterprise.” – Gaurav Dhillon, SnapLogic CEO

SnapLogic_ipaasCreating a unified platform for connecting data, applications and APIs – this is what we’re focused on here at SnapLogic and we’ve had a busy few weeks with the announcement of our Summer 2014 Release. Check out some of the highlights below, and take a look at our recent webinars to learn more about the specific topics that are most relevant to you and your cloud integration and big data integration challenges, questions and needs.

  • Integration Developers News addresses how SnapLogic helps iPaaS “cross the chasm” with visibility, security and pre-built integrations for apps, data, APIs and Hadoop.
  • Jason Bloomberg’s article, Because Bulldozers and Buses Don’t Fly, covers traditional ETL and ESB strategies, as well as the elasticity required for today’s cloud integration initiatives. Jason described SnapLogic as being “at the heart of cloud-centric architecture” and says that “it’s the SnapLogic Designer toll that is downright sexy.”
  • 451 quote451 Research impact report reviews SnapLogic’s growth, readying for ‘big data’ and the summer release. Check out Carl Lehmann’s outlook on cloud integration, at right.
  • Gaurav talks SaaS at Enterprise Founders Upfront, speaking about his career and experiences in integration and what he sees happening in the industry.
  • SnapLogic was named an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner, recognized as an elastic integration leader for creating technology innovations for the global silicon valley. As Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn says, “As the expansion of the mobile and cloud markets continue, the companies on this year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 are racing to provide business and consumer users with the best products and services. The new generation of hardware and software solutions is making it possible for businesses to become even more efficient and profitable.”

Additionally, a few internal highlights from the past few months have been:

You can also find more information on our newest Snaps for cloud integration, and watch the Summer 2014 recorded webinar for more details on all of the new and improved features of last month’s release.