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 data 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.
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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.
Last week we attended Workday Rising in Chicago where we talked to attendees about integrating Workday with the rest of their IT ecosystems. The real stars of the show, however, were our customers from Vassar College who gave a brief presentation at our booth to discuss their journey from finding the need for an integration vendor, to assessing different platforms, to ultimately choosing SnapLogic’s elastic integration platform as a service (iPaaS).
Gone are the days when enterprises had all of their apps and data sources on-premises. Today is the era of big data, cloud and hybrid deployments. More and more enterprises are rapidly adopting different SaaS applications and hosting their solutions in public clouds including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. But soon enterprises realize that their SaaS applications and on-premises data sources are not integrated with their public cloud footprint and the integration itself becomes an expensive and time consuming undertaking.
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.
It’s always a treat to be able to share our customers’ inspiring success stories. MWD Advisors, a UK-based industry research and advisory services firm, recently spent time with our customer, global pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca. MWD published the results of that interview to their research subscribers in a report titled “AstraZeneca supports strategic cloud shift with ‘citizen integrator’ platform” (reprint provided here).
AstraZeneca started their journey with SnapLogic as part of an IT initiative to make their business process infrastructure more agile, and to incorporate cloud-based platforms and applications. They wanted to efficiently integrate SaaS systems and on-premises platforms without investing in a large, specialized integration team.
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.