SnapLogic Sits Down with theCUBE at AWS re:Invent to Talk Self-Service Cloud Analytics

SnapLogic was front-and-center at AWS re:Invent last week in Las Vegas, with our team busier than ever meeting with customers and prospects, showcasing our solutions at the booth, and networking into the evening with event-goers interested in all things Cloud, AWS and SnapLogic.

Ravi Dharnikota, SnapLogic’s Head of Enterprise Architecture and Big Data Practice, took time out to stop by and visit with John Furrier, co-founder of the live video interview show theCUBE.  Ravi was joined by Matt Glickman, VP of Products with our partner Snowflake Computing, for a wide-ranging discussion on the changing customer requirements for effective data integration, SaaS integration, warehousing and analytics in the cloud.  

The roundtable all agreed — organizations need fast and easy access to all data, no matter the source, format or location — and legacy solutions built for a bygone era simply aren’t cutting it.  Enter SnapLogic and Snowflake, each with a modern solution designed from the ground-up to be cloud-first, self-service, fully scalable and capable of handling all data. Customers using these solutions together — like Kraft Group, owners of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium — enjoy dramatic acceleration in time-to-value at a fraction of the cost by eliminating manual configuration, coding and tuning while bringing together diverse data and taking full advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud.

To make it even easier for customers, SnapLogic and Snowflake recently announced tighter technology integration and joint go-to-market programs to help organizations harness all data for new insights, smarter decisions and better business outcomes.

To watch the full video interview on theCUBE, click here.

Connect with SnapLogic at AWS re:Invent

This week, the SnapLogic team will be supporting one of our partners, Amazon Web Services, in Las Vegas for the annual AWS re:Invent conference. This gathering of the global AWS community will feature hands-on labs and bootcamps and cover topics such as infrastructure maintenance, and improving developer productivity, network security and application performance.

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SnapLogic CTO James Markarian on DisrupTV

SnapLogic CTO James Markarian recently appeared as a guest on DisrupTV, a weekly live-interview web-series produced by analyst firm Constellation Research and hosted by R “Ray” Wang and Vala Afshar. The trio discussed a variety of enterprise topics including modern data management, data lake strategy considerations and big data analytics.

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SnapLogic Live: Tableau Integration

Data visualization is a hot topic, but is only useful when the most up-to-date data is made available. This SnapLogic Live session features Tableau Integration for customers seeking rapid integration to connect Tableau with other cloud and on-premises applications and data sources.

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SnapLogic Roadshow – Is The Data Warehouse Dead?

Short answer to that provocative question: no – it’s just changing. Our data integration road show hit four U.S. cities over the past two weeks. The keynote presentation was delivered by James Markarian, SnapLogic’s CTO. He shared his perspective on modern data management, the role of the data warehouse in a hybrid cloud environment, and important considerations for an enterprise data lake strategy.

James Markarian presents at the SnapLogic roadshow July 2016.
James Markarian presents at the SnapLogic roadshow July 2016.

 

We were also joined by our partner, Amazon Web Services, who highlighted their cloud data management platform, with an emphasis on Amazon Redshift. Together we highlighted some of the joint SnapLogic/AWS success stories around hybrid cloud data integration, including GameStop, Box, CapitalOne, and eero.

The bulk of James’ keynote focused on the changes to the data landscape that are affecting the role and structure of the data warehouse.  He described “data warehousing 1.0” from the 1980’s which introduced a convenient, single place to warehouse all data, but which was expensive and reliant on scripting to integrate sources. He contrasted that with “data warehousing 2.0” of the 1990’s which saw the rise of ETL processes and data marts, but which was still rigid and typically on-premises. Since that era, however, data warehousing has remained generally static. Now, with the dramatic increase in unstructured/polystructured data, plus cloudification of data sources, data warehousing 2.0 has fallen a bit short. Enter the data lake. James cautioned the audience not to think of a data lake as an amorphous, no-rules dumping ground for unstructured data. Instead, he identified multiple “zones” within the data lake, each of which has certain requirements, rules and uses.

Finally, James illustrated how lakeshore data marts and cloud-based data warehouses – connected using SnapLogic – address some of the risk and high labor costs that can be associated with Hadoop-centric data lakes.

Attendees – some of whom were already far along in their data lake adoption journey and some still in a “data warehouse 2.0” environment – certainly left with food for thought. Watch this space for the next time SnapLogic comes to a city near you.

In the mean time, don’t forget to subscribe to our data management podcast series called SnapTalk.

4 iPaaS Use Cases: Accelerating Hybrid Cloud and Big Data Integration

With the recent publication of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), the awareness of a new approach for connecting data, applications, APIs and the Internet of Things is on the rise. A good example is the recent feature in NetworkWorld on the category: iPaaS: What this cloud technology is and why it’s important, which includes an overview of SnapLogic customer GameStop.

3_As_integrationThe right iPaaS solution should be built to connect the 3 A’s of enterprise integrationAnything (data, apps, APIs, things), Anytime (real-time, batch, streaming), Anywhere (cloud, on prem, hybrid). I’m often asked what are some of the most common iPaaS use cases today.

Here are four:

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SnapLogic Now in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

You may have seen our recent announcement about the availability of a SnapLogic Snaplex for Azure in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This is the latest development in our growing partnership with Microsoft, and a huge step forward in our support for Microsoft customers adopting a cloud-centric or hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Why is SnapLogic a good fit for Microsoft cloud services? The SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform architecture is naturally well-suited for consuming and moving large data sets to and from the cloud and for cloud-to-ground data flows, so it’s the ideal data integration solution for Microsoft Azure data stores, HDInsight (Spark and Hadoop clusters in the cloud) and Cortana Intelligence solutions.

SnapLogic and Microsoft Azure
SnapLogic and Microsoft Azure

We also support Microsoft customers with Snaps – our pre-built intelligent connectors – for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, SQL Database and Blob Storage, plus on premises SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics, Active Directory and more. So we’re able to support Microsoft customers whether they are operating completely on premises, in the cloud, or a combination of the two.

As noted in the announcement, we are pleased to partner with Microsoft to help democratize business analytics with fast, self-service connectivity between data sources and Microsoft cloud solutions. The combination of SnapLogic, Microsoft Azure and the Cortana Intelligence Suite (formerly Cortana  Analytics) delivers seamless ‘analytics-as-a-service’ for the enterprise.

Coming soon: more details about our support for Microsoft HDInsight. Stay tuned…