Don’t Let Your Legacy Integration Solution Be Your Legacy

Recently our head of engineering outlined the 10 new requirements for modern integration. Over the last couple of years, we’ve written about the importance of integration technology heritage to modern integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solution providers as well as the challenges of legacy extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) and enterprise application integration (EAI) technology in the new world of social, mobile, big data analytics, cloud and IoT (SMACT). We refer to this as the Integrator’s Dilemma. In fact, for many IT organizations and lines of business today:

As we see the category of integration technology being re-imagined in the enterprise, we felt that that it would be appropriate to summarize our point of view and what we believe at SnapLogic. Continue reading “Don’t Let Your Legacy Integration Solution Be Your Legacy”

iPaaS for iRobot: Connect Faster with SnapLogic

In this video, Jim Teal from iRobot talks about how SnapLogic allows his organization to be more agile and operate as a real-time business supporting their global manufacturing operation.

“It’s the ease of use and flexibility of the platform that really is a huge accelerator in productivity.”

You can learn more about why iRobot initially chose SnapLogic in this recorded webinar. To learn more about SnapLogic customers, visit: SnapLogic.com/Customers.

SnapLogic on the Radar with MWD Advisors

MWD AdvisorsSnapLogic was recently reviewed by advisory firm MWD Advisors for our efforts to reinvent integration platform technology by creating one unified platform that can address many different kinds of application and data integration use cases.

A few highlights from the report:

  • An in-depth look at our multi-tenant, AWS-hosted platform which includes the SnapLogic Designer, Manager and Dashboard
  • The Snaplex execution environment; namely, the Cloudplex, Groundplex and Hadooplex
  • 3 competitive differentiators – deployment flexibility, a unified approach across multiple integration scenario types and both scalability and adaptability

Read the full review here, or take a look below. You can also check out other SnapLogic reviews on our website.

MWD Advisors is a specialist advisory firm providing practical industry insights to business leaders and technology professionals working to drive change with the help of digital technology.

The 3 A’s of Enterprise Integration

This post originally appeared on Data Informed.

binary-big-dateAs organizations look to increase their agility, IT and lines of business need to connect faster. Companies need to adopt cloud applications more quickly and they need to be able to access and analyze all their data, whether from a legacy data warehouse, a new SaaS application, or an unstructured data source such as social media. In short, a unified integration platform has become a critical requirement for most enterprises.

According to Gartner, “unnecessarily segregated application and data integration efforts lead to counterproductive practices and escalating deployment costs.”

Don’t let your organization get caught in that trap. Whether you are evaluating what you already have or shopping for something completely new, you should measure any platform by how well it address the “three A’s” of integration: Anything, Anytime, Anywhere. Continue reading “The 3 A’s of Enterprise Integration”

Box Connects Faster with SnapLogic

Alan Leung is the Sr. Enterprise Systems Program Manager at Box. Prior to Box he worked at Appirio, where he had hands-on experience with many application and data integration technologies. After evaluating a number vendors in the market, here’s what he had to say about SnapLogic:

“I was able to see that SnapLogic can not only do all of the integrations that we need, but more importantly, it’s far more advanced than all of the other players out there.”

Here is a video of Alan discussing his SnapLogic deployment at Box and his experiences compared to legacy integration tools:

Thanks for the positive review Alan!

Visit our video site to hear from other SnapLogic customers and watch a demonstration around specific cloud and big data integration use cases.

5 Data Predictions for 2016

We all know that huge amounts of data are being turned into information, and then insight, allowing businesses to redefine industries and win over today’s consumers. And yet most companies are still dabbling on the edges, still fighting against restrictive silos and old IT. As you evaluate your data strategy for 2016, here are four data predictions to keep in mind, as well as a look on the start-up industry feeding us data solutions. Continue reading “5 Data Predictions for 2016”

SaaS-Shank Redemption

saas-shank-redemption-snaplogicIn the movie Shawshank Redemption, Andy DuFresne is wrongly imprisoned and spends the next 27 years tunneling out with the only tool he had available – a simple rock hammer. 27 years! What if Andy had a more modern and powerful tool?

When it comes to today’s enterprise IT organization, most companies are also “Innocent Prisoners” to their legacy integration tools. Leading tools in the traditional ETL and ESB marketplace are now almost 27 years old – built in the 1990’s.  Yet companies are still saddled with the “legacy technical debt” of choices made 5, 10 or sometimes even 20 years ago. The good news is that more and more companies are finally realizing that their technology vendors can’t just iterate out old technology by releasing a few new features, or coming out with a watered down “cloudified” version of their software.

In 2015, over 50% of your data is coming from new sources- created in the last 3- years as your data and applications are moving to the cloud and new big data sources emerge. How many software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are you running today? How many will you have in place next year? At SnapLogic alone we have over 30 SaaS applications and we are not a $1B company (not yet ).

HR and Marketing departments seems to buy next SaaS application every month without involving IT. And while C-level executives and industry analyst firms like Gartner may mandate that you move your apps and analytics to the cloud, but most IT and line of business organizations continue to be hampered by their existing application and data integration tools.

Your applications and your data is moving to the cloudwhy isn’t your Integration Platform? I have met few people who debate this fact – but many continue to be paralyzed to move because they are chained to legacy integration tools that are slow, complicated and were built before SaaS, JSON, REST and Big Data were even considerations.

So you agree, but how do you get started?

  1. Find a small project and get started. With a cloud-to-cloud integration scenario – you don’t even need to install software – it’s all in the cloud. You could be integrating Salesforce and Eloqua or pulling data out of Workday and loading it into Amazon Redshift before you leave the office tonight!
  2. Don’t be afraid to fail fast. I have several customers who can attempt BI projects in a day or 2 just to see if they will be successful. Most successful teams are willing to try new things.

So the bottom line? Don’t be like Andy, find a modern project like SaaS-to-SaaS integration and get started today. There are modern integration tools out there to help.

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. Louis Hausle has worked with Integration tools since 1999, working at companies such as Informatica, IBM, Acta and SnapLogic.