Winter 2017 Release Is Now Available

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.

snp-76209-winterrelease-484x252-facebookThe 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 KafkaThe 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.
  • TeradataSeveral 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.

Tips and Tricks for Workday Integration with the Enterprise

This post illustrates two of our commonly encountered customer scenarios:

a) An example of complex XML processing, and
b) A real-world example of what HR On-Boarding/Off-boarding might look like with Workday data

Below is a screenshot of the pipeline and a detailed walkthrough of what it attempts to achieve.

SnapLogic HR on-boarding pipeline for Workday
This pipeline shows complex XML processing and HR on-boarding for Workday.

Lets review this pipeline. Continue reading “Tips and Tricks for Workday Integration with the Enterprise”

Demonstration: Real-Time Workday Integration in Action

More and more enterprise HR departments are breaking up with their legacy on-premise application providers and turning to Workday for powerful HCM delivered as a modern cloud service. In order to stay up to date, Workday must be able to keep up with employee information changes (such as legal name changes, preferred name changes, job locations, etc.), benefits, access & termination of an employee, and expense reports. But how are we able to make these changes in real time? Thankfully, SnapLogic’s Workday Integration provides the answer.

This video walks through how you can achieve a real-time integration with Workday using the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform to connect to different systems. In this case, you are leveraging Workday Business process to achieve these real-time integrations to other systems. Continue reading “Demonstration: Real-Time Workday Integration in Action”

Real-Time HR OnBoarding with Enterprise iPaaS

Workday is the growing leader in cloud-based HCM and gaining momentum with Financials, leaving behind the legacy giants Oracle and SAP. SnapLogic is the #NewIntegrationLeader, recently recognized by Gartner in the Enterprise integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Magic Quadrant report.

Here’s a scenario of how SnapLogic delivers powerful self-service integration for Workday:

A new hire joins a company and before their start date at the company, the organization would love to have everything ready such as the computer, network account, email, desk, telephone and some mandatory day-one applications for the new employee to start their work immediately. If this is done, there is no slack and wasted productivity for both the organization and the new employee. The user experience is so seamless that any organization would love to do this. Continue reading “Real-Time HR OnBoarding with Enterprise iPaaS”

Xactly Uses SnapLogic to Connect Cloud-Based Applications, Speed Business Data Flows

We are pleased to share with you the integration success story of one of our customers: Xactly. Xactly is a leading provider of enterprise incentive compensation solutions for employee and sales performance management.

Xactly
Xactly Corporation

In order to stay lean, agile and stay on top of their rapid growth, the Xactly IT organization took a cloud-first approach. While they quickly adopted and gained efficiencies from SaaS solutions such as Workday, Salesforce and NetSuite OpenAir, the fact that they were disconnected led to information siloes. Pulling information out of each tool in the stack took time and effort. This did not fit their agile goals.

So they turned to SnapLogic. Continue reading “Xactly Uses SnapLogic to Connect Cloud-Based Applications, Speed Business Data Flows”

October Tech Events: Cloud Computing, iPaaS and More

This year’s fall season of technology events, conferences and shows is now in full swing. You may have been following along for some recent September shows, so check out the next round of events that we’ll be checking out, which feature a wide range of topics including the next wave of cloud computing, integration platform as a service (iPaaS), big data and big data integration, Salesforce.com and more. Where will you be traveling in October?

 

Cloud Integration? There’s a Snap for That!

SnapLogic SnapsWe’re always coming out with new Snaps, which are the building blocks of a SnapLogic pipeline. Snaps perform a single function such as read, write, or acting on data. They are found in the Snap catalog, accessible on the left hand side of Designer. Simply drag a Snap from the Snap catalog onto the workspace to use it in a pipeline, which is a data flow. Snaps are classified as either Core Snaps, meaning that they are available to all customers, or by the Snap Pack for particular applications, technologies or utilities. We also have a Snap SDK for customers and partners to build their own custom Snaps.

Application and Database Snaps
Here is a list of Snap Packs from A-Z. Note that this list is always growing as we introduce new Snaps every few weeks. Each Snap Pack contains many Snaps. For example, here’s a screenshot of what’s in the Active Directory Snap, which was released in May 2014.

Active Directory Snap Pack

  • Active Directory
  • AWS (Account Creation, EMR Executor, Hive Executor)
  • AWS Redshift
  • Birst
  • Box
  • Eloqua
  • Facebook
  • Flurry
  • Foursquare
  • Google Analytics
  • Google DFA
  • Google Directory
  • JIRA
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • NetSuite
  • OpenAir
  • Oracle RDBMS
  • Oracle EBS
  • PGP
  • SAP
  • Salesforce
  • ServiceNow
  • Tableau
  • Trillium
  • Twitter
  • Vertica
  • Workday
  • Zuora

Technology Snaps

  • Hadoop (HDFS Reader and Writer)
  • JDBC
  • JMS
  • LDAP

Core Snaps
Core Snaps are available to all customers with the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform. They include the following Snap Packs: Binary, Email, Fixed Width, Flow, REST, Script, SOAP, Transform and XML. Here are examples of Core XML Snaps in the Snap Pack:

Core XML Snaps

Here are examples of SnapLogic Transform Snaps:

Tranform Snaps

For more information on SnapLogic Snaps, be sure to visit our SnapStore and you can learn more about the key concepts in this post. Here’s a demonstration of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform in action to help you get a better understanding of Snaps, Pipelines, Patterns as well as our Monitoring Dashboards.