SnapLogic delivers on the only hub and spoke integration architecture in the Cloud today. Hub and spoke architecture enables customers to carry out appropriate and efficient integration without compromising on long-term and strategic goals. As business needs change, customers can incrementally integrate more complex apps both in the cloud and on-premises at a much lower cost than traditional integration and without re-work or manual coding.
Integration initiatives often start off with tactical point-to-point data synch projects. Either IT underestimates the eventual scope and expanse of these projects and end up throwing away a lot of the initial efforts, or embarks on long project design and architecture cycles that take months if not years to materialize. A hub and spoke architecture enables businesses to start with tactical integration initiatives that address short term integration problems but also leaves room for evolving the solution into complex multi-point integrations. With this approach, the initial work need not be thrown away. Near term tactical wins can be achieved while building towards long-term strategic goals.
Business continuity is the most critical concern for existing business application replacement. Moving from an existing application to a new one is a multi-step, multi-month process where existing applications are gradually phased out. With a hub and spoke architecture, the integration layer allows customers to seamlessly introduce the new application as a new spoke, and swap out the existing application when ready for the final phasing out.
A hub and spoke architecture helps customers move from the proverbial integration hairball (n-to-n point-to-point integration connections) to a rationalized, hub and spoke (n-to-one connection) architecture. With this approach, managing lifecycle of endpoint applications is easier as they can be upgraded or retired with managing just the one spoke, as opposed to the (n-1) individual connections one needs to maintain.
"We now have a bulletproof system that provides real-time data. If there's an issue we receive an alert immediately and we are able to take action before it becomes a serious problem."Harrison Lewis, CIO, Northgate Markets