New release introduces data wrangling and significant SnapReduce enhancements for Hadoop 2.0 deployments
SAN MATEO, Calif. — September 30, 2014 — SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration company, today announced the Fall 2014 release of its SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform. The new release brings integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to the enterprise with an expanded set of capabilities for big data acquisition, preparation and delivery as well as productivity, performance and scalability updates.
“The Fall 2014 release furthers our mission of delivering a unified platform to power big data, cloud application and API adoption in the enterprise,” said Gaurav Dhillon, CEO of SnapLogic. “As customers and partners continue to recognize the architecture and usability strengths of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, we’re seeing increasing opportunities to democratize the flow of information and replace legacy data integration technologies that are slowing down business growth and innovation in the era of social, mobile, analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.”
SnapReduce: Hadoop-Enabled Processing and Big Data Wrangling
With the Fall 2014 Release, SnapLogic customers can specify where integration processing should occur (in the cloud, behind the firewall and/or within a Hadoop cluster) and, if desired, Hadoop-enable a data flow with a single click.
- Hadoop-enabled Pipelines: In the multi-tenant, cloud-based Designer, data consumers can select SnapReduce to transform data flows, called pipelines, into MapReduce jobs that run on Hadoop. The Fall 2014 release also introduces support for parsing and formatting additional Hadoop file formats (SequenceFile and RCFile) and document (JSON) processing for MapReduce jobs.
- Hadooplex: Certified by Cloudera and Hortonworks, SnapLogic customers can now set, schedule and trigger a multi-source pipeline to run natively as a YARN application. The elastic execution grid can be easily configured by simply selecting the Hadooplex option when running in a Hadoop cluster.
- Kerberos Authentication: Many enterprises are deploying Hadoop clusters with Kerberos security enabled. The SnapLogic Hadooplex now supports Kerberos authentication for reading and writing HDFS data as well as launching Hadooplex nodes via YARN and SnapReduce pipelines to MapReduce. Native support for Kerberos in the Hadooplex helps enterprises meet their security requirements while achieving easy-to-use data integration.
According to Gartner, “It’s time to shed the one-size-fits-all approach to integration and for companies to reassess their IT investment strategy to accommodate the adaptive and citizen integration approaches to complement — and in some cases, replace, — their systematic approach.” 1
Enterprise iPaaS: Productivity and Performance
With each release of the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, there is a continued focus on usability, deployability, security and performance. Updates in the Fall 2014 release include:
- Data Mapping and Shaping: The ability to preview a subset of data and its structure before and after it has been transformed, cleaned or otherwise integrated makes big data small, relevant and impactful to analysts and data scientists. The new Data Mapper also introduces progressive schema loading, direct schema-to-schema mapping and map-path highlighting to optimize performance and productivity when working with complex schema.
- Hierarchical SmartLinking: To accelerate development and improve the self-learning features within the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, SmartLinking now understands the context in JSON and XML documents and adds support for nested hierarchies.
- Pipeline Versions: Data flow designers can now easily see previous versions of a pipeline and replace an existing pipeline with a newer one or rollback to a previous version as necessary to improve the development lifecycle.
New and Updated Snaps
Snaps are pre-built connectors for specific enterprise applications, data sources and technologies. The Fall 2014 release introduces new and/or updated Snaps for: Expensify, JMS, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SAP, ServiceNow, SFTP, SOAP, Workday, Xactly, File Writer and XML.
All SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform customers will be updated with the Fall 2014 Release on Saturday, October 4. To learn more about what’s new, visit: SnapLogic.com/Fall2014
Read the Integration Developer News review: SnapLogic’s iPaaS Adds Big Enhancements for Big Data with Hadoop 2.0.
1 Gartner: “The Integrator’s Dilemma: Can a Bimodal Approach Balance Integration Agility and Control?” by Benoit J. Lheureux, Massimi Pessini, Keith Guttridge, July 9, 2014
SnapLogic is the leader in Elastic Integration, helping companies connect enterprise applications and data in the cloud and on-premise for improved business agility and faster decision-making. With the award-winning SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, organizations can more quickly and affordably accelerate the “cloudification” of enterprise IT with a fast, multi-point and modern integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Funded by leading venture investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners, and co-founded by Gaurav Dhillon, former CEO and co-founder of Informatica, SnapLogic is run by prominent companies in the Global 2000.