New integration platform as a service release focuses on enterprise security, lifecycle management and developer productivity
SAN MATEO, Calif. — December 2, 2014 — SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration company, today announced the Winter 2015 release of its SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform. The new release introduces enhanced security and lifecycle management capabilities for integration platform as a service (iPaaS) deployments, new and updated cloud and on-premises connectors, called Snaps, and a continued focus on productivity and self-service features for “citizen integrators.”
According to a recent Gartner report, “Gartner believes that you, as IT leaders, should understand, embrace and even promote citizen integrators. You should also put in place appropriate guardrails to limit risks and debts, but, as it happened with preceding user-driven phenomena — such as PCs, the Web, bring your own device (BYOD), cloud, smartphones and tablets — ignoring or fighting citizen integrators will prove to be futile. Opposing citizen integrators will also risk undermining your IT department’s relevance in the eyes of business leaders who do want the efficiency and agility they perceive as associated with citizen integrators.” 1
“We’re seeing a re-imagining of integration in the enterprise as CIOs look for greater business alignment and agility as well as a faster payback on their cloud application and analytics investment,” said Gaurav Dhillon, CEO of SnapLogic. “Our Elastic Integration Platform is now processing over 10 billion JSON documents per month and with a focus on security, performance and developer productivity, the Winter 2015 release enables our customers to further expand their iPaaS deployments from real-time data synchronization and orchestration to big data integration initiatives.”
iPaaS for the Enterprise
SnapLogic goes beyond point-to-point line of business cloud integration tools with a fast, multi-point and modern platform that connects data, applications and APIs. In addition to performance gains throughout the Elastic Integration Platform, Winter 2015 enterprise iPaaS updates include:
- Enhanced Encryption – For hybrid deployments, account credentials used to access endpoints from the SnapLogic Integration Cloud can now be encrypted using a private key/public key model. The data is encrypted with a public key and is decrypted with a private key on the SnapLogic Snaplex, which is the data integration processing grid running behind the firewall in this configuration.
- Lifecycle Management – The introduction of Phases allows data flow developers to create and test pipelines before moving them into production. Administrators can restrict who can access each Phase and whether or not they have execution permissions. Integration projects can be easily promoted or rolled back as pipelines move through the development to test to production lifecycle.
- Improved Developer Productivity – 20+ user experience features and enhancements to the multi-tenant, HTML5 Designer including the ability to easily turn pipelines into Snap Patterns, a right-click Snap context menu for easy delete, copy/paste, or edit, Ctrl/Command+click multi-select and the ability to print or download a document that describes a pipeline, listing the Snaps and pipeline properties.
Big Data Integration
With the Winter 2014 release, SnapReduce 2.0 and the Hadooplex are now available as add-on options for the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, allowing organizations to double data scientist productivity. When enabled, a SnapReduce checkbox is added to the Edit Pipeline dialog and the pipeline will automatically generate MapReduce jobs, which can scale across multiple nodes in a Hadoop cluster. When checked, only a subset of Snaps are available to the pipeline developer, including Data Format Snaps, HDFS Read and Write Snaps, and Snaps that support parallelization of big data integration processing (aggregate filter, join, mapper, sort, union, unique). The Winter 2015 release adds support for JSON Parser and Formatter Snaps and run-time statistics are now available directly within the design environment.
New and Updated Snaps
With each release, SnapLogic expands or updates our library of more than 270 Snaps. With the Winter 2015 release, new Snaps are available for Salesforce Analytics Cloud, Sumo Logic and SAP HANA. Updated Snaps include: Google, HDFS, NetSuite OpenAir and SAP BAPI.
All SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform customers have been updated to the Winter 2015 release. To learn more about what’s new, visit: www.snaplogic.com/winter2015.
SnapLogic connects enterprise data and applications in the cloud and on-premises for faster decision-making and improved business agility. With the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, organizations can more quickly and affordably accelerate the “cloudification” of enterprise IT with fast, multi-point and modern connectivity of data, applications and things. Funded by leading venture investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners, and co-founded by Gaurav Dhillon, co-founder and former CEO of Informatica, SnapLogic is utilized by prominent companies in the Global 2000.
1 Gartner: “Embrace the Citizen Integrator Approach to Improve Business Users’ Productivity and Agility” by Massimo Pezzini, October 29, 2104