Let’s face it, for IT developers, building data integrations can be daunting and time-consuming. And it doesn’t help when the pressure to deliver only increases when business stakeholders continuously ask, “When will it be done?” or “Why is my project taking so long?”
What non-engineers may not realize is that building and maintaining hand-coded integrations can be, well … very frustrating! One tiny error in the code can blow up months of work.
Fortunately, many companies have graduated from going through long cycles of coding, sometimes delivering even meager integrations, to drag and dropping their way to data integration success. In my recent blog post, “Time is money: The organizational value of time,” I shared how leading organizations can deliver more in less time with SnapLogic’s “clicks-not-code” integration approach. Here’s how you can achieve the same kind of results.
In addition to unparalleled “drag-and-drop” integration benefits, one of SnapLogic’s best-kept secrets – that makes building data integration workflows easier than ever – is pipeline patterns.
Best kept secret: SnapLogic pipeline patterns
Pipeline patterns are pre-built, reusable integration pipelines that can be configured through a step-by-step wizard in the Enterprise Integration Cloud. Once a pattern is selected, all you need to do is provide account information for the platforms and the data you plan to process.
You can then re-use the pipeline by saving the pattern in your patterns catalog So, each time you need access to a pattern, it’s right at your fingertips.
Gaining access and contributing to pipelines
SnapLogic users already have direct access to many pipeline patterns via the SnapLogic Community and can get started solving common integrations needs that way. Pipelines provide a gateway from pushing data into Tableau to power business decisions, to updating data in Anaplan, to shifting data into Amazon Redshift, and much more.
Have pipeline patterns to share and help fellow SnapLogic users? Go ahead and submit your patterns to the SnapLogic Community under the Pipeline Patterns Catalog. Don’t forget to provide a description to let others know how the pattern can be used!
Since pipeline patterns are no longer a secret, go ahead and help yourself with some pipeline patterns! And spread the word.
Ready, set, GO!