SnapLogic has unveiled the new SnapCenter enterprise integration control center as well as improved performance and scalability in SnapLogicServer 3.1. This release continues SnapLogic's initiatives to meet the integration needs of the most demanding enterprises as they tackle "big data" problems driven the by the ever increasing adoption of cloud computing and mobile, distributed architectures.
Separately, SnapLogic, which is led by Gaurav Dhillon, founder and former CEO of Informatica, also announced that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and that Ben Horowitz has joined SnapLogic's board of directors.
Dealing with "big data" is becoming an increasingly important issue for companies, and "a lot of that has to do with the texture of information changing," Dhillon tells 5 Minute Briefing. "It is a combination of relational and semi-relational data coming from websites and weblogs, and various mobile kinds of computing in the enterprise. That is producing a lot of information and a lot of new formats. We have built our technology and our company from the ground up to be able to support those kinds of environments."
The new SnapCenter provides centralized overview and control across clustered SnapLogic Servers, multiple data pipelines, and connections across associated applications and data sources. SnapLogic Server is a fast and robust integration engine including novel platform services to address the complex task of integrating applications whether on premise or in the cloud.
The introduction of SnapCenter provides a central command center for enterprises to build, deploy, manage and visualize the complex data flow through their integrated applications. "With SnapCenter, we are able to provide tremendous value to companies that are looking at big data," Dhillon notes. Featuring an intuitive web 2.0 interface, SnapCenter allows users to control SnapLogic data pipelines with drill-down intelligence across the SnapLogicServer cluster, down to individual data connections. SnapCenter visualizations graphically display performance and utilization levels for integration pipelines and servers, letting users quickly identify the root causes of pipeline failure across their enterprise architecture.
Version 3.1 of SnapLogic Server provides improved performance in complex data transfer and transformation tasks; LDAP support, easing integration with enterprise infrastructure; improved security from Snap level sandboxing to native SSL support; and a range of new platform services, such as predictive field level mapping, robust connectivity to cloud applications (including automatic retry and error handling) and automatic discovery and configuration of applications and data sources.
According to Dhillon, a lot of capability has been put into the SnapServer for instrumenting how a number of SnapServers work together to process a critical integration task faster. Now, with the combination of SnapCenter, which is like a control center, users can tackle larger and larger integration problems, he says.
SnapLogic's SnapStore provides more than 60 certified Snaps - connectors to tie together different data sources and applications. Developers with expertise in integrating particular applications can build custom Snaps to be offered in the SnapStore. For more information about the SnapStore go to www.store.snaplogic.com.
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