IT Infrastructure: SnapLogic Visual Design Tools Make It Easy to Link Data Components

By Jeff Cogswell  |  Posted 2012-04-30 Print this article Print
Designer Library

Designer Library

The Designer includes a section called the Library from which you can drag some predefined components or your own components, as well as from the Foundry, where you find all the available components. You simply drag the components onto the canvas.
The SnapLogic server is a sophisticated data processing server that uses a component architecture for copying and moving data through disparate data sources. The SnapLogic Designer provides a front end to the SnapLogic Server where you can integrate your data sources to flow through the components. Using the Designer, you drag and drop different types of components onto a canvas, configure them and connect them together. Different components can work with different data sources, ranging from flat files to relational databases, to cloud-based services. eWEEK Labs took the Designer for a spin; here is what we saw when we ran it.
Jeff Cogswell is the author of Designing Highly Useable Software ( among other books and is the owner/operator of CogsMedia Training and Consulting.Currently Jeff is a senior editor with Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to joining Ziff, he spent about 15 years as a software engineer, working on Windows and Unix systems, mastering C++, PHP, and ASP.NET development. He has written over a dozen books.

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