SnapLogic Adds New AI Capabilities to Citizen-Developer Platform

The platform update shortens the pipeline-building learning curve for citizen-developers and allows them to own integration projects without relying on IT.


SnapLogic, which specializes in a hard-to-do-well product—self-service application and data integration that uses pre-sets called Snaps—on Feb. 22 announced updates to its Enterprise Integration Cloud platform.

The new release includes improvements to SnapLogic’s Iris AI capabilities, expanded support for Amazon and Relsio and platform performance upgrades, the San Mateo, Calif.-based company said.

SnapLogic, a resident of Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration as a Platform, also has applied a new neural network algorithm to its machine learning-based recommendation engine, Iris Integration Assistant. This provides greater speed and accuracy in first-Snap and next-Snap suggestions when building integration pipelines. It also shortens the pipeline-building learning curve for citizen-developer integrators and allows them to self-drive integration projects without relying on IT, the company said.

“We have experimented with a number of machine-learning algorithms and have discovered a way to employ neural networks to achieve a high degree of predictive accuracy for the Integration Assistant,” Greg Benson, Chief Scientist at SnapLogic, said in a media advisory. "We have found that by properly configuring and training our neural network, we can better capture the nuanced relationships between different Snaps in integration tasks that result in high-quality recommendations for our growing customer base.”

In addition to performance improvements, SnapLogic has enhanced the platform’s user experience by introducing new Recycle Bin functionality, allowing users to restore deleted assets for up to 30 days. Possible service disruptions have been mitigated by adding a Rolling Update Window capability, enabling users to select their preferred time to update their platform for each quarterly release starting with the May 2018 release, the company said.

New Snaps Available

SnapLogic now has more than 450 Snaps in its library of pre-built intelligent connectors. New and enhanced Snap Packs highlight SnapLogic’s continued commitment to customer success and the partner ecosystem. Examples include:

  • Amazon: SnapLogic continues to build on its partnership with Amazon. In this release, SnapLogic offers the new Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) Snap Pack for organizations to process and receive updates on large quantities of data across sources and channels. This adds to existing SnapLogic connectivity across the Amazon Web Services portfolio, including Amazon Redshift, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3, and more.
  • Reltio: With performance updates to the Reltio Snap Pack, customers can seamlessly integrate Reltio with other applications and enhance the quality of their data for analysis. With enhanced performance, customers gain full visibility of their data ranging from human resources, sales and marketing, finance, and more.

Additional Enhanced Snaps:

  • SAP: Added network failure functionality
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Improved performance for batch updates
  • Salesforce: Improved error handling
  • ORC File Reader and Writer: Added nameservice support
  • Amazon S3 Reader and Writer: Enhanced versioning support
  • MongoDB: Added SSL certificate option for enhanced security

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