SnapLogic August 2021 Release
August 18, 2021
made its August 2021 product release, featuring new capabilities
that make it faster and easier for IT and business users to
unlock the power of self-service integration and automation
throughout their organization.
Introduced in this release is SnapLogic Flows, a modern,
intuitive user experience for non-technical business users,
enabling them to develop application integrations and automate
data flows in a self-service manner, without the use of code.
The release also features new API lifecycle management updates
and an enhanced API developer portal, a new ‘zero downtime
upgrade’ to minimize any disruption for customers during release
updates, and extended ELT support for Databricks’ Delta Lake.
“We’ve packed a number of important new and enhanced features
into the August release of the SnapLogic platform,” said Craig
Stewart, CTO at SnapLogic. “With the introduction of SnapLogic
Flows, we’re adding to our family of purpose-built, easy-to-use
interfaces to help non-technical business users realize the
vision of self-service, enterprise-wide automation. In addition,
our new zero downtime commitment to customers as well as our
expanded API management and ELT capabilities enable business and
IT groups to work together on a single, powerful platform to
drive productivity, collaboration, and results.”
August 2021 Release Highlights:
New and enhanced capabilities in the August 2021 release of the
SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Platform advance usability,
productivity, connectivity, and time to market for customers.
Notable updates include:
SnapLogic Flows is a breakthrough new user interface that
empowers business users to self-build new application
integrations and data automations to support the specific needs
of their respective functions and departments. Flows removes
coding barriers and makes it easy for business users to succeed
in developing and integrating applications such as Salesforce,
Marketo, Google Sheets, and Slack to get the data and insights
they need to make faster business decisions.
Flows also enables IT to step away from the core development of
these solutions but gives them the ability to add requirements
and guardrails for non-technical developers, enabling IT to
centrally maintain visibility, control access, and oversee what
is developed before it is pushed to production.
API Lifecycle Management and Developer Portal
In the May 2021 release of the SnapLogic platform, advanced API
management capabilities and versioning control were added. In
this August release, SnapLogic provides the tools for developers
to easily manage the full API lifecycle. Now, developers gain
the ability to easily maintain, improve, unpublish, deprecate,
and retire APIs as needed.
With SnapLogic, when you deprecate an API, it is still active
but will indicate that a new version should be used instead.
Once deprecated, an API can only be retired, cutting down on
errors. In addition, when you retire an API, that API will not
be visible in the developer portal, and any request to the API
endpoint returns with an appropriate error code and message.
This further helps ensure that older versions cannot be accessed
or used mistakenly.
What’s more, with this release SnapLogic is refreshing and
updating its API Developer Portal. In addition to a more modern
and customizable portal look and feel, new updates enable API
customers to group APIs into categories and to more easily view
all of the metadata associated with a published API. These
updates make it easy for API consumers to quickly find APIs,
view and inspect operations of APIs, and understand
functionality through request and response schema, speeding
Zero Downtime Upgrade
SnapLogic is committed to customer-centric innovation and
strives to continually update and improve its powerful,
enterprise-grade platform. But for many, that historically meant
an inconvenient period of downtime each quarter as new features
and updates were rolled out. Now with this release, new product
updates will be non-disruptive to customers. The SnapLogic
platform will be fully accessible and always-on during releases,
enabling customers to adopt new platform capabilities without
interruption to their business.
ELT Support for Databricks’ Delta Lake
SnapLogic extends ELT support to Databricks’ Delta Lake with
this latest release. Customers benefit by accelerating
time-to-value by loading the data into the Delta Lake without
first transforming the data, thereby making the data available
faster. With native scaling of the underlying public cloud
platform, customers can transform data in-place in the Delta
Lake without the penalty of latency caused by
extracting-streaming-transforming-writing the data back.
New Snaps and Snap Packs:
Snap Pack – SnapLogic adds out-of-the-box connectivity to
Shopify, the e-commerce platform for online stores and retail
point-of-sale systems, which saves developers time, allowing
them to quickly read and update Shopify Store, customer,
product, order, inventory, and shipping information.
Zuora REST Snaps – Zuora powers an organization’s subscription
business from order to revenue. This updated Snap Pack allows
organizations to seamlessly connect to Zuora’s REST APIs,
helping customers leverage out-of-the-box Snaps rather than
requiring custom development work.
Tableau Snap Pack – New Snaps have been added to support Hyper,
Tableau’s in-memory data engine, which enables data to be loaded
faster and for large data sets to be created and refreshed