HCL Technologies Partners with SnapLogic to Leverage its Application and Data Integration Platform

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: As SaaS applications evolve and become easier to provision and use, it also becomes necessary for the application and data integration layer to evolve. Increase in demand for modern application and data integration, motivates HCL Technologies (HCL), a provider of IT services, to partner with SnapLogic for using its Elastic Integration Platform for HCL’s ServiceXchange Hub (SXHub).

With SnapLogic’s enterprise integration platform being the core of HCL’s SXHub, the company will be able to provide consulting and implementation services for application and data. HCL’s ServiceXchange is a unique orchestration offering which aggregates IT, Digital Business Services and Smart Assets (IoT) that can be easily deployed and used by organizations across industries.

The key features of SnapLogic’s Elastic Integration Platform include:

Powering Digital Marketing

The SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform allows marketers to easily move from basic data access and aggregation of data to automation of response, to a self-optimizing approach to digital marketing execution. Using SnapLogic as a modern iPaaS solution, users can connect to social sources like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn as well as Salesforce CRM and other cloud apps to deliver a single view of your customers.

Providing Mobile-ready Experience

Designed for “Citizen Integrators” including end-users, SaaS application users, application developers, database administrators, business analytics, etc who need to access and integrate data, APIs and apps in real time. The platform is mobile ready to enable users build mobile apps powered by a modern integration platform as a service or designing, developing or monitoring their integrations on a tablet or smartphone.

Enabling Cloud and Big Data Integration

As more and more business intelligence and data warehousing infrastructure moves to the cloud, the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform is ready to handle real-time and batch data integration requirements to power modern analytics and Big Data initiatives. The SnapLogic iPaaS is powered by Snaplex, a self-upgrading, elastic execution grid that streams data between applications, databases, files, social and big data sources. The platform comprises modular collections of cloud integration components called snaps that are easy to build and modify and are available for analytics and Big Data sources, identity management, social media, online storage, ERP, databases and technologies such as XML, JSON, Oauth, SOAP and REST.

Functions of Elastic Integration Platform:

The platform allows users to control and monitor the performance of their orchestrations. Using it, administrators can manage the lifecycle of data and process cloud integration flows from development to test, to staging and to production. The SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform Monitoring Dashboard provides secure visibility into the health of user’s cloud integrations with system performance dashboards, drill-down capabilities and triggered event notifications.

The platform delivers elasticity in three ways: By leveraging Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure, SnapLogic is able to scale out to suit enterprise integration needs in the Cloud. Secondly, with appropriate configurations of hardware or leveraging private Cloud infrastructure, customers can implement elastic integration in on-premises data centers as well. The third kind of elasticity is via function shipping which enables customers to ship functions closer to where their data resides and optimize compute power consumption. It eliminates the need to choose between multiple tools and teams for application, process and data integration, allowing users to instantly access and stream data, regardless of its location, size and type.

“This partnership with HCL will help SnapLogic quickly scale to meet the exploding demand for modern application and data integration. Through HCL’s ServiceXchange, enterprises will gain a better return on their cloud application investments,” says Jack Kudale, Senior Vice President, Field Operations at SnapLogic.