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San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration company, today announced the Winter 2015 release of its SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform. The new release introduces enhanced security and lifecycle management capabilities for integration platform as a service (iPaaS) deployments, new and updated cloud and on-premises connectors, called Snaps, and a continued focus on productivity and self-service features for “citizen integrators.”

According to a recent Gartner report, “Gartner believes that you, as IT leaders, should understand, embrace and even promote citizen integrators. You should also put in place appropriate guardrails to limit risks and debts, but, as it happened with preceding user-driven phenomena — such as PCs, the Web, bring your own device (BYOD), cloud, smartphones and tablets — ignoring or fighting citizen integrators will prove to be futile. Opposing citizen integrators will also risk undermining your IT department’s relevance in the eyes of business leaders who do want the efficiency and agility they perceive as associated with citizen integrators.” (1)

“We’re seeing a re-imagining of integration in the enterprise as CIOs look for greater business alignment and agility as well as a faster payback on their cloud application and analytics investments,” said Gaurav Dhillon, CEO of SnapLogic. “Our Elastic Integration Platform is now processing over 10 billion JSON documents per month and with a focus on security, performance and developer productivity, the Winter 2015 release enables our customers to further expand their iPaaS deployments from real-time data synchronization and orchestration to big data integration initiatives.”

iPaaS for the Enterprise

SnapLogic goes beyond point-to-point line of business cloud integration tools with a fast, multi-point and modern platform that connects data, applications and APIs. In addition to performance gains throughout the Elastic Integration Platform, Winter 2015 enterprise iPaaS updates include:

Enhanced Encryption – For hybrid deployments, account credentials used to access endpoints from the SnapLogic Integration Cloud can now be encrypted using a private key/public key model. The data is encrypted with a public key and is decrypted with a private key on the SnapLogic Snaplex, which is the data integration processing grid running behind the firewall in this configuration.
Lifecycle Management – The introduction of Phases allows data flow developers to create and test pipelines before moving them into production. Administrators can restrict who can access each Phase and whether or not they have execution permissions. Integration projects can be easily promoted or rolled back as pipelines move through the development to test to production lifecycle.
Improved Developer Productivity – 20+ user experience features and enhancements to the multi-tenant, HTML5 Designer including the ability to easily turn pipelines into Snap Patterns, a right-click Snap context menu for easy delete, copy/paste, or edit, Ctrl/Command+click multi-select and the ability to print or download a document that describes a pipeline, listing the Snaps and pipeline properties.

Big Data Integration

With the Winter 2015 release, SnapReduce 2.0 and the Hadooplex are now available as add-on options for the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, allowing organizations to double data scientist productivity. When enabled, a SnapReduce checkbox is added to the Edit Pipeline dialog and the pipeline will automatically generate MapReduce jobs, which can scale across multiple nodes in a Hadoop cluster. When checked, only a subset of Snaps are available to the pipeline developer, including Data Format Snaps, HDFS Read and Write Snaps, and Snaps that support parallelization of big data integration processing (aggregate filter, join, mapper, sort, union, unique). The Winter 2015 release adds support for JSON Parser and Formatter Snaps and run-time statistics are now available directly within the design environment.

New and Updated Snaps

With each release, SnapLogic expands or updates our library of more than 270 Snaps. With the Winter 2015 release, new Snaps are available for Salesforce Analytics Cloud, Sumo Logic and SAP HANA. Updated Snaps include: Google, HDFS, NetSuite OpenAir and SAP BAPI.


All SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform customers have been updated to the Winter 2015 release. To learn more about what’s new, visit:

About SnapLogic

SnapLogic is the leader in Elastic Integration, helping companies connect enterprise applications and data in the cloud and on-premises for improved business agility and decision making. With the award-winning SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform, organizations can more quickly and affordably accelerate the “cloudification” of enterprise IT with a fast, multi-point and modern integration platform as a service (iPaaS). Funded by leading venture investors, including Ignition Partners and Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founded by Gaurav Dhillon, co-founder and former CEO of Informatica, SnapLogic is run by prominent companies in the Global 2000. For more information, call +1.888.494.1570 or visit

(1) Gartner: “Embrace the Citizen Integrator Approach to Improve Business Users’ Productivity and Agility” by Massimo Pezzini, October 29, 2014

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 17, 2014

Pico Computing , the technology leader in FPGA-based acceleration, today announced the first-time convergence of three groundbreaking technologies to bring unprecedented system performance and bandwidth to a compact supercomputing workstation, complete with the ability to implement designs on the platform using OpenCL™, a C-like programming language.

Pico Computing’s Trifecta™ is a high-performance, low-power turnkey workstation solution that even software developers without knowledge of hardware description languages can use to dramatically speed up their applications. Not only does Trifecta accelerate applications spanning packet inspection to bioinformatics to image and video processing, it also accelerates the technology adoption curve by providing a complete system solution that encompasses and advances game-changing technologies including Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC), Xilinx’s 20 nm UltraScale™ family of all programmable devices, and the open standard hardware programming language, OpenCL. Further enabled by Pico Computing’s HMC Controller IP and FPGA programming and management framework, the entire solution fits on a single PCI Express card housed within an air-cooled, small-footprint desktop computer.

Highlights of the technologies integrated within Pico Computing’s Trifecta platform include the following:

Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC)

The HMC provides tremendous benefits to memory-bound applications—particularly those that require high bandwidth and fast random access. HMC devices operate up to 15 times faster than DDR3 and consume up to 70% less energy, while delivering exceptionally high bi-directional bandwidth.

HMC Controller IP

Pico Computing’s HMC Controller IP has been specially tuned to operate with Xilinx UltraScale devices to deliver the industry’s first and only 15G HMC solution. The solution implements the full HMC specification, but is also highly parameterized to yield truly optimized system configurations to meet exacting design objectives. The number of HMC links addressed, the number and width of internal ports, clock speeds, power, performance, area, and other details can be “dialed in” to yield precisely the performance required. “Through our partnership with Pico Computing, we are pleased to enable a solution for application developers that offers the highest memory throughput in an FPGA design achievable only with UltraScale devices,” said Tamara Schmitz, director of technical marketing for power and memory at Xilinx.

Pico Computing Framework

Implementation of the HMC controller and programming of the FPGAs is made easy by virtue of Pico Computing’s framework—a Linux-based run-time environment that provides the essential link between the application running on a host computer and the hardware algorithm, or firmware, implemented in the FPGA(s), and automates the FPGA programming overhead.

Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs

Xilinx UltraScale devices support the full HMC bandwidth and offer up to 120 transceivers, ideal for bandwidth-intensive HMC applications. The Trifecta platform leverages the industry’s only shipping 20nm FPGAs, along with a validated HMC IP core, to bring 15Gb/s HMC designs to market now.


In contrast to traditional FPGA design flows, OpenCL enables significantly faster time to market by facilitating a higher level of design abstraction that also realizes end designs with enhanced performance and greater power efficiency. Software developers can now easily create highly parallelized, computationally-intensive applications on the Trifecta platform to yield truly optimized systems, versus the limited performance provided by generic, general purpose hardware. By transferring the program execution to dedicated programmable hardware—and leveraging the HMC to break through the memory wall—applications running on the Trifecta platform can realize dramatically improved performance.

The combination of breakthrough memory technology, next-generation programmable logic, and a standard parallel programing language will not only accelerate developer adoption, but transform application acceleration across a wide range of application domains.

The Trifecta platform will be available in beta version in first quarter, 2015.

About Pico Computing

Pico Computing is the technology leader in high-performance computing. Our modular, highly scalable HPC and embedded systems solve the biggest of the big data computing challenges—from the edge to the data center to the desktop. Whether targeted to PCI Express-based HPC or standalone embedded applications, Pico Computing’s massively-scalable architecture, built upon Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technologies, brings orders-of-magnitude performance gains, greatly reduced energy costs, the industry’s smallest form factors, and simplified application design. To learn more about Pico Computing, visit

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit


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Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

Data center operations company, OnRamp Access, provides hybrid hosting solutions which combine managed hosting, colocation and the cloud to facilitate the deployment of a secure, scalable and reliable infrastructure designed specifically to the needs of each customer. Going far beyond the basic necessities of providing a secure physical environment to house its customers servers, OnRamps hybrid services solve the problems customers face in needing to quickly adapt their data center strategy to cater to unexpected growth. Having the ability to mix and match services ensures OnRamp customers are able to scale operations without incurring the costs of acquiring additional equipment or man power.

While most other data centers solely offer colocation or managed hosting, OnRamp is unique in that it offers both data center services. This enables customers to add OnRamp managed hosting services to their colocation environment or vice versa. When virtualization is included, OnRamp can provide private cloud solutions that allow customers to quickly scale their IT footprint on-demand when additional resources are needed to accommodate for growth or development. This combination, or hybridization, of services facilitates the deployment of a secure, scalable and reliable infrastructure designed to accommodate the real world demands for growth and scalability. OnRamps suite of hybrid hosting services bridge the gap between traditional colocation and the cloud. The companys goal is to provide solutions to help customers accomplish their data center mission, whatever it may be. This means OnRamp can deliver services that exceed the rudimentary requirements of providing adequate bandwidth, power and a secure environment to delivering services all the way through the application layer. As an HP, Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, VmWare, Citrix and Red Hat certified partner, OnRamps engineers have technical experience and capabilities at each and every layer of data center operations. While most providers stop at the network layer, OnRamps team of engineers has the deep experience and capabilities to support customers in all aspects of their data center operations.

One OnRamp customer that truly understands the benefits of a hybrid hosting solution combined both private cloud and colocation services to meet the challenges associated with the rapid growth of their company. ExamSoft, a provider of computer based testing (CBT) solutions for the academic setting, had outgrown its production environment and, with the addition of a new Mac product to the companys suite of services, required a more flexible hosted solution. The integration of a dedicated managed hosting environment into their collocated equipment allowed ExamSoft to integrate applications to match the right workload with the right platform. Working closely with OnRamps technical staff and onsite engineers, ExamSoft was able to implement a customized solution enabling an increase in availability, speed and security for their expanding customer base.

Hybrid solutions from OnRamp address the move companies are making to accomplish scalability, flexibility, reliability and continuity goals, said Lucas Braun, OnRamp CEO. When we talk to managers across industries, we consistently hear how important their IT systems have become in every facet of their business. When these systems arent available or secured properly, their business grounds to a halt, and that costs them money and customers.

About OnRamp

OnRamp was founded in 1994 in Austin, Texas. As one of Texas first Internet operations companies, OnRamps history is rooted in providing reliable and secure connectivity that enables distributed computing. Today, OnRamp is a data center operations company that delivers colocation, managed hosting, cloud and disaster recovery services backed by Full7Layer Support.

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