Open source software company SnapLogic has introduced a version of its data integration framework that's tuned for Amazon.com's Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, Web service. It gives developers and IT departments the option of doing their data integration work in Amazon's cloud rather than on their own servers.Two-year-old SnapLogic's
framework consists of a design tool, metadata repository, server, and connector modules for Apache, Oracle, Salesforce, and other data sources. In May, the company released SnapLogic 2.0 as a VMware appliance. The framework is available free under the General Public License (v2) or via two subscription license options with various levels of support. InformationWeek
profiled SnapLogic as our Startup Of The Week
on May 31.
EC2, of course, is Amazon's pay-as-you-use virtual computing environment. The combination of EC2 and the SnapLogic framework results in a flexible, low-cost data integration infrastructure. SnapLogic's co-founder and chairman is Gaurav Dhillon, the founder and former CEO of enterprise data-integration specialist Informatica.
SnapLogic is one of a growing number of data integration options for cloud computing. Others include Boomi and Cast Iron Systems. For more, see "Three Startups To Solve SaaS Integration Problems" by InformationWeek's Mary Hayes Weier.