February 2018 Release (4.12) Plan

We are pleased to announce the February 2018 release (4.12) of the SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud. The first update to UAT will take place on January 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM GMT. The release is currently scheduled for deployment to production on February 17, 2018 at 9:00 PM PT / February 18 at 5:00 AM GMT.

Join us and our product team on February 22 at 9:00 AM PT / 5:00 PM GMT for a live webinar that dives deeper into SnapLogic’s new features and enhancements. Please register here.

Platform Enhancements
SnapLogic is introducing the following platform enhancements in the February 2018 Release:

  • Rolling Upgrade Window: The February 2018 Release (4.12) lays the foundation for customers with Platinum Support to be able to select their upgrade windows for their Groundplex and Snap Packs beginning with the May 2018 Release (4.13). Platinum Support customers will receive instructions on how to take advantage of this new feature in April 2018.

  • Recycle Bin: Allows administrators to recover accidentally deleted assets (pipelines, tasks, accounts, etc.) for a period of up to 30 days after deletion.

  • Pipeline Execute Optimization: After the first execution of a child pipeline with the Pipeline Execute Snap, no further communications with the Control Plane will be required, resulting in performance improvements for high frequency Pipeline Execute usage patterns.
    Expression Language Performance Optimizations: The evaluation of expressions have been optimized for platform-wide performance improvements.

Snap Enhancements
Expand your cloud migration and cloud-first initiatives with these new and enhanced Snaps:

  • New Snaps

    • Reltio: Enables customers to seamlessly integrate various applications data with Reltio MDM solution to ensure higher consistency and quality of data.
    • Amazon SQS: Enables customers with a robust Amazon SQS integration to deliver highly scalable and efficient event-driven solutions.
    • File Operations: Allows customer to perform local move of files from one location to another location when using S3, Azure Blob Storage, FTP, SFTP and local filesystem (provides a significant performance improvement, especially for archiving use cases).
  • Enhanced Snaps

    • S3: Supports AWS S3 versioning capabilities where users can now access multiple versions of a file stored in an S3 container.
    • ORC NameService: Extends current ORC Snap functionality to support NameService to better support the high availability features of Hadoop Named Nodes.
    • Transform: Provides performance improvements for both the Join and Aggregate Snaps.
    • Salesforce: Enhances error handling capability.
    • SAP: Adds support for retry and exceptions handling via SnapLogic error views.
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Provides improved performance for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Upsert Snap with “Batch” support.
    • MongoDB: Enhances security with SSL/TLS certificate support.

Release schedule is planned as follows:
Jan 26th 11 AM PT (6pm GMT) Deploy to UAT (up to 4 hours)
Feb 2nd 11 AM PT (6pm GMT) First planned update to UAT (up to 4 hours)
Feb 9th 11 AM PT (6pm GMT) Final planned update to UAT (up to 4 hours)
Feb 17th 9 PM PT (Feb 18th 5 AM GMT) Deploy to Production (up to 4 hours)

How do I learn more?

If you are unable to attend the webinar on February 22, visit the documentation site with the initial deployment to UAT for additional details on new and enhanced platform features and Snap Packs.

Be sure to join in the conversation in the SnapLogic Community.

Lastly, contact us directly if you have questions about the release at support@snaplogic.com.

Thank you!

SnapLogic Product Team

Does this mean that Reltio customers get access to the new code tomorrow? We would really like to get access. We have been waiting for this.

Steve

I have forwarded your question to Product Management.

Existing customers who have access to a UAT org and currently have access to a Field version of the Snaps should be able to access to the new Reltio Snap Pack with the UAT update today.

What distinguishes a “UAT ORG”? I have only three…
The regular one, RELTIO, that is apparently for production,
RELTIOTEST that is for QA
RELTIODEV which I still have no actual real access to. I can only see it and maybe run temporary tests.

Can I get access? It would be nice if I knew I had an easy way to do what I had to do, or maybe could just ask for the MINOR change, or if I have to change my pipelines, losing some functionality, to avoid promotion problems.

UAT is the User Acceptance Testing pod, with the url of uat.elastic.snaplogic.com. It is made available to existing customers so they can test the changes in the new release before it is rolled into production.

Let me contact you privately to review your permissions.

UAT 2 for 4.12 is on it’s way, but we got started a bit later than we expected today, so please plan for the UAT 2 window to close early evening on Friday, February 2, 2018 (Pacific Time).

Sorry for the inconvenience…we’ll get it out very soon.

As per the notes, the move operation in the file operation snap is restricted to same server. We requested for this enhancement with snaplogic.But if you think about ideal case we won’t be archiving the file in the same server all the time. If we provide two different sftp location in source(server A) and target(Server B) but both using same file basic auth account , will the snap move the file ?

1 Like

Are there additional release notes available for UAT2? I think we’ve observed a bug fix to the Salesforce snap pack from UAT1 => UAT2, but have missed any notes that correspond in the UAT Delta documentation.

Can you clarify which bug fix are you specifically referring to here? There were updates to the Salesforce Snap Pack in UAT 1, but not UAT 2.

The issue may have been with the logging or dashboard instead of the Salesforce snap, but last week we were getting inconsistent document counts in UAT (by a few thousand) when using the Salesforce Read Snap in back-to-back runs. We did not confirm the counts in the output data; just observing the dashboard counts. The document counts were consistent today.

Can someone from Snaplogic provide an update here ?

Hi,
SFTP copy/move from server A to server B is in the roadmap and will not available in this release. With that being said, we are investigating an optimal way to perform cross server operations without an overhead on performance. We will keep you posted as it comes along.

Thanks.

Thanks for your response , can you answer to my other question there - If we provide two different sftp location in source(server A) and target(Server B) but both using same file basic auth account , will the snap move the file ?

I’m asking this because I don’t know the details today about how the file operation snap works ?

Hi,

As I mentioned earlier, we do not support A-B file server transfer at this point using the file operation snap, even though the authentication account is same.

Thanks.

One thing I am doing, because it was a requirement, and had to be 100% snap logic, is I am using a source snap to read, feeding it through a router snap, because I am validating at the same time, and using a write snap to write. I am also doing this with a zip file, again, as it was a requirement. In the long run, it is probably about the fastest way to do, as I am processing it in one pass, and putting it on a faster and more private server.

Another benefit over some custom use of a single snap, script etc… is that it is visually understood, and likely easier to get metadata from,

Steve

Just a reminder that the February 2018 Release is scheduled to deploy to Production Feb 17th 9 PM PT (Feb 18th 5 AM GMT) (up to 4 hours).

How can I go about getting the migration document, and what do I have to do to get reltio to update our instance’s snaps?

I have a question out to the doc team, but the US office is closed for President’s Day.

Thanks. I knew SOME were working on this area, so I figured there was a chance to get something moving today. Well, there is always tomorrow. My office is also closed today.