Recently, SnapLogic announced the launch of its new Iris platform, claiming to be the first of its kind to leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence in metadata analysis to automate integration.
While we applaud their efforts to help enterprises solve their biggest integration challenges—namely reducing the time and cost involved in hand-coding development tasks—we think it’s important to point out that this approach is not new.
In fact, we’ve been automating integration to enable data transformation here at Liaison for more than 14 years.
Our Contivo data mapping solution is a proven, design-time semantic integration technology that accelerates integration and reduces the risk, time, cost and effort typically involved in the most complex step of integration—data transformation. By using metadata, alongside a proprietary semantic integration vocabulary “repository,” automated mapping design and a user-facing inference engine, Contivo guides users in rapidly generating accurate maps, automating transformation and reconciliation through machine learning.
This 7-time patented technology generates starter maps from models and transformation rules stored in the repository, then seamlessly creates the code to run on existing middleware to automate and streamline the process. This iterative implementation of maps dramatically accelerates productivity and substantially reduces effort, slashing our clients’ time spent by an average of 40 percent on setup of the first project and 70 percent during ongoing maintenance.
Because Contivo allows enterprises to leverage existing map protocols to boost efficiency, architects, business analysts and developers can complete integrations in parallel instead of serially. Each user can leverage the prior work and knowledge stored in the repository, reducing the duplication of effort and re-work common in typical integration environments, thus saving time, money and frustration, and helping end-users make critical decisions faster.
The Contivo solution is also agnostic, enabling enterprises to break free of rigid data standards with portability across all integration platforms and versions. That means Contivo provides a future-ready environment that can scale and accommodate any new sources, platforms or appliances you may need down the road.
Perhaps the most powerful advantage of Contivo is that, as part of the Liaison ALLOY™ Platform—the only cloud-based solution to offer unified integration and data management capabilities on a single platform—you get the benefit of an end-to-end, fully compliant, secure and extensible platform to meet your data demands today and into the future. Unlike other solutions, ALLOY solves the data problem at the data layer, instead of the application layer, providing the most comprehensive, future-ready solution to address even the most complex data needs.
ALLOY’s microservices architecture, supported by our managed services, ensures you not only have Contivo’s automated data mapping tools at your disposal, but also a complete integration and data management solution—including data harmonization and cleansing— to suit your specific requirements and help you make confident business decisions based on accurate data.
At Liaison, we know that enterprises face a tremendous challenge when it comes integrating thousands of applications, both cloud-based and on-premises. The number of integrations required continues to increase and the stakes keep getting higher as data becomes every organization’s most valuable asset.
To help you get the most value out of your data, our Contivo technology has been automating data transformation since before SnapLogic was even founded.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s true, we think SnapLogic’s concept is brilliant—because we’ve already been doing it for over a decade.