SnapLogic has announced the general availability of SnapGPT. This is a generative AI solution that allows organisations to build integrations using a natural language interface. First, there was low code, then a no-code integration solution. Now SnapLogic claims to be the first IPaaS vendor to offer a natural language and generative AI interface for integration. The solution enables organisations to turn intent into delivery.
Early access customers are enthusiastic about the solution. Del Hines, Expert IT Solutions Architect Acxiom, commented, “I am impressed with SnapGPT’s ability to translate natural language text to quickly build out accurate, end-to-end pipeline templates, which can even improve on the rapid pace of development that SnapLogic already provides.”
Nancy Mustachio, Director of Enterprise Applications at Barnard College, said, “We are starting to see the initial benefits of Generative Integration. It’s early days but we can see its potential to increase team efficiency. Our team of developers has used SnapGPT to create and test integration workflows in under an hour, compared to days. I foresee SnapGPT will continue to advance and be able to handle more complex integrations. We’re excited to be at the forefront.”
What is SnapGPT?
SnapGPT is a new interface enabling users to enter a request in free text. SnapGPT then uses its natural language capabilities backed by machine learning capabilities of specialised Large Language Models, trained on petabytes of integration and automation data to interpret and action the user’s intent.
The system allows users to rapidly create data pipelines and workflow prototypes using those natural language requests. No more drag and drop; all the flows, expressions and scripts are created using a best-practice approach. With the SnapLogic platform underpinning the solution, users can verify and modify the created integrations as required. ChatGPT will accelerate the delivery of integrations. This should help reduce IT departments’ backlogs as organisations transform their business with hybrid software architectures.
SnapLogic highlights four capabilities that SnapGPT has available on its release:
- Create Prototype Pipelines: Users can create prototype pipelines using natural language prompts, enabling rapid development and refinement of integration workflows.
- Document Integration Pipelines: SnapGPT auto-generates comprehensive documentation for each pipeline. Facilitating better understanding, maintenance, and reuse of integration workflows and pipelines.
- Generate Sample Data: By understanding user-provided context, SnapGPT automatically generates realistic sample data, expediting testing and validation of integration pipelines.
- Provide Help with Integration Context: SnapGPT acts as an intelligent assistant, providing contextual suggestions and real-time guidance throughout the integration process, empowering users of all experience levels and accelerating integration implementation.
Jeremiah Stone, CTO at SnapLogic, commented, “Speed and security is top of mind for every business technology leader, and SnapGPT is the catalyst they need to gain a competitive edge. Seven years ago, we understood that integration must be generated as a business strategy and began investing in generative integration to spread integration from IT to all parts of the business. Our passion is to make the integration process intuitive and easy to remove complexity and technical debt, working faster, smarter, and more efficiently.”
Enterprise Times: What does this mean
While this SnapLogic announcement is the next generation of IPaaS, it may not be the first IPaaS solution to provide a generative AI interface. Software AG announced the availability of its ChatGPT connector for the webMethods.io IPaaS platform in January 2023. It recently announced that it would also integrate with Aleph Alpha. Boomi also announced its Generative AI-enabled IPaas in May.
What is important about the SnapLogic announcement is that it has clearly defined capabilities that customers have demonstrated the value of, as well as several use cases. Organisations are seeking digital transformation, and an important aspect is building a software architecture that operates seamlessly. This latest release will make that easier. However, whilst this is good news for many, especially CIOs who can deliver faster, it should not be forgotten that the biggest barrier is process change management for employees.