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"[Join] is a traditional ETL capability that allows you to join multiple data sources from different applications into one resulting data set and do that in a very scalable manner. We are able to join those data sources in memory for very fast access. We aren't having to reach out to multiple applications to do that work," Dell Boomi's Nucci said. "[Both Join and Bulk Copy] are traditional ETL capabilities. It's not that those are unique to Boomi, but you can now do these capabilities in the same product and be able to handle cloud integration scenarios."
Boomi has also added new governance and security management features that provide greater flexibility managing security policies and enable password creation policies to conform to corporate standards, Nucci said.
"It's SAML-based [Security Assertion Markup Language] single sign-on. When you log into Boomi, the log-in can be delegated to a trusted identity provider using the SAML standard. We've also added the ability to centralize, define and manage password policies for all Boomi users. You can decide on the length and complexity and expiration of passwords that users set up," Nucci said.
Finally, a new Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA) Worker feature provides custom-configured Atom for through-the-cloud data movement that ensures predictable performance levels for real-time data transfers, according to Dell Boomi.
"You can very consistently scale the performance of those Web services by reserving cloud resources in our cloud. You can say I want the capacity of one SOA worker or five SOA workers. Think of them as event handlers that accept Web service requests. Customers running Web services can get repeatable and reliable performance times as they scale out," Nucci said.