Locale has always been at the forefront of revolutionising Operations and we're excited to continue pushing the limits of what is possible in Ops management today!
Our new Control Tower is a first-of-its-kind platform that will change the way you manage your team. With our Control Tower, you can:
- Proactively alert your team members about issues that are likely to happen, so they can avoid them and increase their efficiency.
- Identify the root cause with a standard procedure, so you can mitigate risk and improve problem-solving across your organisation.
- Build an accountability system that tells you what was done last time, allowing for repeatability in your processes and consistency in your results!
But there is one important piece that makes it all happen! The data that brings our platform alive.
That's why we've set up an integration process with a focus on making things efficient and user-friendly for both you and your developers.
Every business has its own set of data structures and processes which vary from company to company. In order to get started, the data success team collaborates with you to better understand the context of your data based on the business use cases you want to solve and your scale.
Once the data success teams work with you to find out the relevant data to solve your use cases, the next step is to integrate with it.
Here's how to integrate with Locale in a step-by-step manner
Our goal is to provide a solution that allows users to focus on their core business and not worry about data integration.
We have spent a lot of time building an easy-to-use interface that focuses on the complete data integration process.
Direct Integration through Data Warehouse
By making use of the Least Access Privileges, Locale makes the process of integration extremely simple for our customers. The required data can exist in any location and in any format. i.e, the data can exist in any of your data warehouses, data lakes or database. (Please keep in mind that there is no need to send any personally identifiable information during the data integration process.)
Here are the steps:
👉 Step 1: Create a user in your data warehouse and give it access to tables
For our plugin to access the data warehouse you use, users must first create a user. Ensure that the user-created has limited access to the tables that the locale requires and the permission to run an export / unload commands as well.
👉 Step 2: Whitelist locale IP in your network settings
In order for our data plugin to access your data warehouse and run various queries and operations using the user you created in the previous step, you must whitelist the IP provided by Locale if your data warehouse (for instance, Redshift, Postgres) is not accessible outside of your VPN or network.
👉 Step 3: Create an S3/GCS bucket
Next, we must create a new storage bucket in the same cloud platform as your data warehouse because Locale data pipelines must park the data that is currently in data warehouses before they can access it. For example, GS for cloud SQL, S3 for redshift, etc.
👉 Step 4: Give locale access to the S3/GS bucket
Once the required S3/GS bucket is created, you must grant additional permissions to that bucket. This is because the data is parked there is associated with your account and the permissions are required for the locale's data pipelines to be able to access those files.
👉 Step 5: Configure entity on locale
Finally, go to Locale Platform and complete the entity creation flow's steps. Then, based on a schedule, Locale Platform will pick up the files created in your storage bucket and upload the data to Locale Platform.
In addition to the above process, we also provide our users with an alternate way of integrating with the platform, through a plugin.
Yes, it is as easy as it sounds. And, here are the benefits
⭐️ Easy and secure setup
The data integration process is simple and secure. With just a few clicks, you can share all of the required data at once. Locale does Users will not require advanced technical or development skills, allowing you to get started right away!
⭐️ Ability to handle large amounts of data
Our enterprise-grade data platform is designed to handle large amounts of data effortlessly. We have the ability to handle and manage TB of data every day. Currently, our platform handles about 2.5 TB of data daily!
⭐️ Your privacy comes first!
Locale follows strict data security practices which include encryption of data at both - Rest and Transit with SSE-S3. Apart from this, there is a continuous audit of encryption key usage and the RDS used by Locale is also encrypted at rest.
You can read more about how we make Locale secure and reliable here!
⭐️ No changes are to be made to your existing data schema
As a user, you need not change the schema of your existing data schema. The Locale team takes care of all required changes, from data transformation to data preparation.
⭐️ Hassle-free maintenance
One of the great things about the process is that it can grow with you as your business changes and grows.
The process allows the users to add data or remove data without any engineering bandwidth. The same goes for changing your data source. If you're using a new data source or want to use a different column in your results, just change the configuration and the results will be updated automatically.
⭐️ Integrations with hundreds of data sources
We provide access to integrations with many data sources including but not limited to GCS for Google Cloud (Big Query, Cloud SQL etc., ) and S3 for AWS (RDS, Redshift etc., ). It also supports various file formats like
Avro and many more!
One of the most exciting things about our product is that it’s always evolving. We’re constantly working with our clients to understand their use cases, determine how they can benefit from data integration, and then provide them with a solution that works for them.
This means that the enterprise users don't have to wait to reap the benefits of Locale. Instead, they can start using Locale right away without any hassle of data integration! If you are curious to know how the data comes alive on Locale, you can sign up for the demo here.
What are you waiting for? Have a chat with our experts and get started today!