Although waiting in queues is equally fair, the actions at the end of the queue might not be. That’s why, for example, supermarkets have a special checkout for “ten items or fewer,” because one person with a monster-sized shopping list could block the queues for shoppers with just one or two items.
When you think about it, the same issue applies to the queue in FME Server. That’s why FME Server 2018 adds the ability to create multiple queues, and map them to multiple engines.
The FME World Tour 2018 is underway, with the Safe Software team hitting the road across North America all next week. Travel planning for all of this is so extensive we’ve even got Dmitri on the case: #FMEWT is a huge logistical exercise. I am making a @SafeSoftware @fmecloud service with #FlightXML, Google timezone API, @LeafletJS, Slack and Twilio […]
Batch processing is an important capability for a data translation and transformation tool like FME. So when we implement new functionality and somehow forget to give it much coverage… well my only excuse is that each FME release must have over twenty person-years work put into it, and it’s hard to fit all of that into a one-hour webinar!
The forgotten update in this case is a new parameter in the WorkspaceRunner transformer. While it’s easy to miss, with the right handling and in the right scenario, it can really make FME batch processing fly at lightspeed.
The Sigogne GIS-Web Portal provides data on flora and fauna in Franche-Comté, France. Here is how they use FME to calculate and visualize biodiversity in the area. Sigogne presented at the FME World Tour 2017 in France. Register for the FME World Tour 2018 to learn more about their story. Pop quiz: how do scientists […]
One of the more stressful tasks in life is moving everything you own from one place to another. I have often wished there was a button I could press and everything could be magically moved to exactly the right place in my new home so I could immediately find it. I am reminded of the […]
When I was interviewed for a job at Safe Software, one question asked was “Do you know the difference between a left join and an inner join?”
Because I’ve had access to FME, I’ve rarely since needed to do SQL joins; so my knowledge of left and inner joins has remained a bit sketchy… until today!
Because today is when I started to try out the latest transformer to hit the Filters and Joins category: The FeatureJoiner.
Small businesses have gotten SaaS-y! And with good reason. These cloud-hosted solutions execute vital functions at a fraction of the cost of on-site applications. With each having an area of specialization, several are often in use in one organization. Overlap of business processes and information between them necessitates data syncing. Without an integration solution, this […]
Cloud and container technologies are key to efficiently completing compute-intensive tasks. We have been experimenting with “Elastic Processing” for large tasks that can be broken into many smaller ones. Here’s how we used FME Server to exploit the elasticity of the cloud. Plus, see how we put it to the test and cut an 8-hour […]
FME 2018.0 is now available. Download the latest version of FME There’s a lot to be excited about this release! Our developers have worked hard to make workspace authoring more efficient, to add new formats and transformers, and to completely refresh how you automate your workflows in FME Server. Here are the top 23 new features. For […]
Introducing the USCensusCaller, a new FME Custom Transformer. Here’s how to use it to leverage freely available US Census data, plus how it works, and why this matters. I have always been interested in demographic and geographic data. I keep a collection of atlases from past eras on my bookshelf just so I can pore […]