The FME Server Experts Team is pleased to announce a new training course! Here’s your chance to create a custom web application powered by FME. This course is meant for people with little programming experience but who have a love of FME and a desire to learn more. Register for FME Server REST API Training […]
Twice a year, a group of Safe Software employees participates in the Bike to Work Week (BTWW) organized by HUB Cycling, a charitable non-profit organization established to improve cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver. BTWW is an initiative to motivate people to use bikes for their daily commutes to work, a whole week long. It’s always […]
Squirrels often raid my bird feeders to collect food in the summer months and stash it away for quick access in the winter.
I don’t know if our developers were mimicking squirrels, but FME2018 has a very similar device for caching data. I’ve promoted this Feature Caching in webinars and on the world tour, but sometimes I forget not every user watches or attends these events.
So this blog post is about Feature Caching in FME 2018. I’ll cover what it is, how it works, what the uses of cached data are, and then provide some tips and tricks for the functionality.
One of the greatest draws of running FME Server on an FME Cloud instance is that you don’t need to worry about hardware, installation, and licensing of FME Server. Once you launch an FME Cloud instance, FME Server is ready to use for you with as many engines as you need. An additional draw of […]
There are a few reasons you might choose FME Cloud over FME Server. If your workspace connects to data that resides in the cloud, like web APIs, data stored in a cloud drive, or satellite imagery, then deploying your FME Server instance in the cloud will make the workflow run a lot faster. For many […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]