Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    April 2, 2019    |    By Tiana Warner

FME 2019.0 is Here! Top 15 New Features

FME 2019.0 has launched. Here’s a fly-by tour of everything you need to know. Don and Dale talked about all of these in more detail in our Unveiling webinar, and make sure you register for the upcoming FME Authoring and Automating webinars because we’re super excited to show you all of this in action. Download […]

Author:
Craig Vernon
About FME    |    April 2, 2019    |    By Craig Vernon

[New] FME Subscription Pricing for Local Governments

As hinted at the end of our blog on subscription pricing for FME, we are excited to announce another new way for our Local Government customers to procure FME. This new enterprise subscription model is based on the population the local government serves. We are excited about this for a number of reasons: Local governments […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
About FME    |    April 1, 2019    |    By Tiana Warner

An Update on FME Artificial Intelligence

FME AI began with some innocent experiments. Now, for FME 2019.0, we have added new machine learning transformers for natural language processing and raster object detection. We regret to inform you that incorporating artificial intelligence into FME has turned out to be a terrible idea. Over the last few weeks, we’ve noticed odd behaviour in […]

Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    March 21, 2019    |    By Mark Ireland

Test Clauses Remade: Data Filtering in FME 2019

When we, at Safe, say that the Tester transformer is our most important, that’s only half the story.

It’s actually the dialog for test clauses that is important because it’s used in so many places in FME Desktop. That’s why if we make changes to that dialog – like we’ve done for FME 2019 – then it’s big news indeed…

Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    March 18, 2019    |    By Stewart Harper

FME Hub New Features

FME Hub has new features that enable you to start using new FME components more quickly, contribute content, and more. We launched FME Hub to enable our amazing community to share workflows and components with one another. We achieved this goal, with over 700 items available and thousands of downloads. But we also recognized that […]

Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    February 7, 2019    |    By Mark Ireland

The Next Generation: Enterprise-Level Automations in FME Server 2019

Sometimes new FME functionality takes such a giant leap forwards that it improves older techniques by many orders of magnitude.

FME Server Automation is one such upgrade. It automates data-driven workflows using notifications, but also scheduled tasks and system events. And it does all that using an intuitive point-and-click, web-based interface. This article shows you how…

Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    January 31, 2019    |    By Mark Ireland

Upserts and Dog-Walking: What’s New with Change Detection in FME 2019

To identify differences between two datasets you use a technique called change detection. Although there is a ChangeDetector transformer, previously an FME Hub transformer by the name of UpdateDetector was commonly used.

But in 2019 we have a great update to the ChangeDetector transformer that should make it your go-to transformer from now on…

Author:
Dmitri Bagh
About FME    |    January 23, 2019    |    By Dmitri Bagh

FME Does Computer Vision

FME 2019 can recognize objects in images, thanks to a new set of computer vision transformers. Here’s how you can train FME to recognize custom objects in large volumes of incoming raster data, with a downloadable example using stop signs. What do you see on this photo? You are probably more puzzled by the question […]

Author:
Mark Ireland
About FME    |    January 22, 2019    |    By Mark Ireland

Parallel Processing and FME: A Redesign for 2019

Parallel Processing can be a big deal in terms of performance. Modern computers have multiple cores and spreading processes over these cores makes the most of the available computing power.

FME takes advantage through parameters that define multiple processes. Plus transformers that parallel process also have an “Input Ordered” parameter, which is another performance-enhancing tool.

Except… we saw support cases and test results that suggested we ought to redesign the parallel processing setup; so for FME 2019 that’s exactly what we did!

Author:
Stewart Harper
About FME    |    January 16, 2019    |    By Stewart Harper

Introducing the FME Server Kubernetes Tech Preview

By deploying FME Server with Kubernetes, the most popular system for managing containers, large enterprises can easily maintain consistent FME Server deployments across the cloud. Here are some reasons why you might want to deploy FME Server with Kubernetes, along with resources on how it works and how to get started. What is Kubernetes? It […]