Informatica Releases Cloud 9 Data Integration Platform
Cloud 9's platform-as-a-service component enables developers to collaborate within IT teams to create reusable data integration and data quality mappings in the cloud or on premise.
Informatica has expanded its data-integration cloud services with collaboration features for developers and broader supporter for users of Salesforce.com and Amazon's EC2 platform for deploying and running services in the cloud.
Called Cloud 9, Informatica's collection of offerings comprises a multi-tenant, data-integration platform-as-a-service; software-as-a-service data integration and data quality applications forSalesForce.com; and new and expanded offerings via Amazon's EC2.
Cloud 9's platform-as-a-service component enables developers to collaborate within IT teams to create reusable data integration and data quality mappings in the cloud or on premise. In addition, business users can use self-service data integration tools to configure data rules or run mappings built by IT organizations.
The new data integration tools for SaaS applications offer users of Salesforce.com broader connectivity, more flexible scheduling capabilities, and better support for assignment rules when working with marketing leads.
In addition, a new sandbox feature allows data synchronization, replication and quality tasks to be copied for non-production work such as development and testing. Cloud 9 also offers verification and correction of postal address details for 240 countries.
Finally, the data quality component for Amazon EC2 offers a broad range of services that include profiling, cleansing, matching and monitoring. In addition, there's support for Amazon's relational database service as both source and target endpoints.
Informatica is selling the components of Cloud 9 separately. The platform-as-a-service offering is available in beta with production release scheduled for December. Pricing begins at $1,000 per month.
The data-quality services on Amazon EC2 is also available in beta. The production release is scheduled for the first quarter of next year. The beta version is offered with pay-as-you-go pricing starting at $30 per hour and traditional perpetual licensing pricing.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?