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Giving More Muscle To PowerCenter

As the volume of sales, marketing, and supply-chain data generated by E-business systems grows, so do demands on the software used to collect and analyze that data. Informatica Corp. is beefing up the performance of its PowerCenter line in a new version of the data-integration software scheduled to ship next week.

PowerCenter 5, which collects data from a range of operational systems for analysis, provides throughput performance improvements of three to 10 times over the earlier version, according to the company. That's accomplished through the use of dynamic, shared caching and the software's ability to run in parallel across multiple servers.

The new software can also collect and process clickstream and Web-log data, a task that previously required a separate product, PowerCenter.e, which Informatica will phase out. The suite now consists of PowerCenter 5, the PowerCenter 5 Data Integration Hub for building and managing multiple data warehouses, and PowerMart 5 for building departmental and single-subject datamarts. The PowerConnect products are priced according to configuration: The average selling price for the core software is around $250,000.

Separately, Informatica is expected to partner with consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in a deal that involves a financial stake in Informatica and joint application development. Aberdeen Group analyst Guy Creese says this should help Informatica develop more effective analytical apps. He says companies such as Informatica, which sell extract, transform, and load tools, are often more experienced with data-integration "plumbing" than with higher-level data analysis.

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