"We've decided to persistently focus on infrastructure," president and CEO Gaurav Dhillon said in a keynote speech. Forty percent of IT budgets are spent on integration work, and 70% of that is data-related, Dhillon said, citing IDC studies. PowerCenter 7.0 will be available by the end of the first quarter next year.
Forty percent of IT budgets are spent on integration work, CEO Dhillon says.
Using Web-services capabilities, PowerCenter 7.0 can detect and adapt to changes in computing environments, such as the addition of an application. "It absolutely has to be flexible," says Chet Phillips, IT director of Motorola Inc.'s global telecom solutions sector and an Informatica customer. "That's the essence of the new wave of software."
Informatica discontinued its line of analytical applications in July, though they're still being sold and supported by its resellers and partners. Technology from the apps is being built into the vendor's PowerConnect connectivity tools and PowerAnalyzer analysis software.