Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced Informatica Cloud Spring 2014, a game-changing release of its award-winning cloud integration platform.
Cloud Spring 2014 redefines the meaning of integration agility:
- Empowering line-of-business (LOB) SaaS application users and IT users to quickly design sophisticated integrations 100% in the cloud.
- Breakthrough in real-time applications integration, providing customers the choice of processing the data in the cloud or on-premise.
- Revolutionizing cloud integration ROI with reusable integration designs that are 100% portable across cloud, on-premise and hybrid landscapes.
“Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 changes the game for cloud integration with Informatica Cloud Designer,” said Ash Kulkarni, senior vice president and general manager, Data Integration, Informatica. “IT developers get a drag-and-drop palette for advanced integration scenarios and line-of-business applications users get a wizard-based, self-service interface – all in one unified design environment.”
Powered by the Informatica Vibe Virtual Data Machine, Informatica’s Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) solution increases integration agility and speeds projects to market with Vibe’s unique design once, deploy anywhere – cloud or on-premise – capabilities.
In its January 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) report, Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, noted that, “Because of its expanding versatility, enterprise iPaaS offerings increasingly compete with classic on-premises integration platforms. However, especially in large organizations, enterprise iPaaS offerings often cooperate with established integration middleware. This will lead to the emergence of hybrid integration platforms, combining enterprise iPaaS characteristics with those of traditional on-premises integration platforms, enabling public and private cloud deployment models and serving a variety of requirements: traditional systematically oriented, ICC-driven integration initiatives; agile/rapid integration, LOB-level projects; and individual, simple integrations carried out by citizen integrators who are not part of IT teams.”
Advanced Integration. Simplified for All.
Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 introduces Informatica Cloud Designer, which provides powerful, self-service integration design capabilities directly in the cloud. These capabilities make it easier for business analysts, SaaS application administrators and other LOB users to collaborate with each other and with IT to speed to market new applications and data for the business.
Key new capabilities include:
- Streamlined, wizard-based point-and-click development that empowers LOB users to build and deploy even advanced integrations in a matter of minutes leveraging prebuilt templates.
- A powerful drag-and-drop visual design palette that lets IT developers easily create advanced data transformations, mappings and integration workflows.
“Only Cloud Designer brings the full power of Informatica’s industry-leading, integration design tools into a 100% cloud-based design environment,” said Kulkarni. “This translates into faster time-to-value for SaaS application users, increased productivity for integration developers, and reduced IT infrastructure costs with no on-premise tools to deploy and manage.”
Unparalleled Choice for Real-Time Integration in Hybrid Scenarios
Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 advances the concept of real-time hybrid app integration. This means that real-time cloud-to-cloud data integrations (such as Salesforce CRM to NetSuite) are processed in the cloud, but real-time cloud to on-premise integrations (such as Salesforce CRM to SAP) can be processed both in the cloud or on-premise, depending on customer preference and data privacy and regulatory requirements.
With Cloud Spring 2014, Informatica is the only integration software provider to support this choice, delivering identical performance, functionality and security regardless of where the real-time processing takes place, in front of, or behind, the corporate firewall.
Completely Portable Integrations. Powered by Informatica Vibe.
Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 raises the bar on reusability with prebuilt parameterized integration workflows called Vibe Integration Packages (VIPs). Created by developers for consumption by application users, other developers and partners, VIPs can be:
- Customized quickly (via wizards) by application users for specific needs and projects.
- Distributed via Informatica Cloud Global Repositories or via Informatica Marketplace.
- Embedded easily into any third-party application via REST APIs.
Importantly, all major components of the Informatica Platform, including Informatica Cloud, are built on Informatica Vibe, the industry’s first and only embeddable virtual data machine. Hence a VIP works not just with Informatica Cloud but also with Informatica PowerCenter for on-premise data integration – without any recoding.
“Being active in the financial services vertical, Silverline regularly encounters complex integration requirements across all sectors, including wealth and asset management, capital markets, banking, and insurance. The Informatica Cloud Designer will allow us to rapidly create advanced integration workflows for our clients and reuse them as a blueprint for future engagements, saving both time and money for our customers.”
– Eric Nelson, Development Manager, Silverline
“Our industry demands absolute accuracy when modeling different catastrophe risk scenarios. To do this, we use Informatica in our cloud platform to correlate, synthesize and analyze multiple data points from a variety of different sources. Informatica Cloud Designer enables our developers to build advanced integrations rapidly and meet the stringent demands of our customers.”
– Pranav Raval, Senior Director, Platform Development, Risk Management Solutions Inc.
“InsideTrack empowers students to get the most from their educational experience. We do this through personalized support, made possible by sophisticated analytics and technology. The new Informatica Cloud Designer will enable us to develop advanced integrations to power these algorithms and ensure that we can continuously innovate.”
– Derald Sue, CIO, InsideTrack
Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 is generally available now.
Cloud Spring 2014 Webinar
Register here for the Webinar, “Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 Release: Advanced Integration, Simplified for All,” which is scheduled for 10 a.m., Pacific Time, on Thursday, March 13.
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