Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the latest release of Informatica Cloud, its award-winning family of cloud data integration solutions. Informatica Cloud currently processes more than 1 billion cloud integration transactions per day. The new Informatica Cloud Spring 2012 release delivers the industry’s most comprehensive cloud integration platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, including a Cloud Connector Toolkit, Cloud Integration Templates and new enterprise features.
Integration Platform as a Service
Informatica Cloud Spring 2012 introduces the new Informatica Cloud Developer Edition, which brings together a cloud connector toolkit and dynamic cloud integration templates enabling developers to rapidly embed end-user customizable integration logic and connectivity into cloud applications using Informatica Cloud.
New Cloud Connector Toolkit
Informatica Cloud Developer Edition enables SIs and ISVs to build, customize and deliver native connectivity to any cloud or on-premise business and social applications that have published Web Services APIs. With the new Cloud Connector Toolkit, developers have access to a Java-based API to quickly create high-performance connectors that run as sources or targets within Informatica Cloud. Developers can also make their connectors available on the Informatica Marketplace. Connectors now available on Informatica Marketplace include: Eloqua, LinkedIn, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Salesforce Chatter, Twitter, Yammer and Zuora.
New Cloud Integration Templates
Informatica Cloud Developer Edition also introduces Cloud Integration Templates, which allow application developers and ISVs to design and run custom data workflows between applications in the cloud or on-premise, using Informatica Cloud. Application developers can leverage these templates to embed advanced Informatica Cloud data integration functionality into their own cloud solutions, taking advantage of capabilities such as:
- Pre-defined, yet easily customizable, integration templates for specific industries and processes.
- A RESTful API providing the ability to dynamically configure process-centric templates.
- Tools for easily creating entirely new Cloud Integration Templates including the ability to publish them on the Informatica Marketplace.
New Enterprise-Class Features and Enhanced Simplicity
The Spring 2012 release provides new features to enable integration for hybrid enterprises including:
- Easy migration of cloud integration objects between development and production instances.
- Easy migration between instances of Informatica Cloud to support object reuse, sandbox development and rapid implementation time.
- SuSE Linux support for the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent.
- Support for version 24 of the Salesforce Web Services API.
“Gartner expects iPaaS adoption to grow significantly during the next five years,”1 said Yefim Natis, Vice President and Gartner Distinguished Analyst, Gartner. “Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) can provide a foundation for hybrid cloud computing, engaging old and new applications and data, on-premises and in the cloud. iPaaS is a key component of any comprehensive cloud application infrastructure offering and an essential requirement for future leadership in PaaS markets by any vendor.”
“Astadia is committed to helping clients realize the business value of Cloud solutions for the connected enterprise and in that pursuit, require best-of-breed integration technology,” said Steven Horwitz, CEO, Astadia. “Informatica Cloud integration platform-as-a-service, specifically the new Informatica Cloud Developer Edition, enables Astadia to effectively respond to an even broader set of clients' enterprise-class business needs with the flexibility and agility of the Cloud.”
“Xactly is already working with the new Cloud Integration Templates to help power pre-built connectivity for Xactly Express to any online solution,” said Scott Broomfield, General Manager Xactly Express. “Having robust data integration capabilities embedded in our platform is essential for our customers to easily connect to the cloud. With Informatica Cloud as part of Express, we provide fast time to value.
“As we continue to expand our portfolio of cloud and on-premise applications, the integration imperative only gets stronger, as does the need for enterprise capabilities such as integration performance, manageability and security,” said Andrew Bartels, CTO, PSA Insurance and Financial Services. “Informatica Cloud continues to deliver on this front, and the advances provided by the Spring 2012 release will help strengthen our hybrid IT environment.”
“The Spring 2012 release marks a major milestone in the evolution of Informatica Cloud, introducing new developer and enterprise capabilities to make Informatica Cloud the preferred cloud integration solution for a wide variety of partners and organizations globally,” said Juan Carlos Soto, senior vice president and general manager, Informatica Cloud. “The new Cloud Connector Toolkit and Cloud Integration Templates, along with the ability to deliver and consume pre-packaged solutions via the Informatica Marketplace, expand Informatica Cloud’s simple-to-use cloud integration services to also provide a comprehensive integration platform as a service our customers and partners can use to quickly and seamlessly embed integration into their applications, platforms and processes.”
Informatica Cloud Spring 2012 is now generally available. The Developer Edition, which includes access to the Cloud Connector Toolkit and Cloud Integration Templates is available through an early access program. For more information visit www.InformaticaCloud.com/platform.
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1 Gartner, Inc., Forecast: Platform as a Service, Worldwide, 2010-2015, 3Q11 Update, Fabrizio Biscotti, Yefim V. Natis, et al, September 14, 2011.