Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the Informatica Lean Data Warehouse Healthcheck designed to help organizations improve data warehouse performance and control the cost associated with the explosive growth of their analytic environments. This limited-time program includes the no-cost, 14 Day Lean Data Warehouse Healthcheck and the specially priced Lean Data Warehouse Solution, combining Informatica Data Archive and Informatica Data Warehouse Advisor.
By applying lean manufacturing principles to data management, Informatica’s Lean Data Warehouse solution combines monitoring, diagnostics, tiering, partitioning and archiving with best-practices methodology to eliminate waste and inefficient use of resources associated with unmanaged data growth. Customers that embrace lean data warehousing can significantly reduce cost and complexity of their analytic environment while delivering predictable query, backup, and recovery performance. Through deep insight into what business users are querying and how frequently, IT can take specific actions to contain data warehouse costs and ensure the business value of the data is aligned with the cost of managing the data. Customers can maintain and improve service levels without purchasing more database capacity, additional hardware or engaging in expensive tuning.
“In this era of big data and expensive analytic appliances, CIOs are mandating that IT needs to proactively manage data warehouse growth to keep costs under control, while continuing to deliver even higher performance,” said Adam Wilson, general manager, ILM, Informatica. “The good news is that a significant percent of the data in most warehouses is infrequently accessed and customers can improve their return on data by managing the lifecycle of that information more aggressively.”
14-Day Healthcheck: Cost-free Introduction to Lean Data Warehousing
The Healthcheck enables organizations to take the first steps towards managing explosive data growth in the data warehouse. It combines the free trial with a written assessment and expert consultation tailored to the customer’s unique situation, and will identify:
- Dormant data that can be archived to reduce costs.
- Data fields that may be partitioned to improve performance.
- Data that is never used and that can be removed from loads.
- Data “hot spots” on which to focus tuning and optimization efforts.
- Data involved in the worst performing queries.
To capitalize on this knowledge, companies can license the promotionally priced Lean Data Warehouse Solution to put insights into action.
Informatica’s Solution for Lean Data Warehousing
The Lean Data Warehouse Solution combines analysis with action to support an ongoing repeatable process based on the following Informatica components:
Informatica Data Warehouse Advisor monitors and quantifies how business units and departments use warehouse data, measures BI query performance and monitors Informatica PowerCenter data integration workflows.
Informatica Data Archive manages big data growth by intelligently partitioning or relocating data that Data Warehouse Advisor identifies as dormant or infrequently used. The inactive data can be moved to a separate database partition on tiered storage or to a secure, highly compressed file for access from any reporting or BI tool, while the most relevant data can be retained and optimized in the data warehouse.
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