Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today ushered in the “all things data” era. Speaking at the 14th Annual Informatica World conference in Las Vegas, chairman and chief executive officer, Sohaib Abbasi, showcased the potential of data to transform organizations and to gain a competitive advantage. Abbasi also presented Informatica’s new platform – the Intelligent Data Platform – designed to deliver the next generation applications for the data-centric world.
Watch Sohaib Abbasi’s Informatica World 2014 keynote here.
“Today, we collect and consume more data in more ways than ever before – cloud services, social media and mobile devices,” highlighted Abbasi. “And, with the internet-of-things, we even collect and consume machine data from devices such as cars, watches and household appliances. Big data is becoming a board-level priority for most organizations. The Intelligent Data Platform will help you build and deliver the next generation data-centric applications to realize the potential of big data.”
Abbasi described the technology trends that are creating new opportunities including hybrid computing, universal master data, big data and data security.
“IT organizations are transforming from managing on-premise applications to managing a hybrid portfolio, integrating new Cloud services and on-premise applications,” highlighted Abbasi.
“The latest Informatica Cloud release delivers a powerful Cloud Designer for both hybrid data integration and hybrid process orchestration. Using Informatica, IT organizations can leverage their most important asset – data – regardless of whether the data is managed on-premise or in the Cloud.”
Universal Master Data
Abbasi continued, “The role of MDM is expanding from a ‘Hub of Master Data’ for on-premise transaction applications to an ‘Internet of Master Data’ for on-premise applications, Cloud services and even social media. For example, the relationships between customers and products are not just based on transactions, but also based on social media sentiments and mobile locations. MDM 10 will include built-in intelligence to automatically infer interaction relationships such as influencers by matching transactions with social relationships.”
Big Data and Next-Generation Analytics
“Business users expect direct access to data from any analytic tool they choose; yet this access remains too complicated and cumbersome,” Abbasi stated. “Later this year, Informatica will deliver our latest offering, code named Project Springbok, designed for business users to become more self-sufficient. With intelligent guidance and crowd-sourced best practices to easily prepare the data, Project Springbok will empower business users to simply access data from the analytic tool they choose.”
“The traditional defense to secure the perimeters against intruders is no longer sufficient,” commented Abbasi. “In the new world of pervasive computing - with Cloud services, mobile devices and sensors everywhere – there is no perimeter. And, the impact of data breaches is devastating – hurting brands and reputations. Our new offering, Project Secure@Source, addresses this board-level priority – securing data by identifying sensitive data, assessing risks and protecting information assets.”
Intelligent Data Platform
“Today, we are announcing the culmination of two decades of engineering: the industry’s first Intelligent Data Platform!” stated Abbasi. “The Intelligent Data Platform is enduring, comprehensive and omni-purpose. The enduring foundation is the industry’s only virtual data machine, Vibe. By offering “Map Once. Deploy Anywhere.” Vibe lets you seamlessly leverage new computing platforms. The data infrastructure layer provides comprehensive industry-leading services to manage your data. Finally, the data intelligence layer features in-depth knowledge and machine learning to repurpose your work across multiple initiatives – hybrid integration, universal MDM, big data and data security.”
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