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Dr. Ralph Kimball and Informatica Host Big Data Best Practices Webinar

Industry Leaders and Innovators Share Newly Emerging Best Practices for Big Data

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 28, 2012 - 

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What: Dr. Ralph Kimball, founder of the Kimball Group and Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent leader in data integration software, are hosting a webinar entitled: Newly Emerging Best Practices for Big Data

In the webinar, Dr. Kimball and John Haddad of Informatica will detail more than twenty big data best practices spanning four categories including management, architecture, modeling and governance. Some of the best practices are recognizable extensions from the Enterprise Data Warehousing /BI world, but others are wholly new insights unique to big data.

Who: Dr. Ralph Kimball, founder of the Kimball Group, is known worldwide as an innovator, writer, educator, speaker and consultant in the field of data warehousing. He has remained steadfast in his long-term conviction that data warehouses must be designed to be understandable and fast. Ralph's books on dimensional design techniques have become the all-time best sellers in data warehousing and he has trained more than 10,000 IT professionals around the globe. Prior to founding Kimball Group, he worked at Metaphor, founded Red Brick Systems and co-invented the Star workstation at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Ralph has his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

John Haddad, Director of Product Marketing, Data Integration, Informatica has over 25 years' experience developing and marketing enterprise applications. Today, he advises organizations on how to get the most business value from Big Data. Prior to Informatica, John was Director of Product Management and Marketing at Right Hemisphere and held various positions in R&D and Business Development at Oracle Corporation. John graduated from U.C. Berkeley with an AB degree in Applied Mathematics.

Informatica, a pioneer in data integration technology has a mission to help its customers increase their competitive advantage by maximizing their return on data to drive their top business imperatives. Customers around the world continue to rely on Informatica for its industry leading innovation.

Why:  Big data dramatically expands IT's scope of responsibility with new data types, new methods of analysis, new storage and processing platforms and new user expectations. Now that the industry has almost a decade of experience with big data, a set of best practices has emerged that can be described in detail.

When: 9.00am PT / 6.00pm CET on October 2nd, 2012.

Where: The webinar will be online and can be accessed by going to this registration site.

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About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing return on data to drive their top business imperatives. Worldwide, nearly 5,000 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com. Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informatica and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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