United States Geological Survey

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) runs the National Water Quality Assessment Program, which collects and interprets data about the quality of the nation’s major groundwater and surface water systems.

“We chose Informatica as our data integration solution because of its maturity, wide range of features, ease of use and industrial strength, integrated architecture.”

— Harry House, Data Warehouse Practice Leader, USGS

Business Need

Provide reliable scientific information to describe and understand the earth.

Minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters.

Manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources.


Build the largest water quality dataset collected.

Streamline process of compiling data for analysis.

Improve performance of overloaded data infrastructure.

Solutions & Results

Saved $70 million in data collected from 50 locations over 10 years.

Improved system performance by 30%.

Saved at least 30 days of development time and resources annually.

Launched data integration solution within a week of purchase.

Technologies Used

Informatica PowerCenter

Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.

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