Doors Open For First Open SOA Data Integration Architect Community, Co-Chaired By SOA Visionary David Linthicum

Community Focused on SOA’s Last Mile – Data Services: The Delivery of Timely, Trusted Data in an Agile Architecture

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 24, 2010 -  Today Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of enterprise data integration software, announced the launch of the SOA Data Integration Architect Community (SDIAC), the first open and free community focused on the value of data integration and data services in agile architectures such as Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).

As enterprises across all industries grapple with creating data architectures capable of delivering timely, trustworthy data as a service, SDIAC provides a one-of-a-kind forum for all key players and partners in this endeavor, such as enterprise architects, application architects, solution architects, IT architects, and IT managers with enterprise architecture stakes and responsibilities.

SDIAC is co-chaired by author and industry expert David Linthicum, one of the world’s foremost authorities on SOA, enterprise integration, cloud computing and data services. He will help lead the community in conjunction with a charter group of architects and other experts from leading  enterprises, all of whom possess extensive real-world experience with SOA and enterprise, application and data integration.

Although now solidly in the IT mainstream, agile architectures such as SOA frequently fail to effectively manage and maintain data assets across the enterprise due to the complex data integration challenges involved. In response, SDIAC provides a unique and open social networking environment for architects to interact with peers and thought-leaders; share challenges, innovations and best practices; and showcase successes relating to data integration and data services within agile architectures.

As part of its mission, SDIAC will host regular webinars led by charter members, blogs by leading experts, and ongoing discussions as well as providing a showcase for case studies and a repository of best practices and reference architectures. SDIAC members are also invited to participate in an annual Informatica Architect Forum, which will debut at the company’s annual user conference, Informatica World 2010, Washington, DC, November 2-4, 2010.

For more information on SDIAC and details on how to join, please visit

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  • “Having built numerous technologies, implemented solutions and written books on EAI, ESB, SOA and enterprise architecture over the years, I believe that there is a fundamental problem with the way enterprise architecture is approached. Very often, enterprise architectures pay too much attention to gluing together the latest and greatest technologies, ignoring the most foundational element - the data - until it’s too late. I have accepted the role of chairing the SOA Data Integration Architect Community, as it gives me the rare opportunity to collaborate with industry architects to raise awareness about the right way to build enterprise architectures."
    - David Linthicum, CEO, David S. Linthicum LLC
    - Chair - SOA Data Integration Architect Community
  • “As an architect, I am extremely excited about the SOA Data Integration Architect Community. I truly believe that there is immense value in collaborating with like-minded peers in the industry and working towards a much needed reference architecture for SOA data integration.”
    - Rob Myers, Enterprise Data Warehouse Solution Architect, HealthNow
    - Charter Member - SOA Data Integration Architect Community
  • “Enterprise architecture must always start with a solid foundation - the data. Discussions around agile architecture approaches such as SOA are typically limited to the application and middleware layers without paying attention to the end goal, which is the ready availability of good data. This community gives us the unique opportunity to share our experiences around integration best practices that optimally leverage data and data services.”
    - William El Kaim, Marketing Technology Director, Global Product Innovation, (Former Title - Lead IT Architect, Global Products IT Development,) Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    - Charter Member - SOA Data Integration Architect Community
  • “As systems integrators, we have worked on several implementations and noticed a pattern that data integration is overlooked, assumed or revisited only after encountering complex issues with data processing, manipulation and manageability. This community will provide an ideal platform for all types of architects to share their experiences and as a result raise awareness about the importance of data as it relates to enterprise architecture.”
    - Murali Pabisetty, Partner/Solutions Architect, Saama
    - Charter Member - SOA Data Integration Architect Community
  • “By helping launch the world's first open community on SOA data integration and architecture, Informatica is providing architects with the framework they need to effectively communicate, collaborate and share their real-world experiences and best practices.”
    - James Markarian, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Data Integration, Informatica

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. The Informatica Platform provides organizations with a comprehensive, unified, open and economical approach to lower IT costs and gain competitive advantage from their information assets. More than 3,900 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise and in the internet cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit


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