Role of Data in Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data Highlighted at Informatica World 2012

Premier Data Integration Conference to Showcase New Technology and Best Practices Designed to Help Organizations Maximize Return on Big Data

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 01, 2012 - 

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that its annual user conference, Informatica World 2012, will feature a megatrend industry executive panel on cloud, social, mobile and big data moderated by Constellation Research principal analyst and CEO, Ray Wang. The panel will take place on May 15, 2012. Informatica World 2012 will be held May 15-18, 2012 at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

This will be the twelfth time that Informatica has hosted the premier data integration industry event, which will spotlight innovations in Informatica’s next platform release, Informatica 9.5, as well as tips, tricks and best practices for using the Informatica Platform to maximize return on big data.

Informatica World 2012 is expected to be the biggest Informatica World to date. Customers, partners and integration experts will converge from around the world to discuss how Informatica products, education and services enable success in traditional Enterprise Data Integration and beyond, including  Master Data Management (MDM), Application Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Cloud Data Integration, Data Quality, B2B Data Exchange, Complex Event Processing and Messaging.

Keynote Sessions
Informatica World 2012 will feature special keynote presentations from Informatica chairman and CEO, Sohaib Abbasi, and New York Mets vice president of Player Development and Scouting, entrepreneur and subject of New York Times best-seller Moneyball, Paul DePodesta. Additional executive keynotes include Cloudera’s chief executive officer, Michael Olson, and Informatica’s Ivan Chong, executive vice president and general manager, Data Quality; James Markarian, executive vice president and chief technology officer; and, Girish Pancha, executive vice president and chief product officer.

Breakout Sessions
More than 90 breakout sessions and roundtable discussions, featuring industry gurus and Informatica experts, partners and customers, including Canadian Pacific Railway, HealthNow New York and Pfizer and many others, will provide intelligence, information and innovative approaches to data integration.

  • Customized breakout session tracks will provide the technical detail, business strategy and solution and implementation best practices to most effectively support business goals. Informatica World 2012 tracks include Architecture, Best Practices, Big Data, Platform and Products, Return on Data and Tech Talk.
  • Session paths will focus on MDM, financial services and healthcare.
  • More than 50 percent of the sessions will be led by Informatica customers, highlighting real-world challenges and best practices with data integration.

Knowledge and Education

  • New Training and Certification Programs for customers and partners – Informatica University will be launching a number of new offerings designed to accelerate the success of Informatica’s customers, including enhancements to the Informatica Certified Professional (ICP) program.
  • Extended Hands-On Labs – Informatica experts will be available to answer the most complex data integration questions and offer personalized help for attendees in over 2,500 individual hands-on lab sessions.
  • Expanded Technology and Solutions Fair – Informatica’s vast ecosystem of technology, business and consulting partners will be on hand to help attendees get even more value from their Informatica investments.
  • Birds-of-a-Feather Discussion Groups – Attendees can meet like-minded professionals and share tips, solutions and strategies during informal roundtable discussions.
  • After-Hours Networking Events – Attendees can meet fellow data integration professionals from around the globe and hear firsthand how others are using Informatica solutions to solve real-world business and IT challenges.
  • Pre-Conference Education – An extensive schedule of in-depth courses will also be offered by Informatica University before the show.
  • Partner Forum 2012 ­­– a global education and enablement event for all Informatica partners.

Informatica Innovation Awards
The winners of the 2012 Informatica Innovation Awards will also be honored and recognized at the event. The 2012 finalists, who include some of the largest names across a variety of industries, demonstrate leadership in using the Informatica Platform to drive innovation and business success.

Big Data Survey
Informatica will highlight and share its vision on harnessing the volume, type, complexity and speed of big data. Results of a big data survey will be revealed on site discussing the challenges that organizations face in managing and leveraging big transaction data, big interaction data and big data processing.

Informatica World Sponsors
A record of more than 50 companies are sponsoring Informatica World 2012. Platinum sponsors include Accenture, Cognizant, Cloudera, Greenplum, a division of EMC, and Tata Consultancy Services.

Supporting Quotes
“Informatica World has been an outstanding opportunity for HealthNow New York to hear practical advice on handling the toughest data integration challenges,” said Rob Myers, Enterprise Data Warehouse Solution Architect, HealthNow New York. “The time spent with Informatica customers and experts has proven to be invaluable. I look forward to learning more tips, strategies, best practices and technical skills that I can bring back to HealthNow New York to help resolve some of our most critical business challenges.”

“Informatica World is the premier venue for organizations, of all sizes across and in all industries, to hear and see real-world examples of how customers and partners are using data to grow revenue, reduce risk, lower costs and deliver bottom-line value,” said Chris Boorman, Informatica’s chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Enablement and Informatica University. “Informatica World 2012 will provide attendees, including architects, data scientists, developers and executives, with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable IT to partner with the business to deliver data integration solutions that align with business strategy and deliver true return on data.”

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