Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the latest release of the Informatica Platform, Informatica 9.5, designed to maximize customers’ return on big data.
“The drive toward cloud, social and mobile computing is fueling the unrelenting rise of big data, with data expected to grow globally by as much as 44 times1 over the next year alone,” said Girish Pancha, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica. “When harnessed, big data can deliver exceptional business value. But if not managed correctly, it can also present titanic costs and compliance risks. Informatica 9.5 enables companies to increase the value of big data while reducing the costs to maximize return on big data.”
Big data is a confluence of three related but distinct technology trends: big transaction data, big interaction data and big data processing. Each trend represents breakthrough innovations and promising potential. Now, as the combination of all these innovations, big data opens up tremendous new possibilities. Informatica 9.5 introduces major advances in helping enterprises realize the full benefit of big data in the following ways:
Increasing the business value of data
Data is the key to driving competitive advantage and big data can power a proportionally big advantage. Informatica 9.5 helps customers increase the value of data by making it:
Lowering the cost of data
Lean principles are more valid than ever in the era of big data and are critical to keeping big data from becoming a big liability. Informatica 9.5 enables organizations to embrace lean data management in order to reduce the costs of data, including:
“Big data is a mandate to get better at information governance which has been a concern for many organizations that have struggled with managing their data,” said Ted Friedman, Vice President, Gartner.
Realizing the promise of big data
The promise of big data lies in its ability to drive competitive advantage, new business productivity and new revenues and profits. Informatica 9.5 helps organizations successfully address all aspects of the three big data megatrends:
Informatica 9.5 will be available in June 2012. Informatica 9.5.1 is expected to be available in Q4 2012.
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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1Worldwide Big Data Technology and Services 2012-2015 Forecast (IDC #233485)