Informatica Launches Free Big Data Edition Trials for Cloudera and Hortonworks

Hadoop development teams can now quickly and easily evaluate the power of Informatica to accelerate their Big Data projects

Redwood City, Calif., September 10, 2014 - 

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced free, 60-day trials of Informatica Big Data Edition for the Cloudera QuickStart VM and the Hortonworks Sandbox. For these trials, Informatica Big Data Edition has been pre-installed within the sandbox VMs (virtual machines) of these leading Hadoop distributions. The Big Data Edition trials will empower development teams to quickly and easily evaluate the value of running Informatica directly on a Hadoop cluster to integrate and cleanse data.

In addition to the new downloadable trial, Informatica also has added a subscription-based pricing option for Informatica Big Data Edition to better align with the big data market and make it more accessible to early-stage projects.

To download the trial versions of Informatica Big Data Edition for Cloudera and Hortonworks, please visit the Big Data Mall in Informatica Marketplace at:

“Our trials are designed to shorten the learning curve by making developers five times more productive on leading Hadoop distribution platforms such as Cloudera and Hortonworks,” said Todd Goldman, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Data Integration and Data Quality at Informatica. “With Informatica Big Data Edition, not only can developers integrate and cleanse data more quickly, but big data projects move from sandbox to production more rapidly, and organizations can adopt Hadoop innovations without having to rebuild their existing data pipelines.” Informatica Big Data Edition delivers an intuitive visual development environment built on the Vibe virtual data machine to increase productivity, maximize reuse, and accelerate Hadoop-based solutions. Informatica Big Data Edition contains the industry’s most extensive and powerful set of enterprise data integration and data quality capabilities for accessing, profiling, parsing, integrating, cleansing, and matching many types of data natively on Hadoop at virtually any scale.

Informatica Big Data Edition can lower big data management costs and accelerate innovation by:

  • Increasing development productivity by up to a factor of 5 using a visual metadata-driven development environment with hundreds of pre-built data integration transformations, parsers, and data quality rules.
  • Quickly staffing big data projects by leveraging any Informatica developer (more than 100,000 worldwide) as a Hadoop developer without the need for special Hadoop training.
  • Providing out-of-the-box connectivity to almost any data source or type through hundreds of proven connectors and parsers. This makes it easy to get data into and out of Hadoop from virtually any system.
  • Future-proofing their big data ecosystems with the ability to run existing data integration jobs on current or future big data platforms and take advantage of new innovations – without recoding.

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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 to realize their information potential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, the industry’s first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM), powers the unique “Map Once. Deploy Anywhere.” capabilities of the Informatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets from devices to mobile to social to big data 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 Connect with Informatica at, and


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