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Data Integration

Great data at your fingertips.

What is data integration?

Data integration is the process of combining data from many different sources into an application. You need to deliver the right data in the right format at the right timeframe to fuel great analytics and business processes.

A data integration project usually involves the following steps:

  • Accessing data from all its sources and locations, whether those are on premises or in the cloud or some combination of both.
  • Integrating data, so that records from one data source map to records in another (e.g., even if one dataset uses “lastname, firstname” and another uses “fname, lname,” the integrated set will make sure both end up in the right place).  This type of data preparation is essential for analytics or other applications to be able to use the data with any success.
  • Delivering integrated data to the business exactly when the business needs it, whether it is in batch, near real time, or real time.

Informatica has been positioned as a leader on the Gartner Data Integration Tools Magic Quadrant for 10 consecutive years.

c09-products-data-integration-percentage-time-data-analysis Experts at Bloor Research estimate up to 80% of a data scientist's time is spent preparing the data rather than analyzing it.

How you benefit from data integration

You’ve learned from bitter experience that if you’re not managing your data, the data will overpower your business. But you wouldn’t write your own database or code an enterprise ERP system in your IT shop. Likewise, you shouldn’t hand-code your data integration projects. You need a proven, automated, and agile data integration solution that lets you combine or migrate data swiftly, painlessly, and cost effectively—one that gives you:

  • Universal access: Can you get to the data, whether it’s in a legacy database, the cloud, Hadoop, or a hybrid ecosystem?
  • Built-in data quality: If you move inconsistent or incorrect data to a new application, will the data be cleansed? How effective will the new application be?
  • Vendor stability: Invest with a proven vendor you know will be around in the future.
  • Business-IT collaboration: You’ll want a tool that reduces the back-and-forth between business and IT so that businesses get exactly what they need, and quickly.

Why Informatica?

For more than 20 years, Informatica Data Integration has refined fragmented data—small or big, clean or dirty, complete or incomplete—into complete, trustworthy assets. Our approach offers:

  • Development agility: Tools that make it easy for business and IT to prototype, operationalize, and reuse quickly.
  • Enterprise scalability: Deployable with flexibility for departments, enterprises, or Integration Competency Centers.
  • Operational confidence: Provides visibility and insight into your business-critical processes.

Built on the Informatica Platform and our Integration Competency Model, Informatica data integration projects are five times faster and 50 percent more productive than hand-coded initiatives.

Our data integration transforms the value of your data—arguably now your most critical asset—faster, more effectively, in more situations, and for more needs, than any other solution.

1 Comparative costs and uses for data integration platforms, Bloor Research, March 2014.

c09-products-data-integration-5x-timesfaster That’s how much faster a data warehousing project goes with Informatica compared to hand coding, according to analysis conducted by Bloor Research.
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Magic Quadrant di Gartner per i tool di Data Integration - 2015

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Data Integration Products

Advanced Data Transformation

Soluzione completa di trasformazione dei dati di classe enterprise, adatta a qualsiasi tipo di dati, indipendentemente da formato o complessità.

Scambio dati B2B

Integrazione sicura di tutti i dati da fonti dati esterne o partner commerciali, con visibilità end-to-end completa.

Connettori (PowerExchange)

Fornisce connettività out-of-the-box ad elevate prestazioni a tutti i dati di livello enterprise, eliminando i rischi e i costi della scrittura manuale del codice.

Data Integration Hub

Delivers an innovative, publish/subscribe hub approach for elegant, alternative point-to-point integrations.

Real-Time Integration

These products work with PowerCenter and integrate and provision operational data in real time.

PowerCenter

The industry's only fully integrated, end-to-end, agile data integration platform.

Customer Success Stories

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Ace Hardware

ACE Hardware increased developer productivity 60 percent with PowerCenter

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ACH Food Companies

ACH Food saved $3 million in data migration costs with Informatica products

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Con-way Freight

Con-Way Reduced OPEX through more efficient and effective cross-dock operations with PowerCenter