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Cloud Integration and Data Management at Informatica World 2013

I recorded a brief video this week on the new Hybrid IT track that will be a big part of Informatica World 2013. It wasn’t too long ago that there were only a few sessions focused on the topic of cloud integration.

What’s changed?

Analyst firms like Gartner are publishing more and more research on the importance of integration platform as a service (see: Enterprises Should Use iPaaS for Cloud Integration) and enterprise IT organizations continue to seek new ways to keep up with the need for speed, while maintaining good governance practices as SaaS application adoption continues to accelerate.

Join the Informatica team in Las Vegas in June to learn more.

Informatica World 2012: Return on Big Data

I’m spending the week at Informatica’s annual user conference in Vegas. The focus of the event is the new Informatica 9.5 release and the overall theme of Big Data and the Return on Data. The tweet stream is quite active – you can follow the conference at #IW2012.

Here’s the opening video from Informatica World. You might also find the Infographic interesting - Big Data, Big Returns.

Cloud Integration at Informatica World 2010

I’ve already posted some of the cloud integration highlights and the keynote from Informatica World 2010, and I’ve had a few people ask me if the main stage Informatica Cloud demo would also be available. Apologies for my excitement at the end. I get pretty excited about this stuff…
Here is the demo:

The Cloud is Now Mainstream

This was my favorite observation in Judy Ko’s “Learnings And Surprises From Informatica World.”  As readers of this blog know, Informatica recently hosted our annual user conference and the topic of cloud computing and the importance of the right data integration strategy to cloud success was front and center. Here is what Judy observed as it relates to cloud computing:

“Cloud is now mainstream (whether you like it or not.)  This one was funny.  Different people and companies fell along a wide spectrum.  At one end, there were a good number of IT folks who said their company did not use the cloud at all, often due to security and governance concerns.  (I suspect that in many cases, the business is using some cloud applications—but IT may not know it yet.)  And those IT folks thought that cloud was just not “real” yet.  Then there were a good chunk of folks in the middle.  They were IT folks who were dealing with “SaaS sprawl”—the fact that the business had gone out and started using a bunch of different cloud/software-as-a-service applications, and IT was now trying to get control of the mess.  In these cases, the sprawl was yet another source of data fragmentation in the enterprise.”

Be sure to read the entire post here.

Sohaib Abbasi Keynote at Informatica World 2010

I recently summarized some of the cloud integration highlights from Informatica World 2010, but I forgot to mention a few of the great customer sessions. Special thanks to our friends at Janus Capital, Network Solutions, Toshiba and HealthDetail for sharing best practices and approaches to integrating cloud-based applications like Salesforce CRM with other enterprise applications, databases and files.

Here are some highlights from the keynote session delivered by Informatica’s CEO Sohaib Abbasi:

Cloud Integration Review from Informatica World 2010

It was a great week at Informatica World 2010. For details, be sure to join the Facebook group and check out some of the photos. You can also still follow the tweets @ #IW2010. On the cloud integration front, there were some significant announcements:

  1. Toshiba America Business Solutions won the 2010 Cloud Computing Innovation Award.
  2. We introduced a new Informatica Cloud Mall on the Marketplace.
  3. We introduced a new Informatica Cloud Community for customers and partners.
  4. We had some great sessions, hands-on-labs, birds of a feather meetings, and main stage demos. Here’s a cool picture of Informatica Cloud running on an iPad.

Next stop…Dreamforce! I hope to see you there…


Informatica Cloud Marketplace



Informatica Cloud Takes the Main Stage at Informatica World

Yesterday I posted a summary of some of the cloud integration activity going on at Informatica World 2010 (#IW2010). What I didn’t mention is the main stage demonstration this morning that featured the cloud integration service running on an iPad and loading, validating, and synchronizing unstructured data from spreadsheets and Twitter feeds with Salesforce CRM. The easy-to-use-Informatica Cloud interface is getting a lot of attention for the self-service data integration possibilities. Here’s Mr. Ron Lunasin in action. I’ll post the video as soon as it’s available.

Informatica Cloud Demonstration

Cloud Computing Silver Lining: Formulate Your Integration Strategy

Shaloo Shalini is writing an insightful series of posts on the Sramana Mitra blog called: Does Cloud Computing Have A Silver Lining For You? Part three focuses on on integration.  The key point:

“If you are considering adopting cloud for only a part of your business processes, say for a specific isolated pain point in your IT systems, you still have to examine your “integration” objectives thoroughly.”

Loraine Lawson, who has written a great deal on the topic at ITBusiness Edge, wrote about a recent cloud integration case study in which the customer chose “Informatica’s integration-as-a-service offering simply cost less than using Oracle’s integration software or an on-premise appliance, particularly when you factor in consulting services for those solutions.” In her article, she wonders:

“Is it [integration] more of a concern if IT is the one who has to handle the integration? I don’t know, but I think if the company in the article is any indicator, it could be a good sign for integration sold as a service.”

Is cloud integration shifting from an objection to a question? Is it a barrier to adoption or a critical enabler of success?

We’ll be digging into this question at Informatica World 2010 this week. You can follow the discussion at #IW2010. I’m interested in your thoughts / experiences.

It’s a Dad’s Life – Sorry, Couldn’t Resist

Okay, little break from cloud integration, but it’s Friday and time to get ready for the Halloween weekend and then Informatica World next week. This made me laugh on the outside and cry on the inside. Good stuff! Have a great weekend.

Video: Informatica Cloud Overview

Here’s a new video introduction to Informatica Cloud.

Join us next week at Informatica World 2010 in Washington DC for some great new cloud integration demos and customer sessions.


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