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Informatica Cloud Express Now Available

At Dreamforce 2010, Informatica announced a new pay-per-use pricing model for the very popular Data Loader Service for customers. Over the weekend all Informatica Cloud customers were upgraded to the Winter ’10 release, which includes Informatica Cloud Express.

Informatica Cloud Express introduces usage-based billing starting at $99/month USD for the Data Loader Service.

  • Pricing is based on the number of records (rows of data) that are processed (integrated/moved) each month.
  • It is a month-to-month service. No annual subscriptions.
  • Credit card billing only.
  • Flexible scheduling and online customer support are included.
  • Easy upgrade to more advanced editions of Informatica Cloud for broader and more complex requirements, such as lookups, task flows, and additional end points.

Speaking of Dreamforce, I had a chance to talk to the DreamSimplicity team about the Informatica Cloud Express announcement at the conference. Here’s the video.

Dreamforce 2010: Darren Cunningham, Informatica Cloud – Informatica’s New Pay-Per-Use Cloud Integration Platform from DreamSimplicity on Vimeo.


Data Loader Service: Most Popular Appexchange Free App

With over 55 customer reviews and 2000+ installs, the Data Loader Service is now the most popular free app on the AppExchange:
Informatica Cloud Data Loader Service
Check out these reviews (primarily from Salesforce administrators):

  • Great tool for automated data backup
  • Data Management LIFESAVER!!!!
  • One of if not the best applications on the App Exchange

Why not give the gift of bi-directional Salesforce data extraction and loading this holiday season?

And, as I said on my recent cloud data integration predictions post, “may all of your clouds be connected in 2010!”

From Cloud Data Loading to Synchronization

The Informatica Cloud Data Loader Service was recognized by in 2008 as the number one integration application on the AppExchange. In 2009 it has become the most popular *free* application (followed by Salesforce for Twitter) and the feedback has been truly amazing.
The Data Loader Service is designed to automate basic loading and extraction of data between, flat files, and relational databases on a daily basis. But the Informatica Cloud Data Loader Service is just the first step towards secure, powerful, and complete data integration as a service.
The next step, you ask?
The Informatica Cloud Data Synchronization Service. The industry’s only true enterprise-class software as a service integration solution, the Data Synchronization Service is designed for non-technical users to set-up, manage, and monitor bi-directional integration tasks. Primary use cases for the Data Synchronization Service include:
  • ERP Synchronization:  Opportunity-to-Order & Customer Master Synch (SAP, Oracle); Quoting Integration, etc.
  • CRM Integration:  Cases, Leads, Campaigns; Territory Management; Price Book & Product; Custom Objects, etc.
  • Business / IT Alignment: Business self-service to trusted information; IT avoids proliferation of point solutions.
This is a first in a series of posts that outline some of the key reasons that Salesforce customers continue to upgrade (in just a couple of clicks) from the Data Loader Service to the Informatica Cloud Data Synchronization Service. Here’s a brief demonstration of integrating secure FTP files with Salesforce using the Informatica Cloud:

Free Data Loader Service Drives Salesforce Productivity

Check out this Salesforce customer feedback about the free Informatica Cloud Data Loader Service:

“I’ve calculated the productivity savings and I am saving my company about $3500 per year by using this free product.”

Migrating to Salesforce? Looking to get started with bi-directional data extraction and loading?

Find out why more and more Salesforce customers are sharing their 5-star AppExchange reviews and getting more from their Salesforce CRM and investment here.

Rock the AppExchange Vote – Data Loader Service 2010

Last year the free Data Loader Service was recognized by “the cloud crowd” as The Best Data Integration Tool on the AppExchange. Well this year the reviews have been piling up for the Cloud Data Loader Service as well as for the Cloud Data Synchronization Service. Here are a couple of examples from November:

Data Loader Service

Data Synchronization Service




And here is the complete list of 2008 AppExchange App of the Year winners. To vote, simply post a review here:

Your support is very much appreciated!

Free Data Loader Service for Salesforce

I spoke to quite a few Salesforce customers and partners at Dreamforce ’09 who didn’t realize that the Data Loader Service is free. Yes, you do also get a 30 day trial of the Data Synchronization Service, Data Profiling Service, and Data Replication Service when you get started, but once it’s clearly understood that yes, the Data Loader Service is in fact FREE, I typically get asked the following question:

“How is it different than the Data Loader?”

Here’s my answer:

  • The Data Loader Service (DLS) is designed for non-technical users. (Easy to set up. Easy to Use.)
  • DLS provides daily scheduling capabilities. (Get started with automated data integration.)
  • DLS is the first step towards true bi-directional data integration as a service. (Easily move up to more complex, bi-directional cloud services.)

Here’s a quick Data Loader Service demo recorded by a partner. And if you’re a Salesforce CRM or customer and/or partner and like the tool, please take a few minutes to share your feedback on the AppExchange.

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