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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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:
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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:
- Toshiba America Business Solutions won the 2010 Cloud Computing Innovation Award.
- We introduced a new Informatica Cloud Mall on the Marketplace.
- We introduced a new Informatica Cloud Community for customers and partners.
- 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…
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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.