Informatica Cloud Winter 2012 Announced

This week we announced the 11th release of Informatica Cloud. What’s Informatica Cloud you ask? Well according to the our 2011 “Best Cloud Management” CODiE Award, Informatica Cloud is an, “easy-to-use, multi-tenant cloud integration service that empowers users to create, schedule and automate bi-directional cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premise integration tasks without coding and without requiring a hardware appliance.”

This is an important release for 4 reasons:

  1. Informatica has expanded our cloud integration service to data quality
  2. We have greatly expanded our cloud connectivity
  3. We continue to deliver enterprise-class functionality via the cloud
  4. We are broadening the capabilities of Informatica Cloud Express, our pay-as-you-go cloud service.

Data Quality as a Cloud Service

With Informatica Cloud Winter 2012 we’re introducing a new Contact Validation service that validates and corrects postal addresses from over 240 countries and territories. The wizard-driven interface also incorporates email verification and can check phone numbers against the National Do Not Call Registry in the United States. It will be available as an add-on to Informatica Cloud editions and as a transaction-based pay-as-you go service via Informatica Cloud Express.

Rapid Connectivity Framework

The Informatica Cloud Rapid Connectivity Framework enables INFORM partners to rapidly develop connectivity to virtually any packaged source or target application and make them available on the Informatica Marketplace. Got a cloud or on-premise app you need to integrate? Let us know. Informatica or one of our partners may have already posted it on the Marketplace!

Enterprise-class Cloud Integration

As more organizations move towards hybrid IT infrastructures, and as cloud integration tasks become more business-critical and complex, enterprise-class features play a vital role in customer success. The Winter 2012 release introduces features such as enhanced real-time out-bound messaging and Bulk API support for Salesforce CRM and Force.com customers, built-in Live Chat customer support, and Android support for our popular mobile administration application.

Expanded Informatica Cloud Express Capabilities

Did you ever think you’d be able to subscribe to a pay as you go data integration service? Well you can now with Informatica Cloud Express. Designed specifically for small to medium-sized organizations, the new release will introduce new features as well as new Contact Validation capabilities.

If you want to learn more about Informatica Cloud, the best thing to do is to sign up for a 30 day free trial. Be sure to join our active cloud integration community and learn more about the Winter 2012 release here. Pre-release starts this week and all customers will be upgraded in January.

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