Adam Wilson

Informatica And EMC – So What’s The Big Idea?

Last month, Informatica and EMC announced a strategic partnership at EMC’s annual user conference in Boston.  This is a significant new relationship for both companies-which in itself is interesting.  You would have thought that the company responsible for storing more data than just about anybody in the world and the company responsible for moving more data than anybody in the world would have come together many years ago.  So why now?  What’s different?

Virtualization changes everything.   Customers have moved beyond virtualizing their infrastructure and their operating systems and are now trying to apply the same principles to their data.  Whether we’re moving the data to the processing, or the processing to the data, it’s clear where data physically lives has become increasingly irrelevant.   Customers want data as a service and they don’t want to be hung up on the artificial boundaries created by applications, databases, schemas, or physical devices. (more…)

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Informatica Announces First Cloud Archiving Service Optimized For Databases

This is my first blog for Perspectives and I wanted to talk about one of last week’s announcements -Informatica introduced the first ever cloud archiving service optimized for databases.   Since then, I’ve had a number of questions from customers and analysts about what exactly makes it optimized?   Certainly, a number of vendors have the ability to land data in the cloud, so how is this different?  Let me capture the highlights:

  • The data is massively compressed before transmission-close to 60:1. That can take the upload time down from days or weeks to hours or minutes. No need to constantly mail DVDs to Amazon to get data on S3. (more…)
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