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Join me for a free webinar on “Understanding the Escalating Data Challenges of Meaningful Use” on Thursday, April 7th
I’ve been doing a good deal of coaching and consulting on what Meaningful Use really means to technology professionals lately so I was pleased to accept an invitation by Informatica to lead a webinar on that subject for a data management audience.
Data management professionals and the executives that they report to have now had enough time to learn how difficult meeting the escalating requirements for MU actually is; most are reporting that it’s been more work than they thought. Gone are the days when health systems thought they could just install a certified EHR and they would be able to meet the MU goals. Everyone now understands that even if they’re able to collect the measures required in the first phase of MU, the escalating data challenges of later phases will be more difficult. (more…)
Published with permission from Toolbox for IT. The original post, “Shortening Development Times through Lean Integration” by Leigh Dow can be found here.
The Director’s Cut:
Shortening Development Times through Lean Integration
by Leigh Dow Director, Toolbox for IT
Spend a few minutes with David Lyle, Informatica’s VP of Product Strategy and you will learn three things. David is passionate about his work, he’s proud of the products they have created and he enjoys meeting with user groups. The Informatica team has developed software by not only listening to what their customers say they need, but maybe even more importantly observing what challenges their customers are trying to tackle through software implementations. The result? Embracing “Lean Integration”, a management system emphasizing continuous improvements and the elimination of waste in end-to-end data integration and process integration activities. (more…)
In my last post I introduced the concept of Fedegration as the ability to leverage and manage data and content across applications for new purposes and still leave it in place for use with the existing application.
I will now discuss how our team has built and integrated what I think is the best set of technologies for a Fedegration Platform.
Let’s hit the requirements first. I believe an ideal platform should: (more…)
I spent last week at EMCWorld, and most of my time was spent engaging with customers in a variety of ways. One thing I always find interesting is the amazing consistency of priorities across our global customers.
For example, we held a session for executives, and I simply asked the open-ended question “regardless of whether it involves our products or not, what is your top IT priority this year.” The answer was clear, overwhelming and simple, yet also rather surprising.
But before I tell you the answer, I want to tell you why it was surprising to me. I keep up with the CIO surveys and the trends and buzzwords. This particular trend seems to be invisible in the media hype and yet this group of CIO’s and senior execs were almost in unanimous agreement that it was at the top of their priority list. (more…)
26 April 2010, London: ITRS Group plc, the leading provider of predictive, real-time systems and application management products to the world’s financial community, is pleased to announce a new global partnership with 29West. Recently acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA), 29West is the market leader in high-performance, ultra low-latency messaging solutions.
The two companies will develop an interface between the ITRS Geneos framework and 29West’s Ultra Messaging system. ITRS Geneos provides a powerful set of analytical, consolidation and correlation functions across all managed metrics, while 29West’s Ultra Messaging allows trading and market data applications to communicate with each other with ultra-low latency.
Misha Kipnis, ITRS CTO, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with 29West. The partnership was driven by demand from 29West clients for a comprehensive, professional management and monitoring system. The new interface will greatly increase efficiency and allow 29West clients to manage not only their Ultra Messaging middleware infrastructure, but also, through ITRS Geneos, their trading applications, FIX engines, market data platforms and IT infrastructures.”
Read more here…
How Data Governance Police Can Constrain the Value of Your Multidomain Master Data Management Initiative
I published a white paper last year, entitled “When Data Governance Turns Bureaucratic,” that looked at how reactive data governance was preventing organizations from realizing the full value of master data management (MDM). By “reactive”, I mean organizations using a “coexistence” architecture where front office applications (CRM) and back office applications (ERP) are still used to author master data (customer and product data, suppliers, employees, etc.). Because these applications remain the “Systems of Entry” while the MDM hub’s role is limited to being the “System of Record,” some of the biggest promises of MDM remain unfulfilled. (more…)
Lalit Nathwani, 29West director of business development will give Informatica’s 29West Ultra Messaging update.
This will be the second STAC Performance Summit in London. Speakers hail from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nomura, Corvil, Solarflare, TS-Associates, Cisco, Informatica (29West), Oregano, Red Hat, Simena, Solace Systems, and VSS Monitoring.
Click here for more information or to register.
29West now part of Informatica will exhibit and host a Drill Down Session in the Plaza Suite at 9:30.
Plaza Suite, 9.30 am
Next Generation Trading Systems – High Performance and Low Latency
Leading firms have moved from legacy designs to streamline the execution path for lowest latency. Where will the next wave of performance come from and how will it impact bank and exchange trading system architectures? This session will explore real world patterns of next generation architectures including trends with 10Gig and Infiniband networks and how best to leverage the advances in multi core architectures to achieve the lowest latency.
- Jitesh Ghai, Global Director, Systems Engineering, 29West now part of Informatica
- Yuri Salkinder, Director, Credit Suisse
Hear how thought leaders and the most successful customers are leveraging the new technologies for the highest, most profitable performance.
Plaza Suite, 4.15pam
Low Latency Reduction – The Latest Techniques, and Where We’re Heading
The current level of interest in latency reduction is manifesting in three principal ways: vendors are embracing new techniques; the requirement for latency reduction implies the requirement for latency monitoring and benchmarking; and lastly, the latency spotlight is also falling on the fundamental principles of network architecture and switch design. Bob Van Valzah, 29West director of product marketing, will join the TS-Associates sponsored panel of experts.
Just a week in, and we’re seeing a tremendous show of confidence from our customers. Confidence in the proven innovation and top-notch support we continue to deliver every day, and confidence in this combination as a positive development for everyone involved. The entire 29West team has been retained and now operates as the Ultra-low Latency Messaging business unit of Informatica, headed by Mark Mahowald as GM. Informatica has a proven track record of growing the companies it has acquired and this is no exception. Anyone who works with us day to day will attest to our unwavering focus on our customers, our products, and our employees.
The entire team is excited about future prospects for messaging in the capital markets and the industry’s first zero-latency data integration platform.
- 29West has moved completely intact as a new business unit into Informatica
- Mark Mahowald heads up the unit as General Manager
- Our targets and goals are exactly as they were
- Our focus continues to be our customers, technology innovation and world class support
- We continue to build on the success of more than 140 deployments worldwide
- The innovation that began with LBM, UME and UMQ (Queuing) this month, continues
- Our vision for 2010 includes one breakthrough API across all use cases
- Informatica’s 29West Messaging continues to be the next generation messaging standard
- We look forward to growing our business and making yours more competitive for many years to come
Visit the team at TradeTech Equities in London.
ExCeL Centre, London
Stop by and find out what’s new in ultra low latency messaging and hear more about our acquisition by Informatica. Whether you’re a trader or a technologist, you’ll want to hear the latest on high performance messaging for the next-generation of trading platforms.