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Non-Clonetroversial Oracle Data Cloning

Cloning

When the average person hears of cloning, my bet is that they think of the controversy and ethical issues surrounding cloning, such as the cloning of Dolly the sheep, or the possible cloning of humans by a mad geneticist in a rogue nation state. I would also put money down that when an Informatica blog reader thinks of cloning they think of “The Matrix” or “Star Wars” (that dreadful episode II Attack of the Clones).   I did.  Unfortunately.

But my pragmatic expectation is that when Informatica customers think of cloning, they also think of Data Cloning software.  Data Cloning software clones terabytes of database data into a host of other databases, data warehouses, analytical appliances, and Big Data stores such as Hadoop.  And just for hoots and hollers, you should know that almost half of all Data Integration efforts involve replication, be it snapshot or real-time, according to TDWI survey data. Survey also says… replication is the second most popular — or second most used — data integration tool, behind ETL.

ClonewocontroCloning should be easy and very natural. It’s an important part of life (at your job).   However, we can all admit that it is also a process that causes many a headache and ruins many a relationship.

Do your company’s cloning tools work with non-standard types? Know that Informatica cloning tools can reproduce Oracle data to just about anything on 2 tuples (or more).  We do non-discriminatory duplication, so it’s no wonder we especially fancy cloning the Oracle!  (a thousand apologies for the bad “Matrix” pun)

Just remember that data clones are an important and natural component of business continuity, and the use cases span both operational and analytic applications.  So if you’re not cloning your Oracle data safely and securely with the quality results that you need and deserve, it’s high time that you get some better tools.

Send in the Clones

With that in mind, if you haven’t tried to clone before, for a limited time, Informatica is making Fast Clone database cloning trial software product available for a free download. Click here to get it now.

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INFAgraphic: The Healthcare Organization of the Future will be Data-Driven

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Informatica Educates Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Attendees On How To Balance The Big Data Balancing Act

Thousands of Oracle OpenWorld 2012 attendees visited the Informatica booth to learn how to leverage their combined investments in Oracle and Informatica technology.  Informatica delivered over 40 presentations on topics that ranged from cloud, to data security to smart partitioning. Key Informatica executives and experts, from product engineering and product management, spoke with hundreds of users on topics and answered questions on how Informatica can help them improve Oracle application performance, lower risk and costs, and reduce project timelines. (more…)

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The Freshest Data Makes the Best Business Decisions

There’s no denying that business continues to accelerate its pace, and that the luxury of using historical data for business intelligence (BI) and planning is quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Today, businesses need immediate insight into rapidly changing data in order to survive and thrive.  Data that’s even a few hours old—let alone a few days old—is largely useless.   But most current information architectures today still only provide data that is a day, a week, or sometimes as much as a month old. 

This leaves most BI, reporting, and analytics systems to operate without up-to-date data from operational systems, data that’s fundamental to making informed decisions about the business.   To operate at the speed of business, it’s imperative that executives and decision makers have ready access to fresh information at all times, delivered continuously and automatically without impact on operational systems. 

More and more organizations have found the answer in data replication.  Data replication allows you to work with and make the best business decisions based on the freshest data drawn from all your operational systems. It delivers this current, up-to-date data in a seamless and non-intrusive manner, empowering you to operate at the speed of your business without constraints. It also automatically delivers this data wherever it’s needed – for operational intelligence, as well as operational use – without direct impact.

This unique “data-on-demand” approach removes the constraints of stale, old information and enables powerful outcomes for business initiatives. Fresh, current data drives new thinking across the enterprise, and can help organizations to:

  • Increase revenue, delight customers, and outshine the competition
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of business decisions
  • Standardize on a single reliable and scalable solution that lowers costs and removes complexity

At Informatica, we’ve seen numerous customers implement Informatica Data Replication to deliver this fresh, up-to-date data for operational intelligence, reporting, and analytics, and report tremendous positive changes to their business. Some examples of customers using Informatica Data Replication with great success are:

  • Westlake Financial Systems saved hundreds of thousands of dollars and improved its profitability and customer satisfaction through a more effective payment  collection system
  • Optus Australia increased both revenues and customer satisfaction by providing calling plan access, alerting, and self-service upgrades directly to its customer base
  • A major national pharmacy chain accelerated and improved health care decision making across the business and increased agility and responsiveness to its customers, resulting in higher customer satisfaction while driving down the cost of technology

Is your business ready to make the leap to true operational intelligence using the freshest data to make your business decisions?  Do you want to understand more about the impact that this kind of insight can make to your business? 

If yes, please join us for a discussion with two business executives who have seen the impact in their own and their customers’ businesses using data replication on August 28 at 10 am Pacific.   You can register using the link below.

Bad Business Decision? Blame Stale Data – Register Today

The freshest data does make the best business decisions. We look forward to your joining and participating in the discussion.

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It’s All About Connecting the Dots

Before the kids got out of class for the summer, my daughter’s fourth grade class was learning about product marketing.  Her teacher is a good friend of ours and she knows I work with Informatica’s product marketing teams a great deal, so she asked, or I think it was closer to volunteered me to come into the class and talk a little about marketing concepts.

I have taken plenty of marketing classes in college, and have worked closely with marketing teams throughout my career; however, I’m not really qualified to talk marketing, but I mean they are fourth graders, how hard could it be right?

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Optus Increases Revenues and Customer Satisfaction Using Data Replication

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, telecom companies need to cement profitable and mutually rewarding relationships with their customers to survive. Recognizing the need to remain relevant and further drive revenue and value, Optus, the Sydney, Australia-based Communications Service provider, designed and created a program that would offer competitive differentiation while addressing the varying needs of its large mobile subscriber base. The main objective of this Mobile Unbilled initiative was to improve customer access to unbilled usage information by allowing subscribers to query their unbilled usage directly through a customer portal as well as to receive proactive alerts when they reach various stages of their regular CAP (80%, 100% and beyond).Optus expected to achieve 3 key benefits through this initiative: (more…)

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