Category Archives: Data Synchronization
I’m pleased to announce that Informatica Cloud has once again been honored by salesforce.com customers with the AppExchange Best of ‘11 Award for Integration. Based entirely on user reviews for the Informatica Cloud listing on AppExchange, it’s clear that when it comes to Salesforce CRM and Force.com data integration requirements, Informatica Cloud has become the clear choice for salesforce.com customers. This is the fourth year in a row that Informatica Cloud has achieved this honor, and our free Data Loader Service continues to be the all-time most popular application on the AppExchange. (more…)
I spent last weekend reading Geoffrey Moore’s new book, Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the Past. Then on Sunday, the New York Times published this article about salesforce.com: A Leader in the Cloud Gains Rivals. Clearly “The Big Switch” is on. With this as a backdrop, the need for a comprehensive cloud data management strategy has surfaced as a top IT imperative heading into the New Year – How and when do you plan to move data to the cloud? How will you prevent SaaS silos? How will you ensure your cloud data is trustworthy, relevant and complete? What is your plan for longer-term cloud governance and control?
These are just a few of the questions you need to think through as you develop your short, medium and long-term cloud strategy. Here are my predictions for what else should be on your 2012 cloud integration radar. (more…)
In March of last year I posted a blog here entitled: The Achilles Heel Of Cloud Computing – Data Integration. “In fact, what currently limits the number of cloud deployments is the lack of a clear understanding of data integration in the context of cloud computing. This is a rather easy problem to solve, but it’s often an afterthought.”
So more than a year later, where are we?
While some progress has been made, many cloud computing implementation projects continue to ignore the value of a sound data integration strategy and the use of the right data integration technology. Most paint themselves into a data quality and data synchronization corner, but give them time. (more…)
It was quite a week. According to the Tweets from @benioff, “over 45,000 people gave us a week of their summer to attend Dreamforce 2011” – a truly amazing number and a truly amazing conference. Informatica customers and partners were also out in full force as the topic of data integration was front and center in most of the keynotes and breakout sessions. Informatica announced that it’s now running over 20 billion transactions per month via its multitenant cloud integration service and also introduced a mobile administration and monitoring application that is now available on the Apple App Store.
Our session on Hybrid IT – The Importance of Integration to Salesforce Success was run twice due to popular demand and it was a packed house each time. Special thanks to our great customer speakers from PSA Insurance and Financial Services, Topcon Positioning Systems and Qualcomm. You can check out the slides here and the video on Salesforce YouTube Channel soon. (more…)
This week a milestone was announced for Informatica Cloud – the multi-tenant data integration service now surpasses 20 billion cloud data transactions and three million cloud data integration jobs per month. What does this mean, you ask? Simply visit Trust.InformaticaCloud.com/status and take a look for yourself. You’ll not only see real-time status of the on-demand service, you’ll see how many integration jobs and and transactions are being processed every day. (more…)
Earlier this year Informatica and Netsuite announced a partnership focused on delivering “Two Tier ERP” solutions to large enterprises. According to the press release:
“With a two-tier ERP infrastructure, the existing SAP or Oracle system serves as the hub at the enterprise level and is augmented with more flexible and cost effective cloud ERP solutions, such as NetSuite OneWorld, at the subsidiary or divisional level. Informatica’s cloud data integration solution enables integration between the on-premise enterprise system and cloud divisional systems.”
This deployment model leverages a robust cloud integration strategy to deliver the flexibility and agility of a SaaS ERP solution to divisions and subsidiaries, allowing them to benefit from accelerated consolidation, real-time visibility into performance, local flexibility and control. (more…)
I spent last week at the annual SIIA All About the Cloud Conference in San Francisco. The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) “is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries.” They are also the organization that gives out the annual CODiE Awards, “the industry’s only peer‐review awards program, acknowledge innovation and excellence for products and services in the business software, digital content and education technology industries.”
I’m pleased to be able to say that Informatica Cloud has been recognized this year as the “Best Cloud Management Solution.”
We’ve all heard the old adage “what you don’t know won’t hurt you.” But when it comes to heart disease popular wisdom isn’t true. In fact, what you don’t know about your heart health may very well hurt you, whether or not there are symptoms. Of course, we all know what we should do to prevent heart disease, like eating well and getting tested on a regular basis. But we don’t always do what we should do, do we…
Now I’m not here to prescribe medical advice, but I do see an interesting parallel between heart disease and data integration. Data integration processes can be compared to a circulatory system for data, a network of arteries that span Business Applications and Business Analytics, and just like actual arteries they can be either “normal” or “diseased.” In other words, data integration processes can either move data that is of high quality or they can move bad data that can “clog up” the process leading to the proliferation of bad data or causing the integration process itself to fail. You can think about data integration without Data Quality as a “diseased” artery. So the question is whether your data integration processes look like a “normal” or a “diseased” artery. If you think you need to get your data quality tested, or go on a proverbial data quality diet, read about a unified approach for Data Integration and Data Quality or take the Data Quality checkup that will help you achieve the data integration equivalent of healthy arteries.
In 2006 Informatica announced our strategic roadmap for what was then known as “On-Demand Data Integration.” There were to be three phases: