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Proactive performance management of systems and applications has always been an elusive goal for many organizations. We have enough fires to fight and issues to deal with in our day to day life to make searching for performance problems rank somewhere just below defragging our hard drives. At Informatica we talk with companies every day that try to manage their application performance proactively but lack the tools or process to make it happen. In this blog we will talk about the five keys to making proactive performance a reality. (more…)
As promised in my last post, I’m kicking off an ongoing blog series to share my efforts in designing data governance best practices and tools to help Informatica’s customers and partners optimize the value they can derive from their data assets.
To begin, I want to introduce Informatica’s Data Governance Framework. As you can see, the framework is categorized into ten complementary facets. Why facets? When an organization can focus and invest in all the competencies listed, true value – like that of a rare gem – is created. (more…)
This week the EMC World 2012 conference is taking place in Las Vegas. Informatica is participating as a partner continuing its commitment to the EMC Select Partnership for the Informatica ILM and MDM solutions. Informatica has continued to expand its partnership to include support for its Greenplum Hadoop distribution – mostly to support organizations needs for big data integration while making big data manageable and secure. (more…)
In this video, Richard Cramer, chief healthcare strategist, and Claudia Chandra, senior director, product management, ILM, Informatica, discuss healthcare and application retirement.
During this discussion (the first of two videos), Richard and Claudia cover the following topics as they relate to healthcare:
- The business case for application retirement
- Additional drivers for application retirement
The second video, discusses application retirement project scope, enterprise IT initiatives and how application retirement is the fastest way for IT to save money now.
Everyone is worried about data security and privacy as they should be; for data to be trusted, users and management need confidence in not just knowing that data is correct, but also in knowing that it is secure and that access is permitted only in controlled situations. There is no shortage of security disaster stories, but I’m not worried about production data since it is at the heart of application management disciplines which, while still not perfect, have had 50 years to mature. This perspective is stated succinctly by Ronald Reagan when he spoke about the economy and said “I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.” (more…)
What do you get when you combine Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Master Data Management (MDM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and Storage Area Networks (SAN)? A compelling Data Management solution on a single purchase order that finally closes the gap on databases. EMC announced this last week at EMC World 2010 that they will start reselling Informatica’s Data Archive and Master Data Management products as part of the EMC Select program. Why does this taste good to data management practitioners? Because EMC customers have been in need for a single solution to manage, retain and archive ALL data, not just email and files.
Has your application portfolio changed over the past 10 years? Have you migrated to newer systems and infrastructure to make your company more competitive? Has your organization gone through mergers or acquisitions where you ‘inherited’ additional applications? Over time, even though these applications may not be used to support current business processes, they are kept on life support simply for occasional access requirements or maybe to meet retention compliance.
In a recent blog from Informatica’s Data Archive Product Manager, Claudia Chandra, she discusses the need for and the business value of retiring legacy applications. This is another excellent topic on how to keep what you need and delete everything else. Purge what is not needed and reduce cost. From a legal discussion perspective, The Sedona Conference has invested in a Working Group Series Publication on the very same topic. The working group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) shares their insight in the paper “The Sedona Conference® Commentary on Inactive Information Sources: Guidance Principles for Identifying, Classifying, Retaining and Destroying Orphaned, Legacy and Dormant ESI”.
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions have typically focused on managing electronic documents and unstructured content. What about structured data that is ‘locked up’ and traditionally retained indefinitely in your application databases? Can your existing ECM system help manage this content as well? Many people consider database content to be a completely different animal and not a good fit for storing in ECM repositories. However, with the increasing costs of electronic discovery (eDiscovery) during litigation, consider leveraging your ECM investment for managing the long-term retention of structured data.
Structured data archiving has proven to be a great way to trim production databases and get tremendous cost savings by aligning the lifecycle of the data with the underlying infrastructure. ECM adds value to this process by adding functionality in the area of content indexing, search and retention management. (more…)