Tag Archives: SaaS

Protecting Healthcare Data

Richard Cramer, Chief Healthcare Strategist at Informatica talks about protecting healthcare data in non-production testing environments.


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Cloud-Enabled MDM Comes of Age: Cognizant Delivers First SaaS Solution Built on Informatica MDM

The industry’s first cloud-based solution for master data management (MDM) has arrived, signaling the emergence of a new architectural model for MDM that can offer rapid time to deployment without substantial capital expenditures.

Cognizant, a leading provider of IT and consulting services, is rolling out a solution called Cognizant MDM-in-the-Cloud for Life Sciences. Built using Informatica MDM at the core technology, it’s designed to help pharmaceutical and medical device companies to realize a complete, accurate view of monetary gifts and in-kind transfers made to physicians, including gifts, entertainment, consulting fees, meals, research funding, and more.


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Cloud Data Integration For Hybrid IT

Today we made a significant announcement regarding our cloud strategy under the heading of “Cloud Data Integration for Hybrid IT”.  Exciting!  We sent out various official communications such as a press release, a list of partner quotes supporting the launch here, YouTube videos showing the new release in action and a link to a launch webinar on 5th May here.  I wanted to give you my perspective on why I think this is such a big deal … (more…)

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Video: What’s Next For Cloud Data Integration?

Juan Carlos Soto shares his perspective on the Informatica Cloud’s three pronged growth strategy including: the Platform for Hybrid IT, Cloud Services for All and Informatica Inside.

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The Value Of Pay-As-You-Go Pricing For Data Integration

I was pleased to see that Informatica has launched Informatica Cloud Express, complete with usage-based pricing.  Cloud Express provides salesforce.com administrators and operations staff the option to schedule and automate bi-directional cloud-to-on-premise integration tasks without coding and without requiring a hardware footprint.

The value of this is pretty straightforward.  Data integration has traditionally been something that’s very complex and costly.  Most spend hundreds of thousands on solutions that become more costly after implementation than during development.  The issues are around the path to good data integration, and the technology required to get you there.

Cloud-based integration, such as Cloud Express, provides the ability to access the integration services you need on-demand.  Moreover, it also provides you with the ability to pay for only the services you need.   This is a wonderful model considering that, while some enterprises do gigs a day in information flowing between on-premise and cloud-based systems, many operate with a much lighter data integration load.  In the past, neither customer had the pay-as-you-go option. (more…)

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SaaS And Enterprise Architecture: Key Enablers Of IT Innovation

I recently sat down with Informatica’s CIO Tony Young to discuss his organization’s adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications like Salesforce CRM. As always Tony, had a lot of wisdom to share on this topic as well as some thoughts on IT innovation and best practices in general. Here’s how he answered the question, “What’s the driver behind cloud computing / SaaS adoption at Informatica?” (more…)
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The Importance Of Trust To Cloud Adoption

Today the Informatica Cloud Fall 2010 release was announced , with a strong focus on trust. Along with new capabilities, we announced the launch of a website that provides greater transparency into system status and performance as well as security policies and certifications. I invite you to visit http://trust.informaticacloud.com. Speaking of trust, it’s a topic that came up a great deal in my discussion last week with Eric Johnson . As I mentioned in my last post, Eric is senior director of enterprise applications at Informatica.  Here is the interview. (more…)
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Embracing the Cloud: With a Heavy Dose of Integration

The Informatica corporate IT team has recently migrated us from Pivotal to Salesforce CRM.  Like many organizations, we’ve had pockets of salesforce.com in production for a long time. In fact, over the past few years our IT organization, led by CIO Tony Young, has been on the cutting edge of SaaS application and cloud computing adoption. In the coming weeks I’ll publish a series of interviews with the team, but I wanted to start off with a comment I received from Eric Johnson, senior director of enterprise applications, in response to a Loraine Lawson blog post called, “Is SaaS/Cloud Adoption too Easy?(more…)

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Is The PATRIOT Act Stifling Cloud Adoption Outside Of The US?

According to recent Forrester research, “security concerns” and “integration challenges with other applications” are the primary reasons firms aren’t interested in software as a service (SaaS). This week Forrester’s Stefan Reid wrote about the Informatica Cloud Summer 2010 release and pointed out another reason: The USA PATRIOT Act. (more…)

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Cloud Data Integration: Not Just For Cloud-Based Data

Over the past few weeks I’ve been talking to a lot of Informatica customers about data integration delivered as an on-demand service. We’ve been hosting a Breakfast in the Cloud event in many cities as part of the Informatica 9 World Tour and the interest in the topic of cloud integration has been overwhelming.  We always spend quite a bit of time reviewing the architecture of Informatica Cloud Services to customers:

  • A Secure Agent is downloaded to sit behind your firewall (or it could be running in a cloud environment).
  • With the enterprise-class performance of Informatica PowerCenter, it is the Secure Agent that does all of the heavy lifting. It is a small footprint that is self-upgrading.
  • A multitenant repository and an easy-to-use data integration interface designed for business self-service are delivered on demand. (You can watch a demo on our YouTube Channel.)
  • Data is not staged in the Informatica Cloud. Instead a direct connection is established between the Secure Agent and Cloud apps or between applications, databases and files that are on premises.

It’s the last point that is often most surprising. Here are some of the questions that inevitably ensue when the lightbulb goes off: (more…)

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