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Data Integration Goes Mobile And Gets Cloudy At Dreamforce 2011

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…)

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Getting Ready For Dreamforce 2011

dreamforceWhile most people are busy planning vacation time in August, salesforce.com customers and partners, as well as general cloud computing enthusiasts, are gearing up for Dreamforce 2011 in San Francisco later this month. According to the website, “There’s a post- PC revolution underway, and your customers have moved to a world that’s entirely social, mobile and open. Has your company?” (more…)

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Informatica Cloud Wins Best Cloud Management CODiE Award

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.”

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Salesforce.com Customers Recognize Informatica Cloud

Informatica Cloud has been recognized by Salesforce CRM and Force.com customers as the #1 Data Integration application on the AppExchange…for the third year in a row. This award is based 100% on the quality and quantity of our customer reviews, which is why we’re so proud of the recognition.

In 2006 Informatica announced our strategic roadmap for what was then known as “On-Demand Data Integration.” There were to be three phases:

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Cloud Integration: Who’s Line (Of Business) Is It Anyway?

I recently sat down with a couple of Informatica Cloud customers to learn more about their general experiences with data integration delivered as an on-demand service. I was particularly interested in these two implementations, as both projects were led and ultimately managed directly by the line of business. Tony Young recently pointed out that, “the cloud is real” and most CIOs clearly have their heads in the clouds. Some of the points made by these software-as-a-service enthusiasts’ help to explain why the cloud is even more appealing outside of IT and why more and more organizations are adopting “two tier cloud integration strategies in 2011.” (more…)
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2011 Cloud Integration Predictions: Hybrid Platform Adoption, Private Cloud Confusion

In my last post I scored my 2010 cloud integration predictions. I’d say it was a solid B. While the spate of acquisitions in the market helped shine a light on the opportunity for data integration delivered as an on-demand service, I’d characterize 2010 as a year of line of business-driven cloud integration adoption. My prediction is that 2011 will be the year of “hybrid everything” and IT organizations will be reorganizing and realigning to adapt to the new realities of cloud computing. Here are my 2011 cloud integration predictions. (more…)
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Cloud Integration Predictions in Review

As is the custom, before I dive into my predictions for next year, I thought I’d look back and see how I did with my 2010 cloud integration predictions. Last year I predicted that:

1)  There will be an increased need for best-of-breed cloud data integration solutions. I also predicted that we’d see an emergence of online marketplaces that allow you to purchase prepackaged integration services.

Results: In Loraine Lawson’s recent Data Integration predictions post, she noted, “this year, integration seems to have shifted from a liability to an asset for the cloud.” Another publication referred to cloud integration as, “the capability that will drive mainstream Cloud adoption.” Clearly the importance of data integration to cloud computing success has been recognized. I believe 2010 was the year we crossed the chasm.

Bring on the tornado!
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Migrating On-Premise Databases To Database.com

I noted in a 2006 blog post that, “in many organizations getting access to information locked away in the data warehouse is still considered to be “in demand” not on demand.” Four years later, the terminology has changed, and adoption of cloud applications and platforms like Salesforce CRM and Force.com has skyrocketed, but for many developers the same challenge persists. Gaining access to corporate databases to build mobile, social or even analytical applications is next to impossible. And if access is granted, too much time and resources are required to implement, manage and maintain software and hardware infrastructure, instead of building innovative applications. That’s what’s so exciting about today’s Database.com announcement.
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Informatica Wins Best Of SaaS Showplace Award

Today THINKstrategies, Inc. announced that Informatica has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. (more…)
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Getting Ready For Dreamforce 2010

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s hard not to know that the annual salesforce.com Dreamforce conference is just around the corner. There are ads on NPR. There was even a full page ad congratulating the Giants that offered free keynote and expo passes – nice touch! The conference is being billed as “The Cloud Computing Event of the Year” and with over twenty thousand people expected to be at the Moscone Center from December 6-9th (along with Bill Clinton, Stevie Wonder and a few surprise guests),  I think it will live up to the expectations. (more…)

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