Informatica Partners with Microsoft to deliver Cortana Analytics Suite for Big Data and Advanced Analytics

As the leading iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) vendor, Informatica has been working with customers in every industry to help with the massive shift to cloud analytics and the evolution to a more hybrid analytics landscape for most companies.

Today we continue to advance our partnership with Microsoft to deliver the big data and analytics solutions that our customers need for data driven decisions. This new partnership builds on the announcement by Satya Nadella yesterday at the 2015 Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference in Orlando where he announced the Microsoft Cortana Analytics Suite that enables enterprises to transform their data into intelligent action with a comprehensive set of services including analytics, machine learning, big data storage and processing in the cloud.

The Cortana Analytics Suite is a fully managed Big Data and Advanced Analytics suite and with Informatica’s pre-built cloud integration and data management solutions for Cortana Analytics and its underlying Microsoft Azure services, customers can now take advantage of a complete ecosystem that delivers big data and advanced analytics, data access, data integration, data quality and data security services. Microsoft and Informatica are also collaborating on a robust joint roadmap to further bridge our ecosystems and enable Informatica Cloud and PowerCenter customers to easily on-ramp to use the Cortana Analytics Suite and Azure services.

Informatica is offering a free trial of Informatica Cloud for Azure so you can see how quick and easy it is to manage big data and analytics in the Cloud.

“As top enterprise customers continue to adopt Azure for their big data and advanced analytics needs, we are excited to collaborate with Informatica to accelerate our customers’ time to solution,” said Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President for Information Management and Machine Learning at Microsoft. “Informatica, the leading independent vendor for data integration, will provide enterprises with direct integration into the Microsoft Cortana Analytics Suite. This partnership allows our customers to implement world-class solutions that deliver intelligent and actionable insights into their business.”

Please visit here for more information about Microsoft’s Cortana Analytics announcement. You can read about Microsoft’s announcement of the partnership with Informatica here.

Informatica Cloud provides a cost-effective and scalable cloud integration and data management platform designed for seamless access and delivery of trusted data between any cloud or on-premises data sources and the Azure services powering the Cortana Analytics Suite.

With Informatica Cloud for Azure, customers will be able to rapidly transfer high volumes of data workloads into and out of the Cortana Analytics Suite ensuring that trusted business data is always available to enable better and faster business results. Informatica’s pre-built solutions for Azure and the Cortana Analytics Suite include:

  • Informatica Cloud for Azure SQL Data Warehouse delivers native data integration at high performance for petabyte scale data volumes.
  • Informatica Cloud for Azure SQL Database supports data synchronization and replication, which delivers data from multiple sources for business analysis in real time while the source systems continue to operate without interruption.
  • Informatica Cloud for Azure Storage enables loading of large and diverse datasets into Azure Blobs for Azure Machine Learning consumption, Azure HDInsight processing and Azure Data Factory data pipelining.

We are also thrilled to be collaborating with technology services leader Cognizant as part of the Cortana Analytics Suite launch with Microsoft.

“Digital transformation is rapidly taking place within enterprises. Our long-standing work with software leaders like Informatica and Microsoft has helped us to build unique platforms for end-to-end business solutions like BigDecisions.  This enables our customers to make informed decisions in real time,” said Karthik Krishnamurthy, Global Head and VP, Enterprise Analytics, Cognizant Technology Solutions. “For example, by leveraging advanced analytics, our collaboration has helped media organizations better predict the churn propensity of participants and to proactively take action to improve participation. In turn, this type of enterprise analytics helps these organizations make better decisions that result in better outcomes. Through the joint value we deliver, we’re helping our customers drive more value out of their data assets than ever before.”

Informatica has made significant investments in both cloud analytics and key partnerships with leading players such as Microsoft and Cognizant. , We believe the move to cloud analytics and big data is a strategic inflection point for most enterprises. We’re excited to be the leading cloud integration and data management ecosystem in this new era helping to deliver insight-as-a-service capabilities that are a top priority for every company, in every industry.

As I mentioned above, please try the offering out yourself!  We have a free trial of Informatica Cloud for Azure here.

If you need more information, check out Informatica Cloud’s solutions for Azure here.