Tag "Cloud Computing"

Carbonite: A Case Study on Cloud-First Approach to Data and Application Integration

Did you know that the concept of “Cloud-First” began in the U.S. federal government? Cloud-First was a mandate issued to all federal agencies by the chief information officer of the United States in December 2010. By 2012, a subsequent report to Congress showed that more than half of all federal agencies had adopted cloud computing for... more

The More Complex the Cloud Computing Market Becomes, the More We Need Data Integration

The RightScale “State of the Cloud” report out now has some key findings that I would like to discuss in relation to data integration. The world is getting more complex, in terms of cloud platforms, and that means that we need data integration more than ever. Per the report: In polling, the respondents reported that... more

Hybrid Integration Comes of Age

In our 2005 book, “Integration Competency Center,” [1] David Lyle and I wrote about what is now a hot topic: an integration strategy that features a centralized integration team along with self-service and citizen integrator capabilities. Other analysts have also been writing about it recently – Gartner refers to the approach as Bimodal IT –... more

Informatica Announces Data Integration Capabilities for AWS Aurora

Informatica is pleased to announce general availability of our cloud solution for AWS Aurora. This is in addition to the other suite of connectors and solutions we have for AWS services such as Redshift, S3, RDS, EMR, Kinesis, and Glacier that we already support. Amazon Aurora is designed to deliver high performance, 99.99% availability, and... more

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... more

New Tools for the Data-Driven Marketer: Salesforce Wave Analytics and Informatica

Marketing has become a very right-brain discipline, where the top recruiting targets are no longer creative directors, but data scientists. And in many marketing teams it has become extremely important to foster that data-driven discipline, which includes proficiency with data and analytics, not just through data scientists but across the entire marketing team. In my... more

Healthcare Powered by the Cloud?

It’s true.  Cloud technology is transforming the way companies do business and is the preferred choice for enterprises large and small, from financial services to government when it comes to adopting enterprise software going forward. This is also true in today’s Healthcare industry. According to a 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey, 83% of IT executives... more

Federal Migration to Cloud Computing, Hindered by Data Issues

As reviewed by Loraine Lawson,  a MeriTalk survey about cloud adoption found that a “In the latest survey of 150 federal executives, nearly one in five say one-quarter of their IT services are fully or partially delivered via the cloud.” For the most part, the shifts are more tactical in nature.  These federal managers are... more

Is Your Data Ready to Maximize Value from Your CRM Investments?

A friend of mine recently reached out to me about some advice on CRM solutions in the market.  Though I have not worked for a CRM vendor, I’ve had both direct experience working for companies that implemented such solutions to my current role interacting with large and small organizations regarding their data requirements to support... more

Cloud Integration Issues? Look to the Enterprise Architects

According to an article by Jan Stafford, “When enterprises adopt cloud computing, many of their legacy methods of software integration are instantly obsolete. Hanging on to old integration methods is like trying to fit square pegs into round holes…” It’s true.  Data integration is a whole new game, compared to five years ago, or, in... more