Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 Delivers Simplicity For Advanced Integration

Redwood City, Calif., March 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced Informatica Cloud Spring2014, a game-changing release of its award-winning cloudintegration platform.

Cloud Spring 2014 redefines the meaning of integrationagility:

·         Empoweringline-of-business (LOB) SaaS application users and IT users toquickly design sophisticated integrations 100% in the cloud.

·         Breakthroughin real-time applications integration, providing customers thechoice of processing the data in the cloud or on-premise.

·        Revolutionizing cloud integration ROI with reusable integrationdesigns that are 100% portable across cloud, on-premise and hybridlandscapes.

"Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 changes the game for cloudintegration with Informatica Cloud Designer," said Ash Kulkarni,senior vice president and general manager, Data Integration,Informatica. "IT developers get a drag-and-drop palette foradvanced integration scenarios and line-of-business applicationsusers get a wizard-based, self-service interface - all in oneunified design environment."

Powered by the Informatica Vibe Virtual Data Machine,Informatica's Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) solutionincreases integration agility and speeds projects to market withVibe's unique design once, deploy anywhere - cloud or on-premise -capabilities.

In its January 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise IntegrationPlatform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) report, Gartner, Inc., a leading ITresearch and advisory firm, noted that, "Because of its expandingversatility, enterprise iPaaS offerings increasingly compete withclassic on-premises integration platforms. However, especially inlarge organizations, enterprise iPaaS offerings often cooperatewith established integration middleware. This will lead to theemergence of hybrid integration platforms, combining enterpriseiPaaS characteristics with those of traditional on-premisesintegration platforms, enabling public and private cloud deploymentmodels and serving a variety of requirements: traditionalsystematically oriented, ICC-driven integration initiatives;agile/rapid integration, LOB-level projects; and individual, simpleintegrations carried out by citizen integrators who are not part ofIT teams."

Advanced Integration. Simplified for All.

Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 introduces Informatica CloudDesigner, which provides powerful, self-service integration designcapabilities directly in the cloud. These capabilities make iteasier for business analysts, SaaS application administrators andother LOB users to collaborate with each other and with IT to speedto market new applications and data for the business.

Key new capabilities include:

·         Streamlined,wizard-based point-and-click development that empowers LOB users tobuild and deploy even advanced integrations in a matter of minutesleveraging prebuilt templates.

·         A powerfuldrag-and-drop visual design palette that lets IT developers easilycreate advanced data transformations, mappings and integrationworkflows.

"Only Cloud Designer brings the full power of Informatica'sindustry-leading, integration design tools into a 100% cloud-baseddesign environment," said Kulkarni. "This translates into fastertime-to-value for SaaS application users, increased productivityfor integration developers, and reduced IT infrastructure costswith no on-premise tools to deploy and manage."

Unparalleled Choice for Real-Time Integration in HybridScenarios

Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 advances the concept of real-timehybrid app integration. This means that real-time cloud-to-clouddata integrations (such as Salesforce CRM to NetSuite) areprocessed in the cloud, but real-time cloud to on-premiseintegrations (such as Salesforce CRM to SAP) can be processed bothin the cloud or on-premise, depending on customer preference anddata privacy and regulatory requirements.  

With Cloud Spring 2014, Informatica is the only integrationsoftware provider to support this choice, delivering identicalperformance, functionality and security regardless of where thereal-time processing takes place, in front of, or behind, thecorporate firewall.

Completely Portable Integrations. Powered by InformaticaVibe.

Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 raises the bar on reusability withprebuilt parameterized integration workflows called VibeIntegration Packages (VIPs). Created by developers for consumptionby application users, other developers and partners, VIPs canbe:

·         Customizedquickly (via wizards) by application users for specific needs andprojects.

·         Distributedvia Informatica Cloud Global Repositories or via InformaticaMarketplace.

·         Embeddedeasily into any third-party application via REST APIs.

Importantly, all major components of the Informatica Platform,including Informatica Cloud, are built on Informatica Vibe, theindustry's first and only embeddable virtual data machine. Hence aVIP works not just with Informatica Cloud but alsowith Informatica PowerCenter for on-premise data integration -without any recoding.  

Supporting Quotes:

"Being active in the financial services vertical, Silverlineregularly encounters complex integration requirementsacross all sectors, including wealth and asset management,capital markets, banking, and insurance. The Informatica CloudDesigner will allow us to rapidly create advanced integrationworkflows for our clients and reuse them as a blueprint for futureengagements, saving both time and money for ourcustomers." - Eric Nelson, Development Manager, Silverline

"Our industry demands absolute accuracy when modeling differentcatastrophe risk scenarios. To do this, we use Informatica in ourcloud platform to correlate, synthesize and analyze multiple datapoints from a variety of different sources. Informatica CloudDesigner enables our developers to build advanced integrationsrapidly and meet the stringent demands of our customers."- Pranav Raval, Senior Director, Platform Development, RiskManagement Solutions Inc.

"InsideTrack empowers students to get the most from theireducational experience. We do this through personalized support,made possible by sophisticated analytics and technology. The newInformatica Cloud Designer will enable us to develop advancedintegrations to power these algorithms and ensure that we cancontinuously innovate."- Derald Sue, CIO, InsideTrack

Availability

Informatica Cloud Spring 2014 is generally available now.

Cloud Spring 2014 Webinar

Register here for the Webinar, "Informatica Cloud Spring 2014Release: Advanced Integration, Simplified for All," which isscheduled for 10 a.m., Pacific Time, on Thursday, March 13.

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About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software. Organizations around the world rely onInformatica to realize their informationpotential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, theindustry's first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM),powers the unique "Map Once. Deploy Anywhere." capabilities of theInformatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend onInformatica to fully leverage their information assets from devicesto mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For moreinformation, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), orvisit www.informatica.com.Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informaticaand http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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