REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one
independent provider of data
integration software, today introduced Informatica Cloud
Winter 2013, the latest release of the company's award-winning
family of cloud-based integration and data quality applications,
powered by the industry's leading integration platform-as-a-service
Available now, Informatica Cloud Winter 2013 delivers:
Cloud Integration: End-User Simplicity and
Informatica Cloud Winter 2013 introduces a revamped cloud
integration interface to enhance end-user productivity. Users are
now able to:
- Search for relevant cloud integration tasks directly from
activity logs and execute new task flows from anywhere within the
cloud integration service.
- Save, create and restart tasks at any step of the cloud
- Access online help, open a support request, interact with the
Informatica Cloud Community or watch training videos
with a single click.
Informatica Cloud Winter 2013 also introduces new
enterprise-class and productivity capabilities including:
- Advanced data lookup functionality - Advanced lookup
functions with built-in data type transformations allow
augmentation of data and eliminate multiple integration steps
from sophisticated data operations across systems.
- Custom integration parameters through external files -
Custom integration parameters defined in external files increase
automation flexibility and reduce maintenance costs.
- Advanced session control in Cloud Integration
Templates - Advanced controls such as partitioning of
relational databases and flat files enable high performance
integration of very large data sets.
Cloud Data Quality: Master Data Management and Point of
Entry Address Validation
Cloud MDM, part of the Informatica Cloud family of solutions,
is a master data management solution that enables salesforce.com
customers to cleanse, de-duplicate, and enrich data. The Winter
2013 release allows Informatica Cloud MDM users to:
- Clean, standardize, and de-duplicate account, person account,
opportunity, and contact data within the secure Force.com
environment in the cloud. In addition, this critical data can be
enriched with back-office and third-party data from cloud and
- Get up and running quickly with a guided set-up wizard that
incorporates predefined best practices and benefit from improved
documentation and online help following Informatica's recent
acquisition of Data Scout.
- Manage, import and consolidate multiple types of hierarchies
directly within Salesforce.
- Choose from the enhanced Informatica matching algorithms or the
Salesforce fuzzy string matching algorithm.
- And, for customers who have both Informatica Cloud MDM and
Informatica MDM Multi-Domain Edition, Informatica now provides
a set of tools and best practices to reconcile differences and
further improve implementations.
Informatica Cloud Address Validation is a new point-of-entry
application for salesforce.com customers that enables users to
validate in real-time records against the Address Doctor library of
over 240 countries and territories.
Integration Platform-as-a-Service: Get it Now
Informatica Marketplace Connectors
Informatica Cloud Winter 2013 introduces new Cloud Connectors
available on the Informatica Marketplace for faster time-to-value.
iPaaS enhancements include:
- Get it Now Cloud Connectors and
New Cloud Connector Marketplace Mall - Users can
install custom Cloud Connectors to their Informatica Cloud sandbox
or production instance directly from the Informatica Marketplace
and Cloud Connector Mall, which includes more than 50 Cloud
Connectors developed by third parties and Informatica. New Cloud
Connectors include Concur expense
management, Marketo marketing
Google BigQuery, Sagitta insurance agency and brokerage
management, and Trackwise enterprise quality management software
- Enhanced Cloud Connectivity features include:
- Native SAP Business Application Programming Interface
(BAPI) support to rapidly synchronize customer and product
data between SAP
back-office and Salesforce CRM and front-office cloud
- Salesforce Bulk Reader support for both data
synchronization and data replication and support for version 25 of
the Salesforce API.
multiple targets support for optimal General Ledger integration use
New Cloud Integration Template Marketplace Mall
- Provides access to pre-built, reusable and customizable
Cloud Integration Templates from third-parties and Informatica,
making it easier to consume custom processes and benefit from best
practices developed by the community.
- "The new Informatica Cloud user interface will make the cloud
integration solution even more user friendly," said Matthias
Jaekel, CRM Manager at Immobilien Scout GmbH. "Other features in
the Winter 2012 release will accelerate the time it takes to
access, integrate and deliver valuable data in order to meet our
- "Our benchmark research into data and the cloud finds that more
than 40% of organizations need or plan to add data integration for
cloud computing and SaaS," said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research
Officer at Ventana Research. "The Informatica Cloud Winter 2013
release continues to advance its cloud computing offering as a
platform for supporting a range of applications and data needs for
- "With the Winter 2013 release, Informatica innovation continues
to advance the state of cloud integration across multiple fronts -
from ease-of-use and developer productivity to connectivity, cloud
data quality and MDM, to simplifying the ability to leverage
community best practices and the Informatica Marketplace," said
Juan Carlos Soto, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud
Integration, Informatica. "Powered by the industry's leading
integration platform-as-a-service, Informatica Cloud enables
organization of all sizes to unlock the full power of their cloud
solutions and realize a higher return on data."
Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number one
independent provider of data integration software.
Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing
return on data to drive their top
business imperatives. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend on
Informatica to fully leverage their information assets residing
on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For more
information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or
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