This one was mostly an overview of recent incremental updates to Informatica's main product, now at version 8.6. This included one platform for structured and unstructured data, on demand job streams, and real-time integration with a real-time authoring package with Orchestration and Human Workflow managing the overall business process.
Those were great enhancements, but there was more! The Identity Systems acquitision allows Informatica to match names with multiple languages. The Identity systems product is called by IDQ (Informatica Data Quality) but itâ€™s a separate product. This will help identify people at the beginning of processes.
The Itemfield acquisiton allows for conformance to industry standards, i.e., HIPPA, for partner interchange.
The presentation gave a strong nod of acknowlegement to data governance. There's no specific product here, but they are advocating a certain approach. I found it quite complex, however, and could not imagine any of my clients going to such lengths of process.
Overall, Informatica is doing quite well serving their clients with their complete focus on data integration.
Posted July 9, 2008 9:01 AM
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