Data integration software company Informatica (INFA) announced the release of version 9.6 of its platform, with new capabilities that make it easier to develop and deploy a wide range of data tasks, from integration jobs to new cloud and big data projects.
“With data volumes and complexity soaring, and bad data costing hundreds of billions of dollars annually, enterprises need as comprehensive an integration platform as possible for effective data management,” said Anil Chakravarthy, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica.” Today, Informatica delivers ‘great data’ for individuals and organizations. This great data is a true differentiator because clients can gain a competitive advantage when they can find, clean and transform data to fit their business needs. Far and away the most complete platform available, only Informatica 9.6 delivers data at any scale – from departmental to enterprise and from transactional to big data – while accelerating data integration projects by a factor of five.”
Informatica 9.6 is offered in PowerCenter Standard, Advanced and Premium editions, along with a new PowerCenter Big Data trial. The editions feature built-in business-IT collaboration functionality, built-in profiling and rapid prototyping, advanced scaling and metadata management, and state of the art data stewardship, data validation and proactive monitoring that guarantees safe data. The Vibe Virtual Data Machine architecture provides risk-free big data integration experimentation.
A new set of toolkits and trial editions take the Informatica Platform throughout the development community. New offerings include an Informatica Software Developer Toolkit, Informatica marketplace, and an Informatica Vibe Starter Kit to jumpstart a hybrid data landscape.
“Informatica continues to drive innovative capabilities in 9.6, with enriched features that mirror the increasing need for business-driven data governance, ease of deployment across hybrid cloud and on-premise data environments, and more agile application development. These capabilities are underscored by an attractive, new packaging and pricing scheme that encourages enterprises to take a holistic, integrated platform-approach to data integration and quality. Collectively these enhancements will appeal to both customers and partners that are resinous about treating their data as a first-class citizen in their solutions.”