News analysis – informatica announces spring 2018 release general availability constellation research inc. gasbuddy near me


The press release can be found here – so let’s dissect it in my customary style: Redwood City, Calif., May 22, 2018 – Informatica®, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced the general availability of the Informatica 2018 Spring release during the 18th annual Informatica World® conference. This release of Informatica’s hybrid data management solutions delivers innovative advances across all its core components, leveraging AI powered by the CLAIRE™ engine, to enable employees at every level to unleash the power of data. MyPOV – Good summary on what is important for customers at the moment, hybrid data and integration capabilities. As all vendors Informatica talks AI with CLAIRE, but will have to show the value of its offering, starting at the conference to convince CxOs.

The Spring 2018 release enables increased productivity by helping organizations manage the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities provided by multi-cloud and hybrid environments, new use cases, user types, data challenges, and compliance requirements.

• The industry’s first big data management cloud solution for iPaaS increases productivity and agility, accelerates self-service analytics, and empowers data engineers, data analysts, and data scientists to automate and fast-track data management work. MyPOV – BigData is the first of the three drivers to infinite computing (the others are cheap cloud compute and deep neural networks (DLN). And BigData needs data movement and many working projects fail due to the fickle nature of the underlying open source platform as well as the shortage in experienced skills to build, extend and operate BigData solutions. Good to see a packaged offering.

MyPOV – The traditional DNA off Informatica that is moving to the public cloud, is moving from batch to real time. Real time, via APIs is crucial for many next generation applications that enterprises are building next generation applications for. And cheap compute in the cloud is taking out the human in tedious and repetitive integration work,

MyPOV – Another offering that is from sometime ago, but still relevant for enterprises. Though in my view it needs a rebranding, the days of the venerable data catalogue are gone in the self-discovering, self-exploring and self-integrating era of microservices. That era needs platforms and Informatica is working hard to become a partner for these.

• The integration of Axon™ Data Governance with Informatica Data Quality, Enterprise Data Catalog and Secure@Source® powers a new, comprehensive enterprise data governance solution that fuels strategic business initiatives, drives privacy and protection, and supports regulatory compliance efforts.

MyPOV – Data Governance remains important, especially given the recent data breach news… but governance has to happen on a day to day, and in the era of the cloud, minute by minute basis. Not sure how well Axon can perform here, but it needs to very automated, ideally almost human free in the operational aspects, so it really empowers an enterprise and does not suffocate if with compliance and admin needs.