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Groucho Marx

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Peter F. Drucker

"Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction."

Albert Einstein

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Woodrow Wilson

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Jack Welsh, CEO, General Electric

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Edward Tufte in “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information”

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Informatica

The Informatica Platform

The Data Integration Platform for the Data-Driven Enterprise

The Informatica Platform features a comprehensive set of eight technologies that work seamlessly together to:

  • Integrate data fragmented across the enterprise—any data, at anytime, anywhere
  • Control data that resides off-premise or “in the cloud”
  • Share data with trading partners
  • Deliver data at incredibly fast speeds
  • Manage the growing volumes of data
  • Find and fix data quality problems so you can trust your data
  • Empower you to act proactively on your data
  • Allow you to create an authoritative view of your most important data assets


The Informatica Platform supplies all the capabilities you need to turn your data into trustworthy, actionable, and authoritative information assets.

Enterprise Data Integration

Enterprise data integration capabilities are the keystone of the Informatica Platform, which accesses, integrates, and delivers data:

  • Of any volume
  • For any application
  • From almost any source
  • In any format
  • At any speed, both virtually and physically

These capabilities empower an organisation to remove the silos of data across different business units. The platform enables the integration of hundreds of different applications and systems across an enterprise.

To ensure transparency, the Informatica Platform integrates both technical and business metadata, providing a complete catalogue and audit trail of your data. It helps IT and business users collaborate to define, govern, and use data accurately and efficiently from an enterprise perspective.



Data Quality

The Informatica Platform finds and fixes the data quality problems that can cost companies millions. It provides powerful data profiling, cleansing, matching, reporting, and monitoring capabilities.

A single set of role-based tools empowers managers, business analysts, and data stewards to collaborate with IT developers on keeping data clean. IT uses a single development environment for managing data quality, and everyone shares the data quality rules and tools. Companies rely on the Informatica Platform to support proactive data quality processes. It supplies data validation at point of entry, on-going monitoring and exception management, and centralized data quality rules to support any application. It also enables highly accurate global identity matching and global address cleansing by means of prebuilt rules and reference data.

Master Data Management

The Informatica Platform provides access to consolidated and reliable master data across the enterprise. It manages multiple data domains and relationships across domains. It supports multiple architectural styles of master data management in a flexible, scalable manner. It empowers every stakeholder to take an active role in data governance.

With reliable views of master data, your company increases productivity by not having to manually sort through duplicate records to find the required information. You reduce costs by streamlining core business processes and you reduce the risk of compliance breaches.

B2B Data Exchange

The Informatica Platform exchanges data seamlessly with your company’s vendors, customers, and other business partners.

The Informatica Platform enables end-to-end management and monitoring of data moving from outside of the enterprise into internal application. It offers the broadest coverage for formats and document types, enabling true data transformation.

 Nontechnical business users can employ the Informatica Platform themselves to configure end-to-end data exchange processes, so bringing new partners on board becomes quick and easy, and ongoing business operations run efficiently.

Application Information Lifecycle Management

The Informatica Platform controls the explosion of data volumes in both production and I nonproduction application and data warehouse environments. It enables IT to better manage every phase of the application information lifecycle—from development and testing to archiving and retirement.

With the Informatica Platform, IT teams can archive data for audit and compliance purposes while retaining easy and cost-effective access to it. It masks sensitive data to prevent exposure to unauthorized users, reducing the risk of data privacy breaches. It also improves application performance.

Ultra Messaging

The Informatica Platform delivers ultra-low latency, high throughput messaging to distribute data where it is needed. A single, unified technology supports different messaging modes, including reliable multicast, publish-subscribe, and point-to-point queuing. With one API for all messaging modes, the Informatica Platform boosts IT productivity. And it supports messaging on any hardware, any operating system, and any network topology.

The Informatica Platform ensures predictable, reliable business operations even when data volumes spike. It also reduces TCO by leveraging commodity infrastructure.

Complex Event Processing

The Informatica Platform enables companies to rapidly detect, correlate, analyze, and respond to events—both threats and opportunities—the moment they arise. It monitors diverse and disparate data/event sources from both inside and outside your organization.

The Informatica Platform processes event data based on user-defined business rules, putting more power in the hands of the business. And it delivers actionable intelligence alerts to end users and applications, in support of current business processes, to speed decision making and enable you to anticipate and take action on opportunities and threats in real time.

Cloud Data Integration

The Informatica Platform empowers you to access and integrate all cloud data easily, securely, and cost-effectively. By extending the full range of enterprise data integration capabilities to the cloud, the Informatica Platform maximizes the value of your investments in software as a service and cloud computing technologies.

The Informatica Platform aligns IT organizations and business users in their mutual use of the cloud. Nontechnical business users can take advantage of prebuilt cloud services to load, synchronize, or cleanse data in cloud applications on a self-service basis. IT can still maintain visibility and control over the process, as well as create custom cloud services to meet the full range of cloud data integration requirements.