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Analyst Reports

 

Informatica secures reprints to these industry analyst reports as a convenience to our customers, prospects, partners, and members of the media who might not subscribe to these analyst firms’ services. Please note that these reports remain copyrighted material by the analyst groups and may not be altered, edited, enhanced, or taken out of context without analyst firm approval.

Bloor: Managing Data Lakes

Learn how to optimize your data lake for productivity, collaboration, TCO, and ROI with Bloor's Managing Data Lakes report.

  • Jan 2017
  • 672.7 kB
  • 14 pages
  • Big Data

The Forrester Wave: Product Information Management Solutions, Q4 2016

In “The Forrester Wave™: Product Information Management Solutions, Q4 2016: The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up,” Informatica is positioned as a leader based on current offering, strategy, and market presence.

  • Dec 2016
  • 489.8 kB
  • 21 pages
  • Master Data Management

The Forrester Wave: Hybrid Integration For Enterprises, Q4 2016

Forrester positioned Informatica as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Hybrid Integration For Enterprises, Q4 2016: The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up.

  • Nov 2016
  • 389.9 kB
  • 14 pages
  • Cloud Integration, Integration Platform as a Service

Nucleus Research: Informatica Is The Data Lake Lifeguard

Informatica’s Data Lake Management solution now provides industry-specific offerings and Nucleus expects that, for organizations that are drowning in a data lake, these new offerings will allow them to regain control.

  • Sep 2016
  • 471.6 kB
  • 3 pages
  • Big Data

Information Difference MDM Landscape Q2 2016

Informatica has been positioned as the clear leader in the Master Data Management (MDM) industry by a top research firm, The Information Difference. This report assesses vendors on their technology and market strength.

  • Aug 2016
  • 506.3 kB
  • 5 pages
  • Master Data Management

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service, Worldwide

Application managers and directors of integration are being challenged to integrate hybrid application portfolios as well as provide easy access to the data within those systems. This Magic Quadrant can be used to assess the ability of integration PaaS vendors to meet these rapidly evolving needs.

  • Mar 2016
  • 304 kB
  • 40 pages
  • Cloud Integration, Integration Platform as a Service

The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management, Q1 2016

In The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management, Q1 2016 Informatica is positioned as a leader in new multiplatform MDM based on current offering, strategy, and market presence.

  • Mar 2016
  • 505.2 kB
  • 18 pages
  • Master Data Management

Nucleus Research: Adopting The Cloud In Financial Services

Understand the unique challenges that the Financial Service industry faces and Informatica's guidance of how to approach cloud adoption.

  • Mar 2016
  • 330.6 kB
  • 6 pages
  • Cloud Integration, Financial Services - Insurance, Financial Services - Banking, Financial Services - General

Building Data-Centric Security With Informatica Secure@Source to Gain Actionable Insights Into Sensitive Data Risk

In February 2016, Informatica announced its release of the second version of Secure@Source, a unified platform for identifying, analyzing, and quantifying sensitive data risk. This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) Impact Brief details the announcement and recognizes Informatica’s innovation and leadership in the area of sensitive data risk and information security.

  • Feb 2016
  • 888.3 kB
  • 3 pages
  • Data Security

Quantifying the Case for Enhanced Data Preparation

To provide guidance to data analysts and technology decision makers on investing in data preparation solutions, Blue Hill Research conducted a survey of 186 data analysts. The survey results quantify how data analysts are spending their time, and identify the extent to which data analysts are required to spend time preparing data as opposed to conducting value added analysis.

  • Feb 2016
  • 1.4 MB
  • 8 pages
  • Data Integration

2015 Forrester Wave: Data Quality Solutions

In The Forrester Wave™: Data Quality Solutions: The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up” now, the leading analyst firm positioned Informatica as a leader in data quality.

  • Dec 2015
  • 474.2 kB
  • 18 pages
  • Data Quality

Delivering on the Promise of Big Data: Informatica Big Data Management Launch

In November 2015, Informatica announced the launch of its Big Data Management offering. This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) impact brief details the announcement and recognizes Informatica’s leadership in the area of enterprise data integration associated with big data and Hadoop.

  • Nov 2015
  • 297.2 kB
  • 3 pages
  • Big Data

Informatica Completes v10 Release with Big Data Management Launch

Informatica has the expertise and trusted relationships to help its customers take advantage of this opportunity, and the delivery of Big Data Management extends Informatica’s existing solutions on Hadoop with new technology, including Blaze.

  • Nov 2015
  • 728.6 kB
  • 4 pages
  • Big Data, Data Integration, Data Quality

Informatica v10.0 Opens Up Big Data and the Cloud to the Masses

This release provides Informatica with an important set of capabilities across IT management, metadata management, cloud connectivity, Big Data, data quality, and workflow governance. This announcement carries weight as the increasingly complicated world of enterprise data has forced companies to devote more time to the challenges of cloud connectivity, data mapping, data management, and business contextualization.

  • Nov 2015
  • 2.1 MB
  • 8 pages
  • Big Data, Data Integration, Data Quality

Informatica 10 Focuses on Managing Data as a Moving Target

The underlying assumption of Informatica 10 is that data sources, targets, and analytic requirements are moving targets. For the database administrator, Informatica automates the nuisance of having to constantly update data mappings. For the business user, the data management platform adds rules-based classification and semantic discovery; tweaks existing capabilities, such as data profiling, with new visualizations; and adds a collaboration layer that taps the wisdom of "crowds" within the enterprise and harvests expertise from subject-matter experts dispersed across the enterprise, who have unique knowledge of different pieces or sets of data.

  • Nov 2015
  • 103 kB
  • 5 pages
  • Big Data, Data Integration, Data Quality

Informatica Enhancements for Cloud Data and the Internet of Things

Informatica’s increasing push towards data security and management in the cloud, cloud-based integration, and the Internet of Things speaks favorably towards this company’s embracing of the key trends that are continuing to transform the next generation of enterprise technologies.

  • Oct 2015
  • 2 MB
  • 6 pages
  • Cloud Integration

Bloor Market Update Data Masking

Data masking originally emerged as a complement to test data management, to protect sensitive data from unauthorised eyes (assuming that you were not using synthetic test data generation). However, it has always been, in essence, a security technology.

  • Aug 2015
  • 341.5 kB
  • 4 pages
  • Data Security

Informatica Adds Enterprise Architecture to Improve Support for Business Transformation

Informatica acquired Proact, an enterprise architecture product and services company, in the fall of 2014. Since then, Informatica has revised the Proact toolkit for release this fall. Because enterprise architecture is largely an exercise in structured analysis, design, and planning for IT transformation projects, the acquisition of Proact is an outstanding complement to Informatica’s product portfolio.

  • Aug 2015
  • 649.1 kB
  • 4 pages
  • Professional Services

Informatica 'BOSTs' its entry into the enterprise architecture market - here's why

Last November, Informatica acquired the assets of Proact, whose enterprise architecture practices and tools link enterprise architecture to business strategy. Its BOST framework is a methodology that represents four architectural constructs of an enterprise (business, operational, systems and technology). Now, Informatica is bringing to market its new Business Transformation Services, armed with a new business transformation toolkit based on BOST. In this report, we explore why the data-integration vendor is taking such a radical departure from its core competency and what it hopes to gain.

  • Aug 2015
  • 321.1 kB
  • 3 pages
  • Professional Services

The Value of Strategic Supplier Data Management

This report explores the needs, capabilities, and technology required for a robust supplier data management program to support the expectations of increasingly complex supply chains.

  • Jul 2015
  • 236.9 kB
  • 20 pages
  • Manufacturing, Master Data Management

MDM Landscape Q2 2015

The Information Difference reviews the current state of the MDM market and ranked Informatica as a leader.

  • Jun 2015
  • 624.6 kB
  • 5 pages
  • Master Data Management

Informatica World 2015 shows how promises can be kept, reveals plans as a private firm

At last year's Informatica World 2014, the data integration vendor launched a new campaign guiding its product strategy and portfolio to enable what it calls an Intelligent Data Platform (IDP). This platform would address the changing and often unpredictable integration challenges associated with cloud, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and social computing. The IDP is intended to fuel 'intelligent applications' (apps that expose patterns or reality and facilitate action) with clean, fresh and reliable data needed in hybrid IT architecture.

  • May 2015
  • 189.2 kB
  • 4 pages
  • Informatica Platform

New Intelligent Data Platform Applications Announced at Informatica World 2015

"Data is an asset," "data is the new oil," "data gives companies a competitive advantage," "decisions without data are guesses," "data matters," "data is sexy again"; we've heard them all, and yes, they are warranted in today's modern data-driven society and business environment. I would like to add a new one to the list: "Data without metadata is nothing."

  • May 2015
  • 178.8 kB
  • 3 pages
  • Informatica Platform

Informatica's next chapter: making data integration invisible

In the midst of a multiyear process to target line of business (rather than only IT) buyers, Informatica has now released the first three deliverables of its "Intelligent Data Platform." They include capabilities for self-service data preparation; a capability that applies data security measures based on attributes discovered at the source; and a re-architecting of the Master Data Management offering that integrates it with Informatica's Vibe virtual data machine.

  • May 2015
  • 131.2 kB
  • 5 pages
  • Informatica Platform

Informatica Tackles the Largest Big Data Needs of Customers

At its conference in Las Vegas on May 12, Informatica released a string of influential announcements. Nucleus found that the company is able to leverage advanced tools, including machine learning and a rich repository of metadata, to help users scale the skills of data scientists while still maintaining tight control over data privacy regulation.

  • May 2015
  • 226.3 kB
  • 3 pages

The State of Data Security Intelligence

This Ponemon Institute’s research report reveals how organizations are using data security intelligence to assess and minimize risks to their sensitive and confidential information on premise and in the cloud.

  • Apr 2015
  • 2.2 MB
  • 28 pages
  • Data Security

Data-Centric Security Advances: Informatica Launches Secure@Source

In April 2015, Informatica announced Secure@Source, a data security intelligence solution. This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) impact brief details the announcement and recognizes Informatica’s innovation and leadership in the areas of data governance and security.

  • Apr 2015
  • 189.7 kB
  • 2 pages
  • Data Security

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q1 2015

In The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q1 2015, Forrester positioned Informatica as a leader in enterprise data virtualization, providing the strongest offering and strategy among all major vendors for its end-to-end agile data integration platform.

  • Mar 2015
  • 390.7 kB
  • 17 pages
  • Data Integration

Data-centric Security: A New Information Security Perimeter

Information security practices are in the midst of a major transition. Why? Traditional security defenses are no match for internal and targeted attacks that circumvent security controls and steal sensitive data. Furthermore, IT infrastructure (and sensitive data) is extending inside and outside the perimeter; as organizations embrace cloud computing, mobility (i.e., mobile applications, remote/mobile employees, users, etc.), and big data analytics tools. To address modern threats and IT mobility, CISOs must adopt two new security perimeters around data­-centric security and identity.

  • Mar 2015
  • 417.7 kB
  • 5 pages
  • Data Security

Data-Driven Retail: The Path to Maximize the Shopper Experience

This report explores the challenges retailers face in harnessing data and analytics to better meet customer expectations across all interaction channels. It also provides an overview of the three core building blocks retailers must establish and nurture in order to maximize their performance through the effective use of data.

  • Jan 2015
  • 298.9 kB
  • 18 pages
  • Master Data Management, Data Quality, Retail & Wholesale

The Strategic Importance of Informatica Global Customer Support

Blue Hill believes that Informatica Global Customer Support’s 96% maintenance renewal rate and maintenance revenues combined with revenue growth, and focus on customer service investments is a strategic harbinger for Informatica’s success as a subscription-based and cloud-based company.

  • Dec 2014
  • 1021.1 kB
  • 5 pages

Beyond Product Support: Informatica Announces New Offerings

This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) impact brief details the announcement of Informatica's Next Generation Customer Support Platform and recognizes Informatica's leadership in the areas of innovative product support and customer satisfaction.

  • Dec 2014
  • 187 kB
  • 2 pages

Market Performance Wheel

Market Performance Wheel PIM by Analyst LNC Group

  • Nov 2014
  • 209.3 kB
  • 6 pages
  • Master Data Management, Retail & Wholesale

The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014

As the importance of data governance — and the need for tooling to facilitate data governance —is rising, Forrester evaluates data governance tooling vendors, and identified and evaluated the 10 most significant software providers in the category.

  • Jun 2014
  • 379.9 kB
  • 18 pages
  • Master Data Management, Data Quality

Maximizing Integration ROI from a Hybrid Application Environment

Nucleus Research found using a hybrid integration framework that can be optimized for both cloud and on-premise applications can lower initial and ongoing IT costs and maximize value over time.

  • Mar 2014
  • 272.8 kB
  • 5 pages
  • Cloud Integration, Informatica Platform

Informatica 9.6 aims to attract business users and lower cost

Informatica’s PowerCenter and Data Quality 9.6 platform scores points with Ovum by providing business-friendly governance features, seamless integration and management of data across cloud and on-premise systems, and quicker integration cycles.

  • Feb 2014
  • 80.9 kB
  • 4 pages
  • Informatica Platform, Data Integration, Data Quality

The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management Solutions, Q1 2014

Forrester evaluates five vendors that are the most prominent, widely implemented solutions in the master data management market. They represent the future direction of MDM to support complex and highly federated data management needs.

  • Feb 2014
  • 408.4 kB
  • 17 pages
  • Master Data Management

Informatica - A Closer Look At Its Customer Success Strategy

Informatica’s Global Customer Support (GCS) organization has built a strong and successful support program, focused on ensuring Informatica customers gain the value of their continuously evolving data integration investments and achieve the greatest ROI of Informatica technology.

  • Jan 2014
  • 246.5 kB
  • 4 pages

How to Make a Business Case for Data Investment

Enterprise and data architects need to partner and collaborate with line-of-business managers and executives to understand business plans, activities, and outcomes at the business-unit level and use design thinking to solve business challenges.

  • Jan 2014
  • 278.3 kB
  • 11 pages

Informatica Vibe for Social, Mobile, and Cloud-Based Data

Informatica Vibe is a virtual data machine built on Informatica's existing data run time engine and shows how Informatica is bridging existing gaps between traditional data management tools and the new platform of social, mobile, and cloud-based technologies.

  • Jun 2013
  • 609.6 kB
  • 5 pages
  • Informatica Platform

Informatica Asserts Position as One-Stop-Shop for Data Integration with 9.5 Release

In its new 9.5 release, Informatica continues to show its commitment to Hadoop, while also bringing fuller data integration capabilities, improved support for, and the integration between, the sub-components of Hadoop, while also bringing more advanced features native to its core platform.

  • May 2012
  • 773.7 kB
  • 4 pages
  • Data Security

Bridging the gap between traditional data and big data

Companies seeking to maximize the value of their analytics investments must learn to integrate Big Data into their current data management strategies. Informatica 9.5 focuses on this challenge by supporting the accelerated growth of information, the unique challenges of social and machine data, and the management difficulties of processing Big Data through desired business logic.

  • May 2012
  • 118.4 kB
  • 3 pages
  • Master Data Management

Informatica 9.5 platform natively engages Hadoop

Informatica is placing strong emphasis on extending its data integration to support Big Data including Hadoop. Ovum believes that Informatica’s Hadoop integration is a major highlight and includes the ability to conduct data-profiling on a mass scale, to replicate real-time data to Hadoop, and to integrate ultra-messaging with the broader Informatica Platform.

  • May 2011
  • 67.4 kB
  • 4 pages
  • Data Integration, Data Quality, Informatica Platform

What is Data Science?

The future belongs to the companies and people that turn data into products.

  • Jun 2010
  • 485.1 kB
  • 7 pages

Vendor Landscape Plus: Data Integration Tools

Many enterprises are unfamiliar with the benefits of data integration tools. Info-Tech's research will help you get a handle on how you can best integrate diverse source data, and which software vendors will help you manage your data.

  • Apr 2010
  • 2.3 MB
  • 72 pages
  • Cloud Integration, Data Integration

Essential Steps for the Integrated EDW

The Kimball Group proposes a specific architecture for building an integrated enterprise data warehouse (EDW) that directly supports master data management efforts and provides the platform for consistent business analysis across the enterprise.

  • Feb 2008
  • 259.7 kB
  • 18 pages