INFORMATICA CORP

INFORMATICA CORP

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Company Overview
Informatica Corp, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a publicly quoted company which provides data integration software and services for various businesses, industries and government organizations, including telecommunications, health care, insurance, and financial services. The company was founded in 1993 in the Silicon Valley by Indian Entrepreneurs Gaurav Dhillon and Diaz Nesamoney.
Informatica – the Data Integration Company-is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software. The company delivers data integration software and services to solve the problem of data fragmentation across disparate systems, helping organizations gain greater business value from all their information assets. Informatica’s open, platform-neutral software reduces costs, speeds time to results, and scales to handle data integration projects of any size or complexity. Its products and services are distributes worldwide through multiple distribution channels: North America; EMEA – Europe, Middle East, Africa; Asia Pacific; and in Latin America.
Informatica’s products support a broad range of enterprise-wide data integration initiatives including data warehousing, data migration/consolidation, data synchronization, data governance, master data management, and cross-enterprise data integration. The company’s products include the Informatica PowerCenter, which is a single, unified enterprise data integration platform for accessing, discovering, integrating, and delivering data throughout the enterprise in any format, at any speed; Informatica Data Explorer, which is a breakthrough software that puts powerful, easy-to-use data profiling and mapping capabilities in the hands of the business; and Informatica Data Quality, which is a unique, easy-to-use software that is specifically designed to put the control of data quality processes in the hands of the business.
Informatica’s customers are market leaders in its industry, including the 83 of the Fortune 100 Companies; and the leading Industries in the telecommunications: 18 of the top 22 (Amena, eircom, Telemar), financial Services: 44 of the top 60 (Abbey, ING, MasterLink Securities), healthcare: 9 of the top 11 (American Healthways, Clalit Health Services, Dean Health Plan), energy & utilities: 25 of the top 34 (Ameren, Denver Water, FPL Group), insurance: 18 of the top 22 (Chubb Insurance, CNA, COPIC), government: 100+ U.S. Federal and 80 state and local government agencies, and government agencies in 20 countries (Defense and Acquisition University, George Washington University, Humberside Police).
The company’s partners include HP, Accenture, Atos Origin, BearingPoint, Capco, Capgemini, Fujitsu, IBM, Infosys, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Cognos, i2, Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Oracle, QAS, SAP, Siebel, Sun, Teradata, webMethods, EDS, NetSuite, RightNow, and salesforce.com.
Informatica is a member of some organizations, which include OASIS, which is an international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of service-oriented architecture (SOA) standards and protocols; SBPOA, which is the leading, independent, global body for shared services and business process outsourcing; and the Enterprise Grid Alliance, which is an open consortium focused on developing and promoting enterprise grid solutions.
Business Summary
Informatica Corporation (Informatica) is the provider of enterprise data integration and data quality software and services. The Informatica platform is a set of technologies to enable a range of enterprise-wide data integration initiatives, including Enterprise Data Integration, Data Quality, Master Data Management, B2B Data Exchange, Application Information Lifecycle Management, Complex Event Processing, and Cloud Data Integration. The Company provides a range of services, including product-related customer support, consulting services, and education services. The services range from initial configuration of the Informatica platform, knowledge transfer to customers and partners, designing and implementing custom data integration solutions, project audit, and performance tuning, to helping customers implement enterprise-wide integration strategies, such as Integration Competency Centers or leadership Lean Integration practices. In March 2010, the Company acquired 29West Inc.
Description and history
Informatica Corporation (Informatica), incorporated in February 1993, is the provider of enterprise data integration and data quality software and services. The Informatica platform is a set of technologies to enable a range of enterprise-wide data integration initiatives, including Enterprise Data Integration, Data Quality, Master Data Management, B2B Data Exchange, Application Information Lifecycle Management, Complex Event Processing, and Cloud Data Integration. The Company provides a range of services, including product-related customer support, consulting services, and education services. The services range from initial configuration of the Informatica platform, knowledge transfer to customers and partners, designing and implementing custom data integration solutions, project audit, and performance tuning, to helping customers implement enterprise-wide integration strategies, such as Integration Competency Centers or leadership Lean Integration practices.

On January 28, 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of Siperian, Inc. (Siperian). In May 2008, Informatica completed the acquisition of Identity Systems, Inc. On February 13, 2009, Informatica acquired Applimation, Inc. (Applimation), which provides application Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) technology. In March 2010, the Company acquired 29West Inc.

Informatica PowerCenter accesses, discovers, and integrates data from virtually any business system, in almost any format, and delivers that data throughout the enterprise at almost any speed to improve operational efficiency. There are four editions of Informatica PowerCenter.

Informatica PowerCenter Standard Edition includes data integration server, a global metadata infrastructure, visual tools for development and centralized administration, and productivity tools to facilitate collaboration among architects, analysts, and developers. Informatica PowerCenter Real Time Edition extends PowerCenter Standard Edition with additional capabilities for integrating and provisioning transactional or operational data in real time. PowerCenter Real Time Edition provides a foundation for developing data services and delivering information as a service to support business needs. The features include change data capture for relational data sources, integration with messaging systems, built-in support for Web services, dynamic partitioning with data smart parallelism, and process orchestration and human workflow capabilities.

Informatica PowerCenter Advanced Edition addresses requirements for organizations, which are standardizing data integration at an enterprise level, across a number of projects and departments. It includes all the capabilities of PowerCenter Standard Edition and features additional capabilities, which are ideal for data governance and integration competency centers, including partitioning with data smart parallelism and capabilities in metadata analysis, team-based development, and Web-based data profiling and reporting.

Informatica PowerCenter Cloud Edition is the cloud data integration infrastructure, which combines the power and scalability of Informatica PowerCenter, with the flexibility, ease of use, and affordability of the cloud computing platform. The result is a data integration infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Additionally, many options are available to extend Informatica PowerCenter’s data integration capabilities, including the: Data Masking, Enterprise Grid, High Availability, Metadata Exchange, Partitioning, Team-Based Development, and Unstructured Data options.

Informatica PowerExchange is a family of data access products, which enables information technology (IT) organizations to access virtually all sources of enterprise data without having to develop custom data access programs. With the ability to access operational data and deliver such data throughout the enterprise, IT organizations can optimize limited resources and the business value of data. Dozens of different data sources and targets are supported, including enterprise applications, databases and data warehouses, mainframes, midrange systems, messaging systems, and technology standards.

Informatica Data Quality delivers pervasive data to stakeholders, projects, and data domains, on premise or in the cloud, using a comprehensive and unified platform. Informatica Data Quality puts control of data processes into the hands of business information owners. Combining data analysis, cleansing, matching, reporting, and monitoring capabilities with an easy-to-use-interface, Informatica Data Quality empowers business information owners to implement and manage enterprise-wide data quality initiatives. Informatica Identity Resolution is an identity solution software, which enables companies and government organizations to search and match identity data from more than 60 languages, in both batch and real time.

Informatica Data Explorer delivers a picture of the content, quality, and structure of enterprise data. Combining data profiling and mapping capabilities with an easy-to-use-interface, Informatica Data Explorer empowers business information owners to investigate, document, and resolve data quality issues. AddressDoctor offers technology to perform global address validation for more than 200 countries and territories. The capabilities include support for multiple levels of addresses such as street level, delivery point validation and geocoding.

Informatica B2B Data Exchange is software for multi-enterprise data integration. It adds secured communication, management, and monitoring capabilities to handle data from internal and external sources. Informatica B2B Data Exchange provides a technology infrastructure for multi-enterprise data integration, partner management, and business event monitoring. This single, unified codeless environment supports virtually any-to-any data transformation and is accessible to multiple business levels within the organization: analysts, developers, and programmers.

Informatica Application Information Lifecycle Management product family is designed to help IT organizations manage every phase of the data lifecycle, from development and testing to archiving and retirement, while ensuring privacy of that data. Informatica Data Archive helps IT organizations manage the proliferation of data volumes in a range of enterprise business applications. The software enables IT teams to safely and easily archive application data, including master, reference, and transactional data, and to readily access it when needed. Informatica Data Archive helps IT organizations manage increasing data volumes in production environments by safely archiving application data and data warehouses, providing seamless access to archived data, and delivering the archived data to the business as needed.

Informatica Data Subset is enterprise software, which automates the process of creating smaller, targeted test databases from the large, complex databases. With referentially intact, smaller targeted copies of production data, IT organizations can reduce the amount of time, effort, and disk space necessary to support test environments. Informatica Data Privacy is comprehensive, flexible, and scalable software for managing access to sensitive application data, such as credit card information, Social Security numbers, names, addresses, and phone numbers. The software prevents the unintended exposure of confidential information and is designed to reduce the risk of data breaches.

Informatica Complex Event Processing (CEP) enables enterprises to rapidly detect, correlate, analyze and respond to data-driven events. Informatica RulePoint provides instant intelligence by combining user-applied logic with multiple sources of data. Such combinations enable right-time responses to threats or opportunities as they occur. Informatica Real-Time Alert Manager provides a Web-based, persistent communications channel for receiving alerts about critical threats and opportunities received from RulePoint. Informatica RuleCast enables developers to create Event Stream Processing (ESP) solutions rapidly from a set of data sources, such as message queues, databases, telemetry feeds, and control systems.

Informatica Cloud consists of Informatica Data Integration Cloud Services and the Informatica Data Integration Cloud Platform. Informatica Cloud Services deliver purpose-built data integration cloud applications to allow business users to integrate data across cloud-based applications and on-premise systems and databases. The Informatica Cloud Platform takes advantage of the underlying PowerCenter data integration to enable customers and partners to build, manage, and share custom data integration services in the cloud.

The Company competes with IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Trillium and SAS Institute.

Founded in the Silicon Valley by Indian Entrepreneurs Gaurav Dhillon and Diaz Nesamoney

Business Line
Provides data integration software and services for various businesses, industries and government organizations, including telecommunications, health care, insurance, and financial services
Subsidiary
29 WEST LIMITED
Advisor
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
IPO date
4/1999
US SIC Code
7372
Company Address
100, Cardinal Way

City province or state postal code
94063, REDWOOD CITY, CA
Phone: +1 650 385 5000
Fax: +1 650 385 5500
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.informatica.com