Crowning years of innovation, Informatica has received three new patents for core technology within its data integration software.
“Our steadfast commitment to research and development and a continuing drive to solve our customers’ business challenges has helped Informatica’s data-integration software to become the industry’s standard,” said Diaz Nesamoney, president of Informatica.
“These patents will help ensure the unique technology at the core of Informatica’s product line, now in use by more than 1,000 global companies and bundled by more than thirty OEM partners, cannot be matched.”
Informatica created a mechanism for exchanging metadata and describing the characteristics comprising data-transformation networks.
In the ‘hub and spoke’ method, metadata can be shared across multiple applications so that duplication is minimized and changes are captured and propagated efficiently, seamlessly and transparently to users.
To capture the most recent data from applications across the enterprise into a data warehouse for analysis, companies previously had to reprocess and transform entire data sets, even though only a small portion of the data had actually changed. The change data capture process offers a solution whereby only the changes made to the operational database are captured to the data warehouse.
Informatica’s products include a comprehensive suite of analytic applications, the industry’s most powerful data integration platform and a range of supporting services and partnerships. The company’s list of customers includes 3Com, AMD, American Airlines, Boeing, Borders Group, Chevron, Cisco, CNET, Deutsche Bank, eBay, GE, Genencor, Hewlett-Packard, Inktomi, J. Crew, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, MCI WorldCom, Motorola, Mutual of Omaha, Philips, Polo Ralph Lauren, Preview Travel, Priceline.com, Sprint and Zurich Insurance.