Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that it achieved the top rating in the evaluation category ‘solution offering’ in Constellation’s Cosmos: Data Archiving Solutions research report, released on October 31st, 2012. Across all evaluation categories, Informatica achieved the most ‘top’ ratings of any vendor.
The Constellation Research report evaluates all database archiving vendors offering a full-featured data archiving solution, including Informatica, HP, IBM and Solix. Vendors were rated for their ability to manage data growth and support use cases such as application retirement, database manageability, performance archiving and compliance.
“Data growth is happening at a rate we couldn't have imagined a few decades ago,” said Dr. Alea Fairchild, vice president and principal analyst, Constellation Research. “To prepare for a successful future, businesses need to work to protect data assets as they grow exponentially. Data archiving has changed dramatically in the last three years, as explosive data growth and the maturity of database applications have meant a shift from structured data management to significant movements of all types of data to both on-premise and off-premise (cloud) locations.”
Cost-effectively Managing Big Data
Informatica Data Archive is a highly scalable, full featured application Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution including smart partitioning and database archiving. The offering is critical for helping IT organizations significantly improve application performance and cost-effectively manage data growth across operational and analytic environments. Customers looking to manage ever growing transaction volumes, machine generated data and social interaction data can use Informatica to improve application and data warehouse SLAs—minimizing database license growth, infrastructure costs and expensive tuning.
Informatica Data Archive is the only application ILM solution on the market that can help IT teams can segment data based on business value, automatically partition or archive inactive application data and ensure defensible disposal of data with built-in retention management and legal hold capabilities. By combining these capabilities with Informatica’s market leading compression, customers now have a powerful solution to cut cost, improve performance and ensure compliance.
“Constellation’s research is further validation that Informatica Data Archive is the best solution offering on market,” said Adam Wilson, senior vice president and general manager, ILM, Informatica. “Informatica has a track record of product innovation and superior customer service and these results confirm that Informatica is the best choice for customers looking to manage data growth and maximize their return on data.”
Additional Report Highlights
- In the Solution evaluation section of the report, Informatica scored a field-leading overall score of 4.70/5.00, including achieving the top mark in the category of Meeting Business and Legal Requirements.
- In addition, Informatica was awarded top marks in the categories of High Level Use Case Support and Ecosystem Feedback.
- Informatica was highlighted as a leader more than any other vendor—finishing first or second in every major category including categories like: Market Execution, Ownership Experience, Solution Offering and Corporate Vision.
- Informatica achieved “Epic Status,” indicating a composite score above 4.5/5.0, in the three key data archiving use case areas evaluated by Constellation Research: Application Retirement, Database Manageability Operational/Cost Savings and Performance Archiving.
Informatica Data Archive is part of the Informatica Application Information Lifecycle Management (Information ILM) family of solutions, a component of the Informatica Platform.
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