Ventana Research Analyst Perspectives

Data Management on Display at Informatica World 2019

Posted by David Menninger on Jun 12, 2019 7:00:00 AM

This year, I attended Informatica World 2019, Informatica's annual user conference. The main focus this year was on the cloud with a heavy does of AI. Under that focus, Informatica's conference emphasized capabilities across six areas (all strong areas for Informatica): data integration, data management, data quality & governance, Master Data Management (MDM), data cataloging, and data security. 

Most of the announcements centered on applications of AI and integrations on those six areas. "CLAIRE", Informatica's AI system, has expanded to data governance and privacy, along with applications in master data management. Along with AI features came more options for data storage and access, announcing support of Microsoft's Common Data Model and Azure Data Lake Storage, new assessment tools for migration to AWS (note: assessment tools, not migration tools), and an expanded partnership with Google Cloud. But one of the most interesting announcements was the data catalog integration with Microsoft, Tableau, and Databricks, as data catalogs are helping take data governance out of just preventing access to really helping enable users to find the right data. To see the full breakdown of the event, along with the impact to the market, watch my take below.

Topics: Big Data, Data Quality, Master Data Management, Data Governance, Data Management, Informatica, data lakes, Informatica World, Data Storage

David Menninger

Written by David Menninger

David is responsible for the overall research direction of data, information and analytics technologies at Ventana Research covering major areas including Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence and Information Management along with the additional specific research categories including Information Applications, IT Performance Management, Location Intelligence, Operational Intelligence and IoT, and Data Science. David is also responsible for examining the role of cloud computing, collaboration and mobile technologies as they affect these areas. David brings to Ventana Research over twenty-five years of experience, through which he has marketed and brought to market some of the leading edge technologies for helping organizations analyze data to support a range of action-taking and decision-making processes. Prior to joining Ventana Research, David was the Head of Business Development & Strategy at Pivotal a division of EMC, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Vertica Systems, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Oracle, Applix, InforSense and IRI Software. David earned his MS in Business from Bentley University and a BS in Economics from University of Pennsylvania.