Informatica AI-Driven Data Catalog


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 27, 2017 – Informatica®, the Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader accelerating data-driven digital transformation, today announced a new set of solutions and enhancements in the areas of intelligent data lake management and enterprise data cataloging and discovery that enable organizations to turn data lakes into business value using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the cloud to drive intelligent disruption.

The new Informatica offerings and enhancements will debut at the Strata Data Conference 2017, Booth 543, on September 26-28, at the Javits Center in New York City. Informatica will also showcase the latest version of many core components of the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform® (release 10.2), powered by the CLAIRE™ engine. With clairvoyance in mind and AI at the center, CLAIRE is the industry’s most advanced metadata-driven AI technology embedded in the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform. CLAIRE delivers intelligence to Informatica data management products and solutions by applying machine learning to technical, business, operational and usage metadata across the entire hybrid enterprise, on-premises and in the cloud.

With its new solutions, Informatica now delivers:

  • An exponential leap forward in accelerating regulatory compliance efforts for the era of GDPR,
  • The industry’s only intelligent data catalog that now integrates with Hortonworks Atlas, and
  • The industry’s first end-to-end data lake management solution in the cloud to support Cloudera Altus.

Exponential leap forward in accelerating regulatory compliance efforts for the era of GDPR

Informatica Compliance Data Lake is a new, end-to-end data lake management solution architecture that empowers compliance analysts to rapidly build comprehensive and trusted compliance reports. This is especially important now with regulations such as the European Union’s GDPR, which becomes effective in May 2018, and could have significant impact for organizations and how they manage data pertaining to customers, partners and other sensitive data entities. Built on Informatica Intelligent Data Lake®, Informatica Big Data Management®, Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog and other Informatica technologies, the Compliance Data Lake powers a comprehensive view of previously inaccessible compliance-related data from email, social media, instant messages, financial transactions and other non-traditional sources. This provides more accurate compliance analytics and reporting to ensure and prove adherence to critical regulations, such as GDPR.

Organizations can accelerate their regulatory compliance through rapid intelligent data discovery, optimized data processing, support for collaborative and efficient human workflows, and easy self-service data preparation with AI and machine learning assisted automation and governance. Informatica delivers pre-built connectors and parsers to collect, process and deliver a variety of application and user data including unstructured data such as emails and chats of ever increasing volume, and can deploy the solution in the cloud or on-premises. By enabling all types of compliance-related data to be ingested and processed in one place, a compliance data lake dramatically improves analytics necessary to support compliance reporting. With the recent release of 10.2, Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog is now integrated with Informatica Axon™ which powers the industry’s first enterprise data governance solution. This increases business and IT’s ability to collaborate to define, implement and track outcomes including those related to regulatory compliance.

Industry’s only intelligent data catalog now integrates with Hortonworks Atlas

With 10.2, Informatica delivers the industry’s leading AI- and metadata-driven data catalog for discovering, understanding and managing all enterprise data wherever it resides, with one-click rapid deployments on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Powered by CLAIRE, Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog can discover and catalog all types of data and data relationships across the enterprise, including both structured and unstructured data. Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog is the most comprehensive and intelligent enterprise data cataloging and discovery solution to support Apache Atlas, Hortonworks’ open-source big data governance framework. The integration of Enterprise Information Catalog and Atlas enables data professionals to get complete end-to-end visibility and lineage for all enterprise data outside of Hadoop and inside Hadoop-based data lakes.

Industry’s first end-to-end data lake management solution in the cloud to support Cloudera Altus

As a leading solution for data integration on data lakes in the cloud, Informatica Big Data Management will support Cloudera Altus, Cloudera’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that speeds the creation and operation of elastic data pipelines for data lakes in the cloud. Together, Informatica and Cloudera provide the power of Informatica’s advanced and extensive data transformations with the simplicity of Cloudera’s PaaS for an end-to-end data lake management solution in the cloud. Informatica has reimagined big data and data lake management with the recent release of 10.2, managing all types of data at all latencies, including real-time streaming, for all types of users, at scale – while executing on-the-fly advanced data transformations and data quality rules using collaborative visualizations and governed self-service data preparation tools.

Additional Information

  • Amit Walia, executive vice president and chief product officer at Informatica, will appear live on theCUBE at Big Data NYC 2017 on Wednesday, September 27, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Murthy Mathiprakasam, director of product marketing at Informatica, will also appear on theCUBE on Thursday, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Murthy Mathiprakasam will also be presenting a session titled, “Using an AI-driven approach to managing data lakes in the cloud or on-premises” at the Strata Data Conference at 2:55 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in room 1A 04/05.
  • Solution Brief: Compliance Data Lake for Comprehensive Compliance Analytics
  • Webinar: Enterprise Information Catalog 10.2 – Deep Dive and Demo

About Informatica

Informatica is the only Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader that accelerates data-driven digital transformation. Informatica enables companies to unleash the power of data to fuel innovation, become more agile and realize new growth opportunities, resulting in intelligent market disruptions. With over 7,000 customers worldwide, Informatica is the trusted leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit Connect with Informatica on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.