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Informatica Cloud Data Integration Valuable Features

RS
Data Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

Their new licensing is very flexible. With Informatica Cloud, you have plenty of items under the same umbrella, such as services, offerings, data quality, and data masking. You have also got master data management and API management. What I really like about them is that you don't need to go to Informatica and say that you need a data integration module. You would say that you need iPaaS or Informatica Cloud. They'll then try to understand your needs and give you IPUs, which are the processing units. If I purchased a hundred IPUs from Informatica as a customer, I can use 70 IPUs for data integration. I would also need data quality, so I can use 10 IPUs for data quality. I can use the remaining 20 IPUs for API management. Down the line, if I see that my initial data integration needs for the development phase are met, then out of the 70 IPUs assigned for data integration, I can use 30 IPUs for data masking. I can shuffle these numbers in any way within the Informatica Cloud umbrella for the tenure for which I have subscribed to these IPUs. I can use all services the way I want. This flexibility is what I really love about Informatica. It also has got good connectors.

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SS
Senior Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The connectivity and their whole suite are valuable features. Whether we need data cleansing or data mastering, we get it all in one platform. There's no need to test different cloud vendors and then integrate with one solution. Informatica is a one-stop shop.

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AC
BI Consultant at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I do a quite a lot of data transformations, and the fact that I can do them without changing any of my SQL queries from the code, using the inbuilt tools, is very helpful. Very few tools outside of Informatica have the ability to do that.

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Technical Architect at Cognizant

One of the main valuable features is the user interface which is very easy to use if we have any problems to solve. We don't need to install any client machines to do this, we can access from any machine. 

For the past six and a half years I also worked with PowerCenter, so I used to see the big icons and it's very easy for me to do. But with moving to Cloud there have been some challenges but it's getting better. We are able to connect to a lot of structured data, there are a lot of provisions. 

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SS
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The user interface is good.

The solution's initial setup is quite straightforward.

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MU
Informatica Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The mass ingestion functionality and the elasticity of the solution are great. It enables you to leverage the elasticity capability that the cloud provides. You can build a process, scale-up and leverage all the elasticity and the automatic provision the cloud has. What took 10 hours to do in the on-prem version, takes less than an hour in the cloud. It's a huge difference. The solution is designed for a cloud-native approach with native components and connectors for all the cloud-ready solutions we need nowadays.

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