Informatica Fast Tracks Journey to the Cloud with Pay-As-You-Go Pricing for Informatica Cloud Services for Microsoft Azure

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informatica-logoInformatica, a leading worldwide provider of data management solutions, announced the availability of hourly pricing for Informatica Cloud® Services for Microsoft Azure in the Azure Marketplace. Now available as a pay-as-you-go hourly pricing model, this solution is designed to help users of the Azure cloud platform and Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite jump-start cloud data integration and management projects. Additionally, users can run enterprise-class integration jobs with no upfront costs, and simplify integration of disparate data sources – on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment – to gain critical insights.

In the Gartner report “Market Guide for Database Platform as a Service,” published September 15, 2016, Gartner research analysts state, “Additionally, the pay-as-you-go model reduces cost, as the benefits of elasticity grow with increased usage. The speed of setup is a primary driver of the rapid deployment of systems, without the usual requirements and planning necessary for IT projects within the IT department — enabling bimodal Mode 2 agility by reducing the cost and time to experiment with new ideas. This also reduces the need for IT staff to respond to short-notice and short-duration projects, thus reducing overall IT costs.”

Fast Track the Journey to the Cloud

Informatica Cloud optimizes the value of Azure services by simplifying complex data management initiatives. This agile data integration and management solution includes pre-configured connectivity to multiple Azure data services including SQL Data Warehouse, Blob Storage, Data Lake Store and DocumentDB.

A critical component of transforming data into action is connecting data, no matter where it resides within the enterprise. This new offering helps customers fast-track cloud data management projects and expedites proof of concepts by accelerating the loading, management and delivery of relevant data to and from Azure data services, SaaS applications, Hadoop-based data lakes, and on-premises data sources. For example, organizations can stand up a new Azure Data Warehouse project and use the Informatica Cloud connector for Azure SQL Data Warehouse to load data from on-premises or cloud sources, such as Salesforce, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, or Workday, within hours, not days.

As more companies are adopting a hybrid infrastructure, Informatica is continuing our commitment to help customers, big and small, leverage the power of cloud,” said Ronen Schwartz, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud, Big Data and Data Integration, Informatica. “We are helping customers modernize their data strategy and maximize the value of their existing on-premise IT investments for greater business agility by providing seamless interoperability and pay-as-you-go pricing of Informatica Cloud Services for Azure. Customers can move faster and save money while they transform their data infrastructure and migrate their data workloads to Azure, all while reducing the total cost of ownership with a cost-effective infrastructure and cloud economies of scale.”

Deploying Informatica Cloud for Azure enables organizations to:

  • Architect a cost-effective infrastructure with cloud economies of scale
  • Increase operational efficiencies with a cloud-first approach
  • Fast-track data integration, migration and management projects
  • Create a modern, hybrid business on your journey from on-premises to the cloud
  • Improve productivity and agility by natively running applications on Azure
  • Enable advanced analytics, machine learning and AI solutions
  • Deliver self-service analytics by empowering every user with self-service data management
  • Lower cloud adoption barriers – no up-front cost, pay for what they use.

Jump-start Big Data Analytics Projects

In addition to the pay-as-you-go option, customers also have an easier path to new big data analytics initiatives in the cloud with pre-built connectivity to richer datasets and self-service data integration. For example, the recently announced Informatica HDInsight Quickstart offering for Azure spins up an enterprise-grade, fully integrated solution in just a few clicks. With this Quickstart customers can save time by simplifying big data analytics projects by instantly deploying Microsoft HDInsight, Azure Blob Storage, Power BI and Informatica Cloud with all the connections and configurations pre-built.

Informatica and Microsoft are empowering customers to build world-class solutions that deliver intelligent and actionable insights for their business,” said Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president, Data Group, Microsoft. “The new Pay-As-You-Go option for Informatica Cloud Services, available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, will make it more cost effective for our mutual customers to move quickly to the cloud with the flexibility and enterprise scale that helps move their business forward.”


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