Gartner Positions Informatica as a Leader in 2015 Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement


The Desire to Leverage Archives as a Secondary Data Store for Big Data Analytics is Driving the Growth of the Structured Data Archiving Market, According to Gartner Report

Bangalore, India, June 19, 2015Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has positioned Informatica as a leader in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement report (published June 16, 2015), based on ability to execute and completeness of vision.

According to the Gartner report, structured data archiving addresses storage optimization, governance, cost optimization and data scalability. “It (storage optimization) can reduce the volume of data in production and maintain seamless data access. The benefits of using this technology include reduced capital and operating expenditures, improved information governance, improved recoverability, lower risk of regulatory compliance violations, and access to secondary data for reporting and analysis.”

The report projects that, “by 2017, archiving in support of big data analytics will surpass archiving for compliance as the primary use case for structured data archiving.” It also predicts that, “by 2016, 75 percent of structured data archiving applications will incorporate support for big data analytics.”

The report’s authors also note that, “the desire to leverage archives as a secondary data store for big data analytics is driving the growth of the structured data archiving market.” They continue to say that, “the growing use of Apache Hadoop, increasing data warehouse volume sizes and the accumulation of legacy systems in organizations are fostering structured data growth. These factors are leading enterprises to understand how to reuse, repurpose and gain critical insight from this data.”

“Being identified once again as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement reflects Informatica’s strong vision for this essential IT capability and our continued success in executing on that vision, we believe,” said Amit Walia, senior vice president and general manager, Data Integration and Security, Informatica. “As organizations ‘clear their decks’ of legacy applications, they need unwavering confidence that the data remains readily available and is archived in a secure and cost-effective fashion. Informatica Data Archive provides customers with an unrivalled range of advanced capabilities for performance optimization, application retirement, big data analytics, data security, retention management and compliance.”

Informatica Data Archive enables organizations to control data growth in their production databases, optimize application performance, lower infrastructure costs and retire legacy applications to free up budget in the application portfolio. Additionally, the solution assists with managing retention and disposal, supporting big data analytics, ensuring compliance and retaining secure access to historical business data.

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Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica to realize their information potential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, the industry’s first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM), powers the unique “Map Once. Deploy Anywhere.” capabilities of the Informatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,800 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets from devices to mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks.