Informatica joins Capgemini and Pivotal’s “Business Data Lake ecosystem”

IT outsourcer Capgemini has enlisted Informatica as part of its “Business Data Lake ecosystem” developed with Pivotal.

According to a company statement, customers worldwide will now be able to leverage Informatica’s data integration software in addition to Pivotal’s advanced Big Data, analytics and application software, and Capgemini’s industry and implementation expertise.

Informatica will deliver certified technologies for Data Integration, Data Quality and Master Data Management (MDM) to help enterprises distill raw data into actionable insights.

Capgemini global vice president of Big Data, Steve Jones, the Business Data Lake was disrupting the market and redefining the way the enterprise approaches its business information.

“With Informatica’s certification of its technology on the Pivotal Big Data Suite, this enables Pivotal, Informatica and Capgemini to answer some of the biggest questions about information today: how can companies take advantage of the information explosion and still remain in control?” he said.

“How can you deliver next generation analytics but have the assurance that the information being used is proven? Rather like a super search engine “in a box”, this solution will help companies transform into truly Data Driven Enterprises, with a business-centric view across all structured and unstructured data.”

The Business Data Lake, which was originally developed by Capgemini and Pivotal in December 2013, is designed to provide a unified approach to information management, reporting and integration.

The inclusion of Informatica will add several new capabilities to the Big and Fast Data architecture.

These include hundreds of high-speed connectors and pre-built transformations that parse, integrate and cleanse data to automatically distill raw data into actionable insights.

There is also a visual development environment, reusable business rules, and flexible deployment models that accelerate the implementation of production-ready data pipelines up to five times faster.

Further, data quality and end-to-end data lineage to ensure data can be trusted, and

It is hoped this widened ecosystem will help customers reduce implementation time, risk and complexity, and also deliver real-time predictive analytics, business agility and cost reduction.

It will enable enterprises to leverage open source technology, industry leading software, and open Cloud-based deployments for both on-premise and public and private Cloud environments.

Informatica data integration and data security, vice-president and general manager, Amit Walia, said to successfully implement a Business Data Lake, companies needed to operationalise the entire data pipeline that distills raw data into high quality information.

“Informatica accelerates and simplifies the data integration and data governance process, so the business has rapid access to actionable insights.”

Pivotal vice president, data products, Sundeep Madra, said the Business Data Lake the company co-innovated with Capgemini was a great demonstration of driving new value for customers.

“And now with Informatica – we are taking that to the next level and showing how our approach is about helping businesses deliver more value and creating an ecosystem of partners aligned to that common goal,” he said.

According to a company statement, the Business Data Lake is in response to market needs, where businesses are looking to new, cost-effective enterprise data management platforms to gain more value from unstructured data and access real-time analytics to drive next generation applications.