Informatica extends Microsoft partnership to help companies operationalise AI

Informatica extends Microsoft partnership to help companies operationalise AI Duncan is an award-winning technology industry analyst, specialising in cloud computing, blockchain, martech and edge computing.


Enterprise cloud data management specialist, Informatica, has been named as an initial partner of the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform Partner Ecosystem.

Microsoft announced the launch of this ecosystem during its Microsoft Ignite 2022. This initiative represents an investment both companies are making towards helping enterprises truly operationalise AI with trusted and governed data.

By bringing the end-to-end data management capabilities of the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) which includes data ingestion, analytics and governance to augment the Analytics, AI/ML capabilities of the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform (MIDP), the two companies will be deepening their partnership to drive the next phase of AI-driven digital transformation.

Stewart Bond, research VP, Data Intelligence and Integration Software research at IDC, said: “Informatica and Microsoft have been strong partners for years.

“This latest announcement highlights again the complementary capabilities of these two data leaders and should benefit customers of both companies.”

This announcement follows the recently announced Multidomain Master Data Management-as-a-Service on Microsoft Azure. Informatica has also just launched its Data Loader for Microsoft Azure to further help enterprises speed-up the time from ingestion to business insights. The no-cost, zero-code, zero-devops, zero infrastructure required cloud data management SaaS offering will help departmental users across the organisation to move from data to insights in minutes, as opposed to weeks. Informatica’s Data Loader provides a simple three-step, wizard-driven experience that automatically captures data and schema changes the source systems. Users can load unlimited data into Microsoft Synapse Analytics, putting the latest data at their fingertips to unlock meaningful analytics.

Amit Walia, CEO at Informatica, said: “Whether customers are focused on accelerating innovation by democratising data-driven decision-making, achieving agility by reducing friction in data flows across their data and analytics systems, or ensuring security and governance of their full-data estate Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud offers a best-in-class solution to address each need.

“We’re proud to be deepening our partnership with Microsoft, working together in new ways to power customers’ accelerated digital transformations.”

Rohan Kumar, corporate VP, Azure Data, said: “We unveiled the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform to integrate databases, analytics and governance and help customers address fragmentation and focus time on creating value. We’re excited to partner with Informatica to bring more value, and meet our customers where they are.”

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