What to Look for in a Cloud Integration Solution

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Overview of the key attributes of a cloud-based data integration as a service solution.

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  • What to Look for in a Cloud Integration Solution

    1. 1. What to Look for in a Cloud Integration Solution<br />www.InformaticaCloud.com<br />Darren Cunningham, Informatica Cloud Product Marketing<br />Ron Lunasin, Informatica Cloud Product Management<br />
    2. 2. Integration: Do You Have a Plan?<br />SaaS<br />PaaS<br />IaaS<br />“<br />Salesforce without integration is like a house on a beautiful island with no way to get there.<br />”<br />
    3. 3. The Cloud Integration Challenge<br />
    4. 4. Integration Drives Cloud Application Success<br />Greater Adoption<br />Stronger Connection<br />More Business Value<br />
    5. 5. 1<br />Cloud Integration Options<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />Free Tools<br />Outsource<br />Cloud Services<br />On-Premise <br />Tools for IT<br />Hand Code<br />
    6. 6. Evaluating Cloud Integration Solutions<br />Multitenant vs. Hosted<br />Rapid Deployment<br />Ease of Use<br />IT or LOB Usability<br />Scalability<br />Vendor Viability<br />Whitepaper available @ www.informaticacloud.com/resources<br />
    7. 7. Multitenant vs. Hosted<br />Multitenant Architecture<br />Benefits:<br />Questions to Ask:<br />Rapid Innovation<br />How frequently to you deliver new releases?<br />Seamless Upgrades<br />How are upgrades delivered?<br />Better Quality Software<br />How do you monitor usage / adoption?<br />
    8. 8. Is There a Trust Site?<br />
    9. 9. Ease of Use<br />Benefits:<br />Questions to Ask:<br />Efficiency<br />How are new customers on-boarded?<br />Intuitiveness<br />Do you have a self-service trial?<br />Satisfaction<br />Is there a community site to learn from others?<br />
    10. 10. IT or LOB Usability…or Both?<br />Benefits:<br />Questions to Ask:<br />IT developer<br />SaaS admin / analyst<br />End-user empowerment<br />What skills are required to run the service?<br />Likes to write code<br />Wants clicks not code<br />IT governance<br />Can you deliver controlled self-service for LOB?<br />Alignment / collaboration<br />Is their interoperability with our in-house tools?<br />Integration experience<br />Operational experience<br />
    11. 11. Rapid Deployment<br />Benefits:<br />Questions to Ask:<br />Live in Days, Not Months<br />How are new customers on-boarded?<br />Fewer IT Resources<br />Do you have a self-service trial?<br />Accelerated ROI<br />Is there a community site to learn from others?<br />
    12. 12. Scalability<br />Benefits:<br />Questions to Ask:<br />On-premises Data Integration<br />Integration as a Service<br />Costs<br />Can you share performance data?<br />Elasticity <br />Can you handle simple & complex requirements?<br />
    13. 13. Vendor Viability<br />Benefits:<br />Questions to Ask:<br />Trusted Standard<br />Investors? Last Round of Funding?<br />Certified Consultants<br />Profitability?<br />Long-term Solution<br />Customer and Industry Analyst References?<br />
    14. 14. InformaticaThe #1 independent leader in Data Integration<br /><ul><li>Founded: 1993
    15. 15. 2009 Revenue: $501 million
    16. 16. Customers:4,061
    17. 17. 84 of Fortune 100
    18. 18. 87%+ of Dow Jones
    19. 19. Government organizations in 20 countries
    20. 20. # 1 in Customer Loyalty Rankings
    21. 21. Partners: 400+
    22. 22. Employees: 1,917</li></ul>$550<br />$500<br />$450<br />$400<br />$350<br />$300<br />$250<br />$200<br />$150<br />2005<br />2006<br />2007<br />2008<br />2009<br />
    23. 23. Custom<br />BusinessManagers<br />SIs, ISVs, Developers<br />IT<br />The Informatica CloudThe Industry’s Broadest Cloud Integration Portfolio<br />Migrate<br />Validate<br />Monitor<br />Sync<br />Replicate<br />Informatica Cloud <br />Services<br />Informatica Cloud <br />Platform<br />Informatica Cloud <br />Connector<br />PowerCenter<br />PowerExchange<br />
    24. 24. Primary Use Cases:<br />Data Loading<br />Migration<br />ERP Synchronization<br />Oppty  Order<br />Product Master<br />Customer Master<br />Pricing Master<br />Reporting & Data Quality<br />Compliance<br />BI Reporting<br />Data Validation<br />Data Quality<br />
    25. 25. Informatica Cloud Services<br />True SaaS-based Integration<br />Easy-to-Use Wizards<br />Try Before you Buy<br />LOB Self-Service / IT Control<br />Scalable, High-Performance: +8B transactions/month<br />Informatica is the Data Integration market-leader<br />www.InformaticaCloud.com<br />
    26. 26. Discussion and Resources<br />www.InformaticaCloud.com<br />www.twitter.com/infacloud<br />http://www.youtube.com/InformaticaOnDemand<br />www.InformaticaMarketplace.com<br />

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