Informatica Unveils MDM 9.6 for Universal Master Data Management
June 26, 2013
By Rajani Baburajan
, TMCnet Contributor
Informatica, a provider of data integration software, announced the launch of the latest master data management (MDM) software Informatica MDM9.6.
The new Informatica MDM powers universal MDM, which depends on four essential capabilities: universal services, universal domains, universal governance and universal solutions. The solution enables companies to “start small by solving their most immediate business problem and scaling to others across the enterprise.”
This universal MDM strategy delivers improved security and compliance through dynamic data masking. Enterprises gain from simplified administration and rapid MDM deployment through single stage data onboarding.
Businesses also benefit from database independence and operational scalability, as well as the new data governance user interface. They also get accelerated time-to-value through new MDM solutions.
Universal Services includes common platform services such as data integration, data quality, metadata and MDM services such as matching, survivorship, and security. Dynamic Data Masking provides real-time protection against unauthorized users.
Single Stage Data Onboarding allows easier administration and faster deployment. Informatica MDM customers can rapidly onboard master data from source systems directly into the target data model using Informatica Data Integration Hub services.
Universal Domains are multiple data domains such as customer, product, location, employee, and beyond, as well as the relationships across the domains.
Through Database Independence, Informatica MDM 9.6 frees MDM from the restraints of traditional database processing by abstracting the data access layer for data matching, consolidation and outbound integration.
Universal Governance empowers business users to perform data governance and stewardship activities through a common user interface accessible via Informatica MDM Data Director, business applications, or MDM iOS app.
Universal Solutions accelerate time-to-value with predefined data models, prewired business rules and logic, and preconfigured user interface.
The new MDM solution now includes solutions for the healthcare and insurance industries and will be available in summer 2013.
Informatica also announced it now owns 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Heiler Software and continues to take further steps to complete the acquisition. Informatica's multi-domain MDM and Heiler Software's multi-channel PIM solution will deliver unique value to customers, the company said.
“The addition of Heiler Software combined with the latest Informatica MDM offering is a true differentiator for Informatica, but more importantly will provide our customers in numerous industries the ability to analyze relationships between products, customers, vendors and locations for a competitive advantage," said Dennis Moore, senior vice president and general manager MDM, Informatica.
"The unique flexibility to start small with a particular data domain, solution or deployment, and then expand to multiple domains, solutions and deployments on the same platform means authoritative information can be delivered to decision makers to get closer to their client," Moore added.
Edited by Ashley Caputo