REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 6, 2011 – Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the Informatica 9.1 Platform. Based on years of pioneering innovation, Informatica 9.1 is the first unified data integration platform designed to unleash the full business potential of Big Data and empower the data-centric enterprise.
Information Builders, an independent leader in operational Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced a new complete end-to-end data warehousing solution as part of the Teradata Accelerate program. The solution is built on a Teradata data warehouse appliance, and leverages Information Builders' software to both load and query the data. The new solution is designed to speed up the time to value and return on investment for companies building a data warehouse.
The Business Intelligence vendor QlikTech has released a new version of its flagship QlikView Business Intelligence. In this version a complete new concept is added to the existing capabilities: set based analysis. Vendors like BusinessObjects and Cognos were from the beginning focused on reporting. The Business Intelligence software pioneer QlikTech has never had some kind of reporting. Instead, they invested a lot of time in developing advanced tools for analyzing information, often very user-friendly. With the introduction of set based analysis they have added a complete new concept to their award winning Business Intelligence software for both businesses and (local) governments.
Microsoft continues its shopping spree to bolster its SQL Server database platform to make it more suitable for large-scale enterprise deployments. On Thursday the company said it plans to buy DATAllegro, a privately held maker of data-warehouse appliances. The terms of the deal, which comes on the heels of one announced last week to purchase data-quality technology vendor Zoomix, were not disclosed. Microsoft will retain most of the 93 DATAllegro employees, who will continue to work out of their existing office in Aliso Viejo, California.
SAP, the German company that sells and implements ERP software, has acquired the Business Intelligence platform BusinessObjects. Both information technology companies have agreed on the price per share and other conditions. SAP will pay 42 EUR in cash per ordinary share and John Schwarz, CEO of BusinessObjects will stay in charge of the BusinessObjects product group. With the acquisition of BusinessObjects SAP will get a substantial market share in the highly competitive Business Intelligence market. The company had a Business Intelligence solution with SAP Business Warehouse, the query tool BEx and the business process platform SAP NetWeaver BI, but they run with SAP only. In addition these solutions were far from being innovative and their functionality and usability was relatively poor compared to BusinessObjects and most of the other Business Intelligence tools.