Informatica PowerCenter Customers List: FAQs
What is Informatica PowerCenter?
Informatica PowerCenter is a data integration platform that allows organizations to consolidate data from disparate sources and deliver trusted data across the enterprise. It provides a graphical interface to map data flows, transform data, and schedule ETL processes.
Who uses Informatica PowerCenter?
Informatica PowerCenter is used across industries by organizations of all sizes, including over 85% of the Fortune 100. Customers include companies in healthcare, financial services, retail, technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, and more. Its robust platform makes it suitable for small to extremely large, complex environments.
What capabilities does Informatica PowerCenter provide?
Key capabilities include extract, transform, load (ETL) functionality, data integration, data quality, data masking, data replication, data visualization, and more. It allows users to connect to virtually any data source, cleanse and transform data, and deliver trusted information to businesses in a reusable and repeatable manner.
What are some key benefits of Informatica PowerCenter?
Benefits include increased productivity through reuse of mappings, improved data quality through validation and cleansing, reduced costs by consolidating systems and leveraging existing infrastructure, accelerated time-to-value with rapid implementation, and scalability to support growing data volumes and complexity.
How does Informatica PowerCenter integrate with other systems?
Informatica PowerCenter provides pre-built connectors for most common systems and data sources like relational databases, ERPs, CRMs, cloud applications, big data, marketing systems, social media, and more. It also offers APIs, SDKs, and web services to connect with custom applications or proprietary data sources.
What types of sources can Informatica PowerCenter integrate with?
PowerCenter can connect to virtually any data source including relational and non-relational databases, ERPs, CRMs, cloud applications like Salesforce and Workday, big data platforms like Hadoop and NoSQL, legacy and mainframe data, XML, JSON, web services, social media feeds, marketing systems, and proprietary applications.
How does Informatica PowerCenter handle big data sources?
PowerCenter offers native connectivity to leading big data platforms like Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Spark, and Cassandra. It leverages push-down optimization and partitioning to process big data where it resides, avoiding unnecessary data movement. PowerCenter's DiRT technology captures changed data for incremental ETL.