DataSynapse Grid-Enables Informaticas Data Integration

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2006-01-09 Print this article Print

DataSynapse is gluing its GridServer grid software into Informatica's PowerCenter data integration platform so that customers can scale data integration across pooled resources.

DataSynapse Inc. is gluing its GridServer grid software into Informatica Corp.s PowerCenter data integration platform, the two companies announced Monday. The partnership will result in a seamless interface that lets PowerCenter users scale their data integration processing across pooled resources with GridServer, the companies said in a statement.
"A seamless interface with DataSynapse helps Informatica arm our customer base with a fully optimized grid environment," said James Markarian, chief technology officer of Informatica, in the statement.
"This technical collaboration supports our mission to provide customers with a single, unified and open enterprise data integration platform delivering near-universal access to all enterprise data and unparalleled scalability, availability and performance." GridServer decouples application business logic and data components from dedicated resources such as computing, storage and network. It then virtualizes them as application services and provisions them across available resources on demand. "The application speed, resiliency and ease-of-use that DataSynapses GridServer infrastructure brings to Informaticas PowerCenter data integration platform will help users to quickly turn business-critical information into competitive advantage," said Rick Moran, senior vice president of business development at DataSynapse, in the release. "The collaboration provides a flexible and centralized environment that delivers significant economies of scale for enterprise users looking to increase system reliability and IT productivity." For more information, go to Informaticas site or to DataSynapses site. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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