Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), a leading provider of data integration software, today announced the general availability of Informatica PowerCenter 8. The result of extensive input from Informatica customers and partners, PowerCenter 8 has set the standard for enterprise data integration with enhancements in four key areas: advanced data quality, enterprise data access, enterprise-wide deployment and developer productivity.
“PowerCenter 8 is by far Informatica’s most innovative release—delivering unprecedented advances within a single, unified and open data integration platform,” said Girish Pancha, executive vice president of products, Informatica. “In partner and customer benchmarks, PowerCenter 8 has already demonstrated 50 percent performance gains over the previous release, often exceeding 100 percent in certain tests. Because of its powerful enterprise capabilities, we are already seeing nearly five times more upgrade requests for the initial release of PowerCenter 8 over PowerCenter 7.”
Current customers of the new PowerCenter 8 release include Ace Hardware, Allianz Life, Amgen, BMW AG, DaimlerChrysler, FedEx, Gateway, HP Ireland, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Mutual of Omaha, Southern Company and the U.S. Postal Service.
“With PowerCenter 8, Informatica has significantly broadened the definition of an enterprise data integration platform,” said Mark Cothron, data integration architect at Ace Hardware. “At Ace Hardware, PowerCenter 8 will help us to overcome the challenges of implementing data integration as an enterprise-wide function, providing us with new features that deliver greater performance and scalability, and significantly increasing developer productivity.”