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Informatica Corporation (INFA): Is This A Cloud Play?

2. Informatica partnered with Teradata for Big Data Analytics:

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) partnered with Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC), the analytic data solutions company, and announced that the “Informatica Platform is now part of the Teradata Unified Data Architecture™ (UDA), delivering ‘map once, deploy anywhere’ data integration optimization across Teradata Data Warehouse, Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) Aster and Hadoop, based on cost and performance.” Informatica added:

The combination of the Informatica Platform and Teradata UDA allows organizations to use the Informatica Virtual Data Machine to map data integration processes once, and then deploy them to run on workload-specific platforms within the Teradata UDA to power many type of analytics – all within a single data architecture.

Informatica shareholders should note that this partnership with Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) will open up huge upselling opportunities for Informatica for their core products, apart from an even bigger cross-selling opportunity for their expanded product portfolio. This will eventually translate into significant top and bottom-line expansion for the company. In a conference call post Q1 earnings, Informatica management said:

In Q1, a telecommunications leader chose Informatica and Teradata UDA for one of its top business initiatives. By integrating and analyzing billions of customer call detail records and millions of customer profiles and behaviors, this telecommunications leader expects to increase competitiveness and to gain market share.

Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) CEO Mike Koehler said that the company “got off to a slow start in the first quarter of 2013″ and continued to “see softness in large capital purchases.” He added that the company has “strong market momentum with our Aster Big Data Analytics and Integrated Marketing solutions as well as our Unified Data Architecture which helps organizations drive value from all of their data,” and plans this year to “increase our investments in research and development and market coverage in order to further advance our leadership positions and grow our revenues in Data Warehousing, Big Data Analytics, and Integrated Marketing Management in the years to come.”


Apart from cloud and big data, Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) introduced its master data management solutions for healthcare organizations. Its Proactive Healthcare Decision Management tool offers real-time monitoring of patient data for greater patient safety. Informatica has been awarded’s AppExchange Best of 2012. It’s an excellent stock for long-term investors with a market cap of $3.8 billion. It has all the ingredients for becoming a reputable big-cap company.

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