Informatica: All You Need To Know

Reporting and analysis of data using data warehousing has been around for more than a decade, but of late, enterprises are finding the need to retrieve actionable insights from data. Quality of data has never been more important! Today, enterprises are investing heavily on effective data warehousing solutions that help them make sense of their own data, especially customer-centric data that have a direct bearing on business.

In a recent interview with Information Week, the new CEO of leading data warehousing and ETL giant, Informatica, Anil Chakravarthy mentioned that in 2016, the company is focusing its energies on six technologies; big data, cloud, data integration, master data management, data quality, and data security. The idea is to turn the technology into something that enterprise customers can use to drive revenue, profits, or other real business returns. Having figured out how to combine the cloud with big data, Informatica is now betting big on providing actionable insights around big data to enterprises worldwide. Informatica claims almost 100% go-live rates, which is unheard of in the IT industry. Add to it the fact that Informatica tools also enjoy a 94% customer loyalty rate, there is no doubt that Informatica is all set to redefine ETL and data warehousing.

This has opened up newer career opportunities and has given birth to more job roles around ETL, data processing and warehousing with Informatica. In this blog post, we will discuss how you can achieve career progression with Informatica.

Informatica Tools

Informatica offers three tools; Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica Power Exchange and Informatica Reporting Services. Informatica PowerCenter is the most popular ETL Tool today. With its ability around efficient data partitioning, parallel processing, innovative caching techniques and bulk extraction, Informatica PowerCenter is being adopted by enterprises across all business domains. The various job profiles around Informatica PowerCenter include:

  • Informatica developer
  • Analyst
  • Informatica Consultant
  • MDM developer
  • Informatica Administrator
  • Informatica Application Developer
  • PM

Informatica Job Profiles

The graph from shows that while 37.3% of Informatica jobs are for the developer position, there is an equal opportunity for analysts, architects and consultants as well.

The base salaries for each of these titles has been steadily growing over the last few months, and the upward spike is only likely to continue in the weeks to follow. According to ITJobsWatch, Informatica developer jobs have gained 24 points between November 2015 to February 2016 to become one of the hottest jobs in the data warehousing domain.

A lot of global financial conglomerates, and other large multinationals have invested in Informatica tools and are leveraging from more meaningful and business-relevant data. Some of these companies include Western Union, Allianz, ING, Siemens, Asian Paints, EMC and Samsung among others. As footprints of these companies expands to India and other countries in the world, job opportunities are burgeoning, with an acute need for trained personnel in Informatica tools.

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