Data integrator Informatica has added a subscription-based pricing option for Informatica Big Data Edition to make it more accessible to early-stage projects. Additionally also announced it will be giving free 60-day trials of Informatica Big Data Edition for the Cloudera QuickStart VM and the Hortonworks Sandbox. For these trials, Informatica Big Data Edition has been pre-installed within the sandbox VMs (virtual machines) of these leading Hadoop distributions.
Informatica’s Big Data Edition visual development environment is built on the Vibe virtual data machine and includes enterprise data integration and data quality capabilities, for accessing, profiling, parsing, integrating, cleansing, and matching many types of data natively on Hadoop at virtually any scale.
“Our trials are designed to shorten the learning curve by making developers five times more productive on leading Hadoop distribution platforms such as Cloudera and Hortonworks,” said Todd Goldman, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Data Integration and Data Quality at Informatica. “With Informatica Big Data Edition, not only can developers integrate and cleanse data more quickly, but big data projects move from sandbox to production more rapidly, and organizations can adopt Hadoop innovations without having to rebuild their existing data pipelines.”