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Informatica to Support Hadoop

Informatica says it will be easier to combine the structured data of transactions with reams of social data

Informatica said Tuesday that it's partnering with Hadoop commercializer Cloudera to connect with the Hadoop Distributed File System by way of Sqoop interfaces.

The integration, which should make Hadoop and the ability to tear through Big Data more popular, is supposed to convert mappings defined in Informatica's development environment into a combination of MapReduce functions and User Defined Functions (UDFs) that will be executed on Hadoop's data-intensive distributed computing environment.

Informatica says it will be easier to combine the structured data of transactions with reams of social data for interactions for all-important new insights. It suggests users will be able to understand customer behavior and preferences from weblogs, call detail records, click-stream analysis and digital content.

Informatica's graphical environment and packaged functionality will move the data in and out of Hadoop instead of custom code. It means data from enterprise applications, documents, legacy environments, partners, customers and the cloud.

The connector should be available in Q1.

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