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DT and Informatica service links Cloud, on-premises apps, data

DT and Informatica service links Cloud, on-premises apps, data

The data orchestration service is aimed at companies with hybrid computing environments

European CIOs looking to integrate applications across public and private Clouds will soon have a new option with a data orchestration service from Deutsche Telekom and Informatica.

With the growing popularity of Cloud-based applications, the potential for data fragmentation has also increased, because apps running in-house aren't going away. To help enterprises address this problem, Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems unit has joined forces with integration software company Informatica.

The result is a hosted service designed to let companies integrate applications running in public and private clouds and on-premises environments. It lets enterprises move data between a database, CRM system or Hadoop-based big data application running on-premise and ones running in the Cloud.

"For example, you can decide that the data entry point is your Salesforce system. But whenever there is an update, the data is also pushed to the on-premise SAP system," said Oliver Schroeder, director of technology for central Europe at Informatica.

This year, partnering with software vendors has been a key part of T-Systems' Cloud strategy. It has also started working with Salesforce.com, SugarCRM and CipherCloud, a company that helps organizations protect cloud-based apps and data.

On its part, Informatica is trying to help organizations avoid building their own integrations from scratch by offering preconfigured connectors. There are about 100 to choose between and Informatica also offers a development kit companies can use to create their own connectors. The integration is done with the help of data formats such as JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and OData (Open Data).

A trial version of the service will become available from T-Systems this month, followed by general availability during the first quarter of next year, according to a spokesman. The service is mainly targeted at Germany, Austria and Switzerland, he said.

Informatica also offers other options for enterprises that want to run its integration software in the Cloud, including a partnership with Amazon Web Services.

T-Systems and Informatica aren't the only companies that are bringing together applications running in public Clouds and enterprise datacenters.

In October, Microsoft launched Azure Operational Insights, which extends the Azure hosted analytics, monitoring and management tools to on-premises equipment. The service is designed, for example, to find missing system updates and capacity shortages, and track server configuration changes.

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