Informatica has announced a partnership with Microsoft whereby Informatica Cloud customers will be able to use a new Cloud Integration Secure Agent for Microsoft Azure. The agent is available in the Azure Marketplace where you can spin up a new VM containing the agent with a few clicks.
The Informatica Cloud Secure Agent is a lightweight program running on premises or on Azure enabling secure integration between Azure and your on- premises applications and databases, cloud applications and other data sources. Data is not staged in Informatica Cloud. Instead, a direct connection is established between the Secure Agent and Azure. Informatica Cloud can also be used for bi-directional data integration between on-premises source and target end points.
The Informatica Cloud agent is now available in Linux and Windows virtual machines on Azure. That will enable enterprise customers to create data pipelines from both on-premises systems and the cloud to Azure data services such as Azure HDInsight, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Data Factory and others, for management and analysis.
Using these two technologies together, this means an expanded data integration and ETL processing eco-system that extends using Informatica across many different platforms, cloud and on-premise, etc.