We co-sponsored the event in London yesterday and had some interesting conversations with the attendees there and attended some thought provoking sessions from Informatica. Automation is a word that is now on everyone’s lips – from Informatica, SI’s and Analysts.
Sure, its not a de facto reality on the ground but there’s no longer a push back. Objections like ‘how can that work’ or ‘surely you can only automate basic stuff’ don’t get raised. In a small way, it reminds me of the reaction that the Cloud got a few years ago when Salesforce was the only sizeable company off premise. Nowadays, companies like Informatica run 85% of the applications that form the backbone of their organisation using Cloud Apps. That’s an astonishing rate of change and if automation in Data Integration goes the same way then there are big changes ahead for Data Integration delivery.
Lastly, here are some links to the background material that informed the main sessions: