Intelligent data pipelines partnership revealed by Databricks and Informatica

The intelligent data pipelines collaboration will enable customers to quickly ingest data directly into a managed data lake from hundreds of hybrid data sources. The collaboration involves Informatica’s Cloud Data Integration and Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform.

Informatica is also announcing support for Delta Lake, the new open source project from Databricks, to provide an analytics-ready place to store massive amounts of data.

The collaboration will enable “data engineers to easily discover the right datasets and ingest high volumes of data from multiple sources into Delta Lakes,” said Ghodsi, co-founder and CEO, Databricks.

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The product combination will entail simplified creation of high-volume intelligent data pipelines, and integrated data governance for intelligent data discovery and end-to-end lineage.

The companies say that the product integrations will allow faster development and complete governance for data engineering workloads.

Data teams will be able to ‘easily’ create performant, scalable data pipelines for big data. Using Informatica’s visual drag and drop workflows, data teams can define their data pipelines to run on highly optimized Apache Spark clusters in Databricks to provide high performance at scale.

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Delta Lake provides ACID transactions and schema enforcement that brings reliability at scale to data lakes and makes high quality datasets ready for downstream analytics

“Trusted, high-quality data and efficient use of data users’ time are critical success factors for analytics and data science projects,” said Chakravarthy, CEO, Informatica. “Informatica’s support for Databricks allows data engineers to rapidly build serverless pipelines to ingest and govern data from a variety of sources at scale, while empowering data scientists using Databricks to quickly find and prepare the data for their analytics and data science projects in a self-service fashion.”

Ghodsi added: “This means joint customers can use the reliability and performance at scale from Databricks to make data ready for analytics and machine learning – and get intelligent governance to find, track and audit that data from end to end.”

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.Michael Baxter is a tech, economic and investment journalist. He has written four books, including iDisrupted and Living in the age of the jerk. He is the editor of and the host of the ESG...

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