USGS selects new data integration platform

USGS has chosen the Informatica data integration platform to extract and integrate critical data for analysis from its water-resources programs.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2001 — U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the nation's earth and natural sciences agency, has chosen the Informatica data integration platform to extract and integrate critical data for analysis from its water-resources programs.

The platform will enhance the federal agency's ability to make fast and consistent decisions.

USGS provides information to help understand how to resolve complex natural resource problems across the nation and around the world.

The new data integration platform will enable USGS to gather information from a wide array of complicated back-end systems, extract relevant data components, and then transform this information into a common format. This information is then prepared for data warehousing applications to enable clear-sighted, cross-functional analysis.

"Our team routinely accesses data from a wide cross section of providers. In many cases, they store their information in disparate systems with unique formats and reference systems," said Harry House, leader of the USGS Database Application Team in the Survey's Wisconsin Water Resources office. "These systems often need to be resolved into a new common format in accordance with user requirements, which often involves complex transformations that need to be documented and stored for later reuse. We determined that Informatica offered the most robust data integration software available to support our needs."

Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the ensuing 120 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. Today, the USGS stands as the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. To date, there are 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS located in nearly 400 offices in every state and in several foreign countries.

About Informatica Corporation

Informatica provides enterprise analytic software that enables decision-makers to transform business insight into competitive advantage. Informatica provides an integrated set of analytic products including a powerful data integration platform, a suite of cross-value chain analytic applications, and soon real-time delivery of personalized analytics via web, wireless and voice.

For more information, visit the Informatica Web site at http://www.informatica.com/

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