Informatica provides coverage for Big Data in the insurance industry
May 17, 2012 —
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Informatica Corporation, the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the immediate availability of two data integration capabilities of special relevance to the insurance industry: XMap and HParser. Working alone or in concert, the improved capabilities enable insurance organizations to more effectively address the opportunities and challenges around ACORD insurance standards and big data.
In a recent customer-hosted benchmark, XMap and HParser were used in the processing of three gigabytes of proprietary insurance XML on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR). The entire XML processing took only 50 seconds on a 16-node Amazon EMR cluster.
"Eighty percent of ACORD data adheres to XML standards and anything that eases and speeds XML mappings and transformations can have a hugely positive impact on insurance operations," said Ash Kulkarni, senior vice president and general manager, B2B and Messaging, Informatica. "The XMap and HParser capabilities in Informatica 9.5 are setting the standard in terms of solutions needed for insurance IT organizations - the former for how it enables the most complex ACORD XML schemas to be mapped with ease and the latter for how it efficiently executes XML transformations natively on Hadoop clusters for cost-effective, high-performance processing of big insurance data."
Together, XMap and HParser empower insurance organizations to maximize their return on big data by lowering the costs of mapping, transforming and processing big insurance data. In addition, this offering is increasing the value of the data through improved business access to information, more efficient data-driven business processes and the ability to engage in big data analytics.
XMap - enterprise-class XML mapping
Embeddable in any enterprise architecture, Informatica XMap is designed specifically to handle the complexities of ACORD XML schemas. With XMap, users leverage a visual drag-and-drop design environment to:
• Visually create XML mappings that can be interactively iterated and enhanced over time.
• Easily map the most intricate LAH, PCS and RLC schemas, with built-in debugging.
• Use standard XPath v2 language to express mapping logic, enabling reuse of existing XPath skills and the wealth of XPath materials available online.