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Informatica Conforms to Metadata Standard
Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA), a major extract/transform/load tool vendor, today announced the general availability of MX2 1.6, the latest version of

metadata modeling  Is There Finally a Metadata Exchange Standard on the Horizon? September 28, 1999). Customers have been frustrated by the inability of different vendors' products to share information about the data that is contained in their source systems and data warehouses or data marts. The fact that Informatica has created a standard XML interchange methodology that is being coded to by other major vendors is a strong competitive advantage. XML (Extensible Markup Language), an almost universally accepted standard,

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Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

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