This was quite an amazing move from Informatica. In one swift series of announcements, they achieved more than what Talend did to them in 6 years of aggressive competition. This week Informatica achieved the following:
- Released a product that is so limited that nobody will use or buy it (more on this below).
- Created brand new price negotiation opportunities for clients (more below).
- Proved (once again) that they don’t get the community concept, and still believe that open source simply means free download (I have already commented on this a while back).
- Confirmed that during all this time, when were saying “Talend? We never encounter these guys...” they were in fact dissecting our product and model to see how to counter the threat and win back market shares.
All of this in one week. Not bad, right?