Monthly Archives: August 2006

Informatica teams up with NYPD

Real-time dashboard is accessible by 115 detective squads and eight investigative-response vans working on homicides, shootings and other serious cases.

Informatica Corporation today announced that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has successfully implemented enterprise data integration technology from Informatica to help power its highly successful Real Time Crime Center. Credited with helping detectives solve 74 percent of New York City’s homicides in 2005, the Real Time Crime Center delivers up-to-the-minute information regarding emerging crime patterns, potential suspects, and a real- time view of police resources and their availability throughout the city.

“Informatica has helped place unprecedented crime-fighting capabilities into the hands of the NYPD — capabilities that were unthinkable just two years ago. Before the creation of the Real Time Crime Center, it would take hours or days to access the wealth of information now available to detectives within minutes,” said Deputy Commissioner V. James Onalfo, Chief Information Officer, NYPD. “As the data integration backbone of the Real Time Crime Center, Informatica PowerCenter helps turn immense amounts of raw data from disparate sources into a cohesive and understandable ‘big picture’ that is immediately leverageable by detectives in the field.”

And that’s a way to go.

Its been some time…

since this blog was updated. Nearly a month and a half of seperation only was possible because a frantic pace of a project at work. Not because of lack of interest. But because of lack of available time. However professional I wanted to be with the updation of this blog, life seems to have an effect on the availability of time.

It’s summer and hence weekends are filled with busy trips to places of interest. Blame it on my new Camry that has nearly kept me out of the house for the last few weeks.

Though I am saving blogging for the rainy days, the BI world seems to march ahead. And to keep pace with it’s stride, its necessary to keep this weblog updated. I’m planning to capture atleast the most important news that happens in the BI world, everyday. And that seems to be a long drawn dream.