nformatica Cloud Express Overview
What is Informatica Cloud Express?
n Monday Dec
a new pay
opular Data Loader Service
s at $99 USD and goes up
based on the number of records that you move every month.
Express introduces usage
starting at $99/month USD for the Data L
Pricing is based on the number of
rows of data
Monthly commitment. No annual subscriptions.
Credit card billing only
online customer support are included.
upgrade to more advanced editions of Informatica Cloud for broader and more complex
such as lookups, task flows, and additional end points
More information is available
y Informatica Cloud Express?
Informatica Cloud Express open
the door for organizations of all sizes to leverage the industry
leading data integration capabilities of Informatica Cloud
voted the Best Inte
gration Application of
, 2009, and
2008 by sal
esforce.com customers on AppExchange.
As industry analyst and author
David Linthicum put it
“This is a wonderful mode
l considering that, while some enterprises do gigs a day in
information flowing between on
premise and cloud
based systems, many operate with a much
lighter data integration load. In the past, neither customer had the pay
Express only for Salesforce
Users of Express can move data between
Salesforce and one instance of a database (
Server) or f
How do you purchase Express?
First install the Informatica Trial,
or if yo
u are already have an account,
to purchase Express with
credit card within Informatica Cloud.
Do I need an active Informatica Cloud account to purchase Express?
You can easily create an account by
signing for a free trial.
How does billing work?
When you sign up for Express, y
our credit card will be charged on the last day of each month. Your
fee will be determined by the number of rows that Informatica Cloud processed that month. See
What is the pricing of the Express tiers based on usage?
Do taxes apply to Informatica Cloud Express?
US state taxes apply if your billing contact address is in the US.
s of Cr
edit Cards do you accept
We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express
How are different currencies handled?
In the initial release, currency conversion rates will be handled directly by your credit card company.
We are still working with our billing
to make this a more seamless process for
currencies outside of the US.
How will you calculate fees if my data volume changes from month to month?
based on the
number of records processed that mo
. Your fees will change as shown in
, plus applicable taxes
will automatically be billed based on
usage that month
How can I track my usage fees?
Every month, Informatica will email your billing statement. It will show your data
associated subscription fees.
ill I be able to monitor the number of records that Informatica Cloud Express processes
Yes. In the
tab of Informatica Cloud
Monthly Job Row Count
splay the number of records that Informatica Cloud has processed in the current month.
Once I sign up, h
I terminate my
will be able to
terminate your month
month subscription by contacting Informatica Global
upport. Just click the
link in the upper right corner of any Informatica Cloud page
and open a request. Your subscription will be valid until the end of the month in which you initiate the
your commitment is monthly. You can
terminate at any time during the month
to make that
last month of service.
Data Loader Service
Can you summarize the key differences between DLS and Express?
DLS and Express are for projects that require data in
tegration between Sal
and 1 named
database instance or file server.
Free Data Loader Service:
eant to be used for ad hoc data loading for organizations
e time (or rare) imports to or e
Salesforce CRM and Force.com. It
as no scheduling
nality, is capped at 10K records/day
and is not supported
Informatica Cloud Express:
Ideal for smaller companies looking for basic daily
synchronization between databases
(not applications) and
. It includes
billing model based on
the number of
processed per month
Can I have more than 1 Informatica secure agent installed after subscribing to express edition
No, you can ha
ve only 1 secure agent installed after subscribing to express edition of IC.
How many jobs can be run per day after subscribing to express edition?
There is a limit of 250 jobs that can be execute
d per day using express edition, but Express users can
unlimited rows per day.
Am I able
to use SFDC as both source and target
in a Data loader service (DLS)?
When you are using a DLS task, you can either have SFDC as either source or target but not both.
unable to view DSS (Data synchronization se
rvice) tasks after
Data synchronization tasks will not be visible on IC under Data services> Data synchronization once
you subscribe to Express edition of IC.
In Express Edition you would have access only to Data loader serv
ice. Before subscribing to Express
Edition you can create the tasks using Data loader service and then subscribe, so that you would
have access to the tasks which you have created after you subscribe.
Can I use a lookup feature in DLS tasks?
e which is used in the step 5 field mapping of a DSS task is not available in express
edition of IC.
Advanced functionality like lookups, task flow, enterpri
ion integration and
nd points and Add
are not available
DLS or Expres
What support is given to Express users?
Express customers have community and online/email support.
Can you summarize e
ach edition of Informatica Cloud?
You can view a
detailed overview of each edition on
the Informatica Cloud website
. Here is a
summary of the key features included in each edition:
or refer to our