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Monday, October 16, 2023

What are difference between Cloud Data Integration and Cloud API Integration in Informatica IDMC?

 The main difference between Cloud Data Integration and Cloud API Integration in Informatica IDMC is the focus of each platform. Cloud Data Integration is designed to help organizations integrate data from multiple sources, including cloud and on-premises systems. Cloud API Integration is designed to help organizations integrate applications and data using APIs.





Cloud Data Integration

Informatica Cloud Data Integration (CDI) is a cloud-native data integration platform that enables organizations to automate, scale, and govern their data integration processes. CDI supports a wide range of data sources and targets, including cloud and on-premises databases, files, and streaming data sources. CDI also provides a variety of features to help organizations improve their data quality, including data profiling, cleansing, and transformation capabilities.

Cloud API Integration

Informatica Cloud API Integration (CAI) is a cloud-native API integration platform that enables organizations to connect applications and data using APIs. CAI provides a variety of features to help organizations design, develop, manage, and deploy APIs, including:

  • API design and development tools
  • API management and lifecycle management capabilities
  • API security and governance features
  • API monitoring and analytics capabilities

Key Differences

The following table summarizes the key differences between Cloud Data Integration and Cloud API Integration in Informatica IDMC:

FeatureCloud Data IntegrationCloud API Integration
FocusData integrationAPI integration
Supported data sources and targetsDatabases, files, and streaming data sources (cloud and on-premises)APIs (cloud and on-premises)
Key featuresData profiling, cleansing, and transformationAPI design, development, management, deployment, security, governance, monitoring, and analytics
Use casesData warehousing, data lakes, data analytics, and business intelligenceAPI-driven applications, B2B integration, and microservices architectures






Which Platform to Choose?

The best platform for your organization will depend on your specific needs and requirements. If you need to integrate data from multiple sources, including cloud and on-premises systems, then Cloud Data Integration is a good choice. If you need to integrate applications and data using APIs, then Cloud API Integration is a good choice.

Many organizations use both Cloud Data Integration and Cloud API Integration together to create a comprehensive data integration and API management solution. For example, an organization might use Cloud Data Integration to integrate data from their on-premises CRM system and their cloud-based marketing automation system into a data warehouse. They might then use Cloud API Integration to expose the data in the data warehouse to their sales and marketing teams through APIs.


Cloud Data Integration and Cloud API Integration are both powerful platforms that can help organizations integrate data and applications. The best platform for your organization will depend on your specific needs and requirements. If you are unsure which platform is right for you, then Informatica offers a variety of resources to help you make a decision, including free trials, demos, and consultations.


Learn more about Informatica IDMC here



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