California-based enterprise cloud solutions enterprise Informatica has announced the expansion of its research centre at Hyderabad to drive innovation in India.
Informatica has spent over $2 million to develop the 23,000-sq-ft facility, the company said in an official statement.
Apart from developing its data management and analytics platform, the Hyderabad facility will also contribute to the development of the Informatica enterprise data catalog (EDC) and cloud offerings, the statement said.
The research centre will make use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) by leveraging its CLAIRE engine, an AI-driven data management solution and part of Informatica's intelligent data platform.
Over 150 employees currently work at Informatica's Hyderabad research facility. The company expects to double that number in a few years, the statement added.
The expansion of the Hyderabad facility is part of Informatica's $200 million investment in R&D globally, the statement said.
“India and specifically Hyderabad with its highly skilled talent pool are vital to Informatica’s growth. With almost half of our global employees located at the three facilities in India, expansion is inevitable," said Amit Walia, president of products and marketing, Informatica.
The US-headquartered enterprise cloud data management company employs more than 1,600 people in India.
The company has three research facilities in India at Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.
Facilities recently set up to drive technology R&D:
In September, aviation major Airbus announced the opening of its research facility in Bengaluru to drive innovation in cloud, big data, enterprise resource planning and internet of things (IoT).
In August, American enterprise software solutions company Apptio opened its first centre of excellence in India. The company said it plans to triple its team of data scientists and developers in Bengaluru by the end of 2019.