About the Author
David Lyle is the vice president of product strategy at Informatica, where he leads Informaticas research on model-driven architecture as it extends to integration automation. During the early to mid-90s, Mr. Lyle worked as a data warehousing consultant on several large-scale, massively parallel warehouse projects. From this experience, Mr. Lyle helped found and grow Influence Software from 1996 to 1999 as a pioneering company in! the development of analytic applications. Informatica bought Influence in 1999 and since then, Mr. Lyle has helped expand Informaticas data integration platform and metadata technologies, creating several patent-pending technologies for the company.