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Partners Support Informatica Cloud Spring 2012

Informatica Partners Endorse New Integration Platform-as-a-Service Capabilities

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 30, 2012 - 

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced partner support for the  latest release of Informatica Cloud, its award-winning cloud data integration solution.

With Informatica Cloud currently processing more than 1 billion cloud integration transactions per day, momentum for the multi-tenant online service is growing steadily. Informatica Cloud Spring 2012 delivers new integration platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities, including a Cloud Connector Toolkit and dynamic Cloud Integration Templates - designed to make it even easier and faster for independent software providers (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) to develop new connectors to cloud or on-premise business and social applications that have published Web Services APIs and embed Informatica Cloud integration services into their applications and solutions.

Informatica partners have expressed their support for the release and here is what some of them have to say:

Astadia: “Astadia is committed to helping clients realize the business value of Cloud solutions for the connected enterprise and in that pursuit, require best-of-breed integration technology,” said Steven Horwitz, CEO, Astadia. “Informatica Cloud integration platform as a service, specifically the new Informatica Cloud Developer Edition, enables Astadia to effectively respond to an even broader set of clients' enterprise-class business needs with the flexibility and agility of the Cloud.”

MicroStrategy: “MicroStrategy Cloud enables companies to achieve the benefits of world-class business intelligence faster and easier than ever before,” said Tim Bradley, Senior Vice President of Cloud Intelligence at MicroStrategy. “By incorporating Informatica’s innovative cloud-based data integration technology into our Cloud BI platform, MicroStrategy offers its customers a best-of-breed approach that is easy to implement and highly cost-effective, while sacrificing nothing in application power, performance, and flexibility.”

Newmarket International: “Newmarket International is a global leader in hospitality software solutions. With the rapid growth of our Libra OnDemand division providing HRM (™) (Hospitality Relationship Management) solutions on the Force.com platform we needed a fast, flexible and complete strategy for data migration and integration,” said Shawn McGowan, chief operations officer at Newmarket International. “By combining the power of the Informatica suite of tools with the deployment advantages of Informatica Cloud we are able to quickly meet the needs of our clients.  Informatica has proven to be a strong partner, and their continuous innovation in the cloud integration space, development of new connectivity options and solution packaging capabilities is an important factor in our success.”

Silverline: “We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the need for broad connectivity across various cloud and on-premise applications from our clients,” said Gireesh Sonnad, partner, Silverline. “Informatica Cloud met the need for native connectivity to Microsoft Dynamics CRM in their Winter 2012 Release. In this release, Informatica’s unique cloud integration platform as a service approach, and specifically the new Informatica Cloud Developer Edition, will enable us to more effectively meet their connectivity requirements and help us expand our customer base.”

TargetX: “TargetX is the leading provider of cloud-based solutions in the higher education market,” said CEO Brian Niles. “Our partnership with Informatica Cloud allows our clients to manage complex data -- from all kinds of programs, apps and vendors -- and turn it into useful information on the front lines. And the latest release streamlines our whole process, making it simple to on-board new customers and upgrade existing ones.  It's helping us deliver on the promise of what's possible with data integration in the cloud.”

Ultimate Software: “Ultimate Software supports the HR management needs of more than 2,300 companies, providing a central system of record for people information in the Cloud,” said Andrew McCarthy vice president of Product Strategy, Ultimate Software. “Today, Ultimate supports more than 8,000 unique connections between our HR solutions and the myriad benefits providers and third party applications our customers use to manage their organizations. Informatica's world-class integration platform is allowing Ultimate to take the next step in making connectivity flexible, reliable and efficient, providing our customers with state of the art capabilities for connecting and leveraging people data across their organizations.”

Xactly: “Xactly is already working with the new Cloud Integration Templates to help power pre-built connectivity for Xactly Express to any online solution,” said Scott Broomfield, General Manager Xactly Express. “Having robust data integration capabilities embedded in our platform is essential for our customers to easily connect to the cloud. With Informatica Cloud as part of Express, we provide fast time to value.”

Availability
Informatica Cloud Spring 2012 is now generally available. The Developer Edition, which includes access to the Cloud Connector Toolkit and Cloud Integration Templates is available through an early access program. For more information visit www.InformaticaCloud.com/platform.

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About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world's number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing return on data to drive their top business imperatives. Worldwide, nearly 5,000 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com. Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informatica and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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