Informatica Expands Global Education Delivery

Demand for data integration drives expanded offerings across globe

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 12, 2008 -  Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the leading independent provider of data integration software, today announced new training offerings in South Africa, Iberia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Leading IT and data integration services providers have been authorized to deliver education through the Informatica Authorized Education program:
  • In the UK, Agile Solutions Ltd., an Informatica partner and value-added reseller, is now offering Informatica Authorized Education to customers and partners
  • In Iberia, PowerData, a supplier of IT products and services for data integration platforms, is providing Informatica Authorized Education services
  • In the United States, Infocrest, a leading education and consulting firm for data integration and data warehousing, will deliver the training services to customers and partners both onsite and in classrooms in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • In South Africa training is now offered directly through Informatica South Africa.

"Informatica is committed to deepening and broadening its education reach in key regional markets, both by teaming with local companies and by launching direct-from-Informatica education programs, in order to meet the increasing demand for trained data integration professionals and Informatica product experts worldwide," said Roslyn Jones, vice president, Global Education Services, Informatica. "Data integration and data quality have established themselves as strategic imperatives in today's global business environment, and these companies will help us deliver hands-on, Informatica Authorized Education in the most cost-effective and convenient manner to local customers and systems integrators as well as to local subsidiaries of global customers and partners."

For information on Informatica Global Education Services, along with courses and schedules, please visit Informatica Services and Training. Please also visit Agile at, PowerData at and Infocrest at for their specific Informatica product training schedules.

In the UK
Agile Solutions has education offerings on the Informatica PowerCenter data integration platform, leveraging Agile's extensive experience in end-to-end Informatica-based data integration implementations. Customizable courses will be offered at Agile sites in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the City of London as well as at customer sites.

"Specializing in the use of Informatica solutions, Agile possesses vast consulting and field project experience, as well as practical experience in the delivery of data integration training," said Mark Connelly, managing director, Agile Solutions. "Our Informatica Authorized instructors are accomplished practitioners who work with Informatica solutions every day. Their practical experience is proving invaluable to participants who cite dramatic productivity improvements when they return to their projects."

In Iberia
PowerData is offering education on PowerCenter, Informatica Data Quality and Informatica PowerExchange. A pioneer in the data integration market in Iberia, PowerData has been an Informatica distributor since 1999.

"The demand for knowledgeable data integration professionals is rapidly rising in Southern Europe, fueled by an increasing number of companies implementing data integration and data quality initiatives," said Juan Oñate, President, PowerData. "Further extending our partnership with Informatica will enable IT professionals in Spain and Portugal to keep pace with the latest development of Informatica's products, allowing them to improve their skills and fully leverage the potential of Informatica-based solutions."

In North America
Infocrest will be opening two public training facilities, in Nevada and the Milwaukee area, and will also be offering onsite classes. Founded in 1997, Infocrest is focused on implementing Informatica solutions. The company has already delivered Informatica education to hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients and will now be offering Informatica Authorized Education on the full range of Informatica solutions.

"Infocrest has been working with Informatica and our customers and partners for ten years," said Jean Abi-Jaoudé, founder and CEO, Infocrest. "We are proud to have had a degree of influence in helping to shape the PowerCenter platform over the years, and look forward to sharing our extensive Informatica product knowledge with customers and partners on an extended basis going forward."

In South Africa
In South Africa, Informatica South Africa is offering training on PowerCenter and Informatica Data Quality.

"We have seen a huge uptake of data integration and data quality solutions in South Africa, which has resulted in a huge demand for highly skilled resources," said Paul van Aswegen, general manager, Informatica South Africa." By offering an authorized education facility, whereby participants can become fully enabled on Informatica solutions, we will be able to provide significantly increased value to our customers and partners alike, as well as allowing the respective individuals to greatly improve their skills and fully leverage the potential of Informatica-based solutions."

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the leading independent provider of enterprise data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. More than 2,950 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of any complexity and scale. For more information, call +1 650 385 5000 (1 800 653 9871 in the U.S.), or visit


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