Informatica Positioned In Leaders Quadrant In Data Quality Tools

Magic Quadrant Based on ability to execute and completeness of vision for data quality

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 10, 2008 -  Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the leading independent provider of data integration software and services, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders’ quadrant in the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools report.

Ted Friedman and Andreas Bitterer, authors of the report state, “leaders in the market demonstrate strength across a complete range of data quality functionality, including profiling, parsing, standardization, matching, validation and enrichment. They exhibit a clear understanding and vision of where the market is headed, including recognition of noncustomer data quality issues and the delivery of enterprise-level data quality implementations. Leaders have an established market presence, significant size and a multinational presence.”

According to the report, “growth, innovation and volatility (via mergers and acquisitions) continue to shape the market for data quality tools. Investment on the part of buyers and vendors is increasing as organizations recognize the value of these tools in master data management and information governance initiatives.” The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, is available on the Informatica web site at

“We believe Informatica’s positioning in the leaders quadrant reflects our strategic vision and commitment to data quality, our expanding portfolio of innovative data quality solutions, and our rapidly mounting presence in this fast growing market,” said Chris Boorman, chief marketing officer, Informatica.

Over the past 12 months, Informatica has strengthened its leadership position in data quality by executing on its product development roadmap and adding a strategic acquisition. Just last week, Informatica announced Informatica 8.6, the first comprehensive, unified, and open platform for data integration.  The new release delivers proactive data quality, preventing problems from occurring at the point-of-entry.  

With the recent acquisition of Identity Systems, Informatica integrates pioneering identity resolution technology to broaden Informatica’s data quality offerings with capabilities for searching, matching and resolving identification data across multiple systems and more than 60 languages.  This capability, an integral part of Informatica Data Quality 8.6, offers enormous advantages in the areas of governance, risk management, compliance, national security, fraud detection and combating identity theft.

In addition to its technology investments, Informatica has continued to hire experts in the field of data quality, increasing its ability to satisfy customer demand.  As a result of these investments, Informatica’s Data Quality business has grown at more than 100 percent CAGR for each of the past two consecutive years.

In recent quarters, over half of all Informatica’s customer transactions include Data Quality products, creating a “1+1=3” opportunity as Informatica broadens its business beyond its traditional area of leadership in Data Integration.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions regarding Informatica’s product release and service availability.  However, these statements are not guarantees of the availability, which may be delayed or cancelled. The development, release and timing of any Informatica product or service features described in this document remain at the sole discretion of Informatica and should not be relied upon in making a purchasing decision.  This document is provided for information purposes only.  Statements made regarding product and/or services packaging and future functionality are based on current available information, which is subject to change.   Such statements should not be relied upon as a representation, warranty or commitment to deliver specific products or services, or functionality in the future.  Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from the results described in this press release. More information about potential risks and uncertainties that could affect Informatica's business. products and services are included under the caption “Risk Factors” in Part I Item 1A of Informatica’s report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and in Part II Item 1A of Informatica's report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2008, which are on file with the SEC, and available on the company’s investor relations website at All information provided in this release is as of June 10, 2008, and Informatica undertakes no duty to update this information.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is a leading 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 3,200 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of varying 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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