Informatica Advances Cloud Data Integration With Support For Amazon Web Services

New PowerCenter Cloud Edition on Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (Amazon EC2) to Help Lower IT Costs and Gain Competitive Advantage

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 23, 2009 -  informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), a leading provider of data integration software, today announced the beta release of Informatica PowerCenter Cloud Edition, an innovative cloud computing data integration product running on Amazon EC2. Complementing this new product is the latest Informatica On Demand offering, PowerCenter Service, to enable IT and business users to remotely execute and manage data integration jobs on Amazon EC2, simply by using an Internet browser.

With growing adoption of cloud computing, enterprises often collect and manage data in disparate silos across the enterprise, the cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings. To gain a competitive advantage from all this data, organizations require a solution for cross-enterprise data integration. PowerCenter Cloud Edition is a comprehensive and affordable product to address these requirements.

To leverage cloud computing as an extension to traditional on-premise computing infrastructure, many enterprises want robust remote administration capabilities to better enable migration of data as well as management of data. Informatica On Demand PowerCenter Service offers a simple, yet powerful facility to address these requirements.

“Informatica was an early believer in cloud computing and pioneered both cross-enterprise data integration with remote connectivity for Software-as-a-Service vendors and Integration-as-a-Service with Informatica On Demand services,” said Girish Pancha, executive vice president and general manager, Data Integration at Informatica. “With the introduction today of Informatica’s first data integration offering for Amazon Web Services (AWS), our customers can get the best of both worlds – lowering their total cost of ownership with cloud computing infrastructure, while gaining a competitive advantage from all their data.”

Comprehensive Data Integration Offering for Amazon EC2
The PowerCenter Cloud Edition is a broad data integration offering that leverages Amazon EC2. Thousands of organizations successfully rely on PowerCenter for their on-premise enterprise data integration projects. Now, with the flexibility of deploying PowerCenter on-premise or on Amazon EC2, IT departments can optimize for both performance and network costs by running PowerCenter “near” the primary data sources. At the same time, IT departments can optimize for hardware, software and labor costs by leveraging the cloud computing model provided by AWS with the pay-as-you-use PowerCenter Cloud Edition pricing.

In addition, Informatica On Demand is powered by PowerCenter to deliver cross-enterprise data integration services. Informatica On Demand was rated “Best Data Integration App of 2008” by customers and is in use by more than 250 companies of all sizes.

The PowerCenter Cloud Edition leverages Amazon EC2, Amazon SimpleDB and Amazon S3 and also provides access to a variety of enterprise data sources including relational databases, flat files and SaaS applications.

“We are pleased that our mutual customers can now leverage Amazon EC2 when using PowerCenter,” said Terry Wise, Director of Partner Relations for Amazon Web Services. “With the release of PowerCenter Cloud Edition for Amazon EC2, customers can smoothly integrate all their off-premise cloud-based data and on-premise data.”

“During the past five years, the incredible growth around cloud computing has dramatically shifted the IT landscape,” said Srinivas Pallia, Sr. Vice President and Global Head, Business Technology Services, Wipro Technologies. “Our clients continue to seek our expertise to leverage the power of the cloud in order to gain a competitive advantage, realize cost savings and performance benefits. Informatica’s move onto Amazon EC2 will be beneficial to customers of all sizes and in all geographies. We look forward to continuing to work with Informatica to best serve our customers’ data integration needs, both on premise and in the cloud.”

Simple Remote Administration with Informatica On Demand
With the Informatica On Demand PowerCenter Service Summer 2009 release, the new PowerCenter Service will enable business and IT users to productively manage PowerCenter Cloud Edition-based data integrations jobs running remotely on Amazon EC2. The combination of PowerCenter Cloud Edition and Informatica On Demand PowerCenter Service will dramatically simplify data integration without requiring on-premise hardware or software.

“With no additional capital expenses, Informatica deployed the PowerCenter Cloud Edition on Amazon EC2 to integrate off-premise employee spend data managed by a SaaS vendor with on-premise data managed by our enterprise human resources application” said Tony Young, CIO of Informatica. “With Amazon Web Services we lowered our IT costs and with PowerCenter, we integrated all our data to gain a greater competitive advantage for our business. Now, our customers can do ‘more with less’ with the latest Informatica cloud computing data integration offerings.”

Pricing and Availability
The Informatica PowerCenter Cloud Edition on Amazon EC2 is offered with both pay-as-you-use pricing starting at $24.95 per hour and traditional perpetual license pricing. The PowerCenter Cloud Edition is available today on Amazon EC2 as a beta release, with production release planned for September 2009.

The PowerCenter Service is available immediately as part of the Informatica On Demand Summer 2009 release.

For more information about the PowerCenter Cloud Edition, and all Cloud Data Integration solutions offered by Informatica, please visit the Informatica website.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software. The Informatica Platform provides corporations with a comprehensive, unified, open and economical approach to lower IT costs and gain competitive advantage from their information assets. More than 3,700 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise and in the internet cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit

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