ITRS and 29West announce global partnership

London, April 26, 2010 -  ITRS Group plc, the leading provider of predictive, real-time systems and application management products to the world’s financial community, is pleased to announce a new global partnership with 29West. Recently acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA), 29West is the market leader in high-performance, ultra low-latency messaging solutions.

The two companies will develop an interface between the ITRS Geneos framework and 29West’s Ultra Messaging system. ITRS Geneos provides a powerful set of analytical, consolidation and correlation functions across all managed metrics, while 29West’s Ultra Messaging allows trading and market data applications to communicate with each other with ultra-low latency.

The partnership brings two market leaders together and will provide extensive capabilities to their large mutual client base. The interface will equip 29West and ITRS customers with real-time, high-performance management of their 29West Ultra Messaging middleware infrastructure and was created in response to increased customer demand. The benefits will include operations and capacity forecasting and planning capabilities, resource consumption and cost allocation. It will also give traders clear visibility of [real-time] systems vital to their work.

Misha Kipnis, ITRS CTO, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with 29West. The partnership was driven by demand from 29West clients for a comprehensive, professional management and monitoring system. The new interface will greatly increase efficiency and allow 29West clients to manage not only their Ultra Messaging middleware infrastructure, but also, through ITRS Geneos, their trading applications, FIX engines, market data platforms and IT infrastructures.”

29West global head of sales, Annalisa Sarasini, commented: “29West is the market leader in messaging, and the new ‘plug and play’ interface will give our clients access to ITRS’s innovative monitoring and management solutions. Our clients asked for GUI/dashboard functionality and ITRS Geneos stood out as the best option for our customers for a number of reasons: the company’s expertise in financial markets; its particular suitability for high frequency trading environments in the capital markets and its small footprint.”

The new interface will be jointly marketed by ITRS and 29West; it is anticipated that the majority of the clients of both firms will opt for the interface because of its broad benefits.

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Notes to editors

About 29West Inc, now a part of Informatica
29West is the leader in high-performance, low-latency messaging solutions for financial institutions. Their Ultra Messaging® family of products provides up to a 10X latency reduction and 100X bandwidth improvement over traditional messaging designs across a wide range of use cases, including streaming, persistence, and caching, queuing and desktop distribution. 29West provides customers with the highest performing, most tunable, most controllable, most powerful messaging API in the industry, and allows full end-to-end monitoring capabilities. With more than 140 production deployments since 2004 and offices in Chicago, New York, London and Tokyo, 29West provides enterprise strength, enterprise-wide messaging. For more information, please visit www.29west.com.

About ITRS
ITRS is the leading provider of intelligent and proactive management and monitoring systems to global institutions including the majority of tier one banks. The firm has been supplying the world’s financial institutions with management and monitoring tools since 1997.

ITRS Geneos is a fully scaleable and flexible proactive management and monitoring system designed specifically to address the needs of financial institutions. It provides consolidated global real-time, proactive management and sophisticated monitoring of software and hardware including the whole range of applications, datafeeds, processes and systems, real-time or otherwise and is deployed by banks, exchanges and hedge funds. It provides a unified, icon-based interface and can be fully configured with a comprehensive set of rules. Geneos has over 100 plug-ins for the most widely used financial systems and applications on the market.

ITRS clients include 8 of top 10 and 30 of the top 50 global financial institutions. For more information visit www.itrsgroup.com

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world gain a competitive advantage in today’s global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. More than 3,900 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise, off premise and in the Cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.

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