Informatica Positioned In Leaders Quadrant In 2010 Data Quality Tools Report

Data Quality an Integral Component of Informatica Data Integration Platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 29, 2010 -  Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools report, published June 25, 2010.

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 non-customer data quality issues and the delivery of enterprise-level data quality implementations. Leaders have an established market presence, significant size and a multinational presence (directly or as a result of a parent company)”.

According to the report, “the market for data quality tools continues to experience both substantial growth and volatility. Traditional use-cases of business intelligence (BI) and master data management (MDM) remain highly active, with new applications in support of information governance initiatives and broadening of deployments across multiple data domains and applications rapidly increasing….The trend of convergence of the data quality tools market with related markets for data integration tools and MDM products continues, as market demand increasingly moves toward broader data management capabilities spanning all of these disciplines.” The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, is available on the Informatica web site at http://www.informatica.com/dq_mq/.

Informatica’s Data Quality business’ recent highlights include:

  • Informatica launched the Informatica 9 Platform in the fall of 2009 – the most significant release in the history of Informatica, providing the first unified platform for data quality and data integration.
  • Informatica 9 Data Quality:
    • Enables the definition and automatic delivery of data quality rules across business applications using SOA-based Data Services. 
    • Pioneered Business-IT Collaboration by the use of browser based tooling to enable business users to participate in the data quality process.
    • Extends traditional state of the art data quality capabilities to deliver pervasive data quality to business stakeholders across multiple data domains for multiple projects and business applications—on premise or in the cloud.
  • Informatica acquired and successfully integrated:
    • Address validation technology from AddressDoctor, a pioneer and leader in global address validation.  AddressDoctor is OEM’ed by other leading data quality vendors.
    • Master Data Management (MDM) technology from Siperian, a leader in the MDM infrastructure technology category.
  • Informatica pioneered the delivery of address validation through cloud services to applications in the cloud that requires address data.

With a strong and proven track record of enabling successful enterprise data quality projects, Informatica now offers a full data quality lifecycle applied to Data Integration, MDM and CRM initiatives with its market leading Identity Resolution, Data Explorer and Data Quality products. Informatica continues to cross sell its Data Quality portfolio into its existing customer base as it broadens its presence in supporting all stages of the data integration lifecycle.  Informatica now uniquely offers a unified platform for data quality and data integration that delivers timely, trustworthy and relevant data.

“Informatica continues to execute relentlessly on our vision for data quality in the enterprise,” said Ivan Chong, executive vice president, Data Quality, Informatica. “We are dedicated to innovating and delivering business value to customers beyond what is possible with traditional data quality technology. We believe our placement as a leader in the Magic Quadrant confirms Informatica’s execution and strategic direction for our data quality products and solutions.”

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About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 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.

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 4,000 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 www.informatica.com.

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