Informatica Positioned In Leaders Quadrant In 2011 Data Quality Tools Report

Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision Keys for Informatica Data Quality Earning Placement as a Leader

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 03, 2011 - 

 

Data Quality Functionality Fundamental to Data Integration and Master Data Management Solutions

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 2011 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools report, published July 29, 2011.

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, “Organizations of all sizes and in all industries are recognizing the importance of high-quality data and the critical role of data quality in information governance and stewardship, driven by broader enterprise information management initiatives. As a result, their interest in the role of tools and technology for data quality improvement continues to grow. Fueled by a market of purpose-built, packaged tools for addressing various dimensions of the data quality discipline, data quality functionality is readily available from a variety of providers, large and small, stand-alone and increasingly embedded within other technology solutions. Data quality functionality is also being recognized as a fundamental component of offerings in many related software markets, such as data integration tools and MDM solutions. As a result, an increasing number of partnerships between MDM solution vendors, data integration tools vendors and data quality tools vendors are occurring. Several recent acquisitions highlight this ongoing trend. These developments are further recognition that data quality capabilities are at the core of many different data management-related disciplines.”

Additionally, Gartner notes that “demand for data quality tools remains strong, with more focus on deployments that support information governance programs, master data management initiatives and application modernization efforts.”

The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, is available on the Informatica web site at www.informatica.com/dq_mq.

Informatica Data Quality is a part of the Informatica Platform - a unified platform that delivers timely, trustworthy and relevant data to its customers. Recent highlights include:

  • Building off of the strength of the Informatica 9 Platform which was launched in the fall of 2009, Informatica has followed up with Informatica Data Quality 9.1 – adding capabilities to further make enterprise data quality improvement truly pervasive.
  • Informatica Data Quality 9.1:
    • Delivers proactive data quality assurance through extended data validation and profiling.
    • Enables sustained data quality improvement with proactive data quality monitoring.
    • Further enables the business through role-appropriate data quality management for all stakeholders.
    • Seamlessly integrates with Informatica data integration and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions to extend your investment.
    • Enables Big Data Quality with Big Transaction Data - representing massive growth in transaction data volumes, Big Interaction Data - fueled by explosive growth in interaction data from social media and sensor technologies, and Big Data Processing, with highly scalable processing using Hadoop technology.

“Informatica continues to build off of a strong heritage of success in delivering enterprise data quality solutions and we continue to push the envelope by delivering the data quality solutions a step ahead of the market, giving our customers a competitive advantage,” said Ivan Chong, executive vice president, Data Quality, Informatica. “More and more organizations are standardizing on Informatica Data Quality as the backbone of their data quality initiatives. Implementing data quality into traditional data integration projects, such as data integration for the Data Warehouse and application data migration, has become defacto as our customers see the need for trustworthy and authoritative data across the enterprise.

“Furthermore, our customers are leveraging their investment in Information Data Quality with their MDM projects, as well as with their Data Governance initiatives. With continued focus on delivering data quality solutions applicable to all projects and stakeholders, Informatica is uniquely positioned to enable our customers to achieve trustworthy and authoritative data for all their business needs. Informatica continues to execute relentlessly on our vision for data quality in the enterprise and 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 2011 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 provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world turn to Informatica to gain a competitive advantage in today’s global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. Worldwide, over 4,440 enterprises rely on Informatica for data integration and data quality solutions 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. Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporationhttp://www.linkedin.com/company/informatica and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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