Informatica Cloud 9 Unveiled

Informatica 9 Powers Enterprise Data Integration Platform-as-a-Service

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 16, 2009 - 

News Facts
Today, Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) a leading independent provider of data integration software, announced Informatica Cloud 9, a comprehensive offering for cloud data integration, featuring:

  • Informatica Cloud Platform - a multi-tenant, enterprise-class data integration platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
  • Informatica new and enhanced cloud offerings - Cloud Services Winter ’09 release and Informatica Address Quality Cloud Services.
  • New and expanded Informatica offerings via Amazon EC2 - Informatica Data Quality Cloud Edition beta release and expanded support for Amazon EC2 for all Informatica PowerCenter and Informatica PowerExchange configurations.

“Informatica pioneered true software-as-a service data integration more than three years ago and today takes another big step forward by delivering a complete cloud platform as a service for our customers and partners with Informatica Cloud 9,” said Ron Papas, general manager, Informatica Cloud. “Informatica continues to invest in all aspects of cloud computing to deliver the industry-leading offerings to customers so they can become data-driven enterprises.”

Informatica Cloud Platform
The new Informatica Cloud Platform enables developers and Systems Integrator (SI) partners to build, share and reuse custom data integration and data quality mappings and run them in the cloud.

  • Developers can productively collaborate within IT teams to create reusable data integration and data quality mappings in the cloud or on premise.
  • Business users can easily configure data rules themselves or run mappings built by IT using Informatica Cloud Services for self-service data integration.

“Integration remains a top challenge and priority as organizations become more involved in cloud and SaaS implementations,” said Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director, THINKstrategies, Inc. and Founder of the SaaS Showplace. “Informatica Cloud 9 delivers a robust platform to power a marketplace of re-usable data integration and data quality components.”

“Fujitsu has partnered with Informatica for over six years, with a particular focus on data integration to cloud applications in some of the largest Salesforce CRM deployments,” said Henry Hai, Director SaaS Practice, Fujitsu America. “Informatica Cloud 9 will dramatically simplify cloud-to-cloud and cloud to on-premise data integrations. Leveraging Informatica Cloud 9, our clients can now productively integrate their cloud data – including their Salesforce CRM data.”

“Using Informatica, we’ve developed an SAP data integration as a service solution for salesforce.com customers,” said Michael J Urban, Managing Partner, ITB Consult. “Now with the new Informatica Cloud 9 we plan to develop re-usable templates to accelerate time to market and reduce total cost of ownership for our customers. Informatica Cloud 9 gives us the power and flexibility to meet enterprise requirements and deliver solutions to non-technical business users.”

Informatica Cloud Services
The Winter ’09 release of Informatica Cloud Services, which are purpose-built, software-as-a-service (SaaS) data integration applications designed for non-technical users, introduces significant productivity enhancements.

  • Salesforce CRM and Force.com users can take advantage of broader connectivity, more flexible scheduling capabilities and new levels of support for assignment rules when working with the marketing leads.
  • A new sandbox feature allows data synchronization, replication and quality tasks to be easily copied for non-production work such as development and testing.
  • The Informatica Address Quality Cloud Services enable rapid verification and correction of postal address details for 240 countries ensuring that only accurate and correct addresses are fed directly into CRM systems, ERP systems or call center applications.

“We’re using Informatica Cloud Services to replicate millions of rows of data from Salesforce CRM to a centralized database running on Amazon EC2,” said Stephen Brown, Technical Architect, Telegraph Media Group. “As we think about moving more and more of our IT infrastructure to the cloud, the ability to develop more complex mappings and workflows and run them as custom services for line of business managers will allow us to continue to provide self-service, while IT remains in control.”

“When selecting a data quality business partner for cloud computing services it is all about trust.  We chose AddressDoctor (Informatica Address Quality Cloud Services) because we can trust that the service offers unparalleled accuracy, reliable uptime and the most robust postal data set available today,” said Sheila Donovan, President at Global DM Solutions. “The teams of professionals behind the product have extensive knowledge and experience. We can trust that when using this service we deliver a quality product to our clients every time.”

New and Expanded Informatica Offerings via Amazon Web Services
The new Informatica Data Quality Cloud Edition is an innovative cloud computing data quality product running on Amazon EC2.

  • Delivers a broad range of data quality services includes profiling, cleansing, matching and monitoring to ensure all stakeholders can trust their data for all of their business purposes.
  • Enables IT departments to optimize for hardware, software and labor costs by leveraging the cloud computing model provided by Amazon Web Services with the pay-as-you-use Informatica Data Quality Cloud Edition pricing. 

Informatica Cloud 9 expands support for Amazon Web Services, including support for the recently announced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) as both source and target endpoints, thereby expanding the ability to access and store custom application data in the cloud.

  • Bring-Your-Own-License availability of PowerCenter Standard, Advanced and Real-time Editions with full PowerExchange connectivity, thereby enabling Amazon EC2 customers to manage virtually any enterprise data integration workflow.
“Amazon RDS now makes it easy for organizations to set up, operate and scale a relational database in the cloud,” said Terry Wise, Director of Partner Relations for Amazon Web Services. “We’re pleased that Informatica is helping to provide data integration tools and data quality solutions for Amazon RDS.”

Pricing & Availability

  • Informatica Cloud Platform is available in beta release today and with production release planned for December 2009. Pricing for the Informatica Cloud begins at $1,000 per month.
  • The Data Quality Cloud Edition is available today on Amazon EC2 as a beta release, with production release planned for Q1 2010. The Informatica Data Quality Cloud Edition on Amazon EC2 as a beta release is offered with both pay-as-you-use pricing starting at $29.95 per hour and traditional perpetual license pricing.
  • Informatica Address Quality Cloud Services are available today with pricing based on the volume of transactions.

Additional Content
For more information about Informatica Cloud 9 and all Cloud Data Integration solutions offered by Informatica, please visit www.informatica.com/cloud.

Dreamforce ’09 Gold Sponsor
As a Gold Sponsor of Dreamforce 2009, Informatica Cloud 9 for Data Integration will be featured in the Partner Expo at Booth 509 and in two sessions on Thursday November 19th:

  • The Integration Cloud: The Foundation for SaaS Success, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PT in the Force.com IT Executive Track, Moscone North 120
  • Salesforce CRM Integration: Crossing the Business – IT Divide, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm PT in the Enterprise CRM Track, Moscone North 124

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software. The Informatica Platform provides organizations with a comprehensive, unified, open and economical approach to lower IT costs and gain competitive advantage from their information assets. More than 3,850 enterprises 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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions regarding Informatica’s product beta and generally available releases.  However, these statements are not guarantees of the availability, which may be delayed or cancelled. The development, release and timing of any Informatica beta product or generally available product 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 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 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 and products are included under the caption “Risk Factors” in Informatica’s report on Form  10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, which are on file with the SEC and are available on the Company’s investor relations website at http://www.informatica.com/.  All information provided in this release is as of November 16, 2009 and Informatica undertakes no duty to update this information.

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