Informatica Identified As A Leader In Information-As-A-Service

Research Firm Cites Informatica for its Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 11, 2010 -  News Facts:
  • Today Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of enterprise data integration software, announced it was among the select companies Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in its February 2010 report, The Forrester Wave: Information-as-a-Service (IaaS), Q1 2010.
  • In its first inclusion in a Forrester Information-as-a-Service (IaaS) vendor evaluation, Informatica was cited as a “Leader” for its “good vision of data services” and continued innovation “with strong support for data services security, performance, data movement, administration, quality, and transformation.”
  • Evaluated on the core and advanced functionality of its Informatica Platform for data services offering; product and corporate strategy; and market presence.
  • Informatica earned the second highest scores for its current offering at the time of the research which was the Informatica Platform for data services version 8.6 in: Data Types (i.e.: support for structured, unstructured and semi-structured data), Data Sources: Applications, Data Services Quality, Data Services Transformation, Data Services Performance, Data Services Scalability, Data Services Security, Data Services Administration, Data Movement, Development Tools, and Cloud Architecture. The Informatica Platform for data services version 9.0, released in late 2009, extends Informatica’s leading data services capabilities with a transformational model-driven approach that includes unique capabilities such as multimodal data provisioning services, on-the-fly data cleansing and profiling for data federation, universal data discovery services, and policy-based data services governance.
  • Defining Leaders as companies that “offer cutting-edge IaaS solutions,” Forrester noted that “Informatica remains strongly committed to data services. With senior management commitment and with new versions coming out, it’s executing strongly… This focus reflects Informatica's position in the market as a leading data integration player. This is the next logical place to go to maintain its dominant position in the market, as data services usage is increasing and becoming more mainstream.”
  • Overall, Forrester characterized that the current IaaS market will continue its strong growth and predicts that "total software revenues (licenses, maintenance, and services) in IaaS will grow by $6.7 billion by 2012.”

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  • “We’re pleased to be recognized as a Leader in our first showing in the Forrester Wave for information-as-a-service,” said James Markarian, senior vice president and general manager, Data Integration, Informatica. “The high rankings received for our integrated Platform for data services confirm what our more than 3,900 customers already know –Informatica leads the industry with our ability to provide service-oriented data integration and data services. This recognition further builds on the momentum we’ve seen since releasing the new Informatica Platform for data services version 9.0 in late 2009 which advances our offering with transformational SOA-based data services.”

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 3,900 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.

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