MONTE CARLO, Monaco, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, and Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA), the world's number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced a strategic alliance to make Informatica's enterprise-class Data Integration Platform a core component of the MicroStrategy Cloud™. MicroStrategy Cloud will offer both multitenant and dedicated versions of Informatica's Data Integration technology as an optional service to MicroStrategy Cloud customers. These data integration services will be delivered under the MicroStrategy Cloud brand name.
MicroStrategy Cloud makes the complete MicroStrategy BI platform available as a cloud-based service, enabling subscribers to tap into enterprise data from their desktop or mobile device, improving insight and business decision making. As a purpose-built cloud service architected and optimized for large data volumes, high concurrency, and high performance, MicroStrategy Cloud is powerful and flexible enough to support a full range of cloud use cases, including individual, departmental, or enterprise scale BI applications.
Informatica was selected by MicroStrategy after a rigorous technical evaluation. Informatica Cloud, the award-winning software-as-a-service (SaaS) data integration solution, is currently in use by 1,300 organizations of all sizes, from SMBs to large enterprises. The new MicroStrategy Cloud integration service, powered by Informatica, offers simplicity for business users as well as broad connectivity and flexibility for IT organizations. The simple browser-based interface empowers business users to access, load, synchronize, replicate, and transform data from both on-premise systems and cloud-based data sources such as Salesforce.com and NetSuite. The broad connectivity enables access to data managed by the MicroStrategy Cloud database options, including IBM Netezza and ParAccel.
Enterprises will have the choice of cost-effective multitenant-based service and a more secure, high performance dedicated Informatica PowerCenter data integration environment. Informatica Cloud will allow customers to extract and deliver on premise information to the MicroStrategy Cloud for analytic purposes. In addition, MicroStrategy Cloud customers will be able to choose to securely run their own dedicated Informatica PowerCenter environment in the MicroStrategy Cloud. Informatica PowerCenter and PowerExchange are an option for enterprise customers to leverage within MicroStrategy Cloud for higher volume, enterprise-class data integration requirements."Informatica has established itself as a leader in cloud-based solutions for the enterprise, and we welcome them as a cornerstone of our growing Cloud Alliance ecosystem," said Michael J. Saylor, chairman and CEO of MicroStrategy. "MicroStrategy and Informatica share a common vision for the cloud as a flexible, highly cost-effective platform for delivering large-scale, high performance business intelligence solutions. Informatica has always been a great partner of ours, and we are pleased to extend our already close relationship to the cloud." "As the pioneering leader in Cloud Data Integration, Informatica is now regarded as the trusted partner by IT category leaders and customers," said Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and chief executive officer, Informatica. "Building on our decade-long relationship, our joint customers will now gain even more from the combination of the award-winning Informatica Cloud data integration service and the leading MicroStrategy business intelligence platform." For more details, visit http://www.microstrategy.com/montecarlo2011. 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 4,350 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/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informatica and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp. About MicroStrategy Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy software enables leading organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. The MicroStrategy platform delivers actionable information to business users via the web and mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and BlackBerry. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its website. To learn more about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR), visit www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/microstrategy) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy). MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, and MicroStrategy Cloud are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. MSTR-G