Informatica Customers Save Costs And Increase Utilization By Optimizing Their Big Data Processing

Redwood City, Calif., June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced customers areimplementing the Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition, powered by the Informatica Vibe virtual data machine, to save costs andoptimize their end-to-end big data processing. Informatica deliversa comprehensive data integration platform for Hadoop environments,with support for all major Hadoop distributions including Apache,Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR.  Informatica PowerCenter BigData Edition also runs on the Teradata portfolio of Hadoopappliances as part of the Teradata Unified Data Architecture.

Hadoop users are turning to Informatica to:

·         Optimizethe big data processing flow - The power of Vibe enablesInformatica customers to map data integration processes once anddeploy them anywhere - on-premise or in the cloud, natively onHadoop or traditional computing platforms - with no recodingrequired. Customers can now optimize their big data projects acrosstoday's hybrid IT infrastructures based on cost, utilization andperformance capacity.

·         Minimizethe risk of Hadoop deployments - PowerCenter Big Data Editionis certified to run on Apache, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and theTeradata portfolio of Hadoop appliances. The PowerCenter visualno-code development environment powered by the Vibe "Map Once,Deploy Anywhere." virtual data machine means developers do not haveto be Hadoop experts. Customers are future-proofed from the rapidlychanging Hadoop ecosystem and are able to staff Hadoop projectswith existing ETL developers instead of having to hire more costlyand hard-to-find Hadoop hand-coding experts.

·         Increasedeveloper productivity up to 500% - PowerCenter developers arealready Hadoop data integration developers, no additional trainingrequired. Using the Informatica visual no-code developmentenvironment, customers are able to increase developer productivityon big data projects by as much as five times over hand-coding.

Companies are implementing Informatica's PowerCenter Big DataEdition to optimize the end-to-end big data process flow (i.e.ingest, parse, prepare, integrate and cleanse) on Hadoop. Businessbenefits include:

·         Accelerated time-to-market for Hadoop projects - A leadingglobal financial services and communications company leveragedreadily available Informatica-certified ETL developers rather thanhiring more expensive Hadoop experts to process large volumes ofdata on Hadoop from multiple systems, thus cutting the costs andaccelerating the deployment of its big data project.

·         Reduceddata management costs - An international media andentertainment giant is reducing data management costs as theywitnessed data volumes rapidly increase within six months byturning to PowerCenter Big Data Edition to dramatically reduce datastorage costs, shrink the time to deliver data from hours tominutes and achieve 360 degree views of customer behaviors to driveup-sell and cross-sell revenues. 

·         Minimizedrisk and exposure to fraud - A large government healthcareagency is implementing PowerCenter Big Data Edition to help reducefraud and increase efficiency in the face of high data growthprojected over the next two years.

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Supporting Quotes:

·          "At ourrecent Cloudera 12-city North American road show, Informaticajoined us to speak and help educate data management professionalson best practices for doing ETL on Hadoop," said Tim Stevens, vicepresident Business Development, Cloudera.  "As the leader inenterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, itwas clear to us that there is large appetite for this technology.With the latest Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Editioncertification on CDH4 we are seeing increased adoption of Hadoopfor data warehouse optimization. We've been able to help our jointcustomers dramatically lower costs and increase productivity by upto 5x."

·          "We'reseeing tremendous interest in running data integration jobs onApache Hadoop. With the recent certification of the InformaticaPowerCenter Big Data Edition on Hortonworks Data Platform, ourjoint customers can unleash the full power of Hadoop," said ShaunConnolly, vice president, corporate strategy, Hortonworks. "Informatica's visual development environment, together withHortonworks Data Platform, provides a safe-on ramp for big datastorage and processing for organizations that want to realize thecost and performance benefits of using complete open source Hadoopon commodity hardware."

·         "Given thegrowth of data and the need for faster analytics, data warehouseoffloading onto a Hadoop platform is becoming widespread. With the Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition certified on theMapR enterprise production-ready Big Data analytics platform, wesee customers achieving up to 10x faster ETL processing at up to100x cheaper cost," said Bill Bonin, vice president, BusinessDevelopment, MapR Technologies. "MapR enterprise-grade featuressuch as data protection and high availability and Informatica'scomplementary enterprise capabilities provide a long term offloadsolution to further drive ROI."

·         "Teradata ispleased to include the Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition inour Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop appliance offerings and as partof the Unified Data Architecture," said Chris Twogood, vicepresident of product and services marketing, Teradata Labs. "It isimportant for customers to optimize their Data Integration workwith Hadoop.  Having Informatica part of the UDA helpscustomers optimize their Data Integration processes, increasedeveloper productivity and leverage the skills they already havetoday."

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number oneindependent provider of data integration software.Organizations around the world rely on Informatica to realize their information potential and drive topbusiness imperatives. Informatica Vibe, the industry's first andonly embeddable virtual data machine (VDM), powers the unique "MapOnce. Deploy Anywhere." capabilities of the Informatica Platform.Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend on Informatica to fullyleverage their information assets from devices to mobile to socialto big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For moreinformation, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), orvisit www.informatica.com.Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informaticaand http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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CONTACT: Debbie O'Brien	         Informatica Corporation	         +1 650 385 5735	         dobrien@informatica.com

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