Redwood City, Calif., July 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the 2013 Data Integration Magic Quadrant report published July 17, 2013. The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, is available on the Informatica web site at www.informatica.com/di_mq/ . The complete Gartner Magic Quadrant reports for 2012 Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions, Magic Quadrant for 2012 Data Quality Tools and Magic Quadrant for 2012 Data Masking Technology, including the quadrant graphic, are available at the Informatica web site. Gartner analysts evaluate technology providers on the quality and efficacy of the processes, systems, methods and/or procedures that enable IT providers' performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively impact revenue, retention and reputation. Ultimately, technology providers are judged on their ability to capitalize on their vision, and their success in doing so. Technology providers are assessed on their understanding of the ways that market forces can be exploited to create opportunities. Authors of the report state "data integration is central to enterprises' information infrastructure. Enterprises pursuing the frictionless sharing of data are increasingly favoring technology tools that are flexible in regard to time-to-value demands, integration patterns, optimization for cost and delivery models, and synergies with data management programs." The report continues: "The competitive landscape reflects vendors' pursuit of a more comprehensive offering strategy to support a broad range of use cases and to capitalize on new demand. IT leaders are demanding synergy between functions, performance and scalability in data integration tools, so that they operate well with the same vendor's technology stack and, increasingly, interoperate across data management infrastructures."