Redwood City, Calif., Aug. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that it has been identified as a Master Data Management (MDM) Champion in Bloor Research's annual "Master Data Management Market Update," a snapshot of the current state of the MDM market. The complete report, including the bull's eye graphic, is available on the Informatica web site at www.informatica.com/mdm-bloor . Informatica is one of just three vendors cited as a Champion and positioned in the innermost circle of Bloor's bull's-eye diagram depicting the MDM vendor landscape. Informatica MDM hit the closest to the center of Bloor's "bull's-eye," representing Informatica MDM as the product with the best evaluation in this study. Vendor positioning and scoring is based on assessments of technology breadth and depth, customer base, financial viability, revenues, growth, geographic coverage and quality of partner network. "Informatica has worked closely with customers and other thought leaders to continue to advance our leadership in the MDM space," said Dennis Moore, senior vice president and general manager of MDM, Informatica. "Bloor's positioning of Informatica closest to the 'bull's-eye' in the vendor diagram indicates that Informatica is the most innovative MDM Champion as evaluated by Bloor Research. That is why customers continue to rely on and choose Informatica for innovative MDM solutions that span a wide-range of vertical markets to unlock the full potential of their on-premise and Cloud data." "A mainstream activity in more and more organizations, master data management is broadening in scope with each passing year," said Andy Hayler, MDM Research Analyst, Bloor Research. "Customers are increasingly looking to MDM solutions for data governance support, integrated data quality, single platform multi-domain capabilities and suitability for large-scale deployment. Informatica is a proven champion in all these aspects, combined with a global presence, superior track record of customer success, and compelling MDM vision and roadmap."