REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that Informatica Vibe has won a Ventana Research Award for Information Optimization in the IT Innovation category. The Ventana Research Awards recognize technology vendors that have introduced innovations in technology to advance business and IT. The awards strive to distinguish pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology. Informatica Vibe technology is the industry's first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM), designed to embed data integration into the next generation of applications for the integrated information age. Vibe delivers competitive advantage to customers by allowing them to take advantage of ever-evolving data integration technologies and innovations without having to recode. Vibe enables users to harness data in applications, business processes and connected devices. Vibe is the VDM engine that powers the unique "Map Once. Deploy Anywhere." capabilities of the Informatica Platform. "The integrated, big data driven world of information management makes the Vibe embeddable virtual data machine (VDM) a necessity in this business environment as well as a cornerstone of competitive advantage," said Marge Breya, chief marketing officer, Informatica. "With Vibe, Informatica has the industry's leading information platform, which has been architected to harness change so that no matter what the futures holds customers can always put their information potential to work. We are very honored that the power of Vibe, which allows customers to harness change, has been recognized by the prestigious team at Ventana Research." "Informatica's Technology Innovation Award for Information Optimization in IT Innovation shows the company's commitment to delivering the platforms that will meet the needs of the next generation of information requirements for business and IT," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer with Ventana Research. "Informatica's embeddable virtual data machine was the foundation for innovation. It enables the platform to operate anywhere and support a broad range of data needs for business and IT."