Informatica And Tableau Software Announce Strategic Collaboration To Address Growing Enterprise Data Integration Needs For Analytics

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and WASHINGTON, D.C.,, Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced a strategic collaborationwith Tableau Software, (NYSE: DATA), a global leader inrapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, to enableenterprise business users to accelerate decision-making based onfresh information and business events, as they happen.

Informatica is a sponsor of, and will have a booth (#208) at,the Tableau CustomerConference, scheduled for Sept. 8-12 at the Gaylord NationalResort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

From 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, Informatica and Tableauled a session at theconference to discuss why traditional Business Intelligence (BI)approaches alone fall short and to highlight best practices fordelivering faster, actionable business insights.

Today, business users are demanding faster and better insightswith more self-service. Finding relevant and trusted information inthe backdrop of exploding data volumes and variety is a bigchallenge. It is no longer acceptable to make critical businessdecisions based on information that is stale, or react tosituations after-the-fact. Enterprises now want to be able todetect and respond to competitive threats, operational issues,customer needs, and changes in regulations faster and moreproactively. This requires a shift in the way enterprises approachBI and analytics projects.

The strategic collaboration between Informatica and TableauSoftware will enable enterprises to leverage the combined strengthsof Tableau's self-service-based business analytics, along withenterprise-scale data integration, big data analytics and real-timeoperational intelligence capabilities of the Informatica platform -powered by InformaticaVibe, the industry's first and only embeddable virtual datamachine (VDM).

Ronen Schwartz, vice president and general manager of EmergingProducts at Informatica, said, "We are excited that Tableau andInformatica are collaborating to help customers overcome thechallenges of traditional BI by delivering real-time, current,trusted and actionable information to enterprise business users,quickly and with self-service, regardless of growing data volumesand variety, or whether the data is on-premise or in thecloud."

Dan Jewett, vice president of product management at TableauSoftware, said, "We are seeing a growing need for self-service andagile business analytics. Our strategic collaboration withInformatica will make it easier for enterprise business users tobring together data from disparate sources and ensure the data isscrubbed and accurate for reporting. This will help users detectand respond quickly to competitive threats, operational issues,customer demands and changes in regulations."

As part of the strategic collaboration, Informatica iscertifying PowerCenter Data Virtualization Edition and InformaticaData Services with Tableau.

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About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA) is the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software. Organizations around the world rely onInformatica to realize their informationpotential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, theindustry's first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM),powers the unique "Map Once. Deploy Anywhere." capabilities of theInformatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend onInformatica to fully leverage their information assets from devicesto mobile to social to 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.

About Tableau Software Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see andunderstand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualizeand share information. More than 13,500 customer accounts get rapidresults with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens ofthousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogsand websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the freetrial at www.tableausoftware.com/trial.

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Note: Informatica, Informatica Vibe, Informatica PowerCenterData Virtualization Edition and Informatica DataServices are trademarks or registered trademarks ofInformatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictionsthroughout the world.   Tableau and TableauSoftware are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc.  Allother company and product names may be trade names or trademarks oftheir respective owners.

CONTACT: Steve Bauer	         Informatica Corporation	         +1 650 385 4159	         stbauer@informatica.com                  Doreen Jarman         Tableau Software         +1 206 633 3400 (Ext. 5648)         djarman@tableausoftware.com

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