Gartner Positions Informatica As A Leader In 2013 Data Quality Tools Magic Quadrant

Redwood City, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced that Gartner, Inc., aleading IT research and advisory firm, has positioned Informaticaas a leader in its 2013 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Toolsreport.

The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, isavailable at http://www.informatica.com/us/data-quality-magic-quadrant.

Ted Friedman, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, andauthor of the report, wrote, "As more organizations seek tocapitalize on the value of their information assets, the importanceof the data quality discipline continues to grow. Demand forinnovative approaches to data quality strategy, organizationalissues and tactics has never been higher."

Friedman notes in the report that, "Data quality tools provideautomation for activities that would

otherwise be difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish giventhe volumes of data and complexity of the technology landscape(multiple platforms, storage mechanisms and diversity of formatsand semantics) common in modern enterprises.

"Specifically," he wrote, "data quality tools enable improvementand management goals by providing infrastructure for measuring dataquality levels, identifying data quality flaws of various types,applying business rules for remediation, and tracking data qualityissues through the resolution process."

According to the Gartner report, "Across the landscape ofenterprise software, [the data quality] market is among thefastest-growing. Gartner estimates that this market reached $960million in software revenue at the end of 2012. This translates togrowth of 12.3% in constant-dollar terms over 2011 (a standout yearin which this market grew by 17.5%). Gartner forecasts that thegrowth of this market will accelerate during the next few years, toapproach 16% by 2017 and bring the market to nearly $2 billion inconstant-dollar software revenue."

Informatica Data Quality delivers authoritative and pervasivedata quality to all stakeholders, projects, and data domains forall projects and applications - on premise or in the cloud - usinga single, unified platform. Powered by the Informatica Vibe embeddablevirtual data machine (VDM), it enables users to proactively monitorand cleanse their data in a consistent and reusable mannerregardless of the underlying platform and technologies, empoweringthe business to share in the responsibility for data quality andgovernance.

Ash Kulkarni, senior vice president and general manager, DataIntegration, Informatica, said, "We believe Informatica'sleadership position in the Gartner Data Quality Tools MagicQuadrant is testament to the fact that we continue to innovate ourbest-in-class platform for data integration and data quality. Weremain focused on helping businesses realize their full informationpotential by increasing business agility through improving thequality and trustworthiness of data."

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Informatica Leadership in other recent Gartner MagicQuadrant reports:

·         Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools (July 17,2013)

·         Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology (Dec. 20,2012)

·         Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of CustomerData Solutions (Oct. 18, 2012)

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depictedin its research publications, and does not advise technology usersto select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartnerresearch publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's researchorganization and should not be construed as statements of fact.Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, withrespect to this research, including any warranties ofmerchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

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