Info-Tech Research Group Names Informatica A Data Integration

Redwood City, Calif., Dec. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced that it has been named asa "Champion" in Info-Tech Research Group's Data IntegrationTools Vendor Landscape for the second consecutive year.

The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, isavailable at:

http://vip.informatica.com/content/Downloads?docid=2599NA&lsc=NA-www-2013Q4-PO-DI-Vendor_Landscape_Tools_Analyst_Report

According to Info-Tech Research Group's 2013 report, Informaticacontinues to lead the competitive field and advanced in dataintegration product strength.

In Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes, Champions occupythe upper-right quadrant. They receive high scores for mostevaluation criteria, offer excellent value, have a strong marketpresence and are usually trend setters for the industry.

The new Info-Tech Research Group report rates Informatica as Exemplary in Overall Product and Vendor strength,supported by topmost scores for features, usability, architecture,company viability, strategy and channel presence. The study singlesout Informatica as "an authority on data integration with over twodecades of experience," and comments that the company "impresseswith a feature-rich data integration platform and multipledeployment options."

Informatica is shown as fully possessing the largest number ofevaluated product features of any vendor in the study, includingbig data connectivity, cloud deployment, data virtualization, dataquality and profiling, change data capture, data masking, exceptionhandling, middleware compatibility and data semantics.

Additionally, Info-Tech Research Group observes that:

·         Growingdata volumes and data fragmentation are driving a need fordata virtualization, commenting that: "Informatica provides asingle solution for data integration and virtualization. Virtualtables can be instantly reused graphically for physical data andvice versa."

·         Richdevelopment environments are key integration tooleffectiveness, noting that: "Informatica's Vibe virtual datamachine helps accelerate projects. Developers have the ability tomap integration logic once, and then deploy it on-premise, in thecloud, or on Hadoop.

"The 2013 Info-Tech Research Group Data Integration Tools VendorLandscape highlights the completeness and robustness ofInformatica's unified data integration platform and its ability tohelp customers address today's key data integration challenges,from big data to cloud connectivity, and from data quality to dataprivacy," said Ash Kulkarni, senior vice president and generalmanager, Data Integration, Informatica. "As indicated by thereport, Informatica not only leads in product strength, but alsocontinues to strengthen its product hand."

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognizeoutstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessingvendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy forthe enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes paytribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particularcategory.

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About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 30,000 members worldwide,Info-Tech Research Group ( www.infotech.com) is the global leader inproviding tactical, practical Information Technology research andanalysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a sixteen-year history ofdelivering quality research and is North America's fastest growingfull-service IT analyst firm.

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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