Informatica Names Cognizant 2013 Alliance Partner Of The Year

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced that Cognizant won"Alliance Partner of the Year" in the 2013 INFORMPartner of the Year Awards during Informatica's Sales Kickoff inLas Vegas on January 11, 2014. The annual awards honor the topInformatica partners who have delivered the most innovative,business problem-solving solutions during the past year leveragingInformatica products and technologies, specifically Informatica VibeVirtual Data Machine.

Cognizant was recognized as Informatica's top partner because ofthe company's continued commitment to Informatica and the closetechnology collaboration. Highlights of the Cognizant andInformatica partnership in 2013 were the following:
  • Cognizant was a leading revenue producing partner, increasingtheir 2012 performance significantly.
  • Cognizant delivered numerous impactful deals in 2013.
  • Cognizant had the broadest adoption of Informatica productsacross multiple domains: information management, testing servicesand application services.
  • Cognizant and Informatica team together closely on productcollaboration in the areas of MasterData Management, ApplicationILM and Test Data Management.
  • Cognizant has committed to delivering excellence and hasinvested in Informatica training and certifications.

In 2013, Cognizant introduced the BigDecisions: Information Factory solution, powered byInformatica Vibe. Information Factory is an information integrationproduct that allows users to query and subscribe to data fornear-real-time delivery. It is based on a lean and agile,model-driven approach for enterprise data management. AdditionallyInformation Factory gives all of the information necessary to thebusiness to make decisions in a timely, accurate and controlledfashion. The time to market for business information accelerates atincredible speeds.

In addition to Information Factory, Cognizant has released Cognizant SecuritiesCentral, powered by Informatica MDM, tomeet the operational reference data management needs of demandingfinancial services organizations.

Informatica and Cognizant have also formed a go-to-marketinitiative called TD Maxim, a test data management offering that addresses thedata management needs for testing activities as well as plays acritical role in data subset, masking and sanitization.

To address the growing customer demand for pay-as-you-gosolutions, Informatica and Cognizant have recently launched theCognizant Active Data (CAD) platform. This platform offers accessto data integration and data quality services powered byInformatica software for Cognizant's customers and can be deliveredvia the cloud or on-premise - supporting the growing need forhybrid IT solutions.

Informatica alliance partners are the bedrock of the INFORMPartner Program. The program offers multiple opportunities forleading systems integrators, solution providers, channel partnersand technology partners such as OEMs, cloud providers, outsourcersand ISVs to engage with Informatica. There are currently more than500 INFORM partners worldwide.

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  • "The partnership between Informatica and Cognizant exemplifieswhat joint collaboration can and should be," said John McGee,executive vice president, Worldwide Field Operations, Informatica."The commitment our two companies have demonstrated to one anotherduring the past few years has resulted in tremendous success forour mutual customers in 2013. By being named Informatica Partner ofthe Year, Cognizant has continued to show their prowess fordelivering innovative data solutions that ensure our clients willstay one step ahead of their competition."
  • "Cognizant is pleased to be acknowledged as Partner of the Yearby Informatica," said Ashish Mahadwar, senior vice president andglobal head of Strategic Partnerships, Cognizant. "Our closecollaboration with Informatica is driving high-value solutions thatenable our joint clients to not just improve performanceefficiencies, but also drive innovation and transformation forfuture success."
  • "Businesses are increasingly leveraging digital informationaround people, organizations, devices, products, and processes tobuild new business and commercial models that help drive revenuegrowth and market leadership," said Karthik Krishnamurthy, vicepresident, Enterprise Information Management, Cognizant. "Togetherwith Informatica, Cognizant is delivering the data solutions andpractices that enable customers to make more meaningful connectionsand business decisions with the intelligent use of powerful data attheir fingertips."

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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.

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