Redwood City, Calif., Feb. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent technology and research company, has positioned Informatica as a Leader across all four hybrid integration scenarios evaluated in The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration , Q1 2014. In the Forrester report, Informatica is identified as a Leader with the highest score for current offerings in two of Forrester's Hybrid² Integration Waves - Wide Integration and Cloud Integration. Informatica also is positioned as a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Internet of Things (IoT) Integration. The complete report, including The Forrester Wave graphics, is available at: http://www.informatica.com/us/hybrid2-integration-forrester-wave/ According to Forrester, hybrid² integration describes: "The concept of federated on-premises and cloud-based integration combined with the improved interoperability of existing and new middleware silos of application, B2B, BPM, business events, business rules, and data integration. Key capabilities of hybrid² integration platforms include metadata life-cycle management and runtime interoperability, which help CIOs orchestrate a well governed but also rapidly changing agile integration platform from multiple integration products." The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration notes that Informatica's cloud-based integration (CBI) service, Informatica Cloud, "has a very high market share of the everyday integration scenarios between salesforce.com and on-premises ERP systems. On the one hand, it is a simple-to-use, modern CBI-agent architecture; on the other, it has full bidirectional interoperability with metadata and data out of its enterprise tooling (PowerCenter) and on-premises data integration or B2B integration." "We are excited to be ranked by Forrester as a leader in all of its Hybrid Integration Wave scenarios, as we believe this speaks to the depth and breadth of our unified on-premise and cloud solutions," said Ronen Schwartz, vice president and general manager, Informatica Cloud. "We provide data integration, cloud integration, B2B integration, business process management (BPM) and API management and ensure data quality and master data management across all of our customers' resources. With the Informatica Vibe virtual data machine, which powers both our Informatica Cloud and on-premise solutions, customers can create end-to-end data integration mappings once, and then run them in in cloud, on premise, in Hadoop or other big data platforms and hybrid environments."