Redwood City, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced Informatica 9.6, the latest release of its award-winning platform. New capabilities make it easy to develop and deploy all kinds of data projects - from everyday integration projects to new cloud and big data projects. The new 9.6 platform, with fully integrated agile development, delivers business value up to five times more quickly than competing or traditional approaches. Register here for the Informatica 9.6 "Great Data by Design: Data Integration and Quality Reimagined" virtual event - scheduled for 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Pacific Time, on Thursday, Feb. 27. "With data volumes and complexity soaring, and bad data costing hundreds of billions of dollars annually, enterprises need as comprehensive an integration platform as possible for effective data management," said Anil Chakravarthy, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica." Today, Informatica delivers 'great data' for individuals and organizations. This great data is a true differentiator because customers can gain a competitive advantage when they can find, clean and transform data to fit their business needs. The most complete platform available, only Informatica 9.6 delivers data at any scale - from departmental to enterprise and from transactional to big data - while accelerating many data integration projects by a factor of five." New Packages Eliminate Data Accidents Through Profiling and Monitoring The Informatica Platform navigates data projects, ranging from modest departmental projects to the largest of multi-node cluster Hadoop projects. It delivers great data by bringing together people, technology and process. Informatica 9.6 offers three new platform packages - including new versions of PowerCenter Standard and PowerCenter Advanced, and a new PowerCenter Premium Edition - plus a new, free trial of the Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition. These are the industry's first to feature: · Built-in business-IT collaboration functionality that ensures design fidelity.