Redwood City, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced an application retirement solution for the healthcare industry, which accelerates cost savings for providers undertaking application modernization initiatives. The company also announced a joint market offering with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) with the integration of Hitachi Content Platform and the Informatica Data Archive, which enables enterprises to experience the true value of two distinct solutions: application retirement and live archive. Informatica and HDS will showcase these healthcare application retirement solutions at the HIMSS 14 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 23-27, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Visit Informatica at Booth #6645 and Hitachi Data Systems at Booth #1511 to learn more about becoming a transformed healthcare organization. Informatica Application Retirement Solution for Healthcare With Informatica's Application Retirement Solution for Healthcare, which is an extension to the existing Application Retirement Solution built on the Informatica Data Archive platform - healthcare organizations can retire the legacy systems they are replacing, keep the data necessary to meet data retention regulations, and consolidate IT infrastructure. The result is significant cost savings, improved IT operation efficiencies and the ability to reinvest those savings into modernization initiatives. Organizations can save tens of millions of dollars by shutting down costly legacy mainframe and proprietary applications and consolidating on lower-cost, open accessible archive stores that meet compliance requirements. As stated by Garth Landers and Alan Dayley, both Research Directors at Gartner, Inc., in their research note titled "Build a Leaner Data Center Through Application Retirement," (Oct. 24, 2013, G00255877), "Enterprises endure high costs managing legacy applications just to preserve data assets. We recommend a planned approach to application retirement that manages data based on access and governance requirements."