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Informatica Takes Top Spot in 2012 "Hot Vendor" Data Integration Value Index

Ventana Research Evaluates Vendor and Product Maturity of Software Vendors to Help Align Business and IT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 18, 2012 – Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced that it was the top ranked “Hot Vendor” in Ventana Research’s 2012 Value Index for Data Integration, based upon its comprehensive platform approach to data integration challenges. Informatica scored the highest of all 13 vendors with a rating of 96.3% out of 100%. Download the full report here.

The 2012 Data Integration Value Index was designed to help IT organizations evaluate data integration software vendors’ offerings more rapidly and accurately, allowing buyers to make choices based on a deeper understanding of how these offerings can address their specific requirements. Technology vendors earning the highest “Hot” and “Warm” Vendor classifications are those that Ventana Research certifies as best able to deliver buyer value based on a thorough evaluation and audit - that is, based on research and verifiable facts. The Value Index evaluated vendors’ software across seven categories: usability, manageability, reliability, capability, adaptability, vendor validation and the combination of total cost of ownership and return on investment. Informatica scored high in all seven categories.

“Data integration must be part of an overall information management strategy that also includes data quality, master data management, data governance and data virtualization,” said Mark Smith, chief executive officer and chief research officer, Ventana Research. “The Informatica Platform supports roles across both business and IT to ensure the best efficiency and collaboration in handling all types of data-intensive projects.”

The Informatica Platform is a comprehensive and economical data integration platform that enables organizations to maximize their return on data by increasing the value of data while lowering its cost.

According to Ventana Research, “the goal of data integration is to make available through any channel consistent, high-quality and timely data from any source.” This is not always easy due to the increasing number and complexity of data sources (structured vs. unstructured), the increasing volume of data itself as well as its increasing velocity. Choosing not to go the hand-coding route, but rather automating the data integration process ensures organizations have access to consistent, high quality and timely data across their enterprises. Time saved can be deployed elsewhere on more innovative and strategic projects.

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“Ventana Research’s Value Index emphasizes the need for a comprehensive data integration approach and strategy,” said Girish Pancha, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica. “The power of the Informatica Platform to deliver substantial business value to enterprises rests in its ability to manage data as a strategic asset. Informatica continues to deliver comprehensive data integration solutions to nearly 5,000 customers around the globe. And with Informatica’s newest offering, Informatica 9.5, we continue to be at the forefront of our industry in delivering innovative data integration capabilities in the market.”

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing return on data to drive their top business imperatives. Worldwide, nearly 5,000 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com. Connect with Informatica at. http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informatica and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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