Informatica 9 Powers the Data-Driven Enterprise


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Expert Believes Informatica 9 is ‘Setting the Course That the Industry
Must Follow’

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 10, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Informatica
Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) the world’s number one independent provider of
data integration software, introduced Informatica 9, the industry’s only
comprehensive, unified and open data integration infrastructure platform.
Informatica 9 enables an organization to become a data-driven enterprise
through the delivery of relevant, trustworthy and timely data. Informatica 9
is designed to be deployed on-premise or in the internet cloud.

“Building on our track record of relentless innovation and new breakthrough
advances to overcome three formidable challenges, Informatica 9 enables
organizations to gain the most business value from their information
assets,” said Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and CEO, Informatica. “With unique
capabilities for Business-IT collaboration, pervasive data quality and
SOA-based data services, Informatica 9 helps deliver the most relevant,
trustworthy and timely data.”

Relevant Data through Business-IT Collaboration

Despite increasing investments in information technology, a significant
number of IT projects fail to deliver business value by not providing the
most relevant data. Informatica 9 facilitates better alignment between
business departments and IT by empowering business users to be directly
involved in the IT development process. New capabilities

* Browser-based analyst tools – Using a familiar browser-based
user interface, analysts can directly specify their business
* Auto-generation of implementation details – With automatic
generation of implementation details from business
specifications, Informatica 9 helps ensure that little is
lost in the translation from requirements to actual
* Common metadata repository – Leveraging a common metadata
repository of all specification and implementation artifacts,
business analysts and IT developers can communicate and share
their work with each other.

“At Boston Scientific, we help clinicians improve patients’ lives by
delivering innovative medical technologies that lead the world in quality,
reliability and efficacy,” said Kristopher Anderson, Senior Software
Developer, Boston Scientific. “We are excited about the capabilities of
Informatica 9 as it enables IT and the business to share the responsibility
for data quality and data governance, and increase confidence and trust in
enterprise data.”

Trustworthy Data through Pervasive Data Quality

Traditionally, IT has been solely responsible for all data quality
initiatives. With Informatica 9, every stakeholder is empowered to ensure
data quality for their own business purposes. Advances include:

* Support for nearly all data for all purposes – Data quality
rules can be specified for nearly all data including customer,
product, financial and asset data. These data quality rules
are specified once and can be reused repeatedly, ensuring
consistency across applications.
* Unified role-based tools – With role-based tools, all
stakeholders can take ownership of their own data quality
requirements that only they know best. Data quality
scorecards, simple analyst tools and productive developer
tools empower business users, business analysts, data
stewards and IT developers to be directly involved in
measuring and improving data quality.

“Informatica 9 allows our joint customers to implement data quality more
pervasively in upstream operational systems, thus ensuring optimized,
trusted data is available from Teradata to our customers broad scale
Business Intelligence community,” said Stephen Brobst, CTO, Teradata.

Timely Data through Open SOA-based Services

Within most enterprises, data is fragmented across multiple applications,
each having its own structure and format. Growing adoption of cloud
computing is further fragmenting data beyond the enterprise. With
Informatica 9, business users are now assured that they will have timely
data in the appropriate format while IT benefits from reduced system
administration costs. New innovations include:

* Rich information catalog services – Informatica 9 enables
users to rapidly discover relevant data, on-premise or in
the internet cloud, using rich information catalog services
that record the semantics and relationships between data
* Logical data objects – Data discovery is further expedited
with logical data objects that dramatically simplify the
complexity of actual data representation.
* Multi-modal data provisioning services – With innovative
multi-modal data provisioning services, data can be delivered
in a variety of formats and using various protocols such
as web services and SQL, without requiring any additional
IT development work.
* Policy-based data services governance – Informatica 9
policy-based data services governance dramatically reduces
the system administration costs as all these data rules are
managed once centrally.

“Informatica 9’s unique approach to SOA-based data services will enable a
new set of data-driven solutions for our clients,” said Srini Pallia, Senior
VP & Global Head, Business Technology Services, Wipro Technologies. “This
new product will help implement the necessary controls and deliver the
long-desired value of an SOA architecture, maximizing our customers ability
to compete successfully based on data driven decisions.”

Industry’s Only Comprehensive, Unified and Open Data Integration Platform

More than a set of new products, Informatica 9 is the latest advance of the
industry’s first comprehensive, unified and open data integration platform.

* Only Informatica 9 combines advances in six technology
categories: enterprise data integration, data quality,
B2B data exchange, application information lifecycle
management, complex event processing and cloud data
integration. The comprehensive Informatica 9 platform
uniquely automates every step in the data integration
* Informatica 9 is uniquely architected from the ground up
for unification, with common shared services including an
integrated profiler, common metadata, a universal catalog
and data transformation services. The unified Informatica 9
platform reduces IT costs and improves productivity.
* Informatica 9 is open for customers to leverage nearly all
data, on-premise or in the internet cloud.

“Effective enterprise information management is the key to surviving, even
thriving, in this economy,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president at
IDC. “Combining data quality and data integration into a single platform and
the delivery of multi-modal data provisioning, all with a single-user
interface ensures that customers will be able to reduce risk and minimize
costs, ultimately improving their business agility. That’s the message of
Informatica 9, and it is setting the course that the industry must follow.”

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Click here for the Informatica 9 company announcement.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world’s number one independent
leader in data integration software. The Informatica Platform provides
corporations with a comprehensive, unified, open and economical approach to
lower IT costs and gain competitive advantage from their information assets.
More than 3,850 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access,
integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional
enterprise and in the internet cloud.
For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or

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of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions
throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on
assumptions regarding Informatica’s product release. However, these
statements are not guarantees of the availability, which may be delayed or
cancelled. The development, release and timing of any Informatica product
described in this document remain at the sole discretion of Informatica and
should not be relied upon in making a purchasing decision. This document is
provided for information purposes only.
Statements made regarding product and packaging and future functionality are
based on current available information, which is subject to change. Such
statements should not be relied upon as a representation, warranty or
commitment to deliver specific products or functionality in the future. Such
statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ
materially from the results described in this press release. More
information about potential risks and uncertainties that could affect
Informatica’s business and products are included under the caption “Risk
Factors” in Informatica’s report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
September 30, 2009, which are on file with the SEC and are available on the
Company’s investor relations website at All
information provided in this release is as of November 10, 2009 and
Informatica undertakes no duty to update this information.


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