updated 11/3/2010 12:15:29 AM ET 2010-11-03T04:15:29

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INFORMATICA WORLD 2010 -- News Facts:

-- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the winners of the 2010 Informatica Innovation Awards competition, spotlighting innovative enterprises that have achieved exemplary data integration results and performance through their use of the Informatica Platform and services.

-- The winners were recognized by Sohaib Abbasi, president and chief executive officer of Informatica, who presented the award trophies at Informatica World 2010, the company's 11th annual data integration showcase and user conference, attended by 1,300 customers, partners and industry professionals from around the world.

-- Winners were selected from Informatica's 4,200 customers which best showcased their use of the Informatica Platform. The Platform supports all steps in the data integration life cycle and helps companies drive competitive advantage across their businesses with real-world data integration deployments to lower costs, increase productivity, reduce risk and enhance business agility.

-- The judging, this year for the first time, was open to the public who cast over 3,000 votes online. It also included other facets of the Informatica ecosystem: Informatica executives and industry analysts, data integration experts who make recommendations to enterprises looking to derive business value from their data. Individual winners were recognized in eight business and technology enablement awards categories.

-- The eight categories and ten winners in this year's competition underscore the broad applicability of data integration technologies in today's market, and their vast potential for delivering business advantage. The 2010 winners in each category are:

  • Accelerating Shareholder Value in Mergers and Acquisitions – Honeywell
  • Delivering Trusted Information to Drive Data Governance, Compliance and Reduce Risk – D&B with Cognizant
  • Driving Operational Excellence by Outsourcing Noncore Functions, Modernizing the Business, or Reducing IT Costs – HealthNow New York
  • Enabling Better Decision Making by Driving Business Intelligence – VIVO with Teradata
  • Improving Customer Information to Enhance Customer Service or Increase Customer Revenue – Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management with Informatica Professional Services
  • Strengthening Partner Network Efficiency – Large Life Insurance Company with Cognizant
  • Fortifying Overall Operations with Global Data Quality – U.S. Xpress Enterprises
  • Cloud Computing – Toshiba America Business Solutions

-- AstraZeneca, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, was awarded the overall "Best of the Best" honor for the company's strategic approach to data integration, which has led to dramatic time and cost savings for the company.

Supporting Quotes

-- "It was an honor to judge the 2010 Informatica Innovation Awards as it provided the opportunity to learn about and recognize cutting-edge data integration implementations that have brought significant and sustainable value to the business," said Aaron Zornes, chief research officer, the MDM Institute. "The enterprise-wide achievements these organizations have realized—from driving data governance, compliance and operational excellence to reducing risk and costs to enhancing customer service—highlight the all-encompassing importance of quick access to high quality, master data."

-- "The winning companies have showcased exemplary innovation as they confronted considerable challenges and transformed them into business advantages through the use of Informatica's enterprise data integration solutions," said Chris Boorman, chief marketing officer, Informatica. "All of the nominations this year displayed a wealth of creative ways to leverage data integration, but these ten companies were truly revolutionary in their implementations and achievements. We look forward to continuing to help organizations gain more value from their data and are proud to have played an integral role in their success."

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Additional Links

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About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world gain a competitive advantage in today's global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. More than 4,200 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise, off premise and in the Cloud. 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/companies/3858 and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp .

Note: Informatica and Informatica Platform are trademarks or registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

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