updated 11/3/2010 4:16:27 PM ET 2010-11-03T20:16:27

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INFORMATICA WORLD 2010 -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of enterprise data integration software, announced it was cited as a "Leader" in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Data Quality Platforms, Q4 2010. (October 2010) Informatica was recognized for its "breadth and depth of those products' functional capabilities, including strong support for real-time data quality services, data quality monitoring and stewardship capabilities, but even more so on the quality of the experience shared by their customers."

Citing Leaders as companies that "feature a clear, dedicated focus on data quality software innovation," Forrester Research, Inc. noted that "Informatica has made strides in delivering business user data stewardship capabilities to support business/IT collaboration — a weakness across the DQ market as a whole," and "Informatica successfully ensured that its recent release of Informatica Data Quality is closely embedded — and now shares the same architecture — as PowerCenter. With this technology marriage, along with a strong focus on usability and a clear product strategy, Informatica emerges as a Leader in enterprise data quality."

Evaluated against 124 criteria, grouped into three high-level groups - Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence - Informatica received the highest scores in Current Offering and Strategy. Some of the sub-categories included:

  • Security                       
  • Data Stewardship          
  • Strategy
  • Product Strategy
  • Go-to-Market (GTM) Strategy               

According to the report, the data quality landscape is being repainted as part of a broader data management infrastructure. With ongoing consolidation of the market customers are looking more and more to vendors to provide an unparalleled level of usefulness and trustworthiness of the data managed within their own technology portfolios. In fact customers often view the quality of the data as the primary failure in their implementation efforts. Customers focus on architecture, deep breadth of functionality and governance capabilities to help them meet head on their data management challenges.

Informatica Successful Acquisition History

Informatica's strong heritage in enterprise data integration and market share to support it, was augmented in 2006 with the acquisition of Similarity Systems (profiling) and subsequent additions to the data quality family, included Identity Systems (high-end matching), AddressDoctor (global address validation) and most recently Siperian (multi-domain Master Data Management). The company enriched its data quality foundation through internal development– all on the Informatica Platform.

"As a leader in enterprise data quality, Informatica is committed to continuing innovation to deliver more business value in the area of data quality for our customers," said Ivan Chong, executive vice president and general manager, Data Quality Business, Informatica. "Our strategy and track record for delivering a common platform with advanced data integration, data quality and MDM capabilities clearly distinguishes Informatica in the market. We believe this recognition is a testament to our singular focus of being the number one independent data integration and data quality company 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 gain a competitive advantage in today's global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. 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 .

Note: Informatica, Informatica MDM 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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