updated 6/8/2011 5:17:09 PM ET 2011-06-08T21:17:09

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced that Informatica has been selected as a 2011 CIO 100 award honoree. The esteemed award program, organized by CIO magazine, recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

"This year's CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine and events. "These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere."

Informatica was specifically honored for its innovative Informatica Marketplace, an online community of more than 125,000 active data integration users and developers. Built on Jive Software's industry-leading Social Business platform, it is designed to deliver e-commerce capabilities with a focus on community. The Informatica Marketplace provides a forum that connects buyers and sellers in order to share best practices and leverage solutions and services that augment, extend or enhance data integration implementations.  

"The combination of Informatica's proven broad technology platform and unified architecture, Jive's Social Business capabilities, and features that facilitate e-commerce are truly making a difference for our customers, partners and developers," said Tony Young, chief information officer, Informatica. "We are enabling customers to lower costs of deployment and speed time to market, while connecting partners and developers with Informatica's extensive customer base."

"Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is transforming how enterprises create competitive advantage," said Matt Tucker, chief technology officer, Jive. "The Informatica Marketplace is a leading example of how innovative enterprises are laying the groundwork for a new way to do business."

The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100.

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Complete coverage of the 2011 CIO 100 awards will be online at www.cio.com on August 1, 2011 and in the August issue of CIO magazine.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world turn to Informatica to gain a competitive advantage in today's global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. Worldwide, over 4,350 enterprises rely on Informatica for data integration and data quality solutions 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/InformaticaCorporationhttp://www.linkedin.com/company/informatica and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

Note: Informatica and Informatica Marketplace 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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         Informatica Corporation
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         dwiltshire@informatica.com
         
         David Friedman
         Ogilvy PR
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         infaopr@ogilvypr.com

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