Informatica 8.5 named data integration 'Product of the Year' by

Data Integration Leader selected as 'Best of the best' in 2007

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2008 -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA), a leading provider of data integration software, today announced that Informatica 8.5 has achieved top "Gold Winner" honors in the category of Data Integration as part of's prestigious 2007 Products of the Year awards. According to, a leading guide for data management professionals and business leaders, "Informatica's Release 8.5 won high marks from our judges, who recognized it as 'the most pragmatic story' out of all of the nominees in the data integration category."

The Product of the Year awards were judged by's editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants, who selected the "best of the best" products on the basis of their innovation, performance, ease of integration into the environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value. Informatica 8.5 was the sole Gold Winner for the category of data integration. wrote, "Informatica Release 8.5 addresses enterprises' growing need for multi-functional data integration platforms," while observing that "a single platform architecture such as Release 8.5 promises to help enterprises better deliver data required by the business, by enabling data access on a timely basis, regardless of source or format."

"It is an honor to be selected as Data Integration Product of the Year," said Chris Boorman, chief marketing officer at Informatica. "Informatica 8.5 is a clear demonstration of our continuing innovation as the trusted neutral partner to our customers. Every day they are faced with a changing computing landscape and we enable them to access, utilize and trust their information across their extended enterprise -- whether that be within their traditional firewall, or externally through on-demand services or global trading networks. Informatica 8.5 offers broad capabilities and seamless data integration services within a single, unified architecture to better address the business need for accurate, real-time information."

Available worldwide, Informatica 8.5 is a comprehensive release encompassing Informatica's data integration and data quality platforms: Informatica PowerCenter 8.5, Informatica PowerExchange 8.5, and Informatica Data Quality 8.5. PowerCenter 8.5 provides the mission-critical platform for any type of data integration initiative, within and between enterprises. PowerExchange 8.5 streamlines and delivers very broad access to all forms of enterprise data including difficult-to-access mainframe data. Informatica Data Quality 8.5 empowers information owners to assess and continually enhance the quality and usefulness of their data as an integral part of the data integration process. For more information about Informatica 8.5 please visit

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About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA) is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. More than 2,900 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of any complexity and scale. For more information, call 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-9871 in the U.S.), or visit

Note: Informatica, Informatica Data Quality, PowerExchange and PowerCenter are 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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