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Informatica Joins Enterprise Grid Alliance to Accelerate Adoption of Grid Computing

Underscores Company's Commitment to Helping Customers Leverage the Power of Grid Computing in Their Enterprise Data Integration

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Informatica Corporation , a leading provider of data integration software, today announced that it has joined the Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA), a non-profit multi-vendor consortium dedicated to driving the adoption of grid computing in the enterprise. Informatica's EGA membership reinforces the company's commitment to grid computing, which helps customers leverage existing hardware server assets to increase IT responsiveness and enhance data integration performance and cost-effectiveness.

"We are pleased to welcome Informatica to the EGA and anticipate its contributions to our ongoing efforts will help accelerate the development of grid technologies and eliminate remaining adoption obstacles," said Dr. Donald Deutsch, president, Enterprise Grid Alliance and vice president, standards strategy and architecture, Oracle. "Large-scale data integration projects require the kind of highly scalable, high-performance infrastructures that grid computing enables. Informatica's experience in this arena will help the EGA meet its goals and make enterprise grid computing a reality."

"Server-grid functionality is integral to Informatica's enterprise data integration solution, and will continue to play a prevalent role in our product direction moving forward," said James Markarian, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Informatica. "We are looking forward to working closely with other EGA members to ensure interoperability within grid environments and maximize the value of grid computing for our customers."

Grid computing dynamically leverages pools of servers and other hardware assets, thus enabling customers to harness their surplus computing power to run distributed or parallel workloads. Informatica's server-grid capabilities in PowerCenter Advanced Edition optimize and distribute workflow execution across multiple networked, heterogeneous CPU nodes regardless of operating system or latency requirements. This provides customers with enhanced performance and scalability, increased IT flexibility, lower hardware costs, and more efficient use of existing computing resources.

The Enterprise Grid Alliance is an open consortium focused on developing and promoting enterprise grid solutions. Membership is open to all organizations via multiple participation tiers. For more information, visit http://www.gridalliance.org/.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software. Using Informatica products, companies can access, integrate, migrate and consolidate enterprise data across systems, processes and people to reduce complexity, ensure consistency and empower the business. More than 2,100 companies worldwide rely on Informatica for their end-to-end enterprise data integration needs. For more information, call 650-385-5000 (800-970-1179 in the U.S.), or visit http://www.informatica.com/.

NOTE: Informatica and PowerCenter 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.

Informatica Corporation

CONTACT: Jason Khoury of Informatica Corporation, +1-650-385-5360, or
mobile, +1-415-290-5023, or jkhoury@informatica.com; or Kerry Hall of Text
100, +1-415-593-8462, or mobile, +1-415-350-6615, or informatica@text100.com,
for Informatica

Web site: http://www.gridalliance.org/

Web site: http://www.informatica.com/

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