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Industry Software industry
Headquarters Redwood City, California, United States
Area served
Products Data Integration, Data Quality, Master Data Management, Information Lifecycle Management, Cloud
Revenue $948 million(2013) [1]
Number of employees

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQINFA)[2] is a software development company founded in 1993. It is headquartered in Redwood City, California.[3] It was founded by Diaz Nesamoney and Gaurav Dhillon. Sohaib Abbasi is the company's chairman and CEO.[3]


Informatica's product is a portfolio focused on Data Integration: ETL, Information Lifecycle Management, B2B Data Exchange, Cloud Data Integration, Complex Event Processing, Data Masking, Data Quality, Data Replication, Data Virtualization, Master Data Management, Ultra Messaging; currently at version 9.6 [3] These components form a toolset for establishing and maintaining enterprise-wide data warehouses. It has a customer base of over 5,000 companies.[3][4]

In 2006, Informatica launched its Informatica Cloud business.[5]

In 2010, the Informatica Marketplace was launched offering a data integration eco-system for Partners, Customers, Developers and Informatica to share and leverage data integration solutions.[6] As of Sept 2014, it features over 1,300 pre-built mappings, templates, connectors and add-ons for Informatica data integration and cloud data integration products.[7]


Informatica PowerCenter, the flagship tool of Informatica works on basis of transformations which transform data in multiple ways.

Types of transformations[edit]

  • Active : One that can change the number of rows being output.
  • Passive : One that cannot change the number of rows being output.

Transformations examples[edit]

  • Source qualifier - conversion of source datatypes to Informatica datatypes
  • Expression - transforming data with functions
  • Lookups - joining data with lookups
  • Sorter & Aggregator - sorting and aggregating data
  • Update Strategy expressions
  • Transaction control - how to create transactions and control commits and rollbacks
  • Java transformation - invoking Java methods, variables, third-party API's and built-in packages with Java transformation

Financial results[edit]

Informatica headquarters in Redwood City
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Revenue (USD) [8] 948,171,000 811,571,000 783,779,000 650,076,000 500,693,000
Net Income (USD) [9] 86,400,000 93,180,000 117,500,000 86,320,000 64,210,000

Informatica has mainly seen growth through a combination of organic growth and growth through acquisition.[4][10]


  1. ^ Seeking Alpha, Seeking Alpha, retrieved 23 Jan 2014 
  2. ^ INFA: Stock Quote & Summary Data, NASDAQ, retrieved 15 May 2010 
  3. ^ a b c d Informatica, Informatica website, retrieved 15 May 2010 
  4. ^ a b Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Gartner, 25 November 2009, retrieved 15 May 2010 
  5. ^ Adrian, Merv (10 June 2010), Informatica Re-Factors the Value Chain for the Cloud, IT Market Strategy, retrieved 7 July 2010 
  6. ^ "Informatica Marketplace-Press Release". Informatica. Feb 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Informatica Marketplace - Home". Retrieved Sep 17, 2014. 
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  10. ^ Karel, Rob (28 January 2010), Introducing The MDM Market’s Newest 800lb Gorilla: Informatica Acquires Siperian!, Forrester, retrieved 15 May 2010 

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