DataSynapse Helps Deliver Enhanced Grid Computing Capabilities to Informatica's Leading Data Integration Platform

Collaboration Brings Greater Scalability, Agility and Manageability to Informatica Data Integration Customers

NEW YORK, NY - Jan. 9, 2006 - DataSynapse, Inc., the global provider of virtual application infrastructure software, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), a leading provider of enterprise data integration software. Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate to interface DataSynapse's award-winning GridServer technology with Informatica's PowerCenter data integration platform for the seamless deployment of a shared computing infrastructure.

The agreement will enhance the deployment of PowerCenter in service-oriented IT environments where heterogeneous system resources are pooled and allocated as needed to satisfy computing demand. Informatica's PowerCenter empowers customers to cost-effectively scale their data integration processing across such pooled resources. An interface with GridServer provides added flexibility to coordinate PowerCenter workloads with other applications on the grid. The result is a more agile, scalable and manageable IT infrastructure that speeds application processing time for improved throughput and productivity.

"A seamless interface with DataSynapse helps Informatica arm our customer base with a fully optimized grid environment," said James Markarian, chief technology officer of Informatica. "This technical collaboration supports our mission to provide customers with a single, unified and open enterprise data integration platform delivering near-universal access to all enterprise data and unparalleled scalability, availability and performance."

Open and standards-based, DataSynapse's GridServer software creates a service execution environment that decouples application business logic and data components from dedicated computing, storage and network resources. These application services are then virtualised and adaptively provisioned across available system resources on demand. The solution requires little maintenance or oversight, freeing system administrators using PowerCenter to devote time and resources to other revenue-generating tasks.

"The application speed, resiliency and ease-of-use that DataSynapse's GridServer infrastructure brings to Informatica's PowerCenter data integration platform will help users to quickly turn business-critical information into competitive advantage," said Rick Moran, SVP of business development at DataSynapse. "The collaboration provides a flexible and centralised environment that delivers significant economies of scale for enterprise users looking to increase system reliability and IT productivity."

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