Informatica Selects MicroStrategy for E-Marketplace Business Intelligence

MicroStrategy 7 Will Allow Informatica eMarketplace Customers to Derive

Increased Value From Analytic Information



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Informatica Corporation

    PALO ALTO, Calif. and VIENNA, Va., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:   INFA), the leading provider of eBusiness
 analytic solutions, and MicroStrategy Incorporated (Nasdaq:   MSTR), a leading
 worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that
 Informatica will incorporate the MicroStrategy 7 business intelligence
 platform as the front-end presentation layer of its newly released Informatica
 eMarketplace analytic application.
     "As a Web-based front end for Informatica eMarketplace, the MicroStrategy
 7 platform will provide users with a truly thin client for easy access to
 analytic information, and a scalable, relational OLAP engine for meaningful
 views of that information," said Ron Papas, vice president of business
 development for Informatica. "Customized reports enabled by MicroStrategy
 7 will allow Informatica eMarketplace customers to derive increased value from
 their analytic information, helping them fuel even greater business
 performance."
     "Informatica realizes that the MicroStrategy platform can be easily
 customized and integrated to meet any business intelligence need," said
 Sanju K. Bansal, chief operating officer of MicroStrategy Incorporated.
 "Informatica's selection of MicroStrategy 7 as a key component of Informatica
 eMarketplace validates the strength of our technology and further strengthens
 MicroStrategy's position as a leader in the business intelligence space."
     Informatica eMarketplace helps operators of B2B marketplaces provide
 buyers and suppliers with insight into market dynamics, customer buying
 patterns and pricing trends. Furnishing analytic insight to marketplace
 participants is critical in helping them optimize their performance, and is
 one of the most powerful value-added services a marketplace operator can
 provide to stay competitive.
     The MicroStrategy business intelligence platform, MicroStrategy 7, is
 highly scalable and built specifically for the Internet. Its pure-Web
 architecture provides the Web reporting, security, performance and standards
 that are critical for deployment over the Web. With proven data and user
 scalability, MicroStrategy is a solution capable of analyzing today's growing
 multi-terabyte data warehouses and distributing information to millions of
 users. The open and flexible platform provides the business intelligence
 foundation for all analytical and reporting applications across the
 enterprise.
 
     About Informatica
     Informatica provides eBusiness analytic solutions that enable companies to
 leverage business insight for competitive advantage. More than 1,200 global
 customers, including over half of the Fortune 100, leverage the Informatica
 Insight Network to integrate, analyze and personalize critical business
 information to improve business performance and responsiveness across the
 entire business value chain. Informatica products include a comprehensive
 family of analytic applications, the industry's most powerful data integration
 platform and a wide range of supporting services and partnerships. The
 company's list of leading customers includes 3Com, AMD, American Airlines,
 BMW, Boeing, Borders Group, Chevron, Cisco, CNET, Deutsche Bank, eBay, General
 Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Motorola, Philips,
 Polo Ralph Lauren, Sprint and UBS. For more information, call 800-970-1179, or
 visit the Informatica Web site at http://www.informatica.com.
 
     About MicroStrategy Incorporated
     MicroStrategy is a leading provider of business intelligence software for
 Global 5000 organizations. Since 1990, the company has specialized in helping
 businesses transform their extensive operational data into actionable
 information. MicroStrategy's business intelligence platform gives
 organizations solutions to all of their query, reporting, and advanced
 analytical needs, and distributes insight to users via Web, wireless, and
 voice.
     MicroStrategy 7, the company's scalable business intelligence platform, is
 built specifically for the Internet era.  Its pure-Web architecture provides
 Web reporting, security, performance and standards that are critical for
 deployment over the Web. Within intranets, the company's products provide
 employees with information to make better business decisions. In extranets,
 extended enterprises use MicroStrategy 7 to build stronger relationships by
 linking customers and suppliers via the Internet.
     MicroStrategy has approximately 1,100 enterprise-class customers including
 Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, AT&T Wireless Group, First Union
 Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline. MicroStrategy also has relationships with
 over 200 systems integrators, application development, and platform partners
 including IBM, PeopleSoft, Compaq, Informatica, and JD Edwards.
     MicroStrategy is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol MSTR. For more
 information on the company, or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software,
 please visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com.
     NOTE: Informatica and Informatica Insight Network are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy
 7 and MicroStrategy CRM Applications Suite are either trademarks or registered
 trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain
 other countries. All other product names are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Informatica Corporation
    PALO ALTO, Calif. and VIENNA, Va., April 25 /PRNewswire/ --
 Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:   INFA), the leading provider of eBusiness
 analytic solutions, and MicroStrategy Incorporated (Nasdaq:   MSTR), a leading
 worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that
 Informatica will incorporate the MicroStrategy 7 business intelligence
 platform as the front-end presentation layer of its newly released Informatica
 eMarketplace analytic application.
     "As a Web-based front end for Informatica eMarketplace, the MicroStrategy
 7 platform will provide users with a truly thin client for easy access to
 analytic information, and a scalable, relational OLAP engine for meaningful
 views of that information," said Ron Papas, vice president of business
 development for Informatica. "Customized reports enabled by MicroStrategy
 7 will allow Informatica eMarketplace customers to derive increased value from
 their analytic information, helping them fuel even greater business
 performance."
     "Informatica realizes that the MicroStrategy platform can be easily
 customized and integrated to meet any business intelligence need," said
 Sanju K. Bansal, chief operating officer of MicroStrategy Incorporated.
 "Informatica's selection of MicroStrategy 7 as a key component of Informatica
 eMarketplace validates the strength of our technology and further strengthens
 MicroStrategy's position as a leader in the business intelligence space."
     Informatica eMarketplace helps operators of B2B marketplaces provide
 buyers and suppliers with insight into market dynamics, customer buying
 patterns and pricing trends. Furnishing analytic insight to marketplace
 participants is critical in helping them optimize their performance, and is
 one of the most powerful value-added services a marketplace operator can
 provide to stay competitive.
     The MicroStrategy business intelligence platform, MicroStrategy 7, is
 highly scalable and built specifically for the Internet. Its pure-Web
 architecture provides the Web reporting, security, performance and standards
 that are critical for deployment over the Web. With proven data and user
 scalability, MicroStrategy is a solution capable of analyzing today's growing
 multi-terabyte data warehouses and distributing information to millions of
 users. The open and flexible platform provides the business intelligence
 foundation for all analytical and reporting applications across the
 enterprise.
 
     About Informatica
     Informatica provides eBusiness analytic solutions that enable companies to
 leverage business insight for competitive advantage. More than 1,200 global
 customers, including over half of the Fortune 100, leverage the Informatica
 Insight Network to integrate, analyze and personalize critical business
 information to improve business performance and responsiveness across the
 entire business value chain. Informatica products include a comprehensive
 family of analytic applications, the industry's most powerful data integration
 platform and a wide range of supporting services and partnerships. The
 company's list of leading customers includes 3Com, AMD, American Airlines,
 BMW, Boeing, Borders Group, Chevron, Cisco, CNET, Deutsche Bank, eBay, General
 Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Motorola, Philips,
 Polo Ralph Lauren, Sprint and UBS. For more information, call 800-970-1179, or
 visit the Informatica Web site at http://www.informatica.com.
 
     About MicroStrategy Incorporated
     MicroStrategy is a leading provider of business intelligence software for
 Global 5000 organizations. Since 1990, the company has specialized in helping
 businesses transform their extensive operational data into actionable
 information. MicroStrategy's business intelligence platform gives
 organizations solutions to all of their query, reporting, and advanced
 analytical needs, and distributes insight to users via Web, wireless, and
 voice.
     MicroStrategy 7, the company's scalable business intelligence platform, is
 built specifically for the Internet era.  Its pure-Web architecture provides
 Web reporting, security, performance and standards that are critical for
 deployment over the Web. Within intranets, the company's products provide
 employees with information to make better business decisions. In extranets,
 extended enterprises use MicroStrategy 7 to build stronger relationships by
 linking customers and suppliers via the Internet.
     MicroStrategy has approximately 1,100 enterprise-class customers including
 Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, AT&T Wireless Group, First Union
 Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline. MicroStrategy also has relationships with
 over 200 systems integrators, application development, and platform partners
 including IBM, PeopleSoft, Compaq, Informatica, and JD Edwards.
     MicroStrategy is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol MSTR. For more
 information on the company, or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software,
 please visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com.
     NOTE: Informatica and Informatica Insight Network are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy
 7 and MicroStrategy CRM Applications Suite are either trademarks or registered
 trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain
 other countries. All other product names are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Informatica Corporation