JBoss Adds Informatica to Fast-Growing Partner Ecosystem


United States, August 23, 2006

Accelerates open source software to Informatica customers, backed by JBoss expert support

JBoss, a division of Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT),today announced that Informatica, a leading provider of data integration software, has joined the expanding roster of companies participating in the JBoss Certified Technology Partner Program. Products from these companies are optimized to work with the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS), the leading open source platform for service-oriented applications (SOA).

Customers deploy Informatica's leading data integration solutions to access, profile, cleanse, integrate and deliver data from a variety of business systems. Working with the JBoss Application Server can provide customers with an enriched solution that is implemented quickly and efficiently at a lower cost. The JBoss Application Server is a central piece of the JEMS platform.

"JBoss technology enables us to offer our customers a fully supported product with proven interoperability at minimal cost," said Ivan Chong, vice president of product marketing, Informatica. "Given the increasing adoption of open source at the enterprise level, it makes sense from both a business and technology perspective to offer our customers an easy path to leveraging open source cost-effectively in their organization."

"We welcome Informatica as the latest addition to the JBoss Certified Technology Partner Program," said Tom Cooper, vice president of worldwide channels, JBoss. "Offering JBoss technology in existing products enables our partners to bring an out-of-the-box solution to market faster with a substantial total cost of ownership advantage over proprietary solutions. The JBoss services and support team works closely with partners like Informatica to ensure customer success."

The JBoss Certified Technology Partner program provides technology vendors with a rapid path to the open source market, where they can drive additional high-margin revenue through Level 1 and Level 2 support services, backed by Level 3 support from JBoss. The program also arms partners for success through training and professional and solution certification. For more information about the program, please visit http://www.jboss.com/partners/partners_technology.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with applications, management, and middleware solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS). Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures (SOA) and enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, secure open source platform. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com

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