Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA), the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today launched Informatica Cloud Express, the first cloud data integration service with usage-based pricing.

Informatica Cloud Express pricing will start at only $99 U.S. per month, opening the door for organizations of all sizes to leverage the industry-leading data integration capabilities of Informatica Cloud—voted the Best Integration Application of 2009 and 2008 by customers on AppExchange. Delivered as a true multi-tenant cloud service, Informatica Cloud Express will empower Salesforce administrators and operations staff to create, schedule and automate bi-directional cloud-to-on premise integration tasks without coding and without requiring a hardware appliance.

“With its game-changing pay-as-you-go approach to integration, Informatica Cloud Express is an extremely flexible, economical and easy way to integrate enterprise data with Salesforce CRM and applications,” said Ron Papas, general manager, Informatica Cloud. “Since 2008, Informatica’s Data Loader Service has been the most popular applications on the AppExchange. As user needs have expanded, they have requested more capabilities, enhanced customer support and a pay-for-use pricing model. We’ve listened, and Informatica Cloud Express is the result, representing a cost-effective entry point that can easily scale, as needed, to the full power of Informatica Cloud.”

As cloud integration needs become broader and more complex, Informatica Cloud Express customers will have the ability to upgrade seamlessly to more advanced editions of Informatica Cloud. These advanced editions are available on an annual subscription basis, support massive data volumes and enable broader data integration capabilities including data quality assessment and data replication as well as support interoperability with the Informatica Platform for advanced development and testing.

“ customers understand how important data integration is to their success, and have voted Informatica the leading data integration solutions provider on AppExchange for two years running,” said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, “As more and more enterprise applications, data and business processes move into the cloud with Salesforce and, customers will look to Informatica to help accelerate their success with data integration.”