INFORMATICA, an EMC Company.....sounds good. plus, the more i think of it, it would retain infa's independent, horizontal approach and greatly extend EMC's reach into imb, oracle and msft shops. = win-win
i have always felt EMC and HP were likely candidates. each have software divisions in the infrastructure area that they are trying to grow and each could benefit from having the infa product line in their arsenal. but i think infa's acquisition announcement reduces the likelihood of anything in the near future.