Informatica Power Center Administration
4.4 (172 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,316 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Informatica Power Center Administration to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Informatica Power Center Administration

Learn the day to day activities required for you to be an Informatica Administrator
Bestselling
4.4 (172 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,316 students enrolled
Created by Sid Inf
Last updated 7/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $195 Discount: 95% off
1 day left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 16 hours on-demand video
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course covers Informatica Administration, everything from installation, to repository maintenance, scheduling, grid management, to version control. This class also shares repository migration techniques, import/export at the metadata level, and external version control systems. The focus of this class is to instruct the student on how to administer the Informatica Environment. It will cover basic concepts to intermediate concepts on administration of the environment.
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • Basics of RDBMS
  • DWH Concepts
  • ETL Methodologies
Description

****Update**** 

New section added with the latest features of Informatica version 10x, changes to the Administration Console and the upgrade planner options.

****Update**** 

After completing this program you should be able to:

  • Perform day to day activities of an Informatica Administrator
  • Prepare your ground for Informatica Administration certification
  • Install the Informatica 9x/10x architecture platform, configure add and manage Informatica PowerCenter & Data Quality.
  • Define and set up platform best practices for users, privileges, roles, and permissions.
  • Assign users to groups, privileges to roles and roles to groups. Assign permissions and manage the domain.
  • Manage repositories and repository folders. Backup and migrate the Informatica domain database.
  • Use the command line to manage the domain and repository, start and control workflows
  • Upgrade license, versions
  • Understand different processes of deploying the code from one environment to another environment.
Who is the target audience?
  • Business Intelligence Professionals or ETL Developers Professionals aspire to become Business Intelligence Professionals Project Managers, Database Professionals, Mainframe Professionals, SQL Developers
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 87 Lectures Collapse All 87 Lectures 17:37:07
+
Introduction
2 Lectures 33:41

Informatica is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of any complexity and scale.

Preview 19:59
+
Power Center Architecture
5 Lectures 57:48

Informatica 961 Latest features

Informatica Power Center version 9.6 - New Features
4 pages

PowerCenter provides an environment that allows you to load data into a centralized location, such as a data warehouse or operational data store (ODS). You can extract data from multiple sources, transform the data according to business logic you build in the client application, and load the transformed data into file and relational targets.

  • PowerCenter - Domain
  • PowerCenter - Administration Console
  • PowerCenter - Client
  • PowerCenter - Repository Service
  • PowerCenter - Integration Service


This session covers all the components involved in the Power Center Architecture.

Preview 19:33

Service Manager:

The Service Manager is a service that manages all domain operations. It runs within Informatica Services. It runs as a service on Windows . When you start Informatica Services, you start the Service Manager. The Service Manager runs on each node. If the Service Manager is not running, the node is not available.

The Service Manager runs on all nodes in the domain to support the application services and the domain:

Application Services: Application services represent PowerCenter server-based functionality. Here are some application services in Informatica Power Center.

  • Integration Service
  • Repository Service
  • Reporting Service
  • Metadata Manager Service
  • SAP BW Service
  • Web Services Hub
  • Reference Table Manager Service
Informatica Nodes/Core Services/Gateway Nodes
18:17

A node is the logical representation of a machine in a domain. One node in the domain acts as a gateway to receive service requests from clients and route them to the appropriate service and node. Services and processes run on nodes in a domain.

Different Types of Nodes are discussed in this session.

Gateway Node:

A gateway node is any node you configure to serve as a gateway for the domain. One node acts as the gateway at any given time. That node is called the master gateway. A gateway node can run application services, and it can serve as a master gateway node. The master gateway node is the entry point to the domain.

Worker Node:

A worker node is any node not configured to serve as a gateway. A worker node can run application services, but it cannot serve as a gateway.

Types of Nodes, Common Issues and Troubleshooting
19:58

This handout covers all the required information for the sessions discussed under section 1. Architecture, Basic definitions, Nodes, Core Services and generic troubleshooting and resolution information.

Hand out for Section 2
13 pages
+
Installation and Configuraton
7 Lectures 01:04:19

What do you need to get started is described here both for your personal PC and the how should it be done at work.

Pre Installation Steps & System Pre-Requisites
19:03

PAM - Product Availability Matrix is the right place to start for all pre installations checks on what version is compatible for which version of Informatica.

Quick Tip: Product Availability Matrix - PAM
08:02

This session shows the way to download the free software from Oracle eDelivery website for Informatica 9.6 and Oracle 11g or 12c.

Download Software
09:15

This session details on how to install the Oracle database on your machine to start with Informatica Powercenter installation.

Version: Oracle 11g

OS: Windows 10

Database Installation for MetaData Repository
06:05

This session shows how to extract the client and the server executable from the .ZIP and .gz files downloaded from eDelivery website of Oracle. 

Downloaded Files - Extraction Procedure
02:24

Step by Step process on installing the Informatica Server. Informatica Service set up. Explanation of all the options available and the port numbers.

PowerCenter Server Installation
17:00

Step by Step process on completing the Client Installation for Power Center and other available client options for Informatica Data Quality and Transformation Studio.

Power Center Client Installation
02:30
+
Administration Console
11 Lectures 02:52:31

This session provides the overview of the Administration Console page layout and the tabs. Differences between the 8.6 version web page layout and the 9.x version layout. Log Management and the basic differences on what the Monitoring in Administration Console is all about and the Client Informatica Monitor Tool.

Administration Console Introduction
12:51

This session explains the list of services available in the Administration Console and the purpose of them. The order in which the services should be created and the dependencies. Common Issues and fixes are also discussed.

List of Services
19:18

A domain is the fundamental administrative unit for Informatica nodes and services. An Informatica domain is a collection or group of nodes and services that define the Informatica platform. A PowerCenter domain that we create while installing PowerCenter is called Local Domain.

This session covers all the properties and aspects of the Domain in the Administration Console.

Domain Properties - Part 1
19:37

This is a minor bit of continuation to the the previous session.

Domain Properties - Part 2
03:23

A node is the logical representation of a machine in a domain. One node in the domain acts as a gateway to receive service requests from clients and route them to the appropriate service and node. Services and processes run on nodes in a domain.

This session covers all the properties under the Node in the Administration Console.


Node Properties
09:21

Step by Step process on what properties to choose for creating the Repository Service.

Setting up Repository Service
18:14

This session explains the default properties when the service is created and what are the options which can be updated and to what value. What will be the implications if the changes are done and what are the scenarios in which it can be changed.

Repository Service Properties
29:12

Integration service is created while installing the Power Center .After creation of Integration service we use Administration console to mange the Integration Services.


What is Integration service?

Integration service is used to read workflow information from the Informatica Repository. Integration services create one or more Integration services processes to manage Workflows. When we run a workflow, what the Integration service does is that it will locks the workflow, runs the workflow tasks, and sessions.

Setting up Integration Service
18:01

Integration service is created while installing the Power Centre .After creation of Integration service we use Administration console to manage the Integration Services.


What is Integration service?

Integration service is used to read workflow information from the Informatica Repository. Integration services create one or more Integration services processes to manage Workflows. When we run a workflow, what the Integration service does is that it will locks the workflow, runs the workflow tasks, and sessions.

Integration Service properties
15:39

This session covers on how to start and stop the various services which we have created. How to identify the cause of the issue, fix it and restart the services is shown in this session with one example each for Power Center Services and IDQ Services, along with the descriptions on basic issues with Network connectivity and Database connectivity.

Start and Stopping the services
18:46

This session covers on how to start and stop the various services which we have created. How to identify the cause of the issue, fix it and restart the services is shown in this session with one example each for Power Center Services and IDQ Services, along with the descriptions on basic issues with Network connectivity and Database connectivity.

Starting and Stopping of Services - IDQ
08:09
+
Informatica Security
5 Lectures 38:53
  • Different types of users used in this course
  • Difference between Adminstrator/Domain Administrator/Default
  • Administrator/Application Administrator
  • LDAP Setup prcess and Steps
  • User Creation
  • How to enable and disable access to the users?
  • How to get the list of users from the Security Tab?
Informatica Security Part 1
09:26

  • Different types of users used in this course
  • Difference between Adminstrator/Domain Administrator/Default
  • Administrator/Application Administrator
  • LDAP Setup prcess and Steps
  • User Creation
  • How to enable and disable access to the users?
  • How to get the list of users from the Security Tab?
LDAP SetUp
13:33

  • Different types of users used in this course
  • Difference between Adminstrator/Domain Administrator/Default
  • Administrator/Application Administrator
  • LDAP Setup prcess and Steps
  • User Creation
  • How to enable and disable access to the users?
  • How to get the list of users from the Security Tab?
Different Roles in a Project
09:37

Handout for LDAP Configuration
4 pages

How to bind a user or a group to a connection is explained with an onsite and offshore team setup example.

Binding a Native User to a Relational Connection
06:17
+
IDQ Services
7 Lectures 01:08:40

Datasheet on Informatica Data Quality from Informatica Corporation

IDQ DataSheet
4 pages

Model Repository Service (MRS): The MRS provides automated persistence of models. It looks at the model to determine how to persist objects. The default persistence scheme can be customized. Repository capabilities are model agnostic. MRS provides metadata search and import/export. MRS allows you to add the model definitions dynamically. Like, adapter meta models.

This session shows you how to delete and create a new MRS service.

IDQ MRS (Model Repository Service) Creation
17:32

Model Repository Service (MRS): The MRS provides automated persistence of models. It looks at the model to determine how to persist objects. The default persistence scheme can be customized. Repository capabilities are model agnostic. MRS provides metadata search and import/export. MRS allows you to add the model definitions dynamically. Like, adapter meta models.

IDQ MRS (Model Repository Service) Properties
11:57

Data Integration Service (DIS): DIS is the container for all data integration functionalities. DIS plug-ins provide different data integration functionalities. The different plug-ins are as follows:
  • Profiling service plug-in translates profile into mappings
  • SQL Service plug-in translates SQL into mappings
  • Mapping Service executes data quality plans

It provides common services to its plug-ins: request dispatch, thread pooling, and so on. And, it also provides mapping execution using embedded Data Transformation Manager (DTM).

IDQ DIS (Data Integration Service) Creation and Properties 1
19:59

Data Integration Service (DIS): DIS is the container for all data integration functionalities. DIS plug-ins provide different data integration functionalities. The different plug-ins are as follows:

  • Profiling service plug-in translates profile into mappings
  • SQL Service plug-in translates SQL into mappings
  • Mapping Service executes data quality plans

It provides common services to its plug-ins: request dispatch, thread pooling, and so on. And, it also provides mapping execution using embedded Data Transformation Manager (DTM).

IDQ DIS (Data Integration Service) Properties 2
11:01

Informatica Analyst is a web-based application client that analysts can use to analyze, cleanse, standardize, profile, and score data in an enterprise. Business analysts and developers use Informatica Analyst for data-driven collaboration. You can perform column and rule profiling, scorecarding, and bad record and duplicate record management. You can also manage reference data and provide the data to developers in a data quality solution.

IDQ Analyst Service
04:34

The Content Management Service is an application service that manages reference data. It provides reference data information to the Data Integration Service and to the Developer and Analyst tools. A master Content Management Service maintains probabilistic model and classifier model data files across the domain.

IDQ Content Management Service
03:37
+
Web Services
2 Lectures 25:10

Web services are business functions that operate over the Web. They describe a collection of operations that are network accessible through standardized XML messaging. The PowerCenter Web Services Provider lets you integrate the PowerCenter metadata and data integration functionalities and expose them as web services. You can write applications that can communicate with Integration Services in any language or platform. You can embed these applications easily in existing components and products.

Web Services Creation and Properties
12:11

Web services are business functions that operate over the Web. They describe a collection of operations that are network accessible through standardized XML messaging. The PowerCenter Web Services Provider lets you integrate the PowerCenter metadata and data integration functionalities and expose them as web services. You can write applications that can communicate with Integration Services in any language or platform. You can embed these applications easily in existing components and products.

Web Services Try It Application
12:59
+
High Availability
3 Lectures 26:28

The PowerCenter High Availability Option provides high availability and seamless failover and recovery of all PowerCenter components. This option minimizes service interruption in the event of a hardware or software outage and reduces costs associated with data downtime.


The administration console simplifies setup and management. The SOA framework that is part of the PowerCenter architecture enables this option's functionality.

What is it?
09:28

The PowerCenter High Availability Option provides high availability and seamless failover and recovery of all PowerCenter components. This option minimizes service interruption in the event of a hardware or software outage and reduces costs associated with data downtime.


The administration console simplifies setup and management. The SOA framework that is part of the PowerCenter architecture enables this option's functionality.

Features & Configuration
17:00

The PowerCenter High Availability Option provides high availability and seamless failover and recovery of all PowerCenter components. This option minimizes service interruption in the event of a hardware or software outage and reduces costs associated with data downtime.

The administration console simplifies setup and management. The SOA framework that is part of the PowerCenter architecture enables this option's functionality.


BENEFITS:

  • Guard against platform service outage and ensure data uptime
  • Reduce costs and risks associated with data downtime
  • Enable mission-critical deployment of PowerCenter for enterprise data integration initiatives

KEY FEATURES:


High Availability:

  • Enables the configuration of multiple backup services across the entire platform to provide reliability and redundancy
  • Extends to all platform services, making all services “hot,” meaning they can perform work as well as function as backup

Seamless Failover:

  • Minimizes service interruptions in the event of a hardware, network, or software outage by automatically rerouting data integration processing to resources unaffected by outage
  • Preserves development work by rerouting save operations when the primary repository server is unavailable

Guaranteed Flexible Recovery:

  • Provides various recovery strategies, including automatic recovery of partially completed data integration processing due to unexpected service interruptions
  • Leverages workflow and session check-pointing to persist intermediate processing states
  • Ensures viability of recovery and restart procedures even when source data changes between session failure and recovery
  • Guarantees zero data loss during recovery for real-time sources

Connection Resiliency:

  • Makes all internal and external connection points resilient to changes in computing or network environments
  • Extends resiliency to automatic retry for configurable time periods and graceful shutdown
  • Full Integration Across Entire Data Integration Platform
  • Automatically applies all high availability features to all data integration processing available on the PowerCenter platform, including data cleansing, data profiling, and unstructured and semistructured data processing

High Availability Option Benefits


Guard Against Platform Service Outage and Ensure Data Uptime :


The High Availability Option eliminates single points of failure in the PowerCenter environment, providing uninterrupted access to critical data and reducing errors in data delivery. PowerCenter's sophisticated

distributed architecture enables monitoring between its components and services.


Reduce Costs and Risks Associated with Data Downtime:


With its advanced failover and recovery capabilities, the High Availability Option mitigates the risk of failure and minimizes the consequences associated with processing outages. By eliminating data downtime, IT

organizations can be more productive. They can better control the total cost of enterprise data integration initiatives. The centralized, Web-based administration console allows users to rapidly create and configure

reliable and redundant services, as well as dynamically reconfigure services, simplifying overall system administration.


Enable Mission-Critical Deployment of PowerCenter for Enterprise Data Integration Initiatives:


Organizations that rely on PowerCenter as the foundation for all mission-critical enterprise data integration initiatives cannot risk processing downtime. Particularly in the context of an Integration Competency Center,

the High Availability Option can underwrite stringent service level agreements. Seamless failover and recovery for all PowerCenter components minimize the consequences of service interruptions. Adaptable recovery

strategies can be determined for configurable restart of platform services. Session checkpointing

provides faster, easier, and more effi cient recovery. This option's powerful capabilities extend PowerCenter's readiness for mission-critical deployment.

Various Situations and Benefits
23 pages
+
Grids
13 Lectures 01:33:34

In this session we will understand the basics of GRID computing and the advantages of using the GRID in Power Center.


Grid computing is the collection of computer resources from multiple locations to reach a common goal. The grid can be thought of as adistributed system with non-interactive workloads that involve a large number of files

What is it?
12:32

How to identify if GRID setup is required for your environment?

What are different scenarios to be considered?

How to come up with the data and the numbers to show business that this is reqired?

Is this required for your environment?
05:25

As we have determined that the environment has benefits having the GRID setup. In this session we will see what is required for us to start with the configurations.

Pre Requisites
06:24

Lets start with the Configuration steps

01 Configuration Steps 1
11:22

What are the different resources which needs to be configure?

Based on the development teams requirements on the resources required, these should be either enabled or disabled.

02 Resource Configuration
02:51

Resource configuration at each Integration service in the node.

03 IS Resource Configuration
01:32

This session explains, how to disable the connection resources.

04 Disabling Connection Resources
01:49

The very important feature of grids is the load balancing and we discuss the different options available and the configuration steps required.

05 Load Balance Options
10:34

Different types of Service Levels avaiallbe and how those should be created and configured at the workflow level.

Service Levels
17:13

This session describes the different activities the development team should consider for better results with the GRID set up.

Dev Activities (WONG & SONG)
12:20

High Availability and Recovery Strategy benefits with Grid and the best practices to be followed for any recovery design implemetation.

Dev Activities - High Availability and Recovery Stratergy
11:32

Different FAQs answered by Informatica Corporation

Frequently Asked Questions
3 pages

Additional Resources and KB content from Informatica Corporation

Additional Resources and How to Guides
20 pages
+
Operating System Profiles
3 Lectures 33:22

This session describes the need of the OS Profiles and how to set it up. This is more relevant to UNIX environment than Windows.

Operating System Profiles - Part 1
19:59

This is part 2 of the OS profiles section

Operating System Profiles - Part 2
13:23

This document is from the Informatica Knowledge base which covers all the aspects of the OS Profiles and commands to use in UNIX

Additional Material
6 pages
8 More Sections
About the Instructor
Sid Inf
4.3 Average rating
853 Reviews
5,222 Students
5 Courses
Data/ETL Architect

Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer with 14+ years of extensive work experience on various client engagements. Delivered many large data warehousing projects and trained numerous professionals on business intelligence technologies. Extensively worked on all facets of data warehousing including requirement gathering, gap analysis, database design, data integration, data modeling, enterprise reporting, data analytics, data quality, data visualization, OLAP.

Has worked on broad range of business verticals and hold exceptional expertise on  various ETL tools like Informatica Powercenter, SSIS, ODI and IDQ, Data Virtualization, DVO, MDM.