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Velocity, Informatica’s methodology for implementing world class data integration and data management solutions, has just rolled out a new website. This is a key step for the Next Generation Velocity since the site is based on a flexible content management system that enables rapid publication of best practice content.

Informatica’s implementation methodology has served Informatica customers and partners well for over 12 years. During that time it has continuously expanded in scope and sophistication to the point where Velocity 9 is perceived by many as not only the best source of guidance and best practices on the use of Informatica products, but also as a brand that is synonymous with world-class quality integration solutions.

 

While Velocity has served Informatica customers and partners well over the past 12 years, we are not done improving it. The goals for the next generation Velocity include:

 

  • Implementing a new Content Management System (CMS) to publish, govern and deliver Velocity content. The CMS platform is based on Joomla! – an open source content management system. If you are an Informatica Customer or Partner, you can access the new Velocity home page from My Support as usual. Key features are the new search capability, filtering/viewing content by project type, project phase, or other tags, and the new feedback tools. And of course all the traditional Velocity content with hot links between the articles is still there. Let us know what you think.
  • Engaging all stakeholders (customers, partners and all Informatica groups) in contributing to and using Velocity content. In the past, the vast majority of content in Velocity was developed by Informatica Professional Services. Going forward our goal is to make it easier for ALL Informatica users and professionals to submit best practices and help improve the methodology.
  • Significantly reducing the cost and time for customers to implement and use the Informatica Platform. The Informatica Platform has expanded tremendously in the past 10 years, and there is no end in sight. The next generation Velocity will address the challenges of using multiple Informatica products in multiple projects and across an enterprise.

 

In conjunction with the Velocity update, we are announcing the availability of the Velocity for Data Integration course as a scheduled offering. This 3 ½ day course leverages the experience and best practices of the Velocity Methodology program in implementing a wide range of data integration projects. Individuals successfully completing the course will receive “Velocity for Data Integration” certification. Further information and course schedule is available on the Informatica Global Education Services website (search term “Velocity”).

 

In short, there are exciting times ahead for Velocity and we have just started. Comments welcome!

 

Velocity can accessed form the portal Home Page -> Support Solutions Center -> Velocity

For a better user experience, we have overhauled the look and feel of our Knowledge Base Search! In addition to advanced search options, the new and improved search will provide better search relevancy. Try the new search.

 

 

What’s Changed?

 


The improved search promises more relevant and precise results and provides several new search options. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new.

 

  • Option to choose between Basic and Advanced Search



    • Option to select All Words, Any Words, Or Exact Phrase as the search logic
    • Option to turn ON/OFF Synonym and Lemmatization (finding the normalized form of a word)
    • Date Range and Results Per Page selections

 

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Export to PDF

 

For a deep dive into the features, see KB Help or View a Demo.

We’d love to hear what you think! Write to us at kb_feedback@informatica.com.

Please raise a Shipping SR to get Informatica 9.1.0 products.

 

Informatica 9.1.0 includes the following products:

  • Informatica Data Services 9.1.0 (includes Web Services)
  • Informatica Data Quality 9.1.0
  • Informatica Data Explorer 9.1.0
  • Informatica Self-Service Data Integration 9.1.0 (new product)
  • PowerCenter 9.1.0
  • Metadata Manager 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for Oracle E-Business Suite 9.1.0
  • PowerCenter Dual Load Option for Teradata 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for Email Server 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for Essbase 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for JD Edwards Enterprise One 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for JD Edwards World 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for LDAP 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for LotusNotes 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for Siebel 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for Teradata PT 9.1.0

 

 

Platform Support

 


Refer to the Platform Availability Matrix (PAM)

 

Note

 


The following adapters will be available by the end of April:

  • PowerChannel 9.1.0
  • PowerExchange for SAS 9.1.0


Release notes

 

Here at Informatica, the customer support team has been busy preparing updates to our Global Customer Support offerings, including a new and improved Twitter Service.

 

In keeping pace with the adoption of social networking, we are expanding the communication channels to include new options to contact us through social media. There are a number of great social media systems, but perhaps the simplest one for business use is Twitter. With that in mind, we're excited to announce the launch of a dedicated Twitter channel: @INFASupport.

 

Through @INFASupport we will share information on product updates, webinars, new support resources, events and more. This Twitter account is designed exclusively for customers, and supplements other social media and communication options which we've set up, including our MySupport Community. We're also using Twitter to listen to you, and discover how we might help you get even more value out of your Informatica products.

 

Don't forget that Informatica's Customer Support offers a number of other great resources for finding out information:

 

  • Global Customer Support
  • MySupport Portal
  • MySupport Community Forums
  • Community Knowledge Base etc.

 

Many of you already use Twitter, and we're excited to join the conversation. And if you're not on Twitter, we hope you will check it out and join us in the brave new world of social media. It's easy to sign up and follow @INFASupport. We look forward to seeing your Tweets and continuing to serve the needs of our dynamic global customer base.

Informatica 9.0.1 includes:

 

  • Informatica Data Services
  • Informatica Data Quality [includes Informatica Analyst]
  • Informatica Data Explorer
  • Informatica Data Explorer Advanced Edition
  • PowerCenter [Standard Edition, Real Time Edition, Advanced Edition]
  • PowerExchange [including Neoview and Netezza]
  • Metadata Manager

 

Following are the highlight of this release:

 

DI Tools and Platform

  • Platform – Theme: Production Readiness
    • Upgrade support from PowerCenter (8.1.x, 8.5.x, 8.6.x, 9.0.0)
    • I18N Support – Simultaneous release in Brazilian Portuguese
    • Additional connectivity – VSAM, IMS, SAP Table Reader – for IDS & IDQ/IDE
    • Parameterization (only for deployed objects)
    • Data source simplification
    • Metadata Reporting
    • License Compliance
  • IDS – Theme: Competitive Parity
    • Pass-through Security
    • Column-level Security
    • Unstructured Data Support (UDO)
  • PowerExchange
    • CDC Support for Oracle Transparent Data Encryption and Oracle Materialized Views
    • Performance improvements
  • Metadata Manager & Business Glossary – Ready for prime time
    • BG Change notifications through email
    • Impact Summary (fka where-used analysis)
      Lineage diagram enhancements
    • Export and import of XML files for resource configuration and content
      Command line for all relevant UI actions
    • Improved Performance, scalability, longevity

 

Data Quality

 

  • IDQ – Theme: Production readiness
    • IDQ Upgrade Utility – support for migrating plans/mappings from 8.6.2 or 9.0.0 to IDQ 9.0.1
    • GAV SERP & CASS Certified (limited platform support)
    • GAV Performance improvements: Multi-threaded AV engine 
      Decision Transformation (if/then/else)
    • Object Import/Export improvements (UI based, RTM support)
    • Parameterization of Reference Tables (only for deployed objects)

 

  • IDE – Theme:  Production readiness for IDE AE
    • Profiling performance improvements
      • ‘Live’ Drilldown of Rules, Scorecards
      • Auto purge of profiling results
      • ‘Incremental’ Profiling
    • Profiling of SAP, VSAM and IMS sources
    • Grouping of scorecards
    • Upgrade support for profiles/scorecards from 9.0.0 to 9.01

 

For product availability and compatibility details view the Informatica 9 Product Availability Matrices or the Informatica 9 Product Documentation Center.

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