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2019

What are we announcing?

Informatica 10.2.1 Service Pack 2

Who would benefit from this release?

This release is for all Big Data customers and prospects who want to take advantage of updated Hadoop distribution support as well as fixes to core platform, connectivity, and other functionality. You can apply this service pack after you install or upgrade to Informatica 10.2.1.

What’s in this release?

Big Data PAM Update

Applies to Big Data Management, Big Data Quality, and Big Data Streaming

  • Distribution Support
    • Cloudera CDH: 5.11.x, 5.12.x, 5.13.x, 5.14.x, 5.15.x
    • Hortonworks HDP: 2.5.x, 2.6.x
    • MapR 6.0 with MEP 5.x
    • Amazon EMR 5.14.x
    • Azure HDInsight 3.6.x

Enterprise Data Lake

  • Bug fixes for functional and performance improvements

Enterprise Data Catalog

  • Bug fixes for functional and performance improvements

Informatica recommends that all Enterprise Data Catalog customers on 10.2.1 apply this service pack.

Informatica 10.2.1 SP2 Release Notes

PAM for Informatica 10.2.1 SP2

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

What are we announcing?

Informatica 10.2.2 Service Pack 1

 

Who would benefit from this release?

This release is for all Big Data customers and prospects who want to take advantage of updated compute cluster support, updated streaming capabilities and security enhancements as well as fixes to core platform, connectivity, and other functionality. You can apply this service pack after you install or upgrade to Informatica 10.2.2.

 

What’s in this release?

 

Big Data PAM Update

Applies to Big Data Management, Big Data Quality, and Big Data Streaming

 

  • Distribution Support:
    • Cloudera CDH: 5.15, 5.16, 6.1
    • Hortonworks HDP: 2.6.5, 3.1 (Tech Preview)
    • MapR: 6.0.1 with MEP 5.0, 6.1 MEP 6.0
    • Azure HDInsight: 3.6.x WASB
    • Amazon EMR 5.16.x, EMR 5.20
    • Databricks 5.1
  • Security Enhancements:
    • Security enhancements for AWS. The following security mechanisms on AWS are now supported:
      • At rest:
        • SSE-S3
        • SSE-KMS
        • CSE-KMS
      • In transit:
        • SSE-SE
        • SSE-KMS

 

Big Data Streaming

  • Connectivity and Cloud
    • New connectivity: Native connectivity to Amazon S3 targets
    • Connectivity enhancements: Filename port support for HDFS targets
  • Stream processing and analytics
    • Message header support in streaming sources: JMS standard headers support
    • Enhanced MapR distribution support:
      • Support for Kafka in MapR distributions
      • Support for secured MapR Streams

Connectivity

  • Security Enhancements:
    • Certified SQL Server for SSL support with Sqoop

 

Enterprise Data Lake - now renamed to Enterprise Data Preparation

  • Product Rename:
    • With this release, Informatica Enterprise Data Lake is now renamed to Informatica Enterprise Data Preparation.
  • Distribution Support:
    • Cloudera CDH: 5.15, 5.16, 6.1
    • Hortonworks HDP: 2.6.5, 3.1 (Tech Preview)
    • MapR: 6.0.1 with MEP 5.0, 6.1 MEP 6.0
    • Azure HDInsight: 3.6.x WASB
    • Amazon EMR 5.16.x, EMR 5.20
  • Functional Improvements:
    • Users can preview and prepare Avro and Parquet files in the data lake.
    • Users can revert all data type inferencing within a single worksheet during data preparation.
    • Administrators can disable automatic data type inferencing for all worksheets in all projects.

 

Enterprise Data Catalog

  • Distribution Support Updates for EDC External Cluster Support:
    • Cloudera CDH: 6.1
    • Hortonworks HDP: 3.1 (Tech Preview)

 

Release Notes & Product Availability Matrix (PAM)

 

Informatica 10.2.2 SP1 Release Notes: https://docs.informatica.com/big-data-management/shared-content-for-big-data/10-2-2-service-pack-1/big-data-release-notes.html

 

PAM for Informatica 10.2.2 SP1:   https://network.informatica.com/docs/DOC-18072#comment-37896

Executive Summary:

 

Informatica Big Data Management (BDM) and Informatica Big Data Quality (BDQ) mappings having Decimal manipulations and source data size is greater than 256 MB, which when executed on Blaze engine can potentially cause data inconsistencies in decimal port values. This issue is being tracked as bug # BDM-24814 and is known to manifest under the following conditions:

 

  1. Active transformations with Decimal ports

Potential Data loss and dropped rows

    • Filters and Router with Decimal datatype ports on filter condition
    • Joiners with condition ports on Decimal datatype

     2. Passive transformations with Decimal ports

Potential data inconsistency with columns with decimal datatypes getting changed to NULL.

    • Expression with decimal manipulation

 

Affected Software

 

Informatica BDM/BDQ 10.0.x

Informatica BDM/BDQ 10.1.x

Informatica BDM/BDQ 10.2.0, 10.2.0 HF1, 10.2.0 HF2

Informatica BDM/BDQ 10.2.1, 10.2.1 SP1

Informatica BDM/BDQ 10.2.2

 

Suggested Actions

 

Step 1: Refer to Executive Summary and knowledge base article KB-575249 to identify if you are impacted

Step 2: If impacted, perform the following task to resolve the issue:

  • BDM/BDQ 10.2.1 – Apply Service Pack 2 (tentative release date is mid-May)
  • BDM/BDQ 10.2.2 – Apply Service pack 1 (tentative release date is mid-May)
  • BDM/BDQ 10.1.1 HF1 - Apply Emergency Bug Fix (EBF) that is available for download from https://tsftp.informatica.com

/updates/Informatica10/10.1.1 HotFix1/EBF-14519

  • Other BDM/BDQ versions: Please reach out to Informatica Global Customer Support

 

Informatica strongly recommends applying this patch for all Informatica environments that fall into the problem scope defined in the executive summary.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to this advisory:

 

Q1: What is the scope of this advisory?

A: This advisory is applicable to Informatica Bigdata Management 10.0,10.1.0,10.1.1,10.2.0,10.2.1, 10.2.2 and running mappings in Hadoop pushdown mode using Blaze engine only. This advisory is not applicable if you are using any other versions of Informatica platforms like Informatica DataQuality and PowerCenter.

 

Q2: I am using one of the affected product versions and also have other Emergency Bug Fixes (EBFs) applied. What should I do?

A: You might need a combination EBF that includes the previous fix(es) as well as the fix for the issue covered in this advisory. Please contact Informatica Support to confirm if you would need a combination EBF.

 

Q3: Whom should I contact for additional questions?
A: For all questions related to this advisory, please contact your nearest Informatica Global Customer Support center.

https://www.informatica.com/services-and-training/support-services/contact-us.html

 

Disclaimer

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Revisions

V1.0 (April 22, 2019): Customer advisory published