As a result of the recent separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union, Informatica has made the decision to relocate our disaster recovery site for our EMEA IICS cloud services. You are receiving this notice as an administrator of an Informatica service located in our primary EMEA site, Dublin Ireland (“eu-west-1"). We will move the Disaster Recovery site to Paris, France (“eu-west-3") on January 30, 2021 to help our customers keep our European Union (EU) instances in the EU. All Informatica services currently running in the primary EMEA site (“eu-west-1") will remain unchanged.
As a result of this change, we request that you verify and if necessary, update the allowed domains & IP address ranges in your firewalls (as you had previously for our existing site) as documented in the following KB articles.
We do not expect any downtime, impact or risk from this change. The disaster recovery IP addresses are for disaster recovery situations only and will be invoked if a DR situation were to occur.
The roadmap information being provided herein is for informational purposes only. The development, release, and timing of any Informatica product or functionality described herein remain at the sole discretion of Informatica and should not be relied upon in making a purchasing decision. Statements made herein are based on information currently available, which is subject to change. Such statements should not be relied upon as a representation, warranty, or commitment to deliver specific products or functionality in the future.
IICS products, which use the secure agent, are currently tested on the operating systems specified in the PAM. To help customers plan for 2021, we are providing guidance on anticipated major updates to the tested operating systems in the PAM during the next 6-9 months:
November 17, 2020
Upcoming dropped support of Internet Explorer (IE) 11 and transition to Chromium-based Microsoft Edge
Microsoft announced that they will drop support for IE 11 on August 17, 2021. In preparation for the dropped support, Informatica will start testing IICS products on the new Microsoft Edge Chromium-based browser. We aim to have all IICS products supported on Microsoft Edge by July or August 2021, when we will drop support for IE 11. We will deprecate IE 11 soon, providing time for customers to make a smooth transition to Microsoft Edge before we drop support for IE 11. Please plan for this coming transition.
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With the coming Informatica Fall '20 release, File Mass Ingestion task is moving from Data Integration service to the unified Mass Ingestion service, introducing a common and unified user experience to all ingestion types: Steaming, Database and File.
Please read the attached short deck to get some early insight into the coming change and learn what’s new in the coming release for File Mass Ingestion.
For any questions you can contact the product management team:
Belur, Vishwanath (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Afriat, Etty (eafriat@Informatica.com )
IICS no longer support Windows 2008 as of Spring '20.
Windows Server 2008 Operating System version is already out of support by Microsoft.
To avoid any kind of issues while using the IICS product, you must upgrade your agent machine's Operating System to one of the supported OS versions defined in the PAM for Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS).
We will not support any future issues on Windows 2008 after the next release in October/November 2020 timeframe.
For any questions or concerns please open a case with Informatica technical support.
Informatica is offering you the opportunity to become an expert in cloud data warehouses, data lakes, and lakehouses. Upon completion of the five-module coursework on the fundamentals of Cloud Lakehouse Data Management, and successfully passing a quiz, you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion and a Cloud Lakehouse Data Management Foundation Certification badge.
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ALERT: For Customers that have deployed IICS Secure Agent on SUSE 11 OS.
Informatica recently added SUSE 12 to the set of certified operating systems in the PAM for the IICS Secure Agent.
Informatica recommends to customers that have Secure Agent instances deployed on SUSE 11 to upgrade these instances to SUSE 12 SP3 (or higher service pack version) immediately. SUSE 11 will not be a supported agent OS version.
Please refer to the PAM for Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) for the supported agent OS.
(Doc update Feb 19, 2021 #5 & #10 updated to say "Data Integration Service".
The following frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers are intended to help customers better understand the runtime continuity capabilities being made available as of the Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) Spring 2020 April release.
This functionality will allow current jobs to continue running during the upgrade process.
The Spring 2020 release of Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services includes many changes. Please review the attached document for more details. We will provide individual pod upgrade dates within another week.
Continued investments to the current leader in integration for data warehousing to make it more scalable, flexible, and dynamic.
Continued investments of Cloud Data Integration support of ingestion use cases. now support:
Note: You can find a summary of features introduced in 2019 in the Taskflow folder of the Cloud Data Integration community and specifically in this article: Cloud Data Integration - Taskflows - 2019 Highlights
Cloud Data Quality continues its evolution of data quality services. New with the Spring 2020 release are:
This release includes the following updates:
The January 2020 release represents a major release of Application Integration. See the following link for information about the new features: Announcing the January 2020 release of Cloud Application Integration
Enhanced capabilities for data ingestion from a variety of sources, using a simple and unified user experience with extensive connectivity, to address mass ingestion use cases for Cloud data warehouses and Cloud data lakes.
Continuing to build usability and resilience into the service while adding new functionality. New features include:
Runtime continuity (zero downtime for runtime) to enable uninterrupted execution of scheduled jobs and processes including during Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services upgrade windows.
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This article showcases how Informatica Cloud Data Integration supports implementation of 'Data Vault' models.
What is Data Vault Modeling?
Data Vault is a modeling method that is used to design Data Warehouses. DV mainly consists for three types of tables:
Is Data Vault same as Dimensional Modeling?
No, Data Vault and Dimensional Modeling (Star and Snowflake Schema) are different modeling methods used to design Data Warehouses.
What is Data Vault 2.0 or DV 2.0?
Data Vault 2.0 is the next iteration of Data Vault modeling with enhancements made in the modeling technique such as ‘Use of Hash Keys’ to support parallel loads.
Why chose Data Vault over Dimensional Modeling?
Data Vaults are known for flexibility and scalability. The way in which DV is designed provides for long-term historical data. It is known to be very flexible to add new sources to a DV model. Data Vaults are also known to be high performant and more usable by business users since it is modeled after the business domain.
Informatica Cloud Data Integration and Data Vault model
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services makes it easy to develop Data Warehouses using the Data Vault model for the following reasons-
Sample DV Implementation in IICS
Below is a simple 'Data Vault' implementation built purely to illustrate how DV can be easily implemented using Informatica Cloud Data Integration. Example below involves customer and location information.
Step 1 – Loading Hub tables
Step 2 – Loading Customer-Location Link table
Step 3 – Loading Satellite tables
Customer Satellite Table
Location Satellite Table
Optional - Orchestration of the loads in a Taskflow
Preview of data loaded by the mappings
select * from [dbo].[DV_Cust_Hub]
select * from [dbo].[DV_Cust_Loc_Link]
In Summary, IICS continues to be the leader in the iPaaS market and as demonstrated in this article, is feature rich that makes loading your Data Vault very easy. To try out Informatica Cloud Integration for your DW implementation, you can do a free 30 day trial from here.
This document summarizes the key capabilities that were introduced in the Taskflows module of Cloud Data Integration in 2019.
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