What are we announcing?

As of October 2015, the Informatica Fast Clone Version 10 is available.

This release adds some much requested functionality to the product and is the first step into supporting Cloud with IFC.


Who would benefit from this release?

This release is for all customers and prospects who need to move large volumes of data from Oracle to a variety of targets, quickly and efficiently, including Amazon Redshift!.


What’s in this release?

  • Support for Oracle IOT’s (Index Organized Tables)
    • Previous versions of IFC could only use conventional path unload to unload source data from Oracle’s IOTs
    • IFC 10.0 can use either direct path unload or conventional path unload
  • Support for extended Oracle datatypes
    • Previous versions did not support the new datatypes introduced in Oracle 12c
    • IFC 10.0 adds support for the following datatypes:
      • NVARCHAR2
      • RAW
      • VARCHAR2
    • IFC 10.0 utilizes (by default) direct path unload method to unload data from columns with these extended datatypes
  • Support for Direct Path Unloads of Oracle Securefile LOBS
    • Previous versions of Fast Clone could use only the conventional path unload method to unload data from LOB columns in tables that use SecureFile storage of LOBs.
    • For Oracle 11g and 12c sources, Fast Clone 10.0 uses the direct path unload method by default to unload data from SecureFile LOB columns.
  • DataStreamer for Vertica Targets
    • In Fast Clone 10.0, you can use the DataStreamer add-on component for high-performance data loads to Vertica targets.
  • Support for Amazon Redshift Targets
    • Fast Clone 10.0 can now unload source data to Amazon Redshift targets by using the direct path unload method.
    • Fast Clone connects to and writes source data to the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).


Informatica Fast Clone - 10.0 - Release Notes - (English)