Platform Availability

KVM (Redhat) hypervisor support

  • 64-bit Windows and Linux support
  • Enables additional cloud virtualization deployment options for customers

Hadoop Platform Availability

  • Cloudera CDH 5.2 and CDH 5.3 support
  • IBM Big Insights 3.0.x
  • Horton Works HDP 2.2 support
  • Pivotal 2.1 support

Big Data Edition

ETL OffLoading Features

  • Hive Timestamp and Data Datatype support
  • Parallel sorting in Hadoop execution environment
  • Binary functions in transformations such as Expression
  • Binary Datatype in Hive sources and targets

Performance Enhancements

  • High Precision Decimal enhancements in Hadoop mode
  • Staging table compression support
  • Data Transformation performance tuning


PowerExchange for Teradata:

  • Support for Teradata array insert (Applicable only to PC)
  • Support for newer version of TDCH (Applicable only to IDS/IDQ)

 

PowerExchange for Vertica:

  • Support of read and write with Vertica DB using relational (ODBC) interface (Applicable only to PC)
  • Support for newer version of Vertica (7.1) (Applicable only to PC)

PowerExchange for Hive:

  • Support for timestamp datatype in Hive source or target (Applicable only to IDS/IDQ)
  • Support for binary datatype in Hive in native mode of execution (Applicable only to IDS/IDQ)
  • Support for various databases to serve as metastore for Hive (Applicable only to IDS/IDQ)

PowerExchange for MongoDB:

  • MongoDB: Nested Data Support through Virtual Tables – NOSQL (Applicable for both PC and IDS/IDQ)

PowerExchange for Cassandra:

  • Cassandra: Writes at different Consistency Levels - NOSQL (Applicable for both PC and IDS/IDQ)

PowerExchange for Relational

  • Oracle 12c In Memory Support – Relational Adapters (Applicable for both PC and IDS/IDQ)
  • Datetime2 support for SQL Server – Relational Adapters (Applicable for IDS/IDQ . Feature was already available in PC)

PowerExchange for Salesforce:

  • Support for SFDC API Version 31 (Applicable for IDS/IDQ)
  • Support for CDC data extraction from SFDC sources (Applicable for IDS/IDQ)
  • Support for Native and Platform Filter Pushdown (Applicable for IDS/IDQ)
  • Multi-version SFDC API support (Applicable for IDS/IDQ)

PowerExchange for DataSift:

  • Connection Retry (Applicable only for IDS/IDQ)
  • Resume & Retrieve the data left in Datasift’s historic buffer (Applicable only for IDS/IDQ)
  • Pause functionality (Applicable only for IDS/IDQ)

PowerExchange for Linkedin:

  • Support for HTTPS connectivity to Linkedin (Applicable only for IDS/IDQ)

PowerExchange for Facebook:

  • Upgrade of Facebook Graph API to V2 (Applicable only for IDS/IDQ)

PowerExchange for Microsoft Dynamics CRM:

  • ADFS+ Online authentication (Applicable only for PC)
  • Support WinOpportunityRequest Objects (Applicable only for PC)

PowerExchange for MSMQ:

  • Applicable only for PC
  • PAM addition for Win2012R2 /MSMQ 6.3

PowerExchange for SAP:

  • Applicable only for PC
  • PAM - ECC6.0 EHP7 support
  • Additional bug fixes

Analyst Tool Enhancements

Human name display and tooltip information

  • Provides the ability to see the user’s name and contact information instead of user id.
  • “Robert Smith” rather than “smirobe3794”

HIVE and HDFS Connection Configuration

  • Ability to create HIVE and HDFS connections via the Analyst Tool
  • Provides Analysts with the power to connect to more types of data, including Big Data sources

Big Data Profiling in Analyst Tool

  • Ability to profile HIVE and HDFS sources directly from Analyst Tool with minimal or no support from IT
  • Profiles can be executed directly on Hadoop cluster

Data Quality Enhancements

AddressDoctor Version 5.6 Engine integration

  • New output formatting options for Australia and New Zealand
  • Enhanced support for Ban information and Gaiku codes in Japan
  • Support for address lookup in Japan using Choumei Aza codes and Gaiku codes
  • Support for IRIS codes in France
  • Support for Address Key codes in the United Kingdom

Informatica Data Quality Out of the Box Content (Core Accelerator)

  • Updated reference data sets for rules
  • Empty reference tables removed

Business Glossary Enhancements

LDAP Authentication during BG Desktop installation

  • Primary Use Case: Accept LDAP credentials during BG Desktop installation
  • Benefit to customer: Customers can perform scripted BG Desktop installation in LDAP environment

Alerting the user while creating asset with the same name in glossary

  • Primary Use case: Warning the user about the duplicate assets already existing in glossary
  • Benefit to customer: Makes users aware of duplicate assets within the glossary while creating assets with the same name

Metadata Manager Enhancements

X-Connect for Microsoft System Server Integration Service (SSIS)

  • Primary use case: Extract metadata from SSIS ETL source
  • Benefit for Customer: Ability to see the packages under SSIS in Metadata Manager catalog and view lineage

X-Connect for Cloudera Navigator

  • Primary use case: Extract metadata from big data sources
  • Benefit for Customer: Ability to see the underlying HDFS and Hive sources in Metadata Manager catalog and view lineage

Cloud Computing - Amazon EC2

New Certifications Available

  • PowerCenter Advanced Edition
  • Data Quality Advanced Edition

Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

  • Available on Amazon Marketplace
  • PowerCenter Standard Edition

Amazon EC2 support for Informatica Big Data Edition

  • Certification of BDE on EC2
  • Support for Cloudera and Horton Works Hadoop clusters in EC2

B2B Data Transformation

  • XMap with variables as source and/or target
  • New Validation Rules Object
  • Parquet read/write
  • RunMapplet action (calling Mapplet from DT)
  • H2R Performance Optimization

PowerExchange  MF & CDC (PowerExchange Classic)

      PowerExchange now includes support for the following

  • I5/OS 7.2
  • Oracle 12c support for Oracle Express CDC (Toleration)
  • Oracle TDE support

Improved or Extended functionality for

  • Enhanced security available to LUW platforms
  • New configurable “timeout” feature for the PowerExchange Navigator enabling a connection to the
  • PowerExchange Listener to be terminated whilst in “row-test” mode
  • PowerExchange Listener on i5/OS
    • Monitoring & Reporting features now available

Data Services

  • Certification for Cognos Version 10.2

 

Informatica - 9.6.1 HotFix 2 - Release Notes - (English)

Informatica PowerExchange - 9.6.1 HotFix 2 - Release Notes - (English)

Informatica PowerExchange Adapters for Informatica - 9.6.1 HotFix 2 - Release Notes - (English)

Informatica PowerExchange Adapters for PowerCenter - 9.6.1 HotFix 2 - Release Notes - (English)

Informatica PowerExchange for Salesforce Analytics - 9.6.1 HotFix 2 - Release Notes for PowerCenter - (English)

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here and PAMs from here.