In accordance with Informatica's product support lifecycle detailed in the Informatica GCS Guide to Services, Policies and Procedures and in the End User License Agreement (EULA), support for an Informatica release ends 18 months after the General Availability (GA) of the next major release.
Please refer to the Informatica Products EOL Notification for further updates.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Informatica 9.0.1 is generally available starting June 18, 2010.
The Informatica 9.0.1 GA release will be shipped globally in English, Brazilian and Portuguese. Localized software and documentation for other languages will be rolled out in phases.
Where can I find more information?
Additional information can also be found at the Informatica 9 website, www.informatica.com/9
More feature specific multimedia demos will be available soon in the Multimedia KB section of My Support.
If you have further questions not covered by this document you can post them on the Informatica 9.0.1 user forum. You can also search the Informatica knowledge base or open a service request with Informatica support.
Open a Shipping Service Request on My Support.
You can upgrade all currently supported versions of PowerCenter Editions (Standard, Advanced and Real Time Editions) including Metadata Manager, Data Analyzer, Data Quality and PowerExchange.
The end of life for PowerCenter versions 8.1.x, 8.5.x and 8.6.x will be December 2011. Please refer to the Informatica Products EOL Notification document for further updates.
Refer to the Product Availability Matrices section of My Support for all platform compatibility details.
Informatica 9.0.1 32-bit is available for the Windows and Linux operating systems only.
Informatica 9.0.1 64-bit is available on all operating systems including Windows and Linux.
For more details on the 32-bit support policy refer to the EOL Announcement for 32bit UNIX PowerCenter. For further assistance contact your account representative.
Informatica 9.0.1 will continue to have features that are enabled by license. The new tools (Informatica Developer and Informatica Analyst) are licensed differently and you need to contact your account representative for more details.
Informatica will continue to support the same release cycle including HotFixes.
Informatica 9.0.1 includes significant new functionality in the areas of SOA-based data services, pervasive data quality and business/IT collaboration.
The Informatica 9 microsite includes more information regarding these new functionalities, www.informatica.com/9.
Informatica 9.0.1 includes the Informatica Developer and Informatica Analyst client tools. The Informatica Developer tool is eclipse-based and supports both data integration and data quality for enhanced productivity.
The Informatica Analyst tool is a browser-based tool for analysts, stewards and line of business managers. This tool supports data profiling, specifying and validating rules (Scorecards), and monitoring data quality.
The PowerCenter Administration Console has been renamed the Informatica Administrator. The Informatica Administrator is now a core service in the Informatica Domain that is used to configure and manage all Informatica Services, Security and other domain objects (such as connections) used by the new services. The number of objects stored in the domain database has increased significantly to accommodate these new requirements.
The basic architecture of the core PowerCenter tools has not been changed in 9.0.1.
Yes, data quality and data profiling can be used in a unified manner in the Informatica Analyst as well as the Informatica Developer tool.
With Informatica 9.0.1 Data Quality, PowerCenter, PowerExchange and Data Services are all integrated into the Informatica Administrator.
Yes, the mappings and rules are shared between Informatica Analyst and Informatica Developer with unified metadata underneath.
Informatica Developer will allow you to create Logical Data Objects that can be used as Data Sources in Informatica PowerCenter Designer. You can also export from the developer and import as a mapplet in the PowerCenter Designer.
PowerExchange 9.0.1 contains many new enhancements for the various different backend systems. Following are some of the examples:
· PowerExchange Services can now be easily managed using the Informatica Administrator
· PowerExchange connections (including mainframe connections such as VSAM and IMS) can also be managed from Administrator and used with the new services
· Connection pooling
The Reference Table Manager has an improved user interface, more sophisticated audit capabilities, integration with Data Quality dictionaries and support for name and location parameterization.
The PowerCenter 9.0.1 Designer, Repository Manager and Workflow Manager continue to be a thick client tools.
The data services capabilities in Informatica 9.0.1, both over SQL and web services, can be used for real time dashboarding.
Informatica 9.0.1 supports security at both the Data Services level, and at the underlying application and database levels.
However, Informatica 9.0.1 is not certified with any ISO standards at this point.
Informatica 9.0.1 includes:
Following are the highlight of this release:
DI Tools and Platform
For product availability and compatibility details view the Informatica 9 Product Availability Matrices or the Informatica 9 Product Documentation Center.