PowerCenter AE 8.6.1 has been released to shipping and is available immediately. Version 8.6.1 includes:

 

Business Glossary - Enabling Collaboration between Business and IT

  • Manage business terms – Create, manage and share a common vocabulary and link them to data integration related technical artifacts across the enterprise
  • Simplify data discovery – Search and explore multiple glossaries of vocabulary and relationships, identify stewards responsible for assets and provide direct feedback
  • Simple and secure deployment – Centrally configure and monitor metadata services and manage Business Glossary users, groups and roles in PowerCenter’s unified administration console
  • Customize and extend – Extend the glossary with custom attributes, new classes and object models to flexibly address new enterprise requirements

 

Real Time -  Improved reliability and security

  • Connection resiliency for JMS
  • Streaming between Real-time sources and Midstream XML Parser
  • Synchronized dynamic insert-able lookup cache across multiple sessions
  • Support for email notifications in Orchestration processes
  • WS-Security username/password authentication for Web Services Provider

 

ICC Enhancements - Making ICCs easier to manage

  • Mixed version domain - run multiple version of an application service within the same domain
  • Decoupling version control from deployment groups
  • License compliance reporting

Other Enhancements

 

PDO

  • Netezza Support
  • Multi connection push down
  • Support for nested query

 

Data Masking

  • Parameterization of seed values

Administration

  • Configuration Support Manager (CSM) - Diagnostics utility to proactively help resolve issues before they become critical

Mass update session properties through pmrep

 

Additional Platforms

  • Support for Windows 2008
  • Sql Server 2008 certification
  • zLinux

Release Notes
Please refer to the release notes in Documentation center for more details.
Please note that the following will be released separately: Several PowerExchange adapters (see the 8.6.1 PAM for more information)