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For years, Informatica PowerCenter has been the gold standard for on-premises data integration. For many companies and organizations Informatica PowerCenter, together with an enterprise data warehouse, has served as the backbone of their analytics environment. These organizations have invested a tremendous amount of time, resource, and effort to build the data pipelines on which their businesses run. With the advent of cloud computing, these customers are embarking on a new journey to modernize their enterprise data warehouses to take advantage of all the cloud has to offer: scalability, agility, performance, and cost effectiveness. To accelerate the time to value for these new cloud data warehouse environments, it’s critical that these companies modernize not only their data warehouses but their PowerCenter deployments as well.

 

As a Cloud First Cloud Native company, Informatica understands the importance, and the challenge, that this modernization effort represents to our PowerCenter customers. That’s why we created the Cloud Data Warehouse Modernization Solution for PowerCenter. This solution is designed from the ground up to address our PowerCenter customers’ most pressing concerns and objectives as they modernize to the cloud and invest in cloud data warehouses such as Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse, AWS Redshift, and Google Big Query.

 

This solution modernizes a customer’s PowerCenter deployment to Informatica’s cloud-native platform, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS). Using a straightforward usage-based licensing model that incorporates all of Informatica’s cloud-native data integration services - including data quality, mass ingestion, elastic and serverless processing - IICS provides customers with the flexibility and agility they demand from a data management platform that was born in the cloud.

 

How do we help customers accomplish this modernization? With something called the Migration Factory. This is Informatica’s purpose-built tool that incorporates the highest degree of automation possible to migrate a customer’s PowerCenter data assets, including mappings, sessions, and workflows, to IICS. The Migration Factory is by far the fastest, least risky, and most economical option a PowerCenter customer has to modernize to the cloud. Expertise and guidance provided by Informatica’s Professional Services and Customer Success teams ensure that customers are able to maximize their value from the Migration Factory.

 

The solution also provides significant financial incentives to ease the cost of simultaneously running both PowerCenter and IICS during the modernization process before the customer’s transition to IICS is complete. And throughout the entire process, the world-class customer support that customers have come to expect from Informatica is not diminished in any way.

 

If you are a PowerCenter customer, you simply cannot afford to ignore or discard the investment you’ve made in PowerCenter as you pursue your own cloud strategy. Accelerate your success in the cloud by taking advantage of all the data integration content you’ve built instead of starting from scratch.

 

For more information, please refer to the Informatica Success portal.

Gartner Peer Insights recently announced the Customers’ Choice evaluation for the Data Integration market and with your help, this is an opportunity for us to show the IT community how Informatica impacts your business every day. 

 

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As a bonus…

For a limited time, customers are eligible to receive a $25 Visa gift card once their PowerCenter review is approved as a thank you for your time and honest contribution.

 

Please reach out to Stephanie Lipcsik, SLipcsik@Informatica.com with any questions.

 

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What are we announcing?

Informatica 10.2.0 HotFix1 PowerCenter zLinux support

 

Who would benefit from this release?

This release is the latest version of 10.2 for PowerCenter customers running zLinux

 

What’s in this release?

PowerCenter zLinux support on:

  • Operating system - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
  • Informatica Domain Database - Oracle 12cR2
  • PowerCenter Repository Support - Oracle 12cR2
  • PowerCenter Connectivity - PWX relational - Oracle, IBM DB2 and MS SQL Server
  • IDS Web Services
  • IBM z Series JDK - 8.0.5.20 

 

Please refer to the 10.2.0 HF1 Product Availability Matrix (PAM) for Informatica Platform for zLinux support details.

 

10.2.0 HotFix 1 Product Availability Matrix (PAM)

 

Informatica 10.2 HotFix 1 Release Notes

 

You can download the Hotfixes from here.

The Informatica Platform is a set of data services and information solutions powered by a state-of-the-art data management engine.   The end of support for the Informatica Platform includes the following products:

 

  • PowerCenter
  • Metadata Manager and Business Glossary
  • PowerExchange (PWX)
  • Data Quality (DQ)
  • Data Transformation (B2B DT)
  • Big Data Management (BDM)
  • Data Integration HUB (DIH)
  • B2B Data Exchange (DX) without OEM Cleo MFT products (see Informatica Product Lifecycle Guide for more details and DX end of life)

 

Support for all Informatica Platform products with versions 9.0.x, 9.1, 9.5.x, and 9.6.x will end on the following dates:

 

Version

Release Date

Minimum Support Period

End of Support

Extended Support*

Sustaining Support*

9.6.x

Jan 2014

31 Jan 2018

31 Mar 2018

31 Mar 2019

31 Mar 2021

9.5.x

Jun 2012

30 Jun 2016

31 Jul 2017

31 Jul 2018

Not Available

9.1

Mar 2011

31 Mar 2015

31 Jan 2017

31 Jan 2018

Not Available

9.0.x

Dec 2009

31 Dec 2013

31 Jan 2017

31 Jan 2018

Not Available

* Extended and Sustaining Support are available at an additional charge; Sustaining Support is not available for all product releases. For further information please contact: dlicare@informatica.com.

 

For more information on product lifecycle, extended support policy, and end of life details of various Informatica products, view the Informatica Product Lifecycle Guide.

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