Informatica MDM Registry Edition version 10.0 HotFix 1 contains enhancements and bug fixes. The highlights of this release include:
1. Improved support for resiliency and clustering
Enhancements include new startup parameters that control the order and timing for a secondary server to take over as primary in the event of the primary server shutting down and improved resilience of Search server in the event of Rule Base server losing connection to the DBMS. Session pooling has also been improved for performance and resiliency.
2. Position-dependent edit lists
This enhancement provides more options for handling organization names appropriately. Position-dependent edit lists tell IIR to only remove or replace a word if it is found in a particular place in the string (beginning, middle or end of the string). For example, by default “COMPANY” is an organization title noise word, but there are organizations with names such as 'The Company Store.' Without this enhancement, deleting “COMPANY” from this name would leave only the word 'STORE' for searching and matching. You can use position-dependent edit lists to tell the system to delete the word “COMPANY” only if it appears at the end of the string.
3. Improvements to populations
New versions of the International and US populations are included with IIR 10.0 HF1. Enhancements in the new versions include better handling of organization names, such as the ability to generate better ranges and keys on the concatenated versions of the original name. In addition, the Arabic standard population had been updated to treat vowels as consonants for uncommon words, to improve key structures for uncommon words.
4. New timeout option for bad searches
Sometimes users enter bad searches that return a huge number of records to the detriment of the performance of the system for other users - for example, they search for a single commonly occurring word, such as “JOHN” in a typical US data set, or for a single letter such as “A”. IIR v10.0 HF1 includes a new environment variable, SSADB_QUERY_TIMEOUT, that can be set for the search server to specify a timeout period for search calls to the database.