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Data Integration

Use Data Integration to create data integration projects and run data integration tasks.
When you select Data Integration from the My Services page, the Data Integration Home page appears, as shown in the following image:
The Home page displays the following panels:
You can access the following pages from the navigation bar for Data Integration:
When you switch from Data Integration to another service such as Administrator or Monitor, the options in the navigation bar change to suit the service.

Data Integration tasks

You can integrate data in Data Integration using the following tasks:
You can use taskflows for complex data integration projects. Taskflows orchestrate the execution sequence of multiple data integration tasks.

Data Integration Elastic

Use Data Integration Elastic to run data integration jobs on an elastic cluster that adapts to the number of jobs and the size of the data that jobs process.
Data Integration Elastic uses an elastic mapping to define data flow logic from a source to a target.
When you run a mapping task that is based on an elastic mapping, a Secure Agent creates an elastic cluster and the Serverless Spark engine runs on the cluster to process the underlying mapping. If the cluster becomes idle, the Secure Agent terminates the cluster so that you pay only for the resources that you use.
To use Data Integration Elastic, your organization must have the appropriate licenses.

Connectors

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services can use a wide variety of connectors for data integration. You use connectors to create connections that provide access to data in cloud and on-premise applications, platforms, databases, and flat files.
Some Data Integration settings are connector-specific. For more information, see the help for the relevant connector.