I know of PowerCenter customers using some sort of version control system, but I don't know for sure which ones.
The biggest issue with PowerCenter XML files is that they usually are not sorted in any useful manner. So it can always happen that the diff between two consecutive versions is longer than the actual XML file.
Years ago there was a "XML Beautifier" available on the Informatica Marketplace which brought XML files into order. Haven't seen this tool for years, I don't know whether it still exists.
Other than that XML export files in PowerCenter are easy to handle manually or automatically.
What exactly do you look for? What's the "business" context in your case?
Thank you for your response.
We are using Informatica 10.1 (MRS), as you know that MRS doesn't have the inbuilt versioning mechanism. As per the PAM, we need to integrate it with the third party versioning tools like Subversion or Perforce.
I am looking for the steps to configure the subversion tool (apache open source s/w) and integrate it with Informatica 10.1 MRS.
Have you used it your environments?
Sorry, I've never worked with IDQ, I can't give any other advice but to consult the manuals. There is one chapter in the Application Services guide (if I recall correctly) about the integration of model repositories and Subversion.
Also you can find a couple of hints in the Command Reference guide (also part of the platform documentation) because quite a few related actions can be executed from command line scripts / batch files.