6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2021 12:51 AM by Prasenjit Saha

    Difference between Hotfix & EBF

    Kittu Babu Guru

      Could you please know the difference between Hotfix & an EBF ?

        • 1. Re: Difference between Hotfix & EBF
          Gokul Srinivauslu B New Member

          Babu, In general Informatica Hotfix is like enhanced sub version of Informatica software and where as EBF (Emergency Bug Fix) is a packaged software to resolve server/ client-side components.

          Refer the hotfix release notes and EBF package notes for details

          • 2. Re: Difference between Hotfix & EBF
            Sven Benzing Guru

            Hi Kittu,

             

            in simple words:

             

            An EBF (Emergency Bug Fix) is developed for resolving a  customer(s) specfic issue and should only be applied after it was suggested by Informatica GCS only  as an EBF can have conflicts with already applied EBFs.

             

            A Hotfix is an collection of several EBFs and Bugfixes. If you apply an Hotfix it will resolve many issues with a single installation. An Hotfix is going through Q&A certification and Informatica recommends to apply Hotfixes.

             

            You can find more information about EBFs and Hotfixes in below mentioned guide:

             

            Informatica Global Customer Support Guide

             

            Hope that helps

             

            Kind regards,

             

            Sven

            • 3. Re: Difference between Hotfix & EBF
              Anukrati Tiwari Guru

              Hi Kittu,

               

              Can you please mark this thread for closure, if you don't have any further questions.

               

              Thanks!

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              • 4. Re: Difference between Hotfix & EBF
                Vasudevan TS Guru

                Hi Kittu Babu,

                 

                An EBF (Emergency Bug Fix) is developed for resolving a  customer(s) specfic issue and should only be applied after it was suggested by Informatica GCS only  as an EBF can have conflicts with already applied EBFs.

                 

                A Hotfix is an collection of several EBFs and Bugfixes. If you apply an Hotfix it will resolve many issues with a single installation. An Hotfix is going through Q&A certification and Informatica recommends to apply Hotfixes.

                 

                Hope that helps

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                • 5. Re: Difference between Hotfix & EBF
                  Aman Arya Active Member

                  Hi Kittu Babu,

                   

                   

                  Also to add on this, an EBF and hotfix gets created as per the criticality of the issue.

                  If the functionality/bug becomes a showstopper for user, then PM plans and releases EBF as an immediate fix for that issue.

                   

                  And the same fix gets propagated in future versions of Hotfixes as well.

                  Whereas, if an issue is a genuine one, but not critical or showstopper for users, then the fix gets planned as part of hotfix or future version release, so that it gets available to everyone.

                   

                  Hope you got a clear idea on the difference between EBF and hotfix.

                  • 6. Re: Difference between Hotfix & EBF
                    Prasenjit Saha Seasoned Veteran

                    Looks like we are updating an older post.