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All about Informatica PowerCenter features for both Business and Technical staff, it illustrates how Informatica PowerCenter solves core business challenges in Data Integration projects.

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Informatica PowerCenter

  1. 1. Informatica PowerCenter Ramy Mahrous
  2. 2. AgendaWhy ETL?What’s Informatica?Business Challenges
  3. 3. ETLETL stands for Extract, Transform and Load data fromdifferent heterogeneous data sources to commonlyone data source.
  4. 4. Data IntegrationOrganization now trying to make themselves muchmore operational with easy-to-interoperate data.Data is most important part of any organization.Data is backbone of any report and reports are thebaseline on which all the vital management decisionsare taken.Data coexist in different maybe heterogeneous datasources.
  5. 5. InformaticaInformatica is leading vendor in Enterprise DataIntegration & Management Solutions Enterprise Data Integration Data Governance Data Migration Data Quality Data Synchronization Data Warehousing
  6. 6. Enterprise Data Integration
  7. 7. Business ChallengesPerformanceQualityHandling All Business RequirementsMaintenance and ConfigurationsVersioning and Source ControlSecurityCost of ServersResources and Support
  8. 8. PerformanceFeatures in Informatica Deals With Partitioned Tables Efficiently. Bulk ExtractLoad Option Disable Triggers Generate IDs Caching Techniquies Parallel Processing
  9. 9. PerformanceCase Study Loading of +1,000,000 records in less than 4 minutes
  10. 10. PerformanceCase Study Revamping Nadjma Integration Solution from SAP Data Services which takes more than 15 hours to Informatica PowerCenter it takes now 4 hours with average load of 21,000,000 records.
  11. 11. QualityData Quality assures data is Completeness: Data not missing or unusable Conformity: Data is stored in a standard format Consistency: Data values don’t give conflicting information Accuracy: Data is incorrect or out of date Duplicates: Data records aren’t repeated Integrity: Data isn’t referenced
  12. 12. QualityCase Study DWH revamp resulted in need for developing reporting/universes using business Objects XI on top of Teradata Upgrade of BI from Oracle to New Enterprise DWH based on Teradata Review of Current Business Objects Environment Re-design of ETL Methodology, Architecture and Techniques for Optimized Performance
  13. 13. Handling All Business Requirements Transformation is a repository object that generates (SQL Source Qualifier, Lookup, Sequence Generator, Aggregator, Rank, etc..), modifies (Filter, Sorter, Expression, etc..), or passes (Update Strategy, Joiner, etc..) data With the huge different-functionalities of Informatica transformations, it can handle all business requirements avoiding heading of the need to develop custom transformation.
  14. 14. Handling All Business Requirements Case Study Nadjma Project has +300 mappings hasn’t a single Custom Transformation thanks to the variety of Informatica Transformations which handle most of Business Requirements.
  15. 15. Maintenance and Configurations ICS feature for configuration Separation of developing mappings and running workflows
  16. 16. Maintenance and Configurations Case Study Nadjma required to not using any static code, even parameters and although the project has +300 mappings, it hasn’t single line of static code, everything is configurable thanks to ICS feature.
  17. 17. Versioning and Source ControlFolders and Check-in and Check-outDevelopers can control the changes over source code andcan retain the multiple copies of source code and can givethem a label (name).Informatica PowerCenter Version Control tracks the codechanges.Informatica PowerCenter Version Control retains theaccountability for a source code change. In simple wordsyou can identify that which developer has done what.
  18. 18. Versioning and Source ControlCase Study Vodafone: required to handle every month with change in business logic and retains other months with its logic separately Nadjma: +5 developers working in same mappings with the advantage on Informatica PowerCenter Versioning and Source Control feature it allows Secure source code Returns to specific version in case of light changing requirements.
  19. 19. SecurityGives advantage to administrators to control who cando what.Tracks every change happens.With the ability to integrate with Informatica otherproducts like Data Warehouse Advisor, you canmonitor Workflows data consumption and loadtime.
  20. 20. Cost of ServersInformatica PowerCenter with all these features canbe installed on decent servers in terms of Specs andCost.All you need to install PowerCenter Server/Client amachine with Dual Core 2 GHz, 4 GB of Ram and HDDwith 10 GB available space.
  21. 21. Cost of ServersCase Study Loading of +1,000,000 records in less than 4 minutes in machine with 6 GB of Ram and Core i3 processor 2.53 GHz
  22. 22. Resources and SupportGreat support to whom developing and administeringInformatica products ServerClient applications.My Support subsite from Informatica providesvaluable benefits free to all customers and partnerslike Knowledge Base and Product Documentation My Support Community Velocity : a proven solutions methodology How-to Library (H2L)
  23. 23. Benchmark of ETL ToolsInformatica Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in 2012Magic Quadrant for DataIntegration Tools Report basedon “Ability to Execute” and“Completeness of Vision”by Gartner
  24. 24. ResourcesEnterprise Data Integration & Management Solutions Studies,_transform,_loadInformatica Benchmark