Learning Informatica PowerCenter 10.x - Second Edition

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Rahul Malewar

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Book Details

ISBN 139781788471220
Paperback426 pages

Book Description

Informatica PowerCenter is an industry-leading ETL tool, known for its accelerated data extraction, transformation, and data management strategies. This book will be your quick guide to exploring Informatica PowerCenter’s powerful features such as working on sources, targets, transformations, performance optimization, scheduling, deploying for processing, and managing your data at speed.

First, you’ll learn how to install and configure tools. You will learn to implement various data warehouse and ETL concepts, and use PowerCenter 10.x components to build mappings, tasks, workflows, and so on. You will come across features such as transformations, SCD, XML processing, partitioning, constraint-based loading, Incremental aggregation, and many more. Moreover, you’ll also learn to deliver powerful visualizations for data profiling using the advanced monitoring dashboard functionality offered by the new version.

Using data transformation technique, performance tuning, and the many new advanced features, this book will help you understand and process data for training or production purposes. The step-by-step approach and adoption of real-time scenarios will guide you through effectively accessing all core functionalities offered by Informatica PowerCenter version 10.x.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Downloading and Extracting Informatica PowerCenter Software
Downloading the latest version of Informatica PowerCenter - 10.1.0
Extracting the downloaded files - preparing the installable
Informatica installation - the prerequisites
Beginning the installation - installing the server
Getting the graphical interface ready- client installation
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding Admin Console
The Informatica architecture
Informatica services
The Administration Console - configuration
Repository creation - the centralized database for Informatica
Creating the integration service - the path for flow of data
Model Repository Service - a storage place for other developer tools
Informatica users and authentications
Repository Manager - the client configuration
Summary
Chapter 3: Understanding Designer Screen and its Components
Understanding Designer Interface
Working with Sources
Working with Targets
Feel of data inside Repository - preview
Creating a Database Table
Creating a mapping and using transformation features
Summary
Chapter 4: The Lifeline of Informatica - Transformations
Creating the transformation
Expression transformation
Ports in transformations
Using the expression editor
Aggregator transformation
Sorter transformation
Filter transformation
Router transformation
Rank transformation
Sequence Generator transformation
Joiner transformation
Union transformation
Source Qualifier transformation
Classification of transformations
Lookup transformation
Update Strategy transformation
Normalizer transformation
Stored Procedure transformation
Transaction Control transformation
Types of Lookup cache
Tracing level
Summary
Chapter 5: Using the Designer Screen - Advanced Features
Debug me please - the debugger
Reuse me please - reusable transformation
Managing the constraints - the target load plan
Avoid hardcoding - parameters and variables
Comparing objects
Summary
Chapter 6: Implementing SCD Using Designer Screen Wizards
Types of SCD
SCD1 - I hate history!
SCD2 (version number) - I need my ancestors!
SCD2 (flag) - flag the history
SCD2 (date range) - marking the dates
SCD3 - store something if not everything
Summary
Chapter 7: Using the Workflow Manager Screen
Using the Workflow Manager
Creating a workflow
Adding a task to the workflow
Working with the Session task and basic properties
Assigning the integration service to the workflow
Deleting a workflow
Trigger - starting a workflow
Working with Connection objects
Summary
Chapter 8: Learning Various Tasks in Workflow Manager screen
Working with tasks
Configuring a task
Session task
Command task
Email Task
Assignment Task
Timer task
Control task
Decision task
Event tasks - Event Wait and Event Raise
Link task
Worklets - Groups of tasks
Summary
Chapter 9: Advanced Features of Workflow Manager Screen
Schedulers
File list - the indirect way
Incremental Aggregation
Parameter file - parameters and variables
Summary
Chapter 10: Working with Workflow Monitor - Monitoring the code
Using the Workflow Monitor
Connecting the Workflow Manager Screen
Opening previous workflow runs
Running or recovering workflow or task
Stopping or aborting the workflow or task
Status of the workflow and tasks
Viewing session log and workflow log
Working with the workflow log
Working with the session Log
Viewing workflow run properties
Viewing session run properties
Common Errors
Summary
Chapter 11: The Deployment Phase - Using Repository Manager
Using the Repository Manager
Take me to the next stage - Deployment or Migration
Summary
Chapter 12: Optimization - Performance Tuning
Bottlenecks
Working on partitioning
Pushdown optimization
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Install or upgrade the components of the Informatica PowerCenter tool
  • Work on various aspects of administrative skills and on the various developer Informatica PowerCenter screens such as Designer, Workflow Manager, Workflow Monitor, and Repository Manager.
  • Get practical hands-on experience of various sections of Informatica PowerCenter, such as navigator, toolbar, workspace, control panel, and so on
  • Leverage basic and advanced utilities, such as the debugger, target load plan, and incremental aggregation to process data
  • Implement data warehousing concepts such as schemas and SCDs using Informatica
  • Migrate various components, such as sources and targets, to another region using the Designer and Repository Manager screens
  • Enhance code performance using tips such as pushdown optimization and partitioning

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Downloading and Extracting Informatica PowerCenter Software
Downloading the latest version of Informatica PowerCenter - 10.1.0
Extracting the downloaded files - preparing the installable
Informatica installation - the prerequisites
Beginning the installation - installing the server
Getting the graphical interface ready- client installation
Summary
Chapter 2: Understanding Admin Console
The Informatica architecture
Informatica services
The Administration Console - configuration
Repository creation - the centralized database for Informatica
Creating the integration service - the path for flow of data
Model Repository Service - a storage place for other developer tools
Informatica users and authentications
Repository Manager - the client configuration
Summary
Chapter 3: Understanding Designer Screen and its Components
Understanding Designer Interface
Working with Sources
Working with Targets
Feel of data inside Repository - preview
Creating a Database Table
Creating a mapping and using transformation features
Summary
Chapter 4: The Lifeline of Informatica - Transformations
Creating the transformation
Expression transformation
Ports in transformations
Using the expression editor
Aggregator transformation
Sorter transformation
Filter transformation
Router transformation
Rank transformation
Sequence Generator transformation
Joiner transformation
Union transformation
Source Qualifier transformation
Classification of transformations
Lookup transformation
Update Strategy transformation
Normalizer transformation
Stored Procedure transformation
Transaction Control transformation
Types of Lookup cache
Tracing level
Summary
Chapter 5: Using the Designer Screen - Advanced Features
Debug me please - the debugger
Reuse me please - reusable transformation
Managing the constraints - the target load plan
Avoid hardcoding - parameters and variables
Comparing objects
Summary
Chapter 6: Implementing SCD Using Designer Screen Wizards
Types of SCD
SCD1 - I hate history!
SCD2 (version number) - I need my ancestors!
SCD2 (flag) - flag the history
SCD2 (date range) - marking the dates
SCD3 - store something if not everything
Summary
Chapter 7: Using the Workflow Manager Screen
Using the Workflow Manager
Creating a workflow
Adding a task to the workflow
Working with the Session task and basic properties
Assigning the integration service to the workflow
Deleting a workflow
Trigger - starting a workflow
Working with Connection objects
Summary
Chapter 8: Learning Various Tasks in Workflow Manager screen
Working with tasks
Configuring a task
Session task
Command task
Email Task
Assignment Task
Timer task
Control task
Decision task
Event tasks - Event Wait and Event Raise
Link task
Worklets - Groups of tasks
Summary
Chapter 9: Advanced Features of Workflow Manager Screen
Schedulers
File list - the indirect way
Incremental Aggregation
Parameter file - parameters and variables
Summary
Chapter 10: Working with Workflow Monitor - Monitoring the code
Using the Workflow Monitor
Connecting the Workflow Manager Screen
Opening previous workflow runs
Running or recovering workflow or task
Stopping or aborting the workflow or task
Status of the workflow and tasks
Viewing session log and workflow log
Working with the workflow log
Working with the session Log
Viewing workflow run properties
Viewing session run properties
Common Errors
Summary
Chapter 11: The Deployment Phase - Using Repository Manager
Using the Repository Manager
Take me to the next stage - Deployment or Migration
Summary
Chapter 12: Optimization - Performance Tuning
Bottlenecks
Working on partitioning
Pushdown optimization
Summary

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Paperback426 pages
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