What you'll learn:
- Get familiar with the admin console
- Add transformations using input and output ports
- Work with the repository manager screen
- Classify active, passive, connected, and unconnected transformations
- Work on parameter files and gain an insight to the scheduling workflow
- Find out how to debug and identify issues in mappings
- Configure the internal scheduler and file lists
- Get equipped to handle different types of partitions
Informatica is a leader in the ETL market and provides lot of job opportunities in the industry. The components within Informatica PowerCenter aid in extracting data from its source, transforming it as per business requirements and loading it into a target data warehouse. The main components of Informatica PowerCenter are its client tools, server, repository server and repository. The PowerCenter server and repository server make up the ETL layer, which completes the ETL processing. If you're interested to work with various transformations and implement different types of SCDs in PowerCenter 9 to create reusable transformations and mapplets, then go for this Learning Path.
Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.
The highlights of this Learning Path are:
- Learn to use the designer screen
- Use advanced transformations such as Rank and Joiner to classify active, passive, connected, and unconnected transformations
- Implement SCD1, SCD2, and SCD3 mappings
This Learning Path will kick-start with taking you through downloading Informatica Power Center and extracting it. It will help you to gain a deeper insight at various aspects of the Informatica administrator console, such as domains, node, repository and integration service. You will then learn to import and create a source and target, and move on to creating mappings and using transformations ports. Next, the course will walk you through the Workflow Manager Screen and skill you to set up a path and connection. You will also learn how to work with the repository manager screen and thus, make the optimum use of Informatica Power Center!
Further, you will learn how to use transformations such as aggregator and filter, after which you will move onto more advanced transformations such as Joiner, Union, and Rank. You will also learn to debug a mapping, which will help you identify any issues in mappings. You’ll be introduced to the advanced aspects of the Designer and Workflow Manager screens. Finally, you’ll find out how to create reusable transformations and mapplets. Then, we move on to working with the target load plan and you’ll learn to compare objects.
By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to work with various transformations and implement different types of SCDs to master the advanced aspects of the Informatica client to create reusable transformations and mapplets.
Meet Your Experts:
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Rahul Malewar has been working on various Data Warehousing tools for 10 years, mostly on Informatica Power Center. He has worked on various versions of Informatica Power Center starting at version 8.1 up to the latest version 9.x and Informatica Cloud. He has worked for various MNCs in India such as UST Global, Cognizant Technologies, and Principal Financial services in Pune. He has worked on the implementation of some Data Warehouses involving Informatica for fortune 500 MNCs such as Wellpoint and Principal. He has experience of working on multiple real-time projects in MNCs. He has run his own training center named Learn Well Technocraftsince 2010, which provides training on more than 25 Data Warehousing technologies via classroom, corporate, and online. He has also written a blog on data warehousing concepts. As of today, he has provided training to more than 1200 candidates ranging from freshers to 20-year experienced professionals. He is also a Director of a software firm named Gut Lernen Technocraft Pvt. Ltd., where they work on data warehousing and mobile-related projects. He provides free assistance on Informatica installation related and other technical issues.