Do you use Informatica and expect it to be always online? Are you running Informatica in a multi-node High Availability (HA) configuration? If so, you need InfoScale!
While Informatica is focused on providing an advanced EDI solution, they rely on InfoScale to make sure the solution is enterprise-ready by:
Let’s talk about why InfoScale is the recommended solution for both Informatica high availability and storage.
Veritas InfoScale is a software-defined optimization solution for mission-critical applications that abstracts applications from their underlying hardware and software resources. That abstraction enables enterprise-grade optimizations around business continuity, performance, and infrastructure agility across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
InfoScale’s customized integration with Informatica manages both high availability and shared storage for PowerCenter and B2B Data Exchange (B2BDX). It helps keep the applications up and running, with optimal performance. By using InfoScale with Informatica, you get a highly available and resilient platform for managing enterprise data integration/transformation initiatives. Figure 1 shows an example of what this looks like.
There are several key benefits you get by using InfoScale with PowerCenter and B2BDX:
InfoScale’s integration with Informatica provides customized agents for PowerCenter and B2BDX as well as the associated third-party databases (ex: Oracle, MS SQL Server). InfoScale protects the Informatica components that are critical for overall application availability. Check out Figure 2 to see what this looks like.
InfoScale monitors and instantly detects failures of PowerCenter and B2BDX resources with an Intelligent Monitoring Framework (IMF) customized for Informatica. InfoScale agents automate HA management and ensure clean application shut down and restart after a failure. When an Informatica resource managed by InfoScale fails, InfoScale can initiate a failover operation to a secondary node or standby cluster in a different location (including cloud!).
InfoScale also has a unique feature called Virtual Business Services that lets you manage high availability for integrated PowerCenter and B2BDX environments as a single logical service, including the associated repository database. This means automated failover and recovery for the overall data integration/transformation service with minimal downtime and no manual intervention! Figure 3 will give you an idea of what this might look like in your environment. You can also check out section 3.1.6 in Veritas InfoScale: Managing Mission-Critical Applications in a Software-defined Data Center for more information on how this works.
So, we’ve talked about how InfoScale provides high availability for Informatica, but what about storage? InfoScale is the solution recommended by Informatica for the shared storage needed in HA deployments. There are a couple of options for how InfoScale can be used to provide storage for Informatica:
More information on FSS can be found here. Are you running Informatica in the cloud? You can use FSS to provide high performance shared storage in public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP) with all the same benefits and functionality as an on-premises deployment! Are you currently in the cloud but looking to move to a different cloud? InfoScale also provides platform-agnostic intelligent data replication that can help get your Informatica applications and data into another cloud environment, or out of the cloud completely if you want to move back on-premises.
InfoScale is the solution recommended to provide the foundation for managing highly available EDI projects with Informatica. With InfoScale, you get cost-effective high availability and high-performance shared storage with increased efficiency and agility for Informatica environments. This allows you to focus on delivering innovative EDI projects with the confidence that they will be highly available and providing a high-quality user experience – either on-premises or in the cloud.
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