Posted On: Mar 29, 2017

AWS has published a new Quick Start that automatically deploys Enterprise Information Catalog from Informatica into a highly available, secure AWS Cloud environment in a few simple steps.

Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog presents a comprehensive view of the data assets and data asset relationships across an enterprise. It captures physical and operational metadata from a large selection of data sources, including HDFS files; databases such as Oracle Database, DB2, and SQL Server; cloud data sources such as Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift; business intelligence sources such as Tableau and SAP BusinessObjects; applications such as Salesforce and SAP R/3; and many others. The metadata includes column data statistics, data domains, data object relationships, and data lineage information, to help you make critical decisions on data integration, data quality, and data governance in the enterprise. This new release joins two other offerings from Informatica in the Quick Start catalog: Informatica Big Data Management on AWS and Informatica PowerCenter on AWS.

The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates that set up the following environment on AWS:

  • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured across two Availability Zones with public and private subnets, to provide the network infrastructure for your Enterprise Information Catalog deployment
  • An Internet gateway to provide access to the Internet, and managed network address translation (NAT) gateways configured with an Elastic IP address for outbound Internet connectivity
  • An IAM role with fine-grained permissions for access to AWS services necessary for the deployment process, and appropriate security groups to restrict access to only necessary protocols and ports
  • In the public subnets, EC2 instances for Enterprise Information Catalog, including a configurable single-node or multi-node, embedded cluster, scanners for extracting metadata, and Informatica services for data integration, cataloging, profiling, and analysis
  • In the private subnets, Informatica domain and repository databases hosted on Amazon RDS using Microsoft SQL Server. The domain database manages the service-oriented architecture (SOA) namespace, and the repository database holds all the metadata about objects.

You can use the Quick Start to create a new VPC or to deploy the software into your existing AWS infrastructure.

The Quick Start also includes a guide with step-by-step deployment and configuration instructions. To get started, use the following resources:

About Quick Starts
Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability. This is the latest in a series of Quick Starts built by AWS in collaboration with AWS partners to automate the deployment of popular products and technologies on AWS.