Deploy on AWS into a new VPC

The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment and a deployment guide with step-by-step instructions and best practices.

For additional Quick Starts from Informatica and other AWS partners, please see the Quick Start catalog.


This Quick Start deploys Informatica Secure@Source on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Informatica Secure@Source provides global visibility of sensitive data assets, actionable insights into sensitive data risks, timely detection of insider and outsider threats, and accurate identification of high risk conditions; supporting data security, compliance, and governance.

The Quick Start provisions a single-node or multi-node, configurable, embedded cluster for the Informatica domain and Secure@Source in your AWS account. It deploys Informatica components for extracting, storing, and analyzing metadata, capturing and processing user activity and behavior analytics, data integration, cataloging, administration, and similar services.

  • What you'll build

    Use this Quick Start to set up the following environment on AWS:

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured across two Availability Zones with two public and two private subnets, to provide the network infrastructure for your deployment.*
    • An internet gateway to provide access to the internet, and managed network address translation (NAT) gateways configured with Elastic IP addresses 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 private subnets, Informatica domain and repository databases hosted on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) using Microsoft SQL Server.
    • In the public subnets, EC2 instances for Secure@Source, including a configurable single-node or multi-node, embedded cluster, scanners for extracting metadata, and Informatica services for data integration, cataloging, and profiling.
    • Data sources representing the source databases or metadata sources that Secure@Source scans to identify sensitive data.
    • Your choice to create a new VPC or deploy into your existing VPC on AWS. The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks above.

    For details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Deployment details

    Deploy Secure@Source on AWS in a few simple steps:

    1. Sign up for an AWS account, if you don't already have one, at If you're using your existing account, you might need to request service limit increases for the EC2 instance type, Elastic IP addresses, and other AWS resources you'll be using in this deployment.
    2. Obtain a license for Secure@Source by registering on the Informatica website, and place the license key in an S3 bucket.
    3. Launch the Quick Start into a new VPC, if you want to build a new AWS infrastructure. 
      Launch the Quick Start into an existing VPC, if you already have your AWS environment set up.
      The deployment takes approximately three hours.
    4. Get started with Secure@Source by following the steps in the Informatica documentation.

    To customize your deployment, you can choose different instance types for your resources and configure the size of the Informatica embedded cluster. You can also choose to import sample catalog data to get started using Secure@Source on AWS.

    For detailed deployment and configuration instructions, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Cost and licenses

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. See the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using for cost estimates.

    This Quick Start requires a license for Secure@Source. To sign up for a trial license, please register on the Informatica website.