The following are the list of new features:
CI/CD Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery improvements, including:
- dis compareObject Command: You can compare objects between Data Integration Service and Model Repository Service. You can compare objects within a domain or across multiple domains.
- You can validate the consistency and validity of the mapping jobs by creating audit rules and conditions. Rules can be scheduled before and after the mapping runs, either from the Developer tool or infacmd.
Dynamic flattening in mappings
- You can flatten complex hierarchical data types in dynamic mappings. Dynamic flattening improves the reusability of mappings when files are processed with hierarchical data types.
Databricks integration for transformations
You can add the following transformations to a mapping that runs in an Azure Databricks or AWS Databricks environment:
- Address Validator
- Case Converter
- Key Generator
- Rule Specification
- Weight Based Analyzer
EXTRACT_STRUCT function in dynamic expressions to extract all elements from a dynamic struct port in an Expression transformation.
New pre-built package of DQ Accelerators for Japan. Update to data domain glossary to include national IDs.
The following are the Architectural Changes:
- Workflow database can be created on PostgreSQL.
Model Repository Improvement:
- Bitbucket load balancer
- Version control systems (VCS) support added:
- Azure DevOps
- Visual SVN 4.3.1 (with 1.14.0 Apache SVN)
- Perforce 2020.1
- SVN 1.14.0
- Bitbucket Server 7.7
- GitHub Enterprise Server 2.22.4
- GitLab 13.6.0
- Removed - Visual SVN 4.0.2, Perforce 2017.2, Bitbucket 7.1 & 6.4, GitHub Enterprise Server 2.20.5, GitLab - 12.9.2
List of Deprecated Features:
Effective in version 10.5, the infacmd dis compareMapping is deprecated and removed in a future release. If you are using scripts based on infacmd dis compareMapping, Informatica recommends updating the scripts with the new infacmd dis compareObject Command.
Product Availability Matrix
Informatica's products rely upon and interact with an extensive range of products supplied by third-party vendors. Examples include database systems, ERP applications, web and application servers, browsers, and operating systems. Support for major releases of third-party products is determined and published in Informatica's Product Availability Matrix (PAM).
The PAM states which third-party product release is supported by combining a specified version of an Informatica product.
You can upgrade to version 10.5 from the following versions, including any hotfix and service pack:
Follow the instructions in the upgrade guide to upgrade the product. In addition to upgrade steps, the guide also includes pre-and post-requisite tasks.
You can upgrade the product services and clients on one or more machines. Run the server installer to upgrade on all nodes. After you upgrade the domain, you must log in to the Administrator tool and upgrade the application services. You can then upgrade the Informatica clients on all machines.
Consider the following while upgrading the domain with changes to Node Configuration:
- When you upgrade the domain, you can choose to change the node configuration to allow changes to the node hostname, port numbers, or domain configuration repository database.
- If you migrated an Informatica services installation to a different machine, choose to change the node configuration to upgrade the domain and configure the node on the new machine.
- If you migrated the domain configuration repository to a different database, choose to change the node configuration to upgrade the domain and configure the new database. If the domain configuration repository database type or version is no longer supported, you must migrate it to a different database. Migrate the repository in the previous Informatica instance before you upgrade the domain.
- Complete the pre-upgrade tasks before you run the installer.
Q1. Is RHEL 8 supported for Informatica 10.5?
A. Yes, Redhat Enterprise Linux version 8 is now supported with Informatica 10.5.
Q2. Is Oracle 12c R1 supported for Informatica 10.5?
A. No, Oracle 12c Release1 is not supported with Informatica 10.5. The minimum supported version is Oracle 12c Release2.
Q3. Should Informatica-related environment variables be unset before upgrading?
A. Yes, it is recommended to unset all the environment variables related to Informatica before proceeding with the upgrade. Please refer to the Upgrade Guide for more information.
Q4. What is the Java version that is being shipped with 10.5?
A. The Java version shipped is Azul OpenJDK 1.8.0_275.
Q5. What is the minimum disk space and RAM required for upgrading the Informatica Domain?
A. Ensure that a minimum RAM of 6 GB and disk space of 50 GB is free to upgrade the Informatica Domain. Please note that the installer requires an additional disk space used by the existing infa_shared directory when you upgrade. The installer writes temporary files to the hard disk. Verify that you have 1 GB disk space on the machine to support the installation. When the installation completes, the installer deletes the temporary files and releases the disk space.
Q6. What is the End of Life (EOL) for 10.2.x version?
A. 10.2.x will reach its EOL on Sep 30, 2021. Please refer to the Informatica Product Lifecycle Guide for more information.