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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Learn Informatica Master Data Management - MDM in easy steps

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Informatica Master Data Management (MDM) and looking for material on it? Or do you just want to learn this new technology/tool? Then you have reached the right place. This article provides information about how to start learning Informatica MDM, its prerequisites, etc. 

Who can learn Informatica MDM?
Any IT professional, business analyst, or college student can learn Informatica MDM. However, it is always good to have technical knowledge in the IT industry before starting to study Informatica MDM. Often business analysts and data stewards learn MDM to better understand the benefits and the constraints of the MDM tool. ETL (Extract Transform and Load) developers learn MDM technology to understand downstream for ETL and also to pursue a career in MDM.

What are the prerequisites?
  • A good computer system or laptop with at least 8 GB RAM and a good processor are essential. The MDM tool is an application requiring sufficient memory. 
  • Basic knowledge of application servers such as Weblogic, Websphere, or Jboss are required.
  • Basic understanding of the Java Technology will be helpful to learn customization of the MDM tool.
  • Other additional tools such as SOAP UI, SQL Developer, Eclipse, Notepad ++, etc. will assist you to work more efficiently with the MDM tool.

How is the Informatica MDM Tool installed?
In order to install the Informatica MDM tool a license must be purchased from Informatica. There is no free version of the Informatica MDM tool. Once the license and installers are obtained the installation guide available on the Informatica website can be used.  Below are three main steps involved during the installaton:
  1. Installation of the Oracle database and the creation of the CMX_SYSTEM and the CMX_ORS schema
  2. Installation of the application server (Weblogic or Websphere or Jboss)
  3. Installation of the MDM hub Server and the Process Server; Resourcekit is optional.
Learn MDM free online?
Many training institutes provide instruction about Informatica MDM but this can be expensive. However, you can still learn MDM through Youtube video channels or material available on the Informatica website. Below is a good video where you can start your studies about MDM.

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