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Informatica is a data management cloud company in the integration platform as a service (iPaaS) space. Learn Informatica with online courses delivered through edX.

What is Informatica?

Informatica is a global iPaas and enterprise cloud data integration company. Businesses use Informatica’s ETL (extract, transform, load) software to build data warehouses and synthesize data from multiple sources. Informatica enables organizations to:Footnote 1

  • Integrate data and apps in real time with intelligent business processes

  • Build data pipelines and infrastructure

  • Identify, fix, and monitor data quality problems in on-premises and cloud business applications

  • Load and access data in a cloud data warehouse

  • Deploy machine learning models, and more

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Informatica course curriculum

Learners completing Informatica training may be provided with a combination of screencast demonstrations of the tool in action, along with written Informatica tutorial information. An Informatica online course may cover data warehouse concepts and ETL concepts, as well as basic and advanced Informatica features and functionalities. You may learn how to: 

  • Use Informatica to build tasks and workflows

  • Install, configure, and manage Informatica architecture and components

  • Perform debugging, troubleshooting, error handling, and recovery

  • Carry out daily activities as an Informatica administrator

  • Backup and migrate Informatica databases

Some online courses are self-paced so that you can learn on the schedule that works for you. Explore all of the learning pathways that edX offers, which include bachelor’s degree programs, master’s degree programs, and boot camps.

Jobs that use Informatica

While learners may choose to pursue specialty Informatica careers such as Informatica developer, other types of IT roles may also require some Informatica knowledge. And job roles that work with an organization’s data could ask for Informatica proficiency. Jobs that might require Informatica knowledge include:

  • Computer systems analyst: Computer systems analysts, sometimes called systems architects, help computer systems and procedures operate more efficiently. They design new systems and improvements.Footnote 2

  • Data administrator/architect: Database administrators and architects create databases that store and secure a variety of data.Footnote 3

  • ETL developer: ETL developers extract and copy data from an organization and transfer it into a data warehouse they’ve developed. Some duties of an ETL developer overlap with those of a data architect or administrator.Footnote 4

  • Information security analyst: Information security analysts create and execute security measures for an organization’s computer systems and networks.Footnote 5

  • Software developers: Software developers create computer applications.Footnote 6

Informatica jobs, like those listed above, may have unique educational and skills requirements depending on the employer, so it’s important to research the position you hope to obtain before starting down a learning path. 

How to use Informatica as an Informatica developer

In a typical Informatica developer job, you’ll use Informatica software to create and manage data storage warehouses and systems. Developers using Informatica may ensure that high volumes of data are properly stored and can be easily accessed by the right team members. They also troubleshoot to detect database errors and regularly test databases to ensure new information is properly added. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, those who work as database administrators or architects typically need certification in the products they use at work. These professionals also may also need to have knowledge of database languages, such as Structured Query Language (SQL) which can be enhanced on a coding boot camp.Footnote 7

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