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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Catalog Service
  4. Content Management Service
  5. Data Integration Service
  6. Data Integration Service Architecture
  7. Data Integration Service Management
  8. Data Integration Service Grid
  9. Data Integration Service Applications
  10. Interactive Data Preparation Service
  11. Enterprise Data Preparation Service
  12. Informatica Cluster Service
  13. Mass Ingestion Service
  14. Metadata Access Service
  15. Metadata Manager Service
  16. Model Repository Service
  17. PowerCenter Integration Service
  18. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  19. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  20. PowerCenter Repository Service
  21. PowerCenter Repository Management
  22. PowerExchange Listener Service
  23. PowerExchange Logger Service
  24. SAP BW Service
  25. Search Service
  26. System Services
  27. Test Data Manager Service
  28. Test Data Warehouse Service
  29. Web Services Hub
  30. Application Service Upgrade
  31. Appendix A: Application Service Databases
  32. Appendix B: Connecting to Databases from Windows
  33. Appendix C: Connecting to Databases
  34. Appendix D: Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Supported Node Roles

Supported Node Roles

When a Data Integration Service grid runs jobs in separate remote processes, the nodes in the grid can contain the service role only, the compute role only, or both the service and compute roles.
A Data Integration Service grid that runs jobs in separate remote processes can contain nodes with the following roles:
Service role
A Data Integration Service process runs on each node with the service role. Service components within the Data Integration Service process run workflows and profiles, and perform mapping optimization and compilation.
Compute role
DTM processes run on each node with the compute role. The DTM processes run deployed mappings, mappings run by Mapping tasks within a workflow, and mappings converted from a profile.
Both service and compute roles
A Data Integration Service process and DTM processes run on each node with both the service and compute roles. At least one node with both service and compute roles is required to run ad hoc jobs, with the exception of profiles.
Ad hoc jobs include mappings run from the Developer tool or previews, scorecards, or drill downs on profile results run from the Developer tool or Analyst tool.
The Data Integration Service runs these job types in separate DTM processes on the local node.
In addition, nodes with both roles can complete all of the tasks that a node with the service role only or a node with the compute role only can complete. For example, a workflow can run on a node with the service role only or on a node with both the service and compute roles. A deployed mapping can run on a node with the compute role only or on a node with both the service and compute roles.
The following table lists the job types that run on nodes based on the node role:
Job Type
Service Role
Compute Role
Service and Compute Roles
Perform mapping optimization and compilation.
Yes
-
Yes
Run deployed mappings.
-
Yes
Yes
Run workflows.
Yes
-
Yes
Run mappings included in workflow Mapping tasks.
-
Yes
Yes
Run profiles.
Yes
-
Yes
Run mappings converted from profiles.
-
Yes
Yes
Run ad hoc jobs, with the exception of profiles, from the Analyst tool or the Developer tool.
-
-
Yes
If you associate a Content Management Service with the Data Integration Service to run mappings that read reference data, each node in the grid must have both the service and compute roles.