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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

Metadata Manager Service Overview

Metadata Manager Service Overview

The Metadata Manager Service is an application service that runs the Metadata Manager application in an Informatica domain. The Metadata Manager application manages access to metadata in the Metadata Manager repository. Create a Metadata Manager Service in the domain to access the Metadata Manager application.
The following figure shows the Metadata Manager components managed by the Metadata Manager Service on a node in an Informatica domain:
The Metadata Manager Service manages the following components:
  • Metadata Manager application. The Metadata Manager application is a web-based application. Use Metadata Manager to browse and analyze metadata from disparate source repositories. You can load, browse, and analyze metadata from application, business intelligence, data integration, data modeling, and relational metadata sources.
  • PowerCenter repository for Metadata Manager. Contains the metadata objects used by the PowerCenter Integration Service to load metadata into the Metadata Manager warehouse. The metadata objects include sources, targets, sessions, and workflows.
  • PowerCenter Repository Service. Manages connections to the PowerCenter repository for Metadata Manager.
  • PowerCenter Integration Service. Runs the workflows in the PowerCenter repository to read from metadata sources and load metadata into the Metadata Manager warehouse.
  • Metadata Manager repository. Contains the Metadata Manager warehouse and models. The Metadata Manager warehouse is a centralized metadata warehouse that stores the metadata from metadata sources. Models define the metadata that Metadata Manager extracts from metadata sources.
  • Metadata sources. The application, business intelligence, data integration, data modeling, and database management sources that Metadata Manager extracts metadata from.