Effective in version 10.1, you can create universal resources to extract metadata from some metadata sources for which Metadata Manager does not package a model. For example, you can create a universal resource to extract metadata from an Apache Hadoop Hive Server, QlikView, or Talend metadata source.
To extract metadata from these sources, you first create an XConnect that represents the metadata source type. The XConnect includes the model for the metadata source. You then create one or more resources that are based on the model. The universal resources that you create behave like packaged resources in Metadata Manager.
For more information about universal resources, see the "Universal Resources" chapter in the
Informatica 10.1 Metadata Manager Administrator Guide.