The Metadata Manager web application includes the following components:
Metadata Manager Service.
An application service in an Informatica domain that runs the Metadata Manager application and manages connections between the Metadata Manager components. You create and configure the Metadata Manager Service in the Administrator tool.
Metadata Manager application.
Manages the metadata in the Metadata Manager warehouse. Create and load resources in Metadata Manager. After you use Metadata Manager to load metadata for a resource, you can use the Metadata Manager application to browse and analyze metadata for the resource. You can also create custom models and manage security on the metadata in the Metadata Manager warehouse.
Metadata Manager Agent.
Runs within the Metadata Manager application or on a separate machine. Metadata Exchanges uses the Metadata Manager Agent to extract metadata from metadata sources and convert it to IME interface-based format.
Metadata Manager repository.
A centralized location in a relational database that stores metadata from disparate metadata sources. The repository also stores Metadata Manager metadata and the packaged and custom models for each metadata source type.
Stores the PowerCenter workflows that extract source metadata from IME-based files and load it into the Metadata Manager warehouse.
PowerCenter Integration Service.
Runs the workflows that extract the metadata from IME-based files and load it into the Metadata Manager warehouse.
PowerCenter Repository Service.
Manages connections to the PowerCenter repository. The repository stores the workflows that extract metadata from IME interface-based files.
Custom Metadata Configurator.
Creates custom resource templates to extract metadata from metadata sources for which Metadata Manager does not package a resource type.
The following figure shows the Metadata Manager components: