The first thing that needs to be done before utilizing Informatica Cloud is to install a secure agent. The Informatica Cloud Secure Agent is a lightweight program that runs all tasks and enables secure communication across the firewall between your organization and Informatica Cloud.
When the Secure Agent runs a task, it connects to the Informatica Cloud hosting facility to access task information. The Secure Agent connects directly and securely to sources and targets, transfers data between them, orchestrates task flows, runs processes, and performs any additional task requirement.
A connection enables you to access data from cloud and on-premise applications, platforms, databases, and flat files. Use connections to specify the location of sources, lookups, and targets included in a task.
You can create a connection for connectors that are installed in Informatica Informatica Cloud. Many connectors are pre-installed, however you might want to use a connector that is not pre-installed. Add-on connectors created by Informatica and Informatica partners are available for installation.
More information about connections can be found inInformatica's Online Help. Below are three demonstrations showing connection setup.
You can configure a Data Synchronization task using the Data Synchronization Task wizard. The wizard allows you to synchronize data between a source and target. For example, you can read sales leads from your Anaplan sales model and write them into Salesforce. You can also use expressions to transform the data according to your business logic or use data filters to filter data before writing it to targets.
You can use a single object as asourceor multiple related objects as sources in a Data Synchronization task. You can also use multiple objects for database connection types. Define relationships based on key columns or create a user-defined join condition.
You can use a single object as atargetfor a Data Synchronization task. The target connections that you can use depend on the task operation you select for the task.
Remember that Anaplanmust beeither the sourceorthe target to use HyperConnect.
More information on the Data Synchronization Task Configuration can be found inInformatica's Online Help. Below are a few demonstrations showing the setup of different data sync options.