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HIPPO

HIPPO is designed to help Informatica customers meet today’s key Data Integration challenge: how can operational efficiency gains be made to enable ever growing data volumes to be processed within static or shrinking IT budgets. HIPPO helps you lower your costs of building and sustaining applications by giving you the information you need to increase performance, lower operational costs, provide better support for client projects and improve the productivity of your development teams.

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HIPPO is designed to be used by Informatica Administrators, Developers, Infrastructure teams and Support Engineers to enable them to optimise the productivity of their environment, improve the PowerCenter development lifecycle, distribute shared infrastructure costs accurately and maximise the return on their investment in PowerCenter. 

 

HIPPO allows Informatica users to monitor and analyze their entire Informatica environment, including production, test, development and grid environments all from a single web browser to focus on gaining efficiencies and improving business results. It does this by profiling how Informatica processes are performing and consuming resource: not just in terms of Informatica itself, but also in terms of CPU, Memory, Disk, I/O, Database performance and network latency.

 

  • HIPPO is competitively priced and offers a return on investment in 12 months or less.
  • HIPPO can be installed as a Proof of Concept at your location.
  • HIPPO is available by subscription or by full license.


  • HIPPO’s unique visualization of resource usage across your environment enables you to maximize the efficiency of your schedules, meet the Big Data challenge and get more from your Informatica and infrastructure investment.
  • HIPPO Visualizes your concurrency model & resource availability on a single screen enabling you to see which mappings run during periods of constrained and available CPU and Memory enabling you to make better scheduling decisions.
  • HIPPO’s single view of your Informatica estate means you can drill down from the operational “big picture” all the way to individual transformations, Mappings, Sessions and Workflows to understand their performance profile, resource usage trends and cost.
  • HIPPO enables development teams to optimize performance avoiding costly rework later in the project lifecycle.
  • HIPPO’s great set of reports provide, for example, a project by project breakdown of usage costs across your Informatica environment, the identification of sessions which fail to meet performance thresholds such as CPU & Memory consumption, Time to First row and Caches which spill to disk.
  • HIPPO’s Activity Monitor gives you a single place to view all active Workflows and Sessions in your environment and to drill down into an unlimited amount of execution history.
  • HIPPO’s trend graphs over days, weeks, months and years reduce the likelihood and cost of production issues by providing advance warning of performance problems or opportunities early in the cycle.
  • HIPPO's Capacity planning features to help you control costs by enabling informed decisions on which type of additional capacity will be required and when.



Videos :


1. Hippo Introduction



2. Notification Center



3. Search



4. HIPPO's Timeline feature



5. Resouces



6. Vital Signs



7. Activity Monitor



8. Analysis




HIPPO Current Version: 3.2 Release

Release Date: 29th March 2012.


System Requirements :

  • HIPPO runs on all platforms supported by Informatica with the exception of a mainframe environment.


Informatica Product Requirements :

  • PowerCenter 8.6.1 and later.


Other Requirements :

  • HIPPO ships with its own webserver which is Apache 2.2.
  • HIPPO ships with its own internal database which is PostgresSQL version 9.1.3
  • HIPPO also supports version 11gr2 and above of the Oracle database platform.
  • HIPPO only supports version 2.2 and above of the Apache webserver.
  • HIPPO requires PHP version 5.3 or above to be installed if not already available.
  • HIPPO requires Java 1.6 (which ships with Informatica 9.x) to be installed on each of the Informatica nodes which it monitors.



Support Options:


Email: support@assertive-software.com
Web Support: https://www.assertive-software.com/


Support is provided by our worldwide reseller network. Please contact us so that we can put you in contact with your local reseller.



HIPPO is the only performance monitoring and capacity-planning tool on the market that has been specially developed for users of Informatica.


HIPPO is designed to maximise the productivity of your PowerCenter estate by enabling the strategic management of your Data Integration service to meet your Data Integration demands from a single web interface. HIPPO collates PowerCenter, CPU, Memory and Storage consumption from across your Informatica estate and the underlying infrastructure to provide deep insights into performance improvement and load balancing opportunities. HIPPO analyses PowerCenter and non-PowerCenter processes together to give a 360° view of application performance by combining two core strengths: a deep understanding of your Infrastructure and of PowerCenter.


If you need to improve the productivity of your Informatica environment, handle ever-growing data volumes in your real-time or batch schedules or maximise the performance of your Informatica sessions and workflows then HIPPO can help you.


HIPPO has been developed by a team of highly experienced infrastructure and Informatica experts to encapsulate their knowledge and expertise into a software tool for experts and non-experts alike.


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Headquarters : 

Assertive Software Ltd,

21-23 Hill St,

Edinburgh, EH2 3JP, UK.
Website Address : 
www.theetlfactory.com
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