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The Twelve Days of Christmas from HIPPO: No. 7 – Something for Everyone!

December 14, 2011 | By | No Comments

HIPPO’s Notification Centre is a feature that everyone in the Informatica community can use to receive alerts on warning signs in their Informatica environment and applications.

There’s a range of contexts where HIPPO will generate an alert. The first is a straightforward one: you define an elapsed time threshold for an Informatica Workflow or Session and when it is exceeded then an Alert is issued by email and to your HIPPO screen.

HIPPO raises the second category of Notifications when a Resource threshold is exceeded by a Workflow or Session. HIPPO allows you to define a CPU threshold in seconds or a Memory threshold in Megabytes. If a session, or the aggregated resource consumption by a workflow, exceeds this threshold then you receive an instant alert by email or to HIPPO running on your laptop, iPhone or iPad.

Similarly HIPPO will raise alerts when a named session or workflow spills cache to disk, or when the statistics for a session indicate that the execution profile is out of balance.

HIPPO will also monitor your Integration and Repository Services and alert you immediately should an outage occur.

These are just a few examples of the use of the Notification Centre. The good news is that extending these alerts is easy for us. Remember that HIPPO’s user interface displays only one-third of the information that HIPPO captures and stores within it’s repository so there is lots of scope to extend the warning signs that HIPPO will alert you to, both within Informatica and in the infrastructure that Informatica interacts with.

So take a look at what HIPPO can do for you – there really is something for everyone!

Footnote: the latest version of HIPPO has just gone on general release and it is packed with new and unique features to manage, optimize and control your Informatica environment. In the run up to Christmas I am choosing twelve of my favourite new benefits that HIPPO brings to the Informatica Community. I acknowledge that the twelve days of Christmas occur after Christmas and not before but I hope that you will allow me a little poetic license here!

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