Getting started with Informatica Powercenter

What is Informatica Powercenter?
PowerCenter Enterprise forms the foundation for all your data and enterprise integration initiatives—including data governance, data migration, and enterprise data warehousing—setting the standard for high-performance enterprise data integration and quality software. It scales to support large volumes of disparate data sources and meets demands for security and performance.

Client Applications:
Informatica client applications are desktop tools used to create transformations, manage metadata, execute ETL processes and monitor them.

Designer - Tool for creating ETL mappings.
Workflow Manager - Tool to create and start workflows (sequences of mappings)
Workflow Monitor - Tool to monitor the workflows
Repository Manager - Tool to manage source/targets connections, folders, objects, users, etc.
Administrator console - Tool to perform domain and repository service tasks (configure services, nodes, perform backups, etc.)