PowerCenter Customer ALERT: Migrate Now — Informatica PowerCenter 10.4 Support Ends on March 31

Guidance, resources, offers and more to help you move to the cloud now

Last Published: Mar 15, 2024 |
Josh Alpern
Josh Alpern

VP, Global Cloud Migrations

What happens to your PowerCenter instances after midnight on March 31?

Your end of support products won’t be eligible for technical support, security updates or bug fixes for vulnerabilities after March 31. Over time, this may lead to performance and compatibility issues with evolving technologies, posing security and operational risks for your organization. Act now to mitigate these risks and concerns.

Which products does Informatica 10.4 end of support apply to?

  • Informatica Platform 10.4
    • PowerCenter (PC)
    • Data Quality (DQ)
    • PowerExchange (PWX)
    • Data Engineering Integration (DEI)
    • Data Engineering Streaming (DES)
    • Data Engineering Quality (DEQ)
    • Data Engineering Masking (DEM)
    • Data Transformation (B2B DT)
    • Test Data Management (TDM) and Data Validation Option (DVO) from version 10 onwards
    • Data Integration Hub (DIH) from version 10 onwards
    • Metadata Manager and Business Glossary

Figure 1: PowerCenter support options available to you.

What support options are available?

In December 2022, driven by our mission to offer our valued customers a world-class cloud-native data management platform, Informatica announced the end of support for Informatica PowerCenter 10.4. As of March 31, 2024, Informatica will support Informatica PowerCenter 10.4, but we will move from General Support to Extended Support, which comes at a premium cost (see Figure 1). Please reach out to icare@informatica.com to inquire about Extended Support options.

As of March 31, 2024, Informatica and our partners will only provide technical support for PowerCenter 10.4 via Extended Support. After this date, support for PowerCenter 10.4 will require upgrading to Extended Support, which provides an additional year of coverage. So, the time to act is now to prevent unsupported software risks.

Organizations on PowerCenter 10.4 have three options:

  1. Modernize to the cloud-native IDMC platform
  2. Pay extra for an Extended Support upgrade
  3. Upgrade to PowerCenter 10.5

Why Modernize to the Cloud Now?

Over the last three years, we have helped hundreds of PowerCenter customers modernize to the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) and offered a seamless, minimal-risk, low-cost and accelerated path to modernization. We have augmented our proven PowerCenter to Cloud Modernization program to significantly accelerate time to value and reduce migration costs, time and effort.

Our modernization program mitigates modernization risk while minimizing disruption to ongoing mission-critical business operations. As a PowerCenter customer, you can now move your on-premises workloads to the cloud-native artificial intelligence (AI)-powered data management platform IDMC. This will enable you to leverage cloud benefits and experience a unified interface and automated updates.

With the Informatica PowerCenter to Cloud Modernization solution, you can:

  • Accelerate modernization of PowerCenter to the cloud in a couple of months.
  • Build a modern cloud-native data platform that is ready for AI.
  • Move PowerCenter workloads to the cloud 8x faster to harness AI capabilities.
  • Maximize your investments by reusing virtually all your PowerCenter assets and cutting migration costs by 50%.
  • Modernize to the cloud at your own pace.

Don’t just take our word for it — here are some testimonies from customers using our PowerCenter to Cloud Modernization program:

“PowerCenter Cloud Edition augments the Informatica PowerCenter Modernization Program. It changes the dynamic of cloud adoption and provides us the flexibility to modernize at our own pace. We can now continue using existing PowerCenter assets while prioritizing only those that will benefit from migrating to the cloud. It moves us away from the ‘all or nothing’ approach to modernization, significantly reducing risks and accelerating projects that need immediate cloud solutions.”– Rudy Dias, Director, Data Management and Data as a Service, Point32Health

“Modernizing from PowerCenter to IDMC allows us to continue working with Informatica products that we love—even reusing the business logic and mappings that we have developed over the years.” – Jeff Gheen, Senior Director of Business Analytics, BMC Software

“Our decision was easy. Informatica already had a deep understanding of our business, IDMC ticked every box for our business goals, and the migration would be largely automated, which meant we could move quickly to meet our deadline.” – Rade Vukadinovic, Head of Data Warehouse team at Magenta Telekom

What Are the Advantages of Cloud-Native Data Management?

Today, cloud is the new normal and moving to the cloud is a business imperative. Modernizing your on-premises workloads is critical to thriving in the age of AI, and delaying the initialization of your cloud modernization can derail or impair your AI ambitions. That is why Informatica has designed this proven PowerCenter modernization program so that you can seamlessly modernize your on-premises workloads to the cloud using the IDMC platform.

IDMC is a comprehensive cloud-native data management platform powered by the CLAIRE® AI engine. It is designed to help businesses efficiently handle the complex challenges of dispersed and fragmented data to truly innovate with their data on virtually any platform, cloud, multi-cloud, or multi-hybrid environment. IDMC connects, manages, and unifies data across multi-cloud or hybrid systems, democratizing data and enabling enterprises to modernize and unlock the potential of AI.

Ready to Move to the Cloud? Here Are Your Next Steps

To take the first step, visit the Informatica PowerCenter Modernization Program, a one-stop shop for PowerCenter modernization resources for all PowerCenter users. You don’t need to perform your modernization alone; we offer expert migration support, best practices and technical skills to de-risk your migration initiatives. Our Starter Pack for PowerCenter Cloud Edition enables you to modernize seamlessly to the cloud. Read our white paper about best practices and methodologies that accelerate your modernization initiative while lowering cost, risk and migration effort. You can learn more about IDMC by accessing on-demand learning resources here.

Unable to Move to the Cloud Now? Move to the Next Version of PowerCenter 10.5.

If you are not ready to move to the cloud, upgrade to Informatica Platform 10.5 before March 31, 2024. Please login to the Informatica success portal to plan your future modernization journey to the IDMC platform. Please open a new support case if you have any issues with the migration initiative.

Need More Help?

If you still have questions, get in touch with our modernization team by contacting us.

First Published: Mar 06, 2024