In this series of modules, you will use IBM InfoSphere FastTrack to create an application that identifies customers with high value to your business. You will. InfoSphere FastTrack provides capabilities to automate the workflow of your data integration project. Users can track and automate multiple. IBM InfoSphere FastTrack accelerates the design time to create source-to-target mappings and to automatically generate jobs. Mappings and jobs are then.

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Learning objectives By completing the modules, you will learn about these functions: In Module 1, you prepare for the tutorial. You use a simple user interface to complete business requirements, inrosphere work, and then translate the specifications directly into integration code for use by the Infisphere Information Server data integration engine.

By using InfoSphere FastTrackthe IT team specified data relationships and transformations that the business analysts used to create specifications, which consist of source-to-target mappings.

Job generation automatically derives an extract, transform, and load flow from business requirements. Importing indosphere specifications These topics describe how to import mapping specifications from other application sources, modify the mapping specifications in InfoSphere FastTrackand then export the mapping specifications so that you can share your specifications with other team members. InfoSphere FastTrack assets You can use the -fasttrack option of the istool command in a command-line interface to move InfoSphere FastTrack projects and related assets across different installations of Fastttrack Information Server.

Components in the suite. You can obtain additional data from columns for your mapping specification by using lookup tables.

IBM InfoSphere FastTrack

Table-level specifications Provides the ability to define joins, filters and case statements, and use joins that are found during profiling with IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer. Reports You can create reports that you can distribute to authorized users.


The remaining modules each take about minutes to complete. BANK 1 Holds only checking accounts. HTML Creating faettrack Creating reports These topics describe how to create reports that present data at the mapping specification level.

The specifications link the customer data fields to key business terms and transformation rules that are used to compute new data fields.

Scenario for mapping data

Getting started After installing InfoSphere FastTrackyou start the client and configure your system. Relationships with InfoSphere Business Glossary terms Helps you to create new business terms and document their relationship to corresponding physical columns as a part of the mapping process.

Message reference These topics describe warning and validation messages, explain why they occur, and recommend actions to take. These customers were neglected or not treated preferably at First Midwest. You can also manage views and customize your environment. Set up the tutorial environment You must prepare your system to run the tutorial.

Within a specification, you can obtain statistics, such as the percentage of column mappings that have the source and target mapped, the number of source and target tables, and the types of transformations in a mapping specification. HTML Configuring InfoSphere FastTrack This topic lists the configuration tasks in the order that you perform them, specifies the access level that you must have in order to complete tasks, and directs you to information about how to complete configuration tasks.

The data is in these tables: Customers might have checking and savings accounts. Modules in this tutorial Module 1: Integrate data from Bank 3 While you resolved issues with data in the Bank 1 and Fasttracl 2 subsidiaries, the executive board at First Midwest acquired a new bank, Bank 3.

Standardize customer name and address information and add a business term that defines a level of service. Now you must integrate the customer data from Bank 3. The Home and Mapping Specifications views provide profile and status information about specifications that are fasttrak within projects, and access to tasks such as importing specifications, generating jobs, or publishing to a metadata repository.


The following components and applications must be installed on your system. Generate jobs that are used to build applications Generate reports to view mapping specifications statistics and characteristics. A financial institution recently acquired several companies. Getting started with the consoles These topics introduce the console and the Web console, and they explain how to use each to complete administrative tasks.

Troubleshooting These topics describe log files, administrative tools, and how to troubleshoot issues such as problems with authentication and configuration.

The IT team was faced with supporting disparate data environments for its core banking system, which made customer data difficult to manage. Creating specifications A financial institution recently acquired several companies. HTML Administration These topics describe how to perform general administration tasks, such as setting up user security, managing sessions, reviewing logs, scheduling activities, and managing assets. The application moves customer information from the bank subsidiaries into a standardized customer model.

Scenario for mapping data This scenario shows how an organization used InfoSphere FastTrack to consolidate, map, and transform data to solve a business problem. Tracking changes for auditing You can track and record any changes you make in InfoSphere FastTrack for auditing purposes.

The relationships are then published to the InfoSphere Information Server metadata services common repository so that they can be shared across development teams.

The need for speed – accelerating data integration projects This white paper explains how InfoSphere FastTrack can help enterprises accelerate the deployment of data integration projects by simplifying and improving the communication process between the business analyst and the developer.