The Alation OCF connector for Informatica enables end-users to search and find Informatica data objects from the Alation user interface.

Informatica Connector helps in extracting metadata from Informatica Cloud (via APIs) such as Schemas, Tables, and Columns. It also allows supports filter extraction.

Alation’s Informatica OCF connector is available as a Zip file. This file can be uploaded and installed in Manage Connectors. To receive the Informatica connector package, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

Introduction and purpose

This is intended to document all the High-level design requirements for development of Informatica to Alation Connector.

Intended Audience

The developers & SME, Customer to review and finalize the design which shall form base line for the development of the connector and also for the QA team to prepare the high-level plan


The following administrators are required to install this connector:

Alation administrator

  • Installs the connector

  • Creates and configures the Informatica Data Source in the Alation Catalog

Architecture Overview

Informatica Connectivity Schematic Flow Overview