The following series will be a high level look at the pieces, components, and basic workings of ODI, which should help any reader comprehend some of the finer pieces of this data integration and ELT tool.
The GUI graphical modules are listed above.
The four ODI GUIs – Designer, Operator, Topology Manager and Security Manager, are based on Java. They can be installed on any platform that supports Java Virtual Machine 1.4, including Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, pSeries and so on.
Designer is the GUI for defining metadata, and rules for transformation and data quality. It uses these to generate scenarios for production, and is where all project development takes place. It is the core module for developers and metadata administrators.
Operator is used to manage and monitor ODI in production. It is designed for production operators and shows the execution logs with errors counts, the number of rows processed, execution statistics etc. At design time, developers use Operator for debugging purposes.
Topology Manager manages the physical and logical architecture of the infrastructure. Servers, schemas and agents are registered here in the ODI Master Repository. This module is usually used by the administrators of the infrastructure.
Security Manager manages users and their privileges in ODI. It can be used to give profiles and users access rights to ODI objects and features. This module is usually used by security administrators.
All ODI modules store their information in the centralized ODI repository.