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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect

If your company houses a lot of data locally and needs to free up space, the Actian DataConnect Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse is an excellent solution for the price. It also allows for complex queries and even some basic data analytics, like Market Basket Analysis. Their free trial period is extremely convenient and you may discover more uses for it than you originally think.
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alooma

Very appropriate for managing an ELT stack -- Alooma handles the 'E' and 'L' pieces very well. Due to the way transformation is setup, it is more on the lightweight side of things and thus works for this kind of stack. For more traditional ETL stacks, Alooma would probably not be the right fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Alooma
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Alooma
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Alooma
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Alooma
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Alooma

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Alooma
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Alooma

Cloud Data Integration

Actian DataConnect
Alooma
7.5
Pre-built connectors
Actian DataConnect
Alooma
8.0
Connector modification
Actian DataConnect
Alooma
7.0
Support for real-time and batch integration
Actian DataConnect
Alooma
7.0
Data quality services
Actian DataConnect
Alooma
8.0
Data security features
Actian DataConnect
Alooma
7.0
Monitoring console
Actian DataConnect
Alooma
8.0

Pros

Actian DataConnect

  • The large connector base for DataConnect is outstanding. However even when they do not have a custom connector, they have a web services Invoker which allows you to connect to any web services.
  • The underlying scripting language is Visual Basic-ish. Very easy to start.
  • The product has been around a long time, through multiple company acquistions, and still is a competitive player via pricing.
  • Support team is awesome.
  • Large user community.
David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alooma

  • Transformation of data before entering the data warehouse -- allows for a consistent/understandable schema for analytics teams.
  • Adding of additional data sources: Alooma has a large library of pre-built, common 3rd party vendors for which data is often needed to be ETL-ed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian DataConnect

  • Sometimes the screen does not load- since it is a web based software, this can be seen as a reliability issue.
  • "Maps" can become somewhat complex, and between multiple developers this can be painful when sharing or explaining others' work.
  • The concept of macros adds flexibility in how to solve problems, but is a separate language and can take time to learn and master.
Justin Duperre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alooma

  • More tools on managing the data warehouse itself. Although great on the ingest and transformation of data, more help provided by the tool on managing the outputs would be welcome.
  • Increase possibilities in the transformation step, rather than single event transformations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect

Actian DataConnect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Actian DataConnect is a great product for data storage, processing, and complex querying. It also has the added benefits of basic data analytics and data mining. We were surprised at how easy it was to perform Market Basket Analysis. I would highly recommend this system to a large business and encourage you to start a free trial period.
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alooma

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Actian DataConnect

As I stated earlier, DataConnect makes a head-to-head run against the others. It has advantages and disadvantages compared to the competitors. The choice really comes down to pricing and specific requirement needs for the project you are planning. Questions such as On-premise or Cloud, Security, and Specific Connectors available will drive your decision.
David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alooma

Haven't used the alternatives, since Alooma was one of the earlier ones to the market. From a cursory viewing, however, the features seem to match relatively similarly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian DataConnect

  • This tool was chosen prior to my arrival and was used to build three integrations. We have decided to switch to SSIS since we have licenses for it and it is a more common tool for ETL integrations.
  • It has been difficult to network with individuals that have experience with this tool.
  • Having been a part of a software package purchased, we have chosen to use a different tool for future integrations and plan to rewrite existing integrations.
Justin Duperre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alooma

  • Allowing for additional data sources to more automation capability around monitoring the business is a huge ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Alooma

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma
8.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Alooma

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