Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

8 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect

The choice to use Actian DataConnect really comes down to pricing and the type of integration project you are performing, specifically with the requirements, whether you want the integration to be on-premise or in the cloud, can you install agents on your servers etc. For integration tools it runs head to head with its competitors.
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BusinessObjects Data Integrator

Great tool for ETL with the ability to integrate with SAP products seamlessly. Supports Big data integration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.6
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.0
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.0
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Pros

  • 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.
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  • Processing business validations on the input data set.
  • Scheduling and notification using the Admin console tool.
  • Code management across group of developers.
  • Simple deployment process across environment.
  • Ability to deploy stand alone jobs to automate task. Integration with OS and support for variety of data bases.
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Cons

  • Integration Manager needs better scheduling improvements. Like dependencies, and not running a process again if the prior run is still running.
  • New connector development does not seem a priority.
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  • Writing custom components is a complex process.
  • Along with ETL BODI should have some data quality integration.
  • Ready documentation of the code and inbuilt commenting on components.
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Usability

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BusinessObjects Data Integrator8.0
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It is a good ETL tool to use if you are SAP shop and looking for a simple and elegant solution for automation.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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It is a good package tool with SAP BO set of product line
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Return on Investment

  • Our customer likes the consistent reliable integrations we have built so we [got] a definite return on investment.
  • Problems are fairly easy to handle and rework.
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  • It was a packaged purchase of BO toolset including BOXI and BODI.
  • Optimized performance for integrating different data sources.
  • Simple and easy setup and maintenance cost.
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

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