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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

Great tool for ETL with the ability to integrate with SAP products seamlessly. Supports Big data integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
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
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.6
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.0
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.0
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator

Data Governance

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

  • 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.
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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

BusinessObjects Data Integrator 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good ETL tool to use if you are SAP shop and looking for a simple and elegant solution for automation.
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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

It is a good package tool with SAP BO set of product line
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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

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
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Usability

Actian DataConnect
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator

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