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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

Centerprise Data Integrator

18 Ratings
Score 9.2 out of 101

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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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Centerprise Data Integrator

Centerprise Data Integrator is well-suited for creating ETL packages to load a data warehouse. The product makes it easy to insert data in a variety of ways into a SQL table. It can create a new table-structure, append to existing tables, or reload data in any number of ways. If an organization is already highly skilled in SSIS, this may not be the product for you, but if you're just getting started in having a data warehouse as business practice, this may make the implementation faster and easier for your IT team. You may also find that its easy enough to use that you don't need extensive IT training to use it. We've also found that Data Integrator makes a useful bridge between various database applications. We can easily use it to create automated scripts that run, or to transfer data between systems. Without a team of highly trained software developers, some of these options would've been out of reach for us.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.9
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.3

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.5
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
9.1
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.9

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.1
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.6
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
6.4
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.3

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.2
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.2

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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  • The user friendly interface to develop integration packages means that you don't need to be highly trained in SQL code.
  • There is a huge variety of out-of-box functions, translations, and connectors. This means you can get up and running with using these different components right away.
  • Centerprise Data Integrator can mine data from unstructured and semi-structured data sources like pdf files and csv's. It means that virtually anything you have can be moved into a SQL database or fed into other systems.
  • Centerprise Support has been excellent and responsive to our needs.
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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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  • I have not upgraded to the latest version, but in the last version, could use better descriptions in error messages.
  • I have not upgraded to the latest version, but in the last version, it would be nice to have reports we could run or have emailed daily/weekly with success/failure of all jobs scheduled.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Centerprise Data Integrator9.1
Based on 2 answers
We renew yearly, it is a core part of our department's functionality.
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Usability

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Centerprise Data Integrator8.0
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Centerprise is highly usable; however the version we are currently using could be a little more intuitive in some areas though by no means unworkable. I think some of the issues we have have been addressed and solved in the latest version.
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Support

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Centerprise Data Integrator7.7
Based on 4 answers
The Centerprise support team is extremely knowledgeable about the product and they respond very quickly. Our account manager also has no issue getting involved and helping us follow-up. To me, that is an indicator of great customer service, when an account manager still cares if you are having issues and tries to help you interface with other departments such as billing and tech support.
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Implementation

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Centerprise Data Integrator9.1
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Think outside the box because Centerprise can take on more than just data integration.
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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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Some of the other packages' price was too high for the budget provided for our team which eliminated those. Others had a requirement that they needed to be connected into our network. Because we have so much sensitive information in our network we could not allow them this access and that eliminated them. We had several other trial periods with other packages and they did not have the flexibility of data format input or output. We have used SQL, reports, csv, Excel, COBOL, database, and fixed length sources in conversion in less than 1.5 years. We continue to see ways that Centerprise could have been used and are developing them. The standardization of comparison data out of different reports that have different formats was something we did not think about when we selected this package
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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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  • We have seen that the use of this package saved us 2 hours per conversion but now since the templates are already developed it is saving us more. This reduces our lead time for conversions, and increases our efficiencies as a conversion team.
  • We have four licenses and in one conversion this year it allowed us to do a conversion that would not have been done. This conversion generated more than enough money to cover the cost of these four licenses for the entire year. The customer is ecstatic about the information that we were able to pull out of their reports and most of all the upper management of our company had their socks shocked off of them. Since the supplier of the software for this customer would not provide data to us for a conversion our upper management was going to cancel the sale to this customer, unless the customer was going to build our system from scratch. We were able to provide nearly a complete accounting and payroll conversion to this customer all from the data on their reports thanks to centerprise.
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Actian DataConnect Editions & Modules
Actian DataConnect
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Centerprise Data Integrator

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Centerprise Data Integrator Editions & Modules
Centerprise Data Integrator
Edition
Centerprise Enterprise
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1. Lifetime License per Seat
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise wide Centerprise Professional licenses.