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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.2 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

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise is specific to EDI files. From what I've seen it can be used on EDI files across multiple industries. We use it specifically for healthcare EDI files. We do not create any files using this software because we do not have that need at CCHP, but I know the software could be used for that. CCHP uses the software to correct EDI errors and to import EDI data to our SQL data warehouse. EDI files have a layered structure so they need to be broken down in order to be loaded into the data warehouse. Without this tool we would not be able to import the files. Also, with the layered structure, fields, segments, dependencies and hierarchy, making changes manually is both risky and time consuming. Centerprise reduces the amount of time used to correct files and removes the possibility of creating other errors.
Amanda Moede | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Astera Centerprise
7.9
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Astera Centerprise
8.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
7.3

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Astera Centerprise
8.2
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Astera Centerprise
8.6
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Astera Centerprise
7.9

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
7.7
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
8.3
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
8.4
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
6.4
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
7.7
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Astera Centerprise
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
8.2
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Astera Centerprise
8.2

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

Astera Centerprise

  • 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.
Andre Beaumont | 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

Astera Centerprise

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Best product I have evaluated. No need to seek alternatives.
Mark Rubin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 8.0
Based on 5 answers
It's very intuitive and visually descriptive. The interface is standard windows drag and drop although cut and paste are not universally available depending upon what function you're trying to do. You see the ETL and what it's doing. You can inspect the data elements the transformations and perform data previews incrementally along the data flow. You actually SEE what the results are and you can make adjustments without black box testing
Phil Nacamuli | 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

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 8.4
Based on 22 answers
Astera support team is one of the key ingredients that makes using Astera products a very wise choice. The support team is quick to respond, helpful, understands our requirements/needs and customizes the outcome to match that. The readiness to help us out with activities that typically would fall into our realm like software install, workflow config (even in simple straightforward cases), upgrades, etc, is what makes this one of the best support teams we have worked with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Think outside the box because Centerprise can take on more than just data integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Astera Centerprise

After the purchase of the new company, we were required to go with their software choices until after TSA. The ETL product they had in use was Informatica. I'm sure Informatica has some great benefits for huge companies, but I am having a hard time adjusting to their style. Centerprise has Dataflows (Informatica has Mappings). You can run a Dataflow all by itself (Informatica you cannot run a Mapping by itself therefore requiring a workflow to run which doubles up your objects and maintenance). With Centerprise you can preview your data in every object in the Dataflow saving development time (with Informatica you cannot). Centerprise has a very nice scheduler to use (An Informatica consultant suggested not using the scheduler in Informatica because it wasn't very good thus, requiring a 3rd party purchase | we are using JAMS). Centerprise is a stand-alone product (Informatica had to be put on an Unix Box--thus requiring unix knowledge). Centerprise can pass variables quick easily between Flows (Informatica has to read parameter files from a stored/LAN location). Both products have the exact same project set up for the Government file transmissions: Centerprise had a total of 112 objects (DataFlows and Workflows). Informatica has 651. The once nice thing about Informatica is that you can call unix jobs to run (not sure if this was available in Centerprise)
Dawn Bauer | 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

Astera Centerprise

  • 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.
Don Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Additional Pricing Details

Astera Centerprise

General

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

Astera Centerprise Editions & Modules

Edition
Centerprise EnterpriseContact rep1
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise wide Centerprise Professional licenses.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect
Astera Centerprise
9.1

Usability

Actian DataConnect
Astera Centerprise
8.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Astera Centerprise
8.4

Implementation Rating

Actian DataConnect
Astera Centerprise
9.1

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