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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Cloud Elements

Cloud Elements shines when you want to offer multiple options to the user on a type of system, such as supporting integration to CRM and wanting to offer Dynamics, Salesforce, and HubSpot on equal footing. If you only have a single integration with a single system, using Cloud Elements adds an unnecessary layer of abstraction.
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

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

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Cloud Elements
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Cloud Elements
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Cloud Elements

Data Modeling

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

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Cloud Elements
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Cloud Elements
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Cloud Elements

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

Cloud Elements

  • The API itself is very robust and easy to use, being a standard REST interface, standard HTTP response codes, well-packaged error messages, etc.
  • Their uptime is great! I think I've seen one (short) 5-minute' blip' the entire time we've been connected for any type of primary function.
  • Their support is top notch, they respond quickly, and the team that works with you is communicative and knowledgable.
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

Cloud Elements

  • The only thing I can think of that they could improve is the quality of the assets they produce in the go-to-market process. This is a huge value add service, but the quality of what was produced was lower than what we would have produced internally. We spent more time going back and forth on the assets than it would have taken us to build them from scratch.
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

Cloud Elements

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

Cloud Elements

At the time we found Cloud Elements we found no other option that had a Unified API for cloud storage providers.
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

Cloud Elements

  • Not my area of expertise, but it made my job as an implementer much easier, especially after finishing the first integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

Cloud Elements

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Cloud Elements
8.6

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Cloud Elements

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