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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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Dataloader.io

Data migrations, in general, will be more efficient when using Dataloader.IO. You will find that you are able to queue up several extractions at the same time, or several inserts/updates at the same time, which is great. Inserts/Updates or Extracts are called tasks in Dataloader.IO. You can increase efficiency when you queue up several tasks at the same time, and you will not slow down your PC since this is cloud-based.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Dataloader.io
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Dataloader.io

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Dataloader.io
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Dataloader.io
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dataloader.io

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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  • Flexibility in extract and load processes; mapping fields is extremely easy.
  • Performance driven; jobs of 60,000 records take under a minute to complete.
  • Compatibility with all Salesforce objects, standard and custom.
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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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  • When files do not load, it is sometimes hard to identify the error.
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Dataloader.io8.9
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I need it everyday for my job, to manage large data sets in Salesforce.
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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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Dataloader.io is superior to the build in Salesforce data loader. There have been several occasions, particularly on leads, contacts and account records, where I get can error in Salesforce data loader, but am able to to successfully, and accurately load the same file through Dataloader.io. It seems that Dataloader.io is not as sensitive to formatting, particularly if a file has a mix of domestic and international phone numbers, but the quality of the data loads is just as good.
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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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  • The ease of use of this tool saves our Salesforce Admins a lot of time.
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

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

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