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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

Dataloader.io

24 Ratings
Score 9.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

What experience do you have with data jobs? If you don't like apex data loader, you will like dataloader.io. it is easier to use, and the interface is nicer. However, it isn't as powerful as some of the other, less pretty tools. Also, if you are concerned with security of the data, then you need to understand that the data loader goes to an external server.
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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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  • In the cloud. You don't have to download or install anything.
  • Doesn't require security token.
  • Easy to use interface and mappings.
  • Ability to save and re-run jobs.
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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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  • Sometimes exports fail.
  • Doesn't work with ftp or box or dropbox.
  • No upsert feature.
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Dataloader.io8.9
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It is easy to use and doesn't require a security token, so I enjoy using it. It also doesn't require any download or installation, which is sometimes a blocker to gettingthings done if the company has limits. also, the dataloader.io is easy for other people to pick up, so others can have visibility into the data jobs that have occurred
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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 was already in place when I started my consulting work for the client so I was not part of the evaluation process. Regardless, I don't think that there would be a more optimal solution for my client than the one the chose.
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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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  • Ability to meet tight deadlines related to data migration efforts due to increasing efficiency. Queue up several extractions at one time so you can focus on other work is a huge time saver. Once the extractions (Or imports) are complete, you can return to view the status and take next actions.
  • Ability to migrate Salesforce attachments in original file format. I am unaware of any free, or paid, tools that can achieve this with the accuracy and efficiency of Dataloader.IO.
  • Time saved across the IT team due to the ability to extract data across several objects at once has saved countless hours. No more combining documents together to analyze data. You can use Dataloader.IO to extract all of the data, given there are values populated in the lookup fields, in a single report that can help you analyze and make critical decisions.
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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