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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

Boomi

Dell Boomi is well-suited as a middleware to talk between systems. I am a personal fan of Dell's products and I enjoy this service. Dell Boomi is very easy to use, even to the less technically-inclined user. It is less appropriate to use in one system alone, but users would still find it functional in one system alone because it helps manage the system's metadata and allows that system to be integrated with other systems in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

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

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Boomi
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Boomi
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Boomi

Data Modeling

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

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Boomi
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Boomi
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Boomi

Cloud Data Integration

Actian DataConnect
Boomi
8.5
Pre-built connectors
Actian DataConnect
Boomi
8.7
Connector modification
Actian DataConnect
Boomi
8.1
Support for real-time and batch integration
Actian DataConnect
Boomi
8.9
Data quality services
Actian DataConnect
Boomi
8.5
Data security features
Actian DataConnect
Boomi
8.5
Monitoring console
Actian DataConnect
Boomi
8.3

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

Boomi

  • Pre-built connectors to almost anything which greatly reduce time to release of your integration needs.
  • Easy to use development platform with drag&drop features. Non-technical people could build simple integration processes in no time.
  • Great user community where you can get quick help if needed. Boomi people hang around there a lot.
Cristian Bodnarasec | 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

Boomi

  • More from a development perspective. It is always difficult to use the properties features. It takes a while to understand how the data/variables can be used across an integration.
  • Dell Boomi should also invest more on API Management and not just seen as a ETL,ESB tool.
  • Should roll out features more often based on users reviews.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Boomi

Boomi 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Dell Boomi has provided us with the ability to connect our campus together using our various existing platforms. There are many supported features and have yet to run into something that we cannot do. Its user interface is very intuitive which would allow users to begin developing fairly easily. There is a myriad of resources available
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Boomi

Boomi 8.6
Based on 5 answers
My IT and Finance teams have noted that setting up the tool is a breeze. Dell Boomi has never caused an issue during a system implementation that I am aware of. We are pleased with the tool and recommend others consider it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Boomi

Boomi 7.9
Based on 10 answers
The atom sphere takes a time to load, when I open a process or when I open a log. One more slow processing is when I import objects from NetSuite.
About the performance of processing, it looks like Boomi takes a time to initialize some things such as connectors before starting the process. This is also performance we have.
Phi Hoang | 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

Boomi

Boomi 7.5
Based on 4 answers
Boomi support was responsive and knowledgable, however being a closed cloud service, it doesn't have good community support. We found the learning curve to be steep and there aren't avenues like google, forums, or blogs that provide community driven insight into the product or how to go about designing solutions using the tool
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

Boomi

I would choose Boomi every day for real-time integrations. I really enjoy using it. I would struggle to recommend using it for a batch application unless you really had to. SSIS seems like it would be a better choice if doing batch jobs but the learning curve is much higher than Boomi. I wouldn't use DataPower if I had to transform the data.
Adam White | 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

Boomi

  • It has allowed us to scale significantly without having to add headcount, specifically those geared towards data entry. We went from a $10m ARR business to $200m ARR business with the same amount of Order Processors and 12x amount of transactions by leveraging Boomi to perform a lot of the work, and then having the Order Processing team to simply review that the transaction was processed successfully.
Jake J. Darley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Boomi

General

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

Boomi Editions & Modules

Edition
Boomi$5501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Boomi
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect
Boomi
10.0

Usability

Actian DataConnect
Boomi
8.6

Performance

Actian DataConnect
Boomi
7.9

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Boomi
7.5

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