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Dell Boomi

59 Ratings

Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

Dell Boomi

59 Ratings
Score 8.6 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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Dell Boomi

Areas where Boomi is well suited:
1) Salesforce integration
2) Netsuite integration
3) Successfactors integration
4) When the technical team does not know or is not keen on learning a scripting language in deep

Areas where Boomi is not well suited:
1) Heavy data load scenarios. Eventhough Boomi have run times which provides supports for heavy data load, there are other tools which handles these scenarios well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Dell Boomi
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Dell Boomi

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Dell Boomi
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Dell Boomi
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Dell Boomi

Cloud Data Integration

Actian DataConnect
Dell Boomi
8.0
Pre-built connectors
Actian DataConnect
Dell Boomi
8.6
Connector modification
Actian DataConnect
Dell Boomi
7.7
Support for real-time and batch integration
Actian DataConnect
Dell Boomi
8.7
Data quality services
Actian DataConnect
Dell Boomi
8.3
Data security features
Actian DataConnect
Dell Boomi
7.9
Monitoring console
Actian DataConnect
Dell Boomi
6.4

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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  • It's unimaginably simple to use and I call the development "assembly".
  • Has various proven cloud applicaton connectors.
  • Ease of use, ease of deployment, ease of monitoring, on demand licensing, out of queue support, cloud development etc.
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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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  • The XML Split casues Issues. Thats needs to be educated well during training.
  • Boomi is very sensitive about the data type and format that it accepts. This also needs to be addresses during the training sessions.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Dell Boomi1.3
Based on 8 answers
I like everything about the product but I rated it an 8 and not a 10 due to the high dependency on the Boomi Professional services both from a resource and money perspective.
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Support

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Dell Boomi9.0
Based on 1 answer
They are quick to respond. Sometimes I figure out workarounds before they respond, but I am impatient and try other options. They acknowledge issues and have a Suggestions portal, the knowledge base is helpful too.
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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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During our selection process we compared Boomi, Pervasive and Talend. Boomi offered the most intuitive interface and also provided connectors that were compatible with our Oracle EBS system. The local atom architecture provides a "path of least resistance" for any integrations that require an on-prem solution. The pre-sales team at Boomi also presented their solution in a more cohesive fashion than the competition which made the selection much simpler
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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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  • Positive - provided the ability to create and transmit invoices
  • Negative - have had errors without sufficient visibility to resolve in a timely manner
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

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

Dell Boomi

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