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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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Dell Boomi

Boomi is an integration platform. It will address integration requirements between applications, cloud or on-premise. Also, will allow you to integrate with vendors and customers via EDI or FTP for data transfers. Examples: - NetSuite/Oracle eBusiness Suite/SAP with vendors for manufacturing management and financial transactions- cloud to cloud integration(NetSuite to Namely/OpenAir/Concur, SalesForce to ERP)- on-premise to cloud: custom legacy apps that almost every company has can be integrated to cloud apps, making the transition to 100% cloud apps easier
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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
7.9
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
6.3

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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  • Boomi is a wonderful cloud integration tool. It is easy to code or develop. And this is the easiest tool I have ever used for installation and deployment.
  • Boomi also is a near real time data processing tool. Its atomsphere makes it easy for light weighted data processing.
  • Boomi has lots of built in functions therefore eliminates the need for coding 90%.
  • Boomi licensing is very cost effective. You do not have to buy the whole features of Boomi. Based your business need you can select features. This helps reduce cost and be more productive of the tool.
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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 product is evolving day after day. There were several weaknesses two years ago but not any more. for example WS-Security was introduced recentlyy to enable end point communication security.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Dell Boomi1.3
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Boomi is a great product and crucial to our infrastructure. We have not seen another system that would provide us with the same features and robustness, so there is no reason to not renew.
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Support

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Dell Boomi9.0
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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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Boomi seemed simpler to use and very promising. The existing connector to Salesforce and Taleo was definitely a factor in our decision. The pre-sale support from Boomi was exceptional, they never hesitated to jump on a virtual conference to show us how it is is done. Unfortunately, after few years, we realized that we could have a better ROI with a different platform. At this point we have already started to move the process out of Boomi to implement it in Mule ESB.
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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 ROI is great. Compare Boomi with traditional on-premise integration tools. Organizations don't have to invest money upfront on the entire product suite. ROI can be witnessed with in one year.
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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