Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

elastic.io Integration Platform

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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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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elastic.io Integration Platform

elastic.io Integration Platform is well suited for developers already leveraging the Elastic Search cluster, who want to automate and simplify add-on integrations. If developers are streaming data between plugins and want to have event-based batching, this is a great product to do that, albeit a paid solution, it can enhance your deployment and automation of ES plugins.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

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

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
elastic.io Integration Platform
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
elastic.io Integration Platform
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
elastic.io Integration Platform

Data Modeling

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

Data Governance

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

Cloud Data Integration

Actian DataConnect
elastic.io Integration Platform
8.0
Pre-built connectors
Actian DataConnect
elastic.io Integration Platform
7.0
Connector modification
Actian DataConnect
elastic.io Integration Platform
9.0
Support for real-time and batch integration
Actian DataConnect
elastic.io Integration Platform
8.0
Data security features
Actian DataConnect
elastic.io Integration Platform
7.5
Monitoring console
Actian DataConnect
elastic.io Integration Platform
8.5

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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  • Streamlining data directly between relevant ES plugins
  • Automating ES configuration management
  • Batching data relays
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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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  • Paid solutions are always challenging when the tool itself is free
  • Available training for this paid solution
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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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There are no comparable ES integration platforms for that I know of, this is the only solution that does what it does at this level.
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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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  • If your datasets are diverse and could use automation, this will bring good ROI for time spent
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Actian DataConnect Editions & Modules
Actian DataConnect
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elastic.io Integration Platform

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
elastic.io Integration Platform Editions & Modules
elastic.io Integration Platform
On-premise Edition
Dedicated
$01
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SaaS Edition
Lean
$5991
Professional
$1,1991
Enterprise
$2,2791
1. per buyer
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