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Score 9.2 out of 100
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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

Ellucian Ethos

Ethos Integration is a work in progress. Some API's are still not available under this framework. However, it has the advantage of being an abstraction layer on top of the database, supports the publish-subscribe model. Since some Banner 9 modules still do not support the direct SAML2 connection, Ethos Identity (EIS Server) is a necessity for SSO.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

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

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Ellucian Ethos
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Ellucian Ethos
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Ellucian Ethos

Data Modeling

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

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Ellucian Ethos
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Ellucian Ethos
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Ellucian Ethos

Cloud Data Integration

Actian DataConnect
Ellucian Ethos
8.6
Pre-built connectors
Actian DataConnect
Ellucian Ethos
8.0
Connector modification
Actian DataConnect
Ellucian Ethos
8.1
Support for real-time and batch integration
Actian DataConnect
Ellucian Ethos
8.5
Data quality services
Actian DataConnect
Ellucian Ethos
10.0
Data security features
Actian DataConnect
Ellucian Ethos
9.0
Monitoring console
Actian DataConnect
Ellucian Ethos
8.0

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

Ellucian Ethos

  • It allows connection between systems that are completely different
  • It allows you to use workflows in terms of if one thing happens in one system you can "notify" multiple subscribers to take actions
  • It has analytics to provide you insights into your applications
Anonymous | 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

Ellucian Ethos

  • Operational reporting: This does not replace or provide an easy platform for operational reports or warehousing. It would be nice if they provided a full stack.
  • Learning curve: Training and documentation are minimal.
Stephen Swan | 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

Ellucian Ethos

Ellucian Ethos 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Support from Ellucian for Ethos Integration was generally good. The help in building Ethos was adequate, and resolving issues were handled professionally. However, for Ethos Identity module, the support in building the cluster failover architecture was lacking. After over a month of open engagement, the issue still has not been resolved.
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

Ellucian Ethos

We have not used any other product similar to this, but for us, it made sense that the first product we tried was made by the company who developed our ERP system because they know the system inside/out. Solutions made by other companies that only look into documentation does not mean they would be able to create a product that could do such integration well.
Anonymous | 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

Ellucian Ethos

  • Our ROI is nonexistent at this time as we are still implementing. However, the minimal cost signifies that it will be a significant help.
Stephen Swan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

Ellucian Ethos

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Ellucian Ethos
7.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Ellucian Ethos
6.0

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