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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect is ideal for consolidating data from a wide array of sources. It supports multiple file and data formats and handles interconversions seamlessly. Reporting atop this application is also a very straightforward process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

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

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
IBM App Connect
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IBM App Connect
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
IBM App Connect

Data Modeling

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

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
IBM App Connect
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM App Connect
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IBM App Connect

Cloud Data Integration

Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
8.5
Pre-built connectors
Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
8.0
Connector modification
Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
8.5
Support for real-time and batch integration
Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
8.5
Data quality services
Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
9.0
Data security features
Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
8.5
Monitoring console
Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
8.5

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

IBM App Connect

  • Securely expose APIs to Intranet/Internet
  • The pn-premise set up of API Connect is fairly easier compared to Apigee.
  • The development of API proxy is fairly easy.
Praveen P | 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

IBM App Connect

  • The UI crashed constantly while trying to develop integrations.
  • The UI was not nearly as intuitive as many of its competitors in the iPaaS space, which lead to a much larger learning curve.
Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the best on-premise application to cloud integration in the market. I guess IBM is planning to integrate IBM App Connect with the IBM API Connect solution.
Praveen P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 8.0
Based on 1 answer
You can do some really powerful things with this system. The overall design is an attempt to make configurable some of the routine tasks/common functionality, but allow for development/customization of the core of the application.
Jennifer Hinz | 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

IBM App Connect

IBM App Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Support is good, however it takes longer than expected to get responses. When bugs are reported they often seem to fall into a black hole.
Jennifer Hinz | 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

IBM App Connect

WebSphereCast Iron is preferred for our sales and delivery teams over Informatica. We find the products and teams for WebSphere Cast Iron easier to work with here and find WebSphere Cast Iron better when integrating with non-Salesforce systems. WebSphere Cast Iron struggles to compete with Jitterbit in most customer and project segments when Salesforce is involved in the system integrations. Jitterbit is highly aligned with the Salesforce product roadmap and features, including Lightning Connect and Wave Analytics Cloud.
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

IBM App Connect

  • I don't see any negative Impact .
  • I like using this tool to do my job.
  • I am comfortable using this tool.
Kumar vijay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

IBM App Connect

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
IBM App Connect
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
9.0

Usability

Actian DataConnect
IBM App Connect
8.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM App Connect
8.0

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