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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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InfoSphere

Information Server is extremely useful to replace manual developments that require a lot of coding effort. It significantly increases the productivity of the initial development and the future maintenance of the processes since it has a visual development environment with self-documentation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
InfoSphere
8.7
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
9.6
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
InfoSphere
7.7

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
9.6
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
9.2

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
8.7
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
9.0
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
8.6
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
9.0
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
8.4
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
7.2
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
InfoSphere
10.0

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
InfoSphere
9.6
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
InfoSphere
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
9.3

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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  • Any source to any target support.
  • ETL flexibility without coding.
  • Extreme data volume processing.
  • Native integration with other Data integration functionalities such as data profiling, data cleansing, metadata management.
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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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  • I would be nice to have a new web development environment for DataStage.
  • Connectivity Packs such as Pack for SAP Application are a little pricey.
  • It is confusing for new developers the possibility of developing jobs using different execution engines such as Parallel or Server.
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InfoSphere8.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Scale of implementation
  • IBM techsupport
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Usability

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InfoSphere9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very usable and user accessible
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Performance

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InfoSphere8.0
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Information does load quick, but it depends on what's being done, the backend database seems to be the biggest bottleneck
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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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Information Server and Informatica PowerCenter are the two leading integration platforms worldwide. Information Server has a better integration with other IBM products such as MDM or Cognos but the decision to use one or another platform is more a price decision and quantity of installed base and knowledge in each country or region. For example in Latin America, the installed base and knowledge about Information Server is far superior to the knowledge that there is about Informatica PowerCenter.
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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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  • Data warehouse has helped the organization a lot
  • Analytics for data has significantly reduced some of the work load
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

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

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