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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

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.
Karina Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
InfoSphere
8.4
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
9.3
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
7.5

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
InfoSphere
9.8
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
InfoSphere
9.7

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
9.1
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
9.9
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
9.1
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
9.4
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
9.2
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
7.1
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
10.0

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
InfoSphere
9.9
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
9.9

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

InfoSphere

  • IIS best for ETL ,not ELT , and many and diffrent source systems.
  • It also can process big data , unstuctured data
  • It is not only DWH , you can use infosphere for analys and see the bigger architecture of your OLTP systems
Gunes INAL | 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

InfoSphere

  • 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.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InfoSphere

InfoSphere 8.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Scale of implementation
  • IBM techsupport
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InfoSphere

InfoSphere 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very usable and user accessible
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

InfoSphere

InfoSphere 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Information does load quick, but it depends on what's being done, the backend database seems to be the biggest bottleneck
Anonymous | 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

InfoSphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

InfoSphere

DataStage is more robust and stable than ODIThe ability to perform complex transformations or implement business rules is much more developed in DS
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

InfoSphere

  • If you don't use all of the product family, it will be expensive. But if you want to plan use all the products and you will position it in the center of your infrastructure ROI will be effective.
Gunes INAL | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

InfoSphere

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
InfoSphere
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect
InfoSphere
8.0

Usability

Actian DataConnect
InfoSphere
9.0

Performance

Actian DataConnect
InfoSphere
8.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
InfoSphere

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