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InfoSphere

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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

InfoSphere

23 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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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
9.8
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
InfoSphere
7.7

Data Transformations

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

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
8.2
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
8.5
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
8.2
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
8.8
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
8.0
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
InfoSphere
7.2

Data Governance

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

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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  • Lack of a strong web development environment.
  • Metadata propagation in Jobs is somewhat complex.
  • The possibility to develop jobs in Parallel and/or Server Engines is confusing.
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InfoSphere8.0
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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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Denodo not an ETL tool but you can manage your data with it as well as Infosphere
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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 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.
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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