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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Actian DataConnect ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Data Source Connection, Data Transformations, Data Modeling, Data Governance

Data Source Connection

9.5

Actian DataConnect

95%
9.1

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

91%
Actian DataConnect ranks higher in 2/2 features

Connect to traditional data sources

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
9 Ratings

Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Data Transformations

9.9

Actian DataConnect

99%
9.5

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

95%
Actian DataConnect ranks higher in 2/2 features

Simple transformations

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.8
98%
9 Ratings

Complex transformations

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
9 Ratings

Data Modeling

9.9

Actian DataConnect

99%
8.9

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

89%
Actian DataConnect ranks higher in 5/6 features

Data model creation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
6 Ratings

Metadata management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
8 Ratings

Business rules and workflow

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Collaboration

9.8
98%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
9 Ratings

Testing and debugging

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
9 Ratings

feature 1

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
4 Ratings

Data Governance

9.5

Actian DataConnect

95%
8.8

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

88%
Actian DataConnect ranks higher in 2/2 features

Integration with data quality tools

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
8 Ratings

Integration with MDM tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Actian DataConnect is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Actian DataConnect

89%
2 Ratings
8.7

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

87%
9 Ratings

Usability

Actian DataConnect

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Actian DataConnect

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

92%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian

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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IBM

Excellent Cloud data mapping tool and easy creating multiple project data analytics in real-time and the report distribution are excellent via this IBM product. Easy tool to provide data visualization and the integration is effective and helpful to migrating huge amounts of data across other platforms and different websites insights gathering.
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Pros

Actian

  • Map multiple source and destination tables - what would be done in many steps in SSIS can be done in one or two "maps" in Data Integrator.
  • Platform independent, cloud based, no client software.
  • Conversion of data types, write flat files - this helps us with integrating systems.
  • Fairly straightforward to use if the user has ETL experience.
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IBM

  • Data movement
  • Seamless integration of scripts and etl jobs
  • Descriptive logging
  • Ability to work with myriad of data assets
  • Direct integration for Governance catalog
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Cons

Actian

  • 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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IBM

  • Connector Stages to Snowflake on the cloud. We had some issues initially but since then had been corrected.
  • Accessing tool from a browser (zero foot-print). Currently we need to either install locally or connect to a server to do ETL work.
  • Diversify ways of authenticating users.
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Actian DataConnect editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    IBM InfoSphere DataStage

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM InfoSphere DataStage editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Actian

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Because it is robust, and it is being continuously improved. DS is one of the most used and recognized tools in the market. Large companies have implemented it in the first instance to develop their DW, but finding the advantages it has, they could use it for other types of projects such as migrations, application feeding, etc.
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      Performance

      Actian

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      It could load thousands of records in seconds. But in the Parallel version, you need to understand how to particionate the data. If you use the algorithms erroneously, or the functionalities that it gives for the parsing of data, the performance can fall drastically, even with few records. It is necessary to have people with experience to be able to determine which algorithm to use and understand why.
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      Support Rating

      Actian

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      I believe that IBM generally has one of the worst and most complex assistance systems (physical and online) that exists.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Actian

      Data Integrator was initially a part of a package deal for us with our new Student Information System. It was chosen prior to my arrival at the institution. Since I discovered we have SQL Server licenses, we have decided to use SSIS instead since I have a background in the MSBI stack and SSIS appears to be more straightforward (process flow philosophy vs "map" philosophy.)
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      IBM

      It's obvious since they both are from the same vendors and it makes it easier and can get better rates for licensing. Also, sales rapes are very helpful in case of escalations and critical issues.
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      Return on Investment

      Actian

      • 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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      IBM

      • Reduce development time by 65% compared with hand coding.
      • Reduces ETL process maintenance times.
      • Better data governance for technical and non-technical people.
      • Improve time to market for initiatives that require data integration.
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