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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.3 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 InfoSphere DataStage

It is well suited if your data is quite complex and many data rules are in place. You have to write real complex data joins to generate output. While DataStage can handle it and provide you an intuitive design for support and analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.5
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.4
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
4.6

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.7
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.2
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.3

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.9
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
7.2
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.7
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
5.7
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.0
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.0

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.3
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.5
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
6.1

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 InfoSphere DataStage

  • Connectivity.
  • Handling large numbers of records.
  • Varied partitioning algorithms.
  • Complementary packages of connectivity to applications, SAP, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian DataConnect

  • Pace of implementation
  • Individualized training
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • Unified processing engine.
  • Pricing.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect

Actian DataConnect 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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 InfoSphere DataStage

IBM InfoSphere DataStage 3.6
Based on 3 answers
I believe that IBM generally has one of the worst and most complex assistance systems (physical and online) that exists.
Filippo Orlando | 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 InfoSphere DataStage

We have very limited experience of using Informix and should not provide any comments. But datastage works real well for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian DataConnect

  • 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.
David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

  • 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.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

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 InfoSphere DataStage
7.4

Usability

Actian DataConnect
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0

Performance

Actian DataConnect
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
9.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
3.6

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