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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

Oracle Data Integrator

90 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Oracle Data Integrator

Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is great for integration between different Oracle data bases, and it also works well taking data from sources like Excel or SQL Server.We’re not so sure about ODI’s performance when origins are “very far away”, for instance, in different servers connected through an MPLS, or between one “on premise” server with another “cloud server”. But perhaps it is due to lack of knowledge.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Oracle Data Integrator
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle Data Integrator

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Oracle Data Integrator
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle Data Integrator
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Data Integrator

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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  • For us, it is particularly good for batch loading processes, because it is quite easy to connect different sources.
  • Great for ETL processes, since it allows you to extract data from very different sources, perform some transformation, and load it to your final system.
  • It was not difficult for our technical team to learn and adopt the tool.
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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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  • Error handling is quite complicated
  • Very cumbersome user interface
  • Too much complexity makes easy jobs harder to maintain
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Oracle Data Integrator10.0
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ODI is your power to any kind of database, operating system, big data or others.
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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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Oracle Data Integrator is a superior tool when dealing with Hyperion Planning and Essbase cubes and applications. The native connectors allow for easy data movement and transformations from one environment to the other. I do believe that Oracle Data Integrator is a very complex tool with a steep learning curve.
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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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  • ODI has allowed us to move metadata more efficiently
  • Our data movement process has been error free for quite some time
  • Cost has been reduced thanks to bundled licensing with products like OBIEE
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

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

Oracle Data Integrator

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