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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

Oracle GoldenGate

161 Ratings
Score 8.4 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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Oracle GoldenGate

  • Capture data based on transaction log
  • Handle the distribution and the delivery of committed data in real-time
  • Supports heterogeneous systems both in source or target database
  • It can work in uni-directional, bi-directional or peer-to-peer mode
  • It has a sub-second speed
  • Low impact on source and target systems
  • Platform independent universal data formatEasy to deploy - simple configuration of parameter files
  • Conflict detection and resolution
  • Supports data encryption
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Oracle GoldenGate
8.4
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.4
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.4

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.7
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.4
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
6.9

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.4
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.4
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.1
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.4

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Oracle GoldenGate
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.1
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.2

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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  • I think it's a very useful tool that can provide live transactional data across heterogeneous environments.
  • Oracle GoldenGate allows you to configure data mapping between different tables using simple configuration files.
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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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  • The licensing agreement that we had for GoldenGate did not include an admin visual console to monitor the different replication processes in real time.
  • Once a replication process gets abended due to some data load error, the product does not skip onto the next record to continue replication. This was one feature we really needed.
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Oracle GoldenGate8.6
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Oracle GoldenGate is a core part of our business.
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Usability

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Oracle GoldenGate8.2
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Once set up, it's very easy to use and keep running, it's getting to that point that can make it cumbersome to some. Also, depending on the data that you want to replicate, the configuration files can become quite cumbersome to maintain. Learning curve can be high for some who are not as experienced with databases and transactions.
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Reliability and Availability

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Oracle GoldenGate10.0
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Oracle GoldenGate has only gone down for us when the data being sent was bad.
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Performance

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Oracle GoldenGate9.0
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Oracle GoldenGate's performance is great for our use cases. Your mileage may vary.
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Support

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Oracle GoldenGate8.2
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Oracle Support for Oracle GoldenGate has been quite responsive and quite helpful in the few situations where we've needed it. Furthermore, the documentation on Oracle GoldenGate is so good that we often do not need to contact support with issues as the fix is already documented and able to be run by us without needing to open a ticket.
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In-Person Training

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Oracle GoldenGate10.0
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We've had Oracle consultants come as well for training days to talk about new features, parts of Oracle GoldenGate we may not be using and things of that nature. The consultants they send are great as they're very knowledgeable about all things Oracle GoldenGate and great resources for any questions or concerns you may have with the product.
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Online Training

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Oracle GoldenGate10.0
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We used Oracle University for our Oracle Golden Gate Training and it was top notch. We were able to turn our whole DBA team to Oracle GoldenGate newbies to Oracle GoldenGate troubleshooting experts in a matter of a few days, while this obviously did not come cheap, the company felt that it was worth the investment.
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Implementation

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Oracle GoldenGate8.2
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If Oracle GoldenGate is new to your organization, expose as many DBAs as possible to it. Having your whole team fluent in it will overcome early operational hurdles and allow it to more quickly become an accepted and supported part of your supported platform for your team that will enable the business to use it to its fullest.
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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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Much faster and more functionality than previous tools used
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Scalability

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Oracle GoldenGate10.0
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Have never had any issues with scaling Oracle GoldenGate itself, however Oracle GoldenGate Monitor does have scaling issues, but with Oracle GoldenGate now able to be monitored by Oracle Enterprise Manager, this is no longer an issue, in my opinion.
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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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  • Positive is a near zero time cutover for migrations
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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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Oracle GoldenGate

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