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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Oracle GoldenGate

I think it's a great product. We apply Oracle GoldenGate to several use cases in our organization. 1. Business Continuity Planning, 2. Query Offloading through data replication to a reporting instance of our data, 3. looking into data transformations to help support various queries for different teams within the business.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.5
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
9.2
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Oracle GoldenGate
8.1
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
9.2
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.0

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.0
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.7
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.4
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.2
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.6
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.0

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.7
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.5
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
7.8

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

Oracle GoldenGate

  • As the product under the Oracle umbrella, it perfectly and natively supports the Oracle database very well.
  • For the standard scenario and use cases, the configuration is straight-forward (in our case uni-direction copy from source to target).
  • It is robust and the performance meets our SLA, even for a large amount of data volume.
  • The error report is not only detailed but hits the right points, so trouble shooting is easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian DataConnect

  • Sometimes the screen does not load- since it is a web based software, this can be seen as a reliability issue.
  • "Maps" can become somewhat complex, and between multiple developers this can be painful when sharing or explaining others' work.
  • The concept of macros adds flexibility in how to solve problems, but is a separate language and can take time to learn and master.
Justin Duperre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GoldenGate

  • The earlier versions of Golden Gate were complex to use as there was no front end. All that works was the command line.
  • The cost of the product can be a detriment to most companies.
  • The product has been augmented over the years and has so many features that it can be overwhelming.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 9.2
Based on 3 answers
Oracle GoldenGate is a core part of our business.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.6
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle GoldenGate has only gone down for us when the data being sent was bad.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle GoldenGate's performance is great for our use cases. Your mileage may vary.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect

Actian DataConnect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.8
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.6
Based on 3 answers
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.
Michael Grayson | 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

Oracle GoldenGate

We use Oracle Data Guard as a backup tool, but not for data replication. Data Guard is not suited for real-time data replication in our non-normalized reporting database nor for the database we are using for our upgrade project, as Data Guard is not able to transform data and is not able to synchronize data into different schemas, which is necessary for our project. Additionally, our project database is on Oracle 12g not 11i: I am not 100% sure Data Guard is able to replicate from 11i to 12g
Chris Oros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian DataConnect

  • This tool was chosen prior to my arrival and was used to build three integrations. We have decided to switch to SSIS since we have licenses for it and it is a more common tool for ETL integrations.
  • It has been difficult to network with individuals that have experience with this tool.
  • Having been a part of a software package purchased, we have chosen to use a different tool for future integrations and plan to rewrite existing integrations.
Justin Duperre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GoldenGate

  • Less time needed to switch from the main database and the backup database. Can almost instantly do that switch in case of failure in the principal site.
  • Decrease the time recovery [of a] mayor failure in the databases from hours or days to minutes.
  • We have a high availability environment.
Alejandro Pineda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

Actian DataConnect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Oracle GoldenGate

General

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

Oracle GoldenGate Editions & Modules

Edition
Data Integration$250.001
  1. Per License
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect
Oracle GoldenGate
9.2

Usability

Actian DataConnect
Oracle GoldenGate
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Actian DataConnect
Oracle GoldenGate
10.0

Performance

Actian DataConnect
Oracle GoldenGate
9.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.8

In-Person Training

Actian DataConnect
Oracle GoldenGate
10.0

Online Training

Actian DataConnect
Oracle GoldenGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Actian DataConnect
Oracle GoldenGate
8.6

Scalability

Actian DataConnect
Oracle GoldenGate
10.0

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