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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

Oracle Warehouse Builder

17 Ratings
Score 8.4 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 Warehouse Builder

If you plan to upgrade your databases to newer versions, you need to migrate your Oracle Warehouse Builder jobs to Oracle Data Integrator (fastest and easiest way) or an other ETL tool, because Oracle Warehouse Builder came to an end and does not support newer versions of databases as it is described in statement of direction.There will be no major releases of Oracle Warehouse Builder (latest
release is 11GR2 - 11.2.0.4), but bug resolving and minor releasing will continue.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Oracle Warehouse Builder
7.3
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.6
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
6.0

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
9.3
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
9.9
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.6

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
6.3
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
5.2
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
5.2
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
5.1
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
7.9
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
7.9

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Oracle Warehouse Builder
7.8
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
7.5
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.0

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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  • Simplified user interface with all required ETL functions
  • Flexible and Efficient
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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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  • Should include better automation for mapping transformations
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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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Depending on investment, I would prefer Oracle Data Integrator, since it complies with all versions of all types of databases including Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL environment as well as the cloud and is the strategic heterogenous data integration product of Oracle, as it is declared in statement of direction.
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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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  • OWB allows you to quickly develop even complex ETLs thus saving lots of time for the developers to work on other things. I would say OWB is a very convenient and easy to use tool.
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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 Warehouse Builder

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