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Score 9.2 out of 100
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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

Panoply

Panoply is great for smaller organizations where analytics is critical, but it is unrealistic to hire a data engineer or build a data infrastructure. Panoply comes as a full data stack out of the box.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Panoply
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Panoply
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Panoply
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Panoply
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Panoply

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Panoply
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Panoply

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

Panoply

  • It’s a good choice for building quick, multipurpose data stack for a variety of businesses needs.
John Cromwell | 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

Panoply

  • I hate the chat bots
  • The automated data ingestion is great, but does sometimes make for weird columns
Peter Weinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Panoply

Panoply 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s a good choice for building a quick, multipurpose data stack for a variety of businesses needs.
John Cromwell | 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

Panoply

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Panoply

Panoply's time to value is much more rapid than Redshift, BigQuery, or Snowflake.
Anonymous | 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

Panoply

  • Saved time on Redshift setup
  • Saved support costs (monetary and temporal) by not having to set up on-premise
  • Widens the BI tool use in organization; lowers the barrier to entry and makes organization more productive in analytical terms
Peter Weinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Actian DataConnect

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

Panoply

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$325*

* 2 million rows, 12.5 GB of storage, unlimited queries

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply
9.7

Usability

Actian DataConnect
Panoply
10.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Panoply

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