13 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 6 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

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

I think it would work well in a Java/Linux environment. It is not as suited to Windows/.Net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

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

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

  • Data source compatibility: since it is Java, it can connect to anything with a JDBC driver.
  • Flexibility: you can configure it however you want, we have it configured to use LDAPS for authentication and have all interfaces encrypted, and setting that up was pretty straight forward.
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

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

  • Documentation: hard to navigate, or missing entirely.
  • Integration with Windows: ODBC drivers are not great, don't support SSL.
  • Logging: troubleshooting issues is not straight forward, often requires logging changes.
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

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

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

No answers on this topic

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

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

  • It has allowed us to start moving applications independent from their underlying data sources, savings us time and limiting cutover effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
7.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

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