Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

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Score 7 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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Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

I think it would work well in a Java/Linux environment. It is not as suited to Windows/.Net.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
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
9.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Data Transformations

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

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

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

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

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