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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 10 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

SAP Replication Server

I asked questions about a warm standby and multicast replication. We ended up using bi-directional replication and a warm standby db. Having 3 or more live OLTP DB's where each was read-write was going to be difficult to manage for contention if the same table was being updated. We stuck with an easier solution to have only two OLTP's, and then used additional DB's as read-only DW's.
Bruce Speidel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
10.0

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
SAP Replication Server
10.0

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
8.0
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
8.0
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
8.0
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
7.1
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
8.2
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
8.4
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
SAP Replication Server
8.0
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAP Replication Server
6.1

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

SAP Replication Server

  • guaranteed delivery
  • high availability
  • scalable
  • low latency
  • data transformation
Gene Baker | 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

SAP Replication Server

  • So far we have not dealt with any challenges since we started to utilise its functionality or high speed data replication, with integrated transnational data from different data sources to exchange the replication of data.
  • Our only small concern is it takes extra effort to maintain the hardware and you need special DBAs skills to properly utilise its functionality with its capacity .
Pradeep Bele | 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

SAP Replication Server

SAP Replication Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP support has been outstanding. They have quick response times and always meet their SLAs. Any time we have an issue that needs to be researched they are able to get back to us quickly with resolution.
Gene Baker | 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

SAP Replication Server

Hands down Sybase has the best replication
Bruce Speidel | 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

SAP Replication Server

  • A positive is that it allow quick business decision making on the basis of real time data. Huge time saving for business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

SAP Replication Server

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
SAP Replication Server
10.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAP Replication Server
10.0

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