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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

SnapLogic

SnapLogic is well suited for data integration across varied sources by non developers or semi developers when access to certain data is more important than the whole system itself. Using it for creating data warehouses is a bit challenging and time consuming proposition using this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

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

Data Transformations

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

Data Modeling

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

Data Governance

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

Cloud Data Integration

Actian DataConnect
SnapLogic
8.9
Pre-built connectors
Actian DataConnect
SnapLogic
9.6
Connector modification
Actian DataConnect
SnapLogic
9.3
Support for real-time and batch integration
Actian DataConnect
SnapLogic
9.5
Data quality services
Actian DataConnect
SnapLogic
9.6
Data security features
Actian DataConnect
SnapLogic
7.6
Monitoring console
Actian DataConnect
SnapLogic
7.7

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

SnapLogic

  • Their customer service response time is brilliant.
  • SFTP tasks do a great job in reading the file directly from the server, instead of having to download it and then read it.
  • Tasks expose the ability to run them using external job schedulers.
  • Once you have a server up, setting up SnapLogic service does not take long. They have good documentation and customer support too.
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

SnapLogic

  • The installation process is vague, and our customers have issues with using Java for security reasons. If they had an install package that could fix that it would be less of an issue.
  • They could make it more convenient to use on the web browser, if I was working on a customer in the Manager I don't want to have to navigate to keep going back to that.
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

SnapLogic

SnapLogic 6.9
Based on 2 answers
I give it a 9 because we have never had to use them. The product is so intuitive and there are plenty of online resources. I'm sure if we reached out to the support would be great, but we've never used it.
Luke Ferrel | 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

SnapLogic

Earlier we used to work on this tool, but since SnapLogic came in the picture it gave us a lot of confidence to work faster, easier and in a more convenient way. So I would recommend using SnapLogic because of its simple functionality for smaller organizations. It is fast at loading millions of records in a few mins.
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

SnapLogic

  • SnapLogic cannot solve business problems and you still need a technical person to solve the complex integration issues.
  • Our business bought SnapLogic thinking this could replace our current ETL tools such as Informatica. But SnapLogic falls short in a lot of features when compared to Informatica. Later our business decided not to replace Informatica.
  • SnapLogic promised to solve big data integration problems, but we did not find a suitable solution that can solve our problems of data integration using SnapLogic (for instance, it could not parse parquet nested file).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

SnapLogic

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SnapLogic
9.1

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SnapLogic
6.9

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