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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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Talend Open Studio

For quick daily integrations Talend is a very good tool and it makes development time so short and easy. Citizen developers who are not great programmers can pick up and start using Talend Open Studio within weeks. It's well suited for all kinds of data migration between various systems. It is less appropriate for smaller synchronous services where you need to trace the complete transaction and how data moved between them. It's also less appropriate for small data movements where other tools can be easier to use and manage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Talend Open Studio
9.9
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Talend Open Studio
9.9

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
9.5
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
9.0

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
8.7
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
8.5
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
9.0
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
9.3
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
8.6
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
8.0

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Talend Open Studio
9.2
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Talend Open Studio
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Talend Open Studio
8.4

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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  • Talend Open Studio provides a great and easy to use interface. It is conveniently used to extract, transform and load the data and we can simply email business users though it is not a reporting tool. Also, it is easy and quick to install and get started.
  • Custom code writing is a good feature which makes it even more flexible to use.
  • MDM and data quality is also one of the key features of talend and helps to manage data well. MDM is easily available under GPL open license.
  • Wide range of transformation components to play around and get the work done easily.
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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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  • Talend Open Studio is the free product, and is very powerful in and of itself. The paid version comes with a host of other software and features including the TAC for job scheduling and monitoring. It also comes with more components and options.
  • Talend's reliance on Java is both a strength and a weakness. The entire Talend infrastructure is built around open source projects, many of which are primarily implemented in JAVA, thus providing an affinity between the technologies. But the Java platform is unstable and quirky. Our most recent problems with Java include the auto-updater cannibalizing existing installations of JAVA. And if you require Java 8, it will uninstall 7 in the background without obtaining permission. So you will have to put up with all the miseries of managing your JVM.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Talend Open Studio10.0
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There is no licence requirement for Talend Open Studio. So, this is not relevant question. However, if you are asking whether we will use Talend in future. Yes. We will continue to use it. It's very powerful free tool which caters to all our extra, transform, load capabilities. We just love Talend for it's great functionality and ease of use.
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Support

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Talend Open Studio5.0
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Talend Open Studio is free and we are not using the enterprise version which comes with licence and support. So, mostly depend on the open source community for any issues that we face. The document is good and we didn't have to use any support so far. We did evaluate the enterprise version and so far sticking to the free version.
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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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It solved my specific problem of needing a standard way to integrate with databases, web services and file transfers. The price is right (free). And the tool has been very stable in my experience.
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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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  • Talend Studio has increased developer productivity and opened up new ways of thinking about solutions.
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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

Talend Open Studio

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