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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

TIBCO Data Virtualization

7 Ratings
Score 8.8 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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TIBCO Data Virtualization

It is well suited in cases when there are many upstream heterogeneous sources, and the data sets are persisted in periodically refreshed cache, preferably database-based cache (although file-system or in-memory cache are options as well).It is less appropriate for time-series analysis because the history is limited to the amount of history in he underlying source data repositories.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization

Data Modeling

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

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
TIBCO 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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  • For insurance companies, it is easy to link the client's bank account with the insurance company database
  • Service Level Agreements such as product licenses can be linked with the companies employee databases
  • Helpdesk Systems are easy to manage since one interface can provide information from multiple company databases that are related to a single account
  • Sales and Marketing departments can make an assessment of their penetration level and environmental analysis
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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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  • Hospitals need Databases if the client has gone through multiple specialists and I think it'll be better if you add specialized platforms that are on centered for the health industry
  • Businesses that are in partnership need to share resources and Accounting information e.g software development,
  • Manufacturing industries to administer environmental climate changes in business analysis
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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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So far we've used Cisco Data Virtualization since, but not really settled with other vendors systems. We're still doing some further research on other vendors since now we meet some clients that say Cisco Equipment is a bit expensive. So we're still researching on other vendor systems that can provide similar solutions that have been provided by Cisco Data Virtualization, but if it happens that I implement other vendors of virtualization solutions, I will be glad to give you a feedback.
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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 is easy to manage thereby reducing the number of workers needed
  • Easy data access helps in quick decision making thereby reaching market targets in time
  • Centralized clients data access helps in providing quick assistance to the clients thereby increasing client confidence and gain competitive advantage
  • It needs frequent monitoring and upgrades
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

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

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