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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

Well suited to read data from Excel files, although to set up an efficient and error-proof process it requires you to create a foundation and that is quite time consuming, but once it's there, it works well.Solution is structured nicely in a folder hierarchy.Less apppropriate when you need to add a lot of business logic to the data, if you need to enrich the data. Such logic is hard to implement and slows down a lot.Less appropriate for creating real-time insights, caching or storing on database is almost always required to get good performance.
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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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  • Scales out horizontally and vertically to support federated queries against growing data volumes
  • Integrates well with BI/Reporting technologies like Tableau and Microstrategy
  • Supports a wide range of data sources, including relational, no-SQL, message queues/streaming, and big data
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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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  • No integrated version management and no possibility for tem based development (with check-out and check-in)
  • Performance, more out of the box query optimization
  • 'Type ahead' and auto correction / detection of table and field names on script is not there, so requires ot of maual / textual work
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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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TIBCO/Composite Data Virtualization tool competes against Denodo and Red Hat data virtualization tools. While they have comparable features. The TIBCO product is stronger as far as performance and scalability. Denodo was superior when it comes to metadata capabilities, as well forward-engineering and reverse-engineering using data modeling tools such as ERwin or Sybase PowerDesigner.
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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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  • First solution not live yet, not possible to give fact based numbers yet (and even when live, increased reporting insights are hard to qualify)
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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

TIBCO Data Virtualization

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