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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

Xactly Connect

When the client has source data in Salesforce, Workday or flat files, it works really well. If the client has too much data, it can be really slow or require lots of preprocessing. It's often better to do as much of the calculations as you can in the configuration rather than on the Xactly Connect side. So that regular comp admins with Incent Connect training but no Xactly Connect are able to make changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Xactly Connect
5.5
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Xactly Connect
7.3
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect
3.6

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
Xactly Connect
6.5
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Xactly Connect
7.6
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
Xactly Connect
5.5

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect
6.8
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect
9.1
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect
7.3
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect
7.3
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect
3.6
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect
6.8
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
Xactly Connect
2.7
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect
2.7
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
Xactly Connect
2.7

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

Xactly Connect

  • Flawless data integration
  • Helpful data checkpoints
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

Xactly Connect

  • SQL isn't the same syntax in Connect as it is in Sequal Server Management Studio, making it difficult for communities outside of Xactly to help with certain issues.
  • Sometimes the scheduling part of the tool does not work as expected, but over all it is consistent.
Robert Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xactly Connect

Xactly Connect 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Very user-friendly for a programming tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xactly Connect

Xactly Connect 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Xactly is a very helpful tool ensuring appropriate and correct data is used when calculating commissions. The interface loads timely, but it is not intuitive to use. The learning curve to be proficient in Xactly takes a significant amount of time.
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

Xactly Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Xactly Connect

I have not used another product like Xactly Connect.
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

Xactly Connect

  • Saves us 10+ hours of work on a weekly basis.
  • Ensures that the results are consistent without manual intervention.
Robert Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

Xactly Connect

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
Xactly Connect
7.6

Usability

Actian DataConnect
Xactly Connect
6.7

Performance

Actian DataConnect
Xactly Connect
7.9

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
Xactly Connect

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