Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

8 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

I wouldn't recommend Data Integrator over SSIS, but it may be a better tool than other ETL offerings. Having a background in the Microsoft Stack, I am hesitant to recommend any other products especially in a Microsoft-centric company. If this was the only option to use, I think it does a good job at integrating systems after taking time to learn the approach. "Maps" in Data Integrator is definitely different than "process flow" philosophy in SSIS.
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BusinessObjects Data Integrator

Great tool for ETL with the ability to integrate with SAP products seamlessly. Supports Big data integration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.6
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.0
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.0

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Pros

  • Map multiple source and destination tables - what would be done in many steps in SSIS can be done in one or two "maps" in Data Integrator.
  • Platform independent, cloud based, no client software.
  • Conversion of data types, write flat files - this helps us with integrating systems.
  • Fairly straightforward to use if the user has ETL experience.
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  • Processing business validations on the input data set.
  • Scheduling and notification using the Admin console tool.
  • Code management across group of developers.
  • Simple deployment process across environment.
  • Ability to deploy stand alone jobs to automate task. Integration with OS and support for variety of data bases.
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • Writing custom components is a complex process.
  • Along with ETL BODI should have some data quality integration.
  • Ready documentation of the code and inbuilt commenting on components.
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Usability

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BusinessObjects Data Integrator8.0
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It is a good ETL tool to use if you are SAP shop and looking for a simple and elegant solution for automation.
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Alternatives Considered

Data Integrator was initially a part of a package deal for us with our new Student Information System. It was chosen prior to my arrival at the institution. Since I discovered we have SQL Server licenses, we have decided to use SSIS instead since I have a background in the MSBI stack and SSIS appears to be more straightforward (process flow philosophy vs "map" philosophy.)
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It is a good package tool with SAP BO set of product line
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • It was a packaged purchase of BO toolset including BOXI and BODI.
  • Optimized performance for integrating different data sources.
  • Simple and easy setup and maintenance cost.
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Pricing Details

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

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