Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

Centerprise Data Integrator

18 Ratings
Score 9.2 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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Centerprise Data Integrator

I personally tested and selected Centerprise Data Integrator. I love this tool and I believe it has a lot of potential. The only thing I am not so sure about is scalability.Our data volumes are relatively small (~200Gb). I wonder how it would perform with terabytes of data. I know it has partitioning capabilities but I haven't had the chance to use them, so I wonder if performance will be reasonable
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.9
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.3

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.5
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
9.1
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.9

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.1
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.6
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
6.4
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Centerprise Data Integrator
7.3

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.2
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Centerprise Data Integrator
8.2

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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  • The links to many different data sources made it real easy to gain access to the key data elements and integrate the data across many different systems.
  • The graphical approach is self documenting and permits the rapid assimilation of existing work by new team members.
  • It makes it VERY easy to build source/destination data reconciliations.
  • The ability to incrementally see the data transformation results at any point in a data flow is invaluable.
  • The XML processors make it real easy to process and integrate XML data. We've even used Centerprise on its own data logs to pull out and report on the XML job log data for custom reporting.
  • Centerprise is an invaluable tool for addressing data integration particularly dealing with 'Shadow IT' Excel spreadsheets.
  • The dataflow architecture will take some getting used to as you have to understand the various data flow objects and THINK about how a data flow will work to accomplish what you want.
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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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  • The scheduler and job monitor are areas where the product can be improved. We would like to see an independent job monitor as a separate read only component so that a client use license is not not needed to see the working jobs.
  • The job scheduler interface is not that intuitive and adding jobs, particularly in 100's, is VERY time consuming using the interface.
  • The mapping between UTC and local times need work and the scheduler needs to handle switching back and forth between day light savings.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Centerprise Data Integrator9.1
Based on 2 answers
We renew yearly, it is a core part of our department's functionality.
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Usability

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Centerprise Data Integrator8.0
Based on 5 answers
With the few things I have found with the GUI, I give it a 9. Otherwise it would have been a 10.
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Support

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Centerprise Data Integrator7.7
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The help was wonderful. the only reason I dropped it down to an 8 is we struggled with the releases of code and it breaking current code.
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Implementation

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Centerprise Data Integrator9.1
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Think outside the box because Centerprise can take on more than just data integration.
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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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We looked at Adeptia, Informatica, Jitterbit, and Adaptive. All of these products had their specific strengths. We compared many factors which included but was not limited to price, product capability, product maturity and stability, what comes in the box for the purchase price, the ability to connect across a wide data landscape, ease of use, and product support. We chose Centerprise because of what was delivered for the purchase price. Other products required additional module purchases while others did not provide the data integration level we where seeking.
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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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  • Dramatically reduced new client integration processes
  • New employees who are not good with SQL can use this tool
  • Streamline tasks data imports
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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
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator Editions & Modules
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
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Centerprise Data Integrator

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Centerprise Data Integrator Editions & Modules
Centerprise Data Integrator
Edition
Centerprise Enterprise
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1. Lifetime License per Seat
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise wide Centerprise Professional licenses.