Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

Informatica Enterprise Data Integration

46 Ratings
Score 8.3 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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Informatica Enterprise Data Integration

One of the main strengths of Informatica Enterprise Data Integration is its performance. If your business requirements include processing of huge volumes of data, then Informatica is strongly recommended over other tools. I would recommend Informatica over Talend.On the other hand, if your business primarily works on Apple machines, Informatica Enterprise Data Integration is a resounding NO. Running Informatica on a VM or a Remote Desktop completely kills its efficiency.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
9.5
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
9.0

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
9.5
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
9.0

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
8.0
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
7.6
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
7.6
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
8.1
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
8.0
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
8.7

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
7.8
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
8.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Informatica Enterprise Data Integration
7.6

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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  • Tracking Changes in slowly changing dimensions
  • Fact & multi-dimensional loading
  • Integration of data from SAP and Salesforce is better with this ETL tool compared to other tools in the market
  • Modularity
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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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  • UI is a little ugly - looks like pictures of the tool from 10+ years ago.
  • Needs undo. Really, it doesn't have undo? Yes. Really.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Informatica Enterprise Data Integration8.9
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Availability of options to integrate with application oriented databases like SAP, Salesforce etc.Product Support.Reliability.
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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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I've really only used Informatica as an ETL developer
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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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  • Informatica allows us to achieve complex data integration among our systems and into our data warehouse environment. Without this tool in place, hours of manual manipulation would occur to integrate this data and extract it into the appropriate DW solution.
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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
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Informatica Enterprise Data Integration

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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