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Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.6 out of 101

InfoSphere

23 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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InfoSphere

It can contribute a lot of value to any project that requires data integration either in batch or near real-time mode. You can manage the quality of the data as they are moved from a data source to the various destinations. It also allows managing the metadata of the entire environment and is especially useful to cover the requirements of a data governance program. Maybe it is not the most appropriate platform to integrate data in real-time mode.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
InfoSphere
8.7
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
InfoSphere
9.8
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
InfoSphere
7.7

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
InfoSphere
9.5
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
InfoSphere
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
InfoSphere
9.0

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
InfoSphere
8.2
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
InfoSphere
8.8
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
InfoSphere
8.0
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
InfoSphere
7.2
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
InfoSphere
8.5
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
InfoSphere
8.2

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
InfoSphere
9.5
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
InfoSphere
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
InfoSphere
9.0

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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  • ETL capabilities, integrating data from any source system to any destination.
  • MPP Processing Engine
  • Data Profiling & Data Cleansing capabilities with multi-country support for common data such as names and addresses
  • Metatada management capabilities not only within the platform but also with 3er party tools like BI tools
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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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  • Parellel processing architecture
  • Big Data
  • Processing of XML
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InfoSphere8.0
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  • Scale of implementation
  • IBM techsupport
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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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Information can be used for large but simple implementation. InfoSphere provides more intergaration options with outside world. Abinitio is great product but stopped innvoating and is not kept up to date with market needs and changes. Talend is good new product. Good Big Data capability.
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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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  • Increased time to market
  • BI Reports available on time
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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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InfoSphere

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