Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

Informatica Application ILM

19 Ratings
Score 7.5 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 Application ILM

For a large organisation that needs to carefully monitor and manage data usage, ILM is a very effective tool. ILM becomes even more useful if you are already set up with Informatica PowerCenter. Informatica Application ILM definitely broadens the use cases of PowerCenter when they are used in an environment together.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Informatica Application ILM
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Informatica Application ILM

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Informatica Application ILM
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Informatica Application ILM
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Informatica Application ILM

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Informatica Application ILM
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Informatica Application ILM
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Informatica Application ILM
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Informatica Application ILM

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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  • Works well with curated data
  • Allows you to monitor data movements within an organisation
  • Advisable to use ILM if already using Informatica PowerCenter
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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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  • As a standalone tool (without PowerCenter), ILM does not add much value.
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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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My company currently uses Hadoop for big data management, as well as ParAccel/Matrix databases for storing the data. The combo is fairly effective, and the only reason we are exploring ILM is because of our use of other Informatica products, and looking to build in either synergies between the technologies, or cost savings by bundling all our licensing through one vendor (Informatica)
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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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  • Tracking the usage of specific brackets of data across the entire organisation has now become possible.
  • The team was already using PowerCenter. Therefore, using ILM was a very apt decision that allowed easier management of data at the organisation level.
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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 Application ILM

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