Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.6 out of 101

IQMS EDI Translator

2 Ratings
Score 5.3 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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IQMS EDI Translator

It is not well-suited for HR purposes (i.e.employee information maintenance and information accessibility, applicant management, employee information data and reporting, training records). An actual HRIS should be used if a company uses this system for other business purposes. The system itself is not very intuitive either. There are a lot of cumbersome steps involved.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
IQMS EDI Translator
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
IQMS EDI Translator

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
IQMS EDI Translator
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
IQMS EDI Translator
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
IQMS EDI Translator

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
IQMS EDI Translator
2.3
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
IQMS EDI Translator
5.0
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
IQMS EDI Translator
1.0
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
IQMS EDI Translator
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
IQMS EDI Translator
1.0

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
IQMS EDI Translator
3.0
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
IQMS EDI Translator
3.0

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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  • Inventory Control
  • Quality document tracking
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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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  • Anything human resources related
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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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Workday is wonderful from an HR perspective and has way more functionality than IQMS. Workday is also much more intuitive to use and is more customizable to suit your needs. It has much more reporting functionality. I did not select IQMS, it was already in place when I started with the company.
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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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  • Overall it has had a positive impact on business objectives
  • Negative impact on the HR side of things
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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

IQMS EDI Translator

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