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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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Mule ESB

Well Suited for:
  • REST APIs.
  • Rapid API Development.
  • Most suitable for integration with SFDC.
  • Batch processing.
  • Parallel processing.
Less appropriate for:
  • Integration with Database.
  • Exposing SOAP services.
  • Small organizations, because it is super costly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Mule ESB
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Mule ESB

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Mule ESB
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Mule ESB
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Mule ESB

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Mule ESB
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Mule ESB
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Mule ESB
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Mule ESB

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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  • As an ESB it provides great flexibility to add/remove systems in the integration easily. Highly scalable.
  • Supports any kind of system to be integrated, Supports Java.
  • Lightweight.
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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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  • Experienced resources will be required to build complex integrations.
  • It's not perfect to be used as ETL. There are other ETLs in the market which offer better features overall but when it comes to ESB features, Mule is much better.
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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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It is a great product, just very expensive and did not have the connectors. For larger companies it works well and is very reliable, but it requires special skills and support staff to manage the performance and scaling attributes. Both tools can do the job, it just depends on the funding and the talent pool available
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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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  • It’s all been positive from an ROI perspective for us, having the competency in-house has cut down on outsourcing expenses.
  • Mule has allowed us to sunset a major ETL tool we were using for migrations to the cloud, saving us more in annual license costs than the cost of Mule itself.
  • Adding Mule has allowed us to reconfigure several internal departments combining them into one, resulting in fewer headcount able to accomplish more. As we lose people through attrition, we realize we can leverage Mule to automate and absorb some of their functions.
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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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Mule ESB

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