Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

NetWeaver Process Integration

6 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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NetWeaver Process Integration

I recommend it for manufacturing companies, retailers and logistics operators that use technologies such as barcode readers, RFID or mobile terminals where instant data exchange with the central SAP ERP system plays a key role. If you are going to use it for connecting SAP and non-SAP applications, you need to think twice.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.3
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.7
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.0

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.2
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.0
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.3

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
NetWeaver Process Integration
7.7
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.8
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.1
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
5.6
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.6
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
NetWeaver Process Integration
7.3

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.4
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.0

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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  • Strong monitoring capabilites. NetWeaver Process Integration also offers a web service for developing custom reporting for message monitoring.
  • Can develop business process workflows with BPM.
  • Supports many technologies like SFTP, Oauth, REST, SOAP etc.
  • Can cross map different integrations like SOAP XML to file.
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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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  • Complicated UI. Could be more simple.
  • Need more clear instructions on development environment.
  • Hard to debug errors.
  • Have many dependencies like Basis support.
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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 has real-time customer service which is perfect.
  • It has combined advantages of ABAP and Java.
  • It's built on open standards.
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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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  • Since it is the backbone of the integrations, downtime should be minimal to none. We had problems when the system was down and it was hard to get it up.
  • Decrease in development costs because mapping and transformation between systems can be done in NetWeaver Process Integration.
  • Can make business decisions on the BPM, thus reducing development costs.
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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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NetWeaver Process Integration

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