Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
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Score 3.6 out of 101

Oracle Warehouse Builder

17 Ratings
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Score 8.4 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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Oracle Warehouse Builder

If you plan to upgrade your databases to newer versions, you need to migrate your Oracle Warehouse Builder jobs to Oracle Data Integrator (fastest and easiest way) or an other ETL tool, because Oracle Warehouse Builder came to an end and does not support newer versions of databases as it is described in statement of direction.There will be no major releases of Oracle Warehouse Builder (latest
release is 11GR2 - 11.2.0.4), but bug resolving and minor releasing will continue.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
7.4
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.8
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Oracle Warehouse Builder
6.0

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
9.4
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
9.9
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.8

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Oracle Warehouse Builder
6.3
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
5.1
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.0
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.0
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Oracle Warehouse Builder
5.2
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Oracle Warehouse Builder
5.2

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Oracle Warehouse Builder
7.8
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Oracle Warehouse Builder
7.5
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Oracle Warehouse Builder
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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  • OWB has a very nice performance of ETL processing, as it uses Oracle database as a transformation engine. It's very intuitive and easy to use tool.
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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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  • What I noticed is that sometimes OWB doesn't generate the best SQL in the package especially when there are a high number of source tables in the ETL. It would be nice if ETL developers were allowed to update the generated packages in the database directly.
  • Another thing - moving OWB ETLs from one database to another one could be easier - for example it would be nice to just copy the generated packages from one database to the other one without doing the deployment of these ETLs through OWB.
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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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Currently we work with Informatica and compared to OWB Informatica is a little bit more difficult to use, however Informatica has more features and is a more powerful BI tool.
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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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  • OWB allows you to quickly develop even complex ETLs thus saving lots of time for the developers to work on other things. I would say OWB is a very convenient and easy to use tool.
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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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Oracle Warehouse Builder

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