Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

Phocas Business Intelligence

3 Ratings
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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Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas is well suited to keep track of sales numbers for small businesses like ours. It's not that well suited in writing queries, and there is some level of initial difficulty in figuring how to use the system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Phocas Business Intelligence

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Phocas Business Intelligence
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Phocas Business Intelligence

BI Standard Reporting

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
4.0
Customizable dashboards
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.0
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
3.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.7
Drill-down analysis
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.3
Publish to PDF
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Report Versioning
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0

Access Control and Security

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Phocas Business Intelligence
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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  • Detailed tracking of sales numbers
  • Timely updates - data refreshed every day
  • Ability to work with our ERP system and extract data
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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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  • Ability to build reports
  • Could be more user friendly
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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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Collaboration and Sharing

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Phocas Business Intelligence5.0
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Haven't found it very easy to share reports
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Data Integration

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Phocas Business Intelligence8.0
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Data refreshes every night, not real time. It's been easy to integrate with our ERP system, and we are looking for ways to integrate it with our HRIS system.
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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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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

Phocas Business Intelligence

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Phocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.