Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

Power BI For Office 365

185 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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Power BI For Office 365

Well-suited: In small-to-medium size businesses (SMB), Power BI is a wonderful solution. The speed to design and deploy a highly valuable solution makes it a fantastic selection for these businesses. Also, individual or small teams, even in large corporations, can benefit from it. Finally, accounting, finance, and business analysts are the "sweet-spot audience" for Power BI. Also, Power BI is great for designing prototypes or mockups of future enterprise capabilities.Less Appropriate: Information Technology team developing an enterprise analytics solution. Power BI is not intended to be an enterprise solution. Power BI is fully capable of handling millions of rows of data for analysis. However, in more complex analytical scenarios, where complex rules are incorporated into the data model over VERY LARGE sets of data (in particular, dimensional/structural data), the PowerPivot solution is not as strong. It is generally recommended that you upgrade to SQL Server Analysis Services for these scenarios.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Power BI For Office 365

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Power BI For Office 365

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Power BI For Office 365
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Power BI For Office 365
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Power BI For Office 365
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Power BI For Office 365

BI Standard Reporting

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Customizable dashboards
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Drill-down analysis
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Formatting capabilities
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Publish to Web
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Publish to PDF
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.8
Report Versioning
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
5.3

Access Control and Security

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.0

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.4
Dedicated Android Application
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
5.5

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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  • perfectly integrated with microsoft tools
  • objects can be easily shared in mobile environments
  • attractive dashboards
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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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  • Like many Microsoft products, you can get by with a small understanding of the product, but to truly realize the entire potential does take a while to learn.
  • Hooking up SQL databases to the cloud version is a more complex than just querying right into the database from the desktop version.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Power BI For Office 3659.2
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If I were a small business owner, I would likely use Power BI for Office 365 for the sheer fact that I would get the Office licensing I need, along with powerful capabilities. As a Microsoft Partner, we continue to see Microsoft invest heavily in the Power BI capabilities, and will continue to implement and support BI solutions around this product, as we believe this is in the best interest of our clients.
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Breadth of Deployment

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At the maximum, we have had 10 users, of which 3 were data analysts. The others were consumers of the data.
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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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Much less expensive, particularly if your already an Office 365 customer.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Power BI For Office 3657.8
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Need to be able to share pbix in sharepoint internally.
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Data Integration

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Power BI For Office 3657.1
Based on 6 answers
There is an ever-increasing range of data-sources, including SAP. Real-time is possible, but rather slow. Overall, it is hard to beat the number of different data sources it can connect to.
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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 allowed us to better visualize large amounts of data.
  • It's an easy way to tie into an existing SQL database for users that don't know SQL.
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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

Power BI For Office 365

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