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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

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
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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
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.3
Formatting capabilities
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.3
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
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Publish to Web
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Publish to PDF
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
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
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.9

Access Control and Security

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
REST API
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Power BI For Office 365
6.0

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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  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
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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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  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
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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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Tableau Desktop is a more mature product with more features but the price is what has stopped me going down this path.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Power BI For Office 3658.7
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Using Microsoft's Office 365 framework means it uses existing users, groups, and built-in security to help share and control access. This can include MFA too which is great. If working within the web version of PowerBI, you can more easily collaborate than when working on the desktop application, as you can only have 1 person working on the file at a time.
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Data Integration

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Power BI For Office 3658.0
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PowerBI includes various options for connecting to external data sources or services, via APIs, or to on-premises servers via a gateway scenario. The gateway works well with our Microsoft SQL server. It has been simple to create, say, a website analytics dashboard that connects to Google Analytics and our SQL server to show customers finding and purchasing items.
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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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  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
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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