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Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

PowerCenter

17 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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PowerCenter

PowerCenter is well suited for processing of large amounts of data that is structured and pre-defined. It is well-suited for large organizations that have the resources to install, configure and support PowerCenter. It is well suited for large organizations that have a large number of data consultants/analysts that do not have a software development/programming background.PowerCenter is not a good fit for smaller, agile organizations that work with unstructured data and changing/dynamic data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
PowerCenter
6.0
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
PowerCenter
8.6
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
PowerCenter
3.4

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
PowerCenter
8.6
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
PowerCenter
9.1
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
PowerCenter
8.1

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
PowerCenter
6.3
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
PowerCenter
8.1
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
PowerCenter
5.2
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
PowerCenter
6.7
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
PowerCenter
5.6
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
PowerCenter
6.0

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
PowerCenter
6.1
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
PowerCenter
4.4
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
PowerCenter
7.9

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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  • It is quite flexible to handle different type of data formats like DB objects or Tables
  • Good performance when processing lots of data in batch
  • Easy to learn and use
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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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  • The client is quite heavy in terms of size and function
  • Better way to upgrade
  • Test and deployment automation needs to be improved
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Likelihood to Renew

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It is a good, efficient product. Lots of developers are easily available in the market to perform the work.
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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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  1. Powercenter provides lots of features to implement mapping rules.
  2. Very easy to design, develop and maintain ETL code.
  3. Easily integrate with its other products like IDQ and MDM.
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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 has a high ROI.
  • Overall very happy with the product.
  • Very useful in fulfilling business needs.
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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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PowerCenter

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