Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
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Score 3.5 out of 101

Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

1 Ratings
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Score 7 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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Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

I think it would work well in a Java/Linux environment. It is not as suited to Windows/.Net.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

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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  • Data source compatibility: since it is Java, it can connect to anything with a JDBC driver.
  • Flexibility: you can configure it however you want, we have it configured to use LDAPS for authentication and have all interfaces encrypted, and setting that up was pretty straight forward.
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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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  • Documentation: hard to navigate, or missing entirely.
  • Integration with Windows: ODBC drivers are not great, don't support SSL.
  • Logging: troubleshooting issues is not straight forward, often requires logging changes.
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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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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 allowed us to start moving applications independent from their underlying data sources, savings us time and limiting cutover effort.
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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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Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization

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