Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

SAP Replication Server

7 Ratings
Score 8.3 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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SAP Replication Server

I asked questions about a warm standby and multicast replication. We ended up using bi-directional replication and a warm standby db. Having 3 or more live OLTP DB's where each was read-write was going to be difficult to manage for contention if the same table was being updated. We stuck with an easier solution to have only two OLTP's, and then used additional DB's as read-only DW's.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
SAP Replication Server
9.5
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
SAP Replication Server
9.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
SAP Replication Server
10.0

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
SAP Replication Server
9.0
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
SAP Replication Server
9.0
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
SAP Replication Server
9.0

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
SAP Replication Server
8.8
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
SAP Replication Server
9.0
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
SAP Replication Server
8.5
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
SAP Replication Server
8.5
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
SAP Replication Server
9.0
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
SAP Replication Server
9.0

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
SAP Replication Server
9.0
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
SAP Replication Server
9.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
SAP Replication Server
9.0

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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  • Training was excellent on the product.
  • Great customer service when questions arose.
  • Functionality was awesome.
  • Bringing the main OLTP down for maintenance then allowed down time we could previously never afford to make SLA committments
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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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  • A few bugs existed in the specific implementation we created requirements for, and we had to wait for Sybase to fix those bugs before it went live to production
  • Two way replication had issues where if the same table was being updated by both source and destination, a decision had to made on the "truth". We had to write some special software for specific business requirements.
  • Sometimes RepServer would go down, and we didn't know about it until the next time a healthcheck was performed. We had to write some monitoring software to notify us if things went down.
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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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Hands down Sybase has the best replication
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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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  • With SAP Replication server, connecting to Big Data is easiest and fastest way to achieve the data transfer and receive requirement with the help of Big data integration such as HIVE connectors, to and from different stage files,
  • One of the great functionalities of SAP RS is, it can maintain business continuity by providing the DR solution without downtime, and it only requires medium expertise to utilise the SAP RS functionality to run. This means that every organisation can get real benefit out of it.
  • SAP has upgrades available that offer effectively optimised performance sizing tools to meet your requirements.
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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

SAP Replication Server

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