Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

Talend Data Integration

40 Ratings
Score 7.9 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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Talend Data Integration

If your organisation or department works regularly with ETL jobs or sources data from multiple locations and needs to integrate them to provide for better data compatibility, then Talend Data Integration is a great tool and I would strongly recommend it. This mostly applies to established corporations, and not startups as the licensing fee is quite high.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Talend Data Integration
8.2
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Talend Data Integration
9.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Data Integration
6.8

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Talend Data Integration
9.3
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Talend Data Integration
9.5
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Talend Data Integration
9.0

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Talend Data Integration
7.6
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Talend Data Integration
9.0
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Talend Data Integration
5.8
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Talend Data Integration
7.1
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Data Integration
8.6
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Data Integration
7.7

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Data Integration
8.8
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Data Integration
9.5
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Data Integration
8.1

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 integration
  • support for different data sources
  • documentation
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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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  • Installation process of Integration Suite platform.
  • JAVA memory management. It's easy to get a memory overhead error, and you have to modify configuration files to increase memory manually.
  • Migration process.
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Support

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Talend Data Integration9.0
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Good support, specially when it relates to PROD environment. The support team has access to the product development team. Things are internally escalated to development team if there is a bug encountered. This helps the customer to get quick fix or patch designed for problem exceptions. I have also seen support showing their willingness to help develop custom connector for a newly available cloud based big data solution
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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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Compared to Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) talend gives developers much more tools and flexibility in order to achieve different ETL processes. For instance, SSIS, separates processing from data management, and Talend mixes both stages so that you can perform complex processes like iterating sub-jobs for each data row. It also provides a huge component list compared to SSIS which allows retrieving and saving data from many various sources. The administration part is also wider than what is offered from SSIS. In other words, SSIS is like a toy compared to Talend Integration's capabilities.When comparing Talend with Kettle (Pentaho) it's is easy to find similarities because they are both similar tools. In my experience, I'd rather [use] Talend because, in my opinion, it is more focused at data management. Kettle is a component provided from a wider BI tool, and Pentaho is not only focused at data management. I also found Talend gives better performance and manages connection sockets better than Kettle.
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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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  • Easy to build complex data transformations.
  • Licensing model isn't that flexible.
  • Memory mangement for huge volumes of information. You have to modify ETL designs to handle it properly.
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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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Talend Data Integration

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