Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

Talend Open Studio

38 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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Talend Open Studio

Talend offers a fairly quick ramp up time and leads to incredible gains in productivity in the realm of system integration and ETL. It is the best integration tool on the market
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Talend Open Studio
9.9
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Talend Open Studio
9.9
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Open Studio
9.8

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
Talend Open Studio
9.7
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
Talend Open Studio
10.0
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Talend Open Studio
9.4

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
Talend Open Studio
8.8
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Talend Open Studio
9.3
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
Talend Open Studio
8.6
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
Talend Open Studio
8.5
Data model creation
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Open Studio
8.5
Metadata management
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Open Studio
9.0

Data Governance

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Open Studio
9.3
Integration with data quality tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Open Studio
10.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
Talend Open Studio
8.6

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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  • Integrating with Big Data tools
  • Handling multiple data sources
  • Monitoring real time data flow
  • Developing jobs quickly using predefined components
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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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  • Experienced few bugs sometimes. It behaves a little strange sometimes giving random code errors which go away just by restarting Talend Open Studio.
  • Developers with java background are needed for complex development.
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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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Oracle JDeveloper for BPEL is a very nice tool, but way to expensive. It has a tight integration with Oracle DB and more advanced features.
JBoss ESB Developer studio is very, very close in terms of functionality, but again, expensive.
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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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  • Overall a very good tool when comparing the pricing, features, and flexibilities provided together.
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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

Talend Open Studio

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