Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

TIBCO B2B Integration Solution

10 Ratings
Score 7.2 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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TIBCO B2B Integration Solution

If the environment has many different protocols for data exchange between partners and most of the protocols follow some standards like EDI X12, TIBCO BusinessConnect should be a good tool to take care this business use case.If the environment has a few simple protocols for data exchange, e.g. SFTP, FTPS or emails, some lighter weight tools will be enough and TIBCO BusinessConnect may be an overkill tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution

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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  • TIBCO EDISIM supports customizing X12 messages as per client requirment.
  • TIBCO EDISIM supports exporting customized messages to EDItoXML and XML to EDI transformation artifacts.
  • BusinessConnect engine architecture processes customized messages (an organization can customize message as per their need).
  • TIBCO BusinessConnect supports multiple hosts to exchange messages. One can build B2B hub/platform using this feature.
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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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  • Ease of Installation and configuration.
  • More detailed reports.
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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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The main reason TIBCO BusinessConnect was selected is because of the overall solution it provides with the different TIBCO products. Since TIBCO BusinessWorks and TIBCO Enterprise Message Service are already in place and the canonical model is already built and integrated into the Information Bus, TIBCO BusinessConnect is the best tool to work with them.
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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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  • TIBCO BusinessConnect allows quick setup for the standard data exchange like EDI X12, which is heavily used in the utility industry.
  • TIBCO BusinessConnect is preferred to use with other TIBCO products, like EMS and TIBCO BusinessWorks. It will be more effective, if other TIBCO products are planned to be used as well.
  • The overall cost for all the TIBCO products may become high, if it's not heavily used. So TIBCO BusinessConnect may not be a good stand-alone tool to use.
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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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TIBCO B2B Integration Solution

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