Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.7 out of 101

TIBCO Data Virtualization

8 Ratings
Score 8.8 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 Data Virtualization

It is well suited in cases when there are many upstream heterogeneous sources, and the data sets are persisted in periodically refreshed cache, preferably database-based cache (although file-system or in-memory cache are options as well).It is less appropriate for time-series analysis because the history is limited to the amount of history in he underlying source data repositories.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
TIBCO Data Virtualization
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
TIBCO 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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  • For insurance companies, it is easy to link the client's bank account with the insurance company database
  • Service Level Agreements such as product licenses can be linked with the companies employee databases
  • Helpdesk Systems are easy to manage since one interface can provide information from multiple company databases that are related to a single account
  • Sales and Marketing departments can make an assessment of their penetration level and environmental analysis
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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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  • Hospitals need Databases if the client has gone through multiple specialists and I think it'll be better if you add specialized platforms that are on centered for the health industry
  • Businesses that are in partnership need to share resources and Accounting information e.g software development,
  • Manufacturing industries to administer environmental climate changes in business analysis
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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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TIBCO/Composite Data Virtualization tool competes against Denodo and Red Hat data virtualization tools. While they have comparable features. The TIBCO product is stronger as far as performance and scalability. Denodo was superior when it comes to metadata capabilities, as well forward-engineering and reverse-engineering using data modeling tools such as ERwin or Sybase PowerDesigner.
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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 is easy to manage thereby reducing the number of workers needed
  • Easy data access helps in quick decision making thereby reaching market targets in time
  • Centralized clients data access helps in providing quick assistance to the clients thereby increasing client confidence and gain competitive advantage
  • It needs frequent monitoring and upgrades
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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 Data Virtualization

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