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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

Well suited to read data from Excel files, although to set up an efficient and error-proof process it requires you to create a foundation and that is quite time consuming, but once it's there, it works well.Solution is structured nicely in a folder hierarchy.Less apppropriate when you need to add a lot of business logic to the data, if you need to enrich the data. Such logic is hard to implement and slows down a lot.Less appropriate for creating real-time insights, caching or storing on database is almost always required to get good performance.
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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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  • SSO user identification and mapping
  • enable logging at user/Query level
  • Purging idle sessions functionality
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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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In its tool selection process, Cloetta used a Value for Money model on Excel, scoring the functions, performance, vendor qualifications, support, and consultancy required against the total cost of ownership for the first five years of usage. The company went with TIBCO® Data Virtualization because it received the best score and received positive feedback from customer references.
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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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  • First solution not live yet, not possible to give fact based numbers yet (and even when live, increased reporting insights are hard to qualify)
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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