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Score 6.2 out of 101
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Score 7.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
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Talend Data Integration

It's perfect for data warehouse implementation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Talend Data Integration
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Talend Data Integration
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Talend Data Integration

Data Source Connection

OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
8.1
Connect to traditional data sources
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
9.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
6.7

Data Transformations

OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
9.2
Simple transformations
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
9.5
Complex transformations
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
8.9

Data Modeling

OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
7.5
Data model creation
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
8.6
Metadata management
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
7.6
Business rules and workflow
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
9.0
Collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
5.5
Testing and debugging
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
7.0

Data Governance

OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
8.8
Integration with data quality tools
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
9.5
Integration with MDM tools
OpenText Analytics
Talend Data Integration
8.1

Pros

OpenText Analytics

  • The software can be tied to Actuate Basic which is much like MS Visual Basic and can provide an almost custom application feel to some reports.
  • Actuate had field movement tools that allowed a user to line rows up and disperse them across a report based off the width. Comparative tools like Crystal did not provide these.
  • The Actuate Server also gave easy access to review who had been running a report or reports via its web interface.
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Talend Data Integration

  • Reading for multiple sources: Any modern Database, Files, WebServices, etc.
  • Monitoring and scheduling task dependencies for data loading purposes.
  • Really useful to design a Data Warehouse, thanks to its built in components for design patterns like SCD, etc.
  • It's also useful to publish data interfaces via WebServices or REST.
  • Good and high qualified support team.
  • Connecting to various databases from classic Relational (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc.) to No-SQL Databases.
  • Well documented.
  • Community which provides plugins, etc.
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Cons

OpenText Analytics

  • Anything that I would consider an area for improvement and have asked about from the company is a area where they are already doing development and refinement and when it is available it comes as a simple upgrade.
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Talend Data Integration

  • 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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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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Talend Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
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Support

OpenText Analytics

OpenText Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

OpenText Analytics

We looked at a few other competitor's products but based on value for features chose Actuate for its total cost of ownership.
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Talend Data Integration

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

OpenText Analytics

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
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Talend Data Integration

  • 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

OpenText Analytics

General

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

Talend Data Integration

General

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

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