Alation Data Catalog vs. Informatica Cloud Data Integration

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Alation
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Alation offers enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation operates in thethe data catalog market. With its Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight with the goal of tackle the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management.N/A
Informatica Cloud Data Integration
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Informatica Cloud Data Integration, for Cloud ETL and ELT, enables users to ingest, integrate and cleanse data within Informatica's cloud-native ETL and ELT solution. Users can link source and target data with thousands of connectors that recognize metadata, to make it easier to run complex integrations.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlationInformatica Cloud Data Integration
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Alation Data Catalog
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Ratings
Informatica Cloud Data Integration
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Alation Data Catalog
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Informatica Cloud Data Integration
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Alation Data Catalog
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Informatica Cloud Data Integration
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Data model creation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Alation Data Catalog
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Informatica Cloud Data Integration
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Alation Data CatalogInformatica Cloud Data Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(16 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Alation Data CatalogInformatica Cloud Data Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
Alation
Alation is pretty easy to implement. We were able to do it ourselves with Alation's help, no 3rd party needed. We are currently migrating to Snowflake, and it has been helpful with prioritizing what gets migrated. It's great for searching for tables and views. I even use it when I'm trying to find fields in a large table. If I'm not sure if the field is called first_name, firstname, or fname, I can use Alation's table page, filter for fields with "name", and easily find it.
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Informatica
Its best for the people who are less exposed to programming and even Informatica Cloud Data Integration is trying hard to make it less code or no code. They have more than 300+ connection support to third party applications which make them unique in the data and analytics field. They have some bugs in glitch on which they are continuously working.
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Pros
Alation
  • Ability to link objects using the @ symbol. It allows us to easily provide a way to get more information or context. So if the business concept is part of a hierarchy, we can link to the other terms in that hierarchy.
  • The customization is really helpful. Most object types have robust customization options. Others are less so, but it is improving. We've created multiple custom fields to support our data governance framework.
  • The search feature with filtering is helpful in narrowing down what you're looking for.
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Informatica
  • Data synchronisation
  • Data replication
  • Data integration
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Cons
Alation
  • The lineage UI is not ready for primetime. I would not recommend this feature for my users at this time because it's too complex to understand and is visually difficult to track down specific paths.
  • The underlying infrastructure of the on-premise version of the software is fragile and unnecessarily complicated, using too many modules and technologies.
  • The license model of the on-premise version contains too many add-ons. I would like to pay one price and get all of the features.
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Informatica
  • Glitches are noticed often.
  • Kafka support is really low.
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Usability
Alation
It's a great tool in terms of user experience.
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Informatica
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Support Rating
Alation
From the RightStart Program to the Customer Success team to technical support, Alation has it all covered. They respond quickly and expertly to answer my questions and fix my problems.
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Informatica
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Alternatives Considered
Alation
Alation provided the right balance of connection with systems in use, trusted reputation and affordability. The product integrates with current ways of working and does not require reorganisation within other lines of business.
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Informatica
It is really easy to comply and understand its features.
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Return on Investment
Alation
  • Provides a place where people can go to find things
  • When we first implemented, someone was concerned that people would now see what a mess our data environment was. I consider that a feature. We can't clean up if we can't see what we have.
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Informatica
  • Really greatest than any other conventional application.
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ScreenShots

Alation Screenshots

Screenshot of Search: Finds data with natural language or advanced search capabilities like tags, and asset typesScreenshot of Curate: Documents data with valuable context for everyone to better understand and trust dataScreenshot of Compose: Queries multiple databases and provides guided navigation with recommended data to use