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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Alooma

Very appropriate for managing an ELT stack -- Alooma handles the 'E' and 'L' pieces very well. Due to the way transformation is setup, it is more on the lightweight side of things and thus works for this kind of stack. For more traditional ETL stacks, Alooma would probably not be the right fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Cloud is a great tool for use when data must be formatted consistently. Once configured, it is very robust and reliable. It is also well-suited for an organization without a robust IT staff to maintain a full server infrastructure. It offers a cost-effective approach to high-quality data integration for even the largest organizations. Organizations without staff experienced in data analytics may find it challenging to take advantage of the more complex results of this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Alooma
7.5
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.6
Pre-built connectors
Alooma
8.0
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.4
Connector modification
Alooma
7.0
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
6.7
Support for real-time and batch integration
Alooma
7.0
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.9
Data quality services
Alooma
8.0
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.9
Data security features
Alooma
7.0
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.9
Monitoring console
Alooma
8.0
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.0

Pros

Alooma

  • Transformation of data before entering the data warehouse -- allows for a consistent/understandable schema for analytics teams.
  • Adding of additional data sources: Alooma has a large library of pre-built, common 3rd party vendors for which data is often needed to be ETL-ed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • Once the secure connection is established it’s quite easy to operate and create new jobs. The controls are simple, and we appreciate the fact there are not a lot of complex fine-tunings required. Navigation is also easy, and we enjoy the ability to open multiple tabs in the browser to work on multiple projects.
  • The monitoring functionality works well to help track the progress of the jobs, again, without too much complication. In a fast dev environment, speed is essential and we quickly seeing the status/progress of jobs as well as any errors if the jobs fail helps us maintain speed.
  • The web interface is a lot easier to interact with than the client/on-prem version. Putting much of the heavy lifting of interacting with the tool onto the shoulders of the browser makes it easier to keep multiple sessions open and get in/out quickly without having to VPN into the office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alooma

  • More tools on managing the data warehouse itself. Although great on the ingest and transformation of data, more help provided by the tool on managing the outputs would be welcome.
  • Increase possibilities in the transformation step, rather than single event transformations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • Incremental jobs can run very slowly on large table updates. Incremental jobs do not work at all for Salesforce.com history tables.
  • No real ability to report on what jobs you have set up or the performance of those jobs (failures, number of records copied, etc.).
  • It is only available within the user interface and you basically have to copy paste it from the browser if you want the information.
Vaibhav Khanna ☁⚡ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alooma

No score
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Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services 8.0
Based on 6 answers
I've never had trouble getting into contact with Informatica's support for technical help. I give it a nine because it does pretty well for mid to enterprise-scale workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alooma

Haven't used the alternatives, since Alooma was one of the earlier ones to the market. From a cursory viewing, however, the features seem to match relatively similarly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

We were originally given Informatica Cloud as a bundled piece of software with the Salesforce implementation company we signed up for so we didn't do a lot of detailed searching for competitors. Since then we have seen it go against Mulesoft Anypoint and Zapier. Both were good, but Informatica Cloud just worked so much better for everything we are using and was cheaper.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alooma

  • Allowing for additional data sources to more automation capability around monitoring the business is a huge ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • One positive ROI is that Informatica Cloud ensures that data is being imported in the same format each and every time so a user can be confident of data integrity.
  • Secondly, being able to match of certain fields prevents record duplication.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alooma

General

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

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alooma
8.0
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.6

Support Rating

Alooma
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.0

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