Altova MapForce Server vs. AWS Data Exchange

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altova MapForce Server
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Mapforce Server, from Altova in Beverly, is a data integration platform which the vendor states supports all major databases and data formats without extra-cost "connectors," and automates integration of any combination of XML, JSON, database, EDI, XBRL, flat file, Excel, and/or Web service data.N/A
AWS Data Exchange
Score 5.9 out of 10
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AWS Data Exchange is an integration for data service, from which subscribers can easily browse the AWS Data Exchange catalog to find relevant and up-to-date commercial data products covering a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, life sciences, geospatial, consumer, media & entertainment, and more.N/A
Pricing
Altova MapForce ServerAWS Data Exchange
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Altova MapForce ServerAWS Data Exchange
Free Trial
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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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Features
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Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Altova MapForce Server
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Ratings
AWS Data Exchange
8.0
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Altova MapForce Server
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AWS Data Exchange
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Data model creation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Altova MapForce Server
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AWS Data Exchange
7.0
1 Ratings
17% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altova MapForce ServerAWS Data Exchange
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(2 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altova MapForce ServerAWS Data Exchange
Likelihood to Recommend
Altova
Altove Mapforce Server is a software that offers high performance at the server level when executing data mappings and offers even greater productivity by improving the automation of data mappings, it is a tool that offers the advantage of making use of functions that allow actions automated before or after mapping execution, is used because it provides up to 70 times faster performance.
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Amazon AWS
AWS Data Exchange fits best for scenarios where you have datasets that you would like to sell and you want to deliver it to anyone who would like to purchase it. It really beats having to set up downloads via your own website or portal. However, it can get complicated to manage if you're trying to deliver a dataset a client has already paid for.
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Pros
Altova
  • Connecting to and mapping data from a variety of sources, including databases, XML files, and text files.
  • Transforming data from one format to another, such as XML to JSON or CSV to XML.
  • Generating output in a variety of formats, including XML, JSON, CSV, and SQL.
  • Running mapping jobs on a schedule or on demand.
  • Providing comprehensive logging and email notification.
  • Supporting multiple users and roles with security and permissions.
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Amazon AWS
  • Simplified data delivery
  • Ability to create any amount of data products
  • Ability to integrate payment plans with data products
  • Tracking data downloads and users
  • Integration with other AWS data services
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Cons
Altova
  • Altove Mapforce Server is an enterprise software that performs data transformation and mapping on MacOS, Windows, Linux operating systems with seamless operation and flexible features that adjust to user needs, It offers high-level services such as bulk database inserts. data by reducing the processing load and achieving much faster performance.
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Amazon AWS
  • Integration with more data sources
  • Ability to deliver data to clients without AWS accounts
  • Inclusion of direct data downloads in addition to asynchronous methods
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Likelihood to Renew
Altova
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Amazon AWS
There have been a lot of problems with ADX. First, the entire system is incredibly clunky from beginning to end.First, by AWS's own admission they're missing a lot of "tablestakes functionality" like the ability to see who is coming to your pages, more flexibility to edit and update your listings, the ability to create a storefront or catalog that actually tries to sell your products. All-in-all you're flying completely blind with AWS. In our convos with other sellers we strongly believe very little organic traffic is flowing through the AWS exchange. For the headache, it's not worth the time or the effort. It's very difficult to market or sell your products.We've also had a number of simple UX bugs where they just don't accurately reflect the attributes of your product. For instance for an S3 bucket they had "+metered costs" displayed to one of our buyers in the price. This of course caused a lot of confusion. They also misrepresented the historical revisions that were available in our product sets because of another UX bug. It's difficult to know what other things in the UX are also broken and incongruent.We also did have a purchase, but the seller is completely at their whim at providing you fake emails, fake company names, fake use cases because AWS hasn't thought through simple workflows like "why even have subscription confirmation if I can fake literally everything about a subscription request." So as a result we're now in an endless, timewasting, unhelpful thread with AWS support trying to get payment. They're confused of what to do and we feel completely lost.Lastly, the AWS team has been abysmal in addressing our concerns. Conversations with them result in a laundry list of excuses of why simple functionalities are so hard (including just having accurate documentation). It was a very frustrating and unproductive call. Our objective of our call was to help us see that ADX is a well-resourced and well-visioned product. Ultimately they couldn't clearly articulate who they built the exchange for both on the seller side and the buyer side.Don't waste your time. This is at best a very foggy experiment. Look at other sellers, they have a lot of free pages to try to get attention, but then have smart tactics to divert transactions away from the ADX. Ultimately, smart move. Why give 8-10% of your cut to a product that is basically bare-bones infrastructure.
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Alternatives Considered
Altova
Altova MapForce Server is a powerful data integration tool that supports a wide range of data sources and targets. Talend Data Integration is also a powerful data integration tool, but it does not support as many data sources and targets as Altova MapForce Server. Altova MapForce Server also supports a wide range of data transformation and mapping features, making it a more versatile tool than Talend Data Integration.
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Amazon AWS
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Return on Investment
Altova
  • Altove Mapforce Server is an ETL and data mapping tool that performs mapping to all popular data formats and transformation between any combination of XML, JSON, Excel, and Web service data. It positively impacts my organization by helping us develop delivery notifications internally by converting data from one format to another.
  • A perfect platform for developers and IT professionals to map data from one format to another with security and speed.
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Amazon AWS
  • Reduced time to publish datasets for sale by more than 80%
  • Increased net profit from dataset sales by ~10%
  • Reduced data delivery time to clients by 15%
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