Altova MapForce Server vs. Toad Data Point

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
Toad Data Point
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Toad Data Point is a cross-platform, self-service, data-integration tool that simplifies data access, preparation and provisioning. It provides data connectivity and desktop data integration, and with the Workbook interface for business users, it provides simple-to-use visual query building and workflow automation.
$365
Pricing
Altova MapForce ServerToad Data Point
Editions & Modules
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Base Edition
$365
Pro Edition
$528
Offerings
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Altova MapForce ServerToad Data Point
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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User Ratings
Altova MapForce ServerToad Data Point
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(2 ratings)
7.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
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10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altova MapForce ServerToad Data Point
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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Quest
Appropriate for general querying and some DBA work. It's the universal least-offensive solution for most environments - not best of breed, but not subject to unusual/extensive requirements. It just works. On the other hand, some functionality (e.g. data import/export, snippets) are perfunctory and minimal and seem to be either difficult or impossible to automate. If you need to streamline those operations, you'll be forced to rely on third-party solutions that mostly work on top of (instead of with) TOAD.
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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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Quest
  • Export data into excel.
  • Export data into excel using a pivot table functionality.
  • Navigation between windows is intuitive and easy to understand.
  • Good for SQL novices and experts alike.
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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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Quest
  • The workflow is a relatively new feature. Quest is adding additional functionality and the workflows are useful now.
  • Would be nice if the 'Automate' feature was a bit easier to use.
  • Would be nice if some of the SQL Editor features in the traditional interface worked better in the new workflow interface (although, these are being fixed with each release).
  • Would be nice if there were fewer releases.
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Usability
Altova
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Quest
I find Toad Data Point easy to use for both the novice and the experienced business analyst. If all you desire is to access data and create spreadsheets...this is a snap. Toad Data Point actually has cool data analysis features built into it. The newer workflow interface makes automating steps a snap
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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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Quest
Although Toad and UltraEdit are both great products, from an SQL standpoint Toad is a much better editor and troubleshooter.
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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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Quest
  • It is the least common denominator - not particularly optimized for our environment or workflows.
  • Hangs or slowdowns add anywhere from 5% - 7% for projects utilizing large/complicated data setts. (This could be due to other IT-imposed constraints and not entirely due to TOAD.)
  • Trying to perform some operations requires reading documentation and experimenting in order to figure out the TOAD-specific approaches and commands.
  • It just works (when we understand it). Updates don't break things and things don't suddenly start behaving differently. Best of all, we don't mysteriously lose functionality.
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