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Likelihood to Recommend

Anypoint Platform

While the Anypoint Platform is a newcomer to API management tools, it still manages to be feature-rich and offers many resources for both API development and deployment needs.Pros:
  • Intuitive user interface. It's extremely easy to locate API information and consume analytic information. - Easy to do create new APIs via RAML. - Fast and easy deployments and updates. - Wide range of connectors.
Cons:
  • Customer support can be a bit slow and hard to reach. - Developer Portals for APIs do not allow for much customization. - If you manage a lot of APIs, it is hard to keep track and administer APIs since tables do not let you sort using API request date and other variables.
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Informatica PowerCenter

PowerCenter is well equipped to handle large amounts of data movement in an organization with many disparate sources and a structured development team. It excels in enforcing enterprise development standards through things like metadata manager and the monitoring capabilities (as well as being able to design monitoring rules for everything from naming standards to design practices). It is especially well suited at handling flat-file data in addition to its many connectors and native support for just about any ANSI standard database. For large development teams or the desire to remain flexible at an enterprise scale, Powercenter is a top-tier solution.For small projects or even smaller development teams with mostly a single data source, expect frustration with being able to quickly test a solution as the design flow is very structured. It is also designed in a way that segregation of duties at a very high level can also cause small development teams to be counter-productive. Each step in the design process is a separate application, and although stitched together, is not without its problems. In order to design a simple mapping for example, you would first need a connection established to the source (example, ODBC) and keep in mind that it will automatically name the container according to how you named your connection. You would then open the designer tool, import a connection as a source, optionally check it in, create a target, optionally check it in as well, and design a transformation mapping. In order to test or run it, you will need to open a separate application (Workflow Manager) and create a workflow from your mapping, then create a session for that workflow and a workflow for those one or more sessions at which point you can test it. After running it, in order to observe, you then need to open a separate application (Monitor) to see what it is doing and how well. For a developer coming from something like SSIS, this can be daunting and cumbersome for building a simple POC and trying to test it (although from the inverse, building an enterprise scalable ETL solution from SSIS is its own challenge).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Anypoint Platform
8.1
Informatica PowerCenter
Pre-built connectors
Anypoint Platform
8.8
Informatica PowerCenter
Connector modification
Anypoint Platform
7.0
Informatica PowerCenter
Support for real-time and batch integration
Anypoint Platform
8.6
Informatica PowerCenter
Data quality services
Anypoint Platform
8.2
Informatica PowerCenter
Data security features
Anypoint Platform
8.4
Informatica PowerCenter
Monitoring console
Anypoint Platform
7.8
Informatica PowerCenter

Data Source Connection

Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.9
Connect to traditional data sources
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
9.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.3

Data Transformations

Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.7
Simple transformations
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.8
Complex transformations
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.6

Data Modeling

Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.2
Data model creation
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
7.4
Metadata management
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.9
Business rules and workflow
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.3
Collaboration
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.6
Testing and debugging
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
7.8

Data Governance

Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.0
Integration with data quality tools
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.1
Integration with MDM tools
Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
8.0

Pros

Anypoint Platform

  • Provides wide range of popular connectors like salesforce, netsuite, sftp and many more. A user can easily integrate with those services using specific connector.
  • Support API development using RAML and desing tool. The platform is very good in data type classification.
  • Cloud deployment and post deployment monitoring is easy. A user can configure application worker as per need. Alert and notifications are real time.
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Informatica PowerCenter

  • Informatica has a wide range of support for databases. Pretty much every mainstream DBMS is compatible here.
  • Designing ETL mappings and workflows is a very intuitive process, and takes minimal learning time and effort even for a beginner.
  • Informatica's biggest strength is its sheer performance. It is unmatched in terms of handling large volumes of data.
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Cons

Anypoint Platform

  • Mulesoft has tons of capabilities however where I see it's lacking is usability, it's tough to set-up Anypoint Studio on local machines. Though flow designer is an alternate to that, however, it has very limited capabilities and it's extremely tough to build integrations there for business users.
  • Very expensive and no pay as you go model.
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Informatica PowerCenter

  • One of the challenges of PowerCenter is the lack of integration between the components and functionality provided by PowerCenter. PowerCenter consists of multiple components such has the repository service, integration service, metadata service. Considerable time and resources were required to install and configure these components before PowerCenter was available for use.
  • In order to connect to various data sources such as Netezza database or SAS datasets, PowerCenter requires the installation and configuration of separate plug-ins. We spent considerable time trouble-shooting and debugging problems while trying to get the various plug-ins integrated with PowerCenter and get them up and running as described in the documentation.
  • PowerCenter works well with structured data. That is, it is easy to work with input and output data that is pre-defined, fixed, and unchanging. It is much more difficult to work with dynamic data in which new fields are added or removed ad-hoc or if data format changes during the data ingest process. We have not been as successful in using PowerCenter for dynamic data.
  • One of the challenges of learning PowerCenter is that it is difficult to find documentation or publications that help you learn the various details about PowerCenter software. Unlike SAS Institute, Informatica does not publish books about PowerCenter. The documentation available with PowerCenter is sparse; we have learned many aspects of this technology through trial and error.
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Likelihood to Renew

Anypoint Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Our team enjoys using Informatica and feels that it is one of the best ETL tools on the market.
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Usability

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Positives;- Multi User Development Environment- Speed of transformation- Seamless integration between other Informatica products.Negatives;- There should be less windows to maintain developers' focus while using. You probably need 2 big monitors when you start development with Informatica Power Center.- Oracle Analytical functions should be natively used.- E-LT support as well as ETL support.
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Performance

Anypoint Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 9.5
Based on 2 answers
PowerCenter is robust and fast, and it does a great job meeting all the needs, not just the most commercially vocal needs. In the hands of an expert power user, you can accomplish almost anything with your data. It is not for new users or intermittent users-- for that the Cloud version is a better fit. Be prepared for costly connectors (priced differently for each source or destination you are working with), and just be planful of your projects so you are not paying for connectors you no longer need or want
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Support

Anypoint Platform

Anypoint Platform 6.8
Based on 4 answers
Anypoint Platform support is very responsive. There is also a huge knowledge base and an active online forum where answers to most questions can be found. When needed support engages the engineering group so adequate solutions or workarounds are always provided.
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Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Informatica power center is a leader of the pack of ETL tools and has some great abilities that make it stand out from other ETL tools. It has been a great partner to its clients over a long time so it's definitely dependable. With all the great things about Informatica, it has a bit of tech burden that should be addressed to make it more nimble, reduce the learning curve for new developers, provide better connectivity with visualization tools.
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Alternatives Considered

Anypoint Platform

Dell Boomi is kind of similar in drag and drop implementation. However, it doesn't have as many connectors (shapes in Dell Boomi). Moreover, it also doesn't have deployment stuff on its own.Informatica is way behind Dell Boomi and Anypoint Platform, but users are still using it since they are not aware of the latest technology like Mulesoft.
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Informatica PowerCenter

PowerCenter is the industry leader when it comes to interfacing with multiple source and target systems. The graphical interface increases employee productivity while reducing human resource expenditures and training requirements. These other tools offer some similar capabilities, but lack the range and depth when compared with the PowerCenter platform.
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Return on Investment

Anypoint Platform

  • Mulesoft can be used to provide an integration platform to a large number of systems like Salesforce, ODBC, JDBC, SAP, Mongo DB, etc.
  • An excellent option to develop microservices and real-time integrations.
  • Not as robust in handling large data volumes, Informatica is better in that respect.
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Informatica PowerCenter

  • Positive - Easy to maintain processes built in Informatica Power Center.
  • Positive - Rapidly build and deploy ETL data mappings.
  • Positive - Develop the overall workflow process to run all ETL processes for the project.
  • Negative - Informatica Power Center can be a bit expensive, so your application needs to warrant the enterprise support.
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Pricing Details

Anypoint Platform

General

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

Informatica PowerCenter

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anypoint Platform
7.8
Informatica PowerCenter
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
10.0

Usability

Anypoint Platform
8.0
Informatica PowerCenter
9.5

Performance

Anypoint Platform
Informatica PowerCenter
9.5

Support

Anypoint Platform
6.8
Informatica PowerCenter
8.0

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