Likelihood to Recommend
Sqoop is great for sending data between a JDBC compliant database and a
environment. Sqoop is built for those who need a few simple CLI options to import a selection of database tables into
, do large dataset analysis that could not commonly be done with that database system due to resource constraints, then export the results back into that database (or another). Sqoop falls short when there needs to be some extra, customized processing between database extract, and
loading, in which case
's JDBC utilities might be preferred
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Legacy systems often need to be replaced or integrated with new applications in order to modernize businesses. A strong API strategy that avoids custom coding and third-party programs is essential to enable this integration. Boomi's new-age connectivity and integration solutions ensure safe, secure, and robust integration. In the age of information, businesses are under more pressure than ever to be able to collect and manage large amounts of data. This data comes in from a variety of sources, including personalized devices such as voice assistants and wearable tech. While this data can be immensely valuable to businesses, they often lack the infrastructure necessary to handle it effectively. This can lead to data build-up in databases or silos, and can eventually lead to problems with integration and security.
Read full review Pros Provides generalized JDBC extensions to migrate data between most database systems Generates Java classes upon reading database records for use in other code utilizing Hadoop's client libraries Allows for both import and export features Read full review Pre-built connectors to almost anything which greatly reduce time to release of your integration needs. Easy to use development platform with drag&drop features. Non-technical people could build simple integration processes in no time. Great user community where you can get quick help if needed. Boomi people hang around there a lot. Read full review Cons Sqoop2 development seems to have stalled. I have set it up outside of a Cloudera CDH installation, and I actually prefer it's "Sqoop Server" model better than just the CLI client version that is Sqoop1. This works especially well in a microservices environment, where there would be only one place to maintain the JDBC drivers to use for Sqoop. Read full review More from a development perspective. It is always difficult to use the properties features. It takes a while to understand how the data/variables can be used across an integration. Dell Boomi should also invest more on API Management and not just seen as a ETL,ESB tool. Should roll out features more often based on users reviews. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Dell Boomi has provided us with the ability to connect our campus together using our various existing platforms. There are many supported features and have yet to run into something that we cannot do. Its user interface is very intuitive which would allow users to begin developing fairly easily. There is a myriad of resources available
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My IT and Finance teams have noted that setting up the tool is a breeze. Dell Boomi has never caused an issue during a system implementation that I am aware of. We are pleased with the tool and recommend others consider it.
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The atom sphere takes a time to load, when I open a process or when I open a log. One more slow processing is when I import objects from NetSuite.
About the performance of processing, it looks like Boomi takes a time to initialize some things such as connectors before starting the process. This is also performance we have.
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Boomi support was responsive and knowledgable, however being a closed cloud service, it doesn't have good community support. We found the learning curve to be steep and there aren't avenues like google, forums, or blogs that provide community driven insight into the product or how to go about designing solutions using the tool
Read full review Alternatives Considered Sqoop comes preinstalled on the major Hadoop vendor distributions as the recommended product to import data from relational databases. The ability to extend it with additional JDBC drivers makes it very flexible for the environment it is installed within. Spark also has a useful JDBC reader, and can manipulate data in more ways than Sqoop, and also upload to many other systems than just Hadoop. Kafka Connect JDBC is more for streaming database updates using tools such as Oracle GoldenGate or Debezium. Streamsets and Apache NiFi both provide a more "flow based programming" approach to graphically laying out connectors between various systems, including JDBC and Hadoop. Read full review
We decided to go with Dell Boomi because another department in our company was already using the software. We did not research competitor applications to use as our business solution. Dell Boomi was very easy and quick to set up, so once we decided to use Dell Boomi for systems integration, we had it set up and running within a few working days.
Read full review Return on Investment When combined with Cloudera's HUE, it can enable non-technical users to easily import relational data into Hadoop. Being able to manipulate large datasets in Hadoop, and them load them into a type of "materialized view" in an external database system has yielded great insights into the Hadoop datalake without continuously running large batch jobs. Sqoop isn't very user-friendly for those uncomfortable with a CLI. Read full review It has allowed us to scale significantly without having to add headcount, specifically those geared towards data entry. We went from a $10m ARR business to $200m ARR business with the same amount of Order Processors and 12x amount of transactions by leveraging Boomi to perform a lot of the work, and then having the Order Processing team to simply review that the transaction was processed successfully. Read full review ScreenShots