Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline Builder vs. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline Builder
Score 8.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Centerprise Data Integrator is an integration platform that includes tools for data integration, data transformation, data quality, and data profiling.N/A
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Data Integrator is an ELT data integrator designed with interoperability other Oracle programs. The program focuses on a high-performance capacity to support Big Data use within Oracle.N/A
Pricing
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline BuilderOracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Editions & Modules
Centerprise Enterprise
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Lifetime License per Seat
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline BuilderOracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are provided for 10 pack, 20 pack, 50 pack, and enterprise wide Centerprise Professional licenses.
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Community Pulse
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline BuilderOracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline BuilderOracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline Builder
8.1
31 Ratings
3% below category average
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.6
11 Ratings
14% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.031 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL7.31 Ratings9.39 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline Builder
8.6
32 Ratings
5% above category average
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.9
11 Ratings
19% above category average
Simple transformations9.932 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Complex transformations7.330 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline Builder
8.5
30 Ratings
5% above category average
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.2
11 Ratings
13% above category average
Data model creation9.919 Ratings9.310 Ratings
Business rules and workflow9.928 Ratings9.111 Ratings
Collaboration6.41 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Testing and debugging8.027 Ratings9.311 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings9.510 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline Builder
8.2
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.1
9 Ratings
9% above category average
Integration with data quality tools8.21 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools8.21 Ratings8.77 Ratings
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User Ratings
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline BuilderOracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(45 ratings)
8.0
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(7 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline BuilderOracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Likelihood to Recommend
Astera Software
I have only been using Astera Centerprise for about 6 months and I am still learning the ins and out of it. A scenario where it seems to do well is in generating reports from SQL queries that we already had and no longer have to run the reports manually. The SQL Query Source object has been the most useful tool for me thus far. I have yet to fully stress test the server side of Astera Centerprise, but currently there have been some version updates that required me to re-set up all the scheduled jobs that we have. We only have 8 jobs thus far but have plans to expand this into the hundreds and those same updates would require exponential amounts of work.
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Oracle
Oracle Data Integrator is well suited in all the situations where you need to integrate data from and to different systems/technologies/environments or to schedule some tasks. I've used it on Oracle Database (Data Warehouses or Data Marts), with great loading and transforming performances to accomplish any kind of relational task. This is true for all Oracle applications (like Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Financial Management, and so on). I've also used it to manage files on different operating systems, to execute procedures in various languages and to read and write data from and to non-Oracle technologies, and I can confirm that its performances have always been very good. It can become less appropriate depending on the expenses that can be afforded by the customer since its license costs are quite high.
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Pros
Astera Software
  • API integrations vis REST Web Service transformation
  • Stored Procedure integration via SQL statement Lookup transformation
  • Bulk imports and exports to and from tables
  • Data dumps from SQL tables to excel, csv, text files etc...
  • EDI Integrations like 810, 856, 940, 945 etc.. via Astera Centerprise Data Integrator plus EDI Connect
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Oracle
  • Oracle Data Integrator nearly addresses every data issue that one can expect. Oracle Data Integrator is tightly integrated to the Oracle Suite of products. This is one of the major strengths of Oracle Data Integrator. Oracle Data Integrator is part of the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Suite - which is highly used by various industries. This tool replaced Informatica ETL in Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Suite.
  • Oracle Data Integrator comes with many pre-written data packages. If one has to load data from Excel to Oracle Database, there is a package that is ready available for them - cutting down lot of effort on writing the code. Similarly, there are packages for Oracle to SQL, SQL to Oracle and all other possible combinations. Developers love this feature.
  • Oracle Data Integrator relies highly on the database for processing. This is actually an ELT tool rather than an ETL tool. It first loads all the data into target instance and then transforms it at the expense of database resources. This light footprint makes this tool very special.
  • The other major advantage of Oracle Data Integrator, like any other Oracle products, is a readily available developer pool. As all Oracle products are free to download for demo environments, many organizations prefer to play around with a product before purchasing it. Also, Oracle support and community is a big advantage compared to other vendors.
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Cons
Astera Software
  • When purchasing Astera Centerprise you are given options on how you would like to be trained and each option comes with a different price tag. We chose to be trained using online meetings over several days. The training went too fast and it was not always easy to understand until I started using the product.
  • I am a person that wants to learn how and why something works so that I can use the knowledge in the future. When contacting the support team they take the problem, create a solution for you and send it back. The solutions always work, but when I get the solution I have to review every field and function to understand how it works so that I can re-create it for another solution I need. I would much rather have the support team explain what I had done incorrectly and what they changed or I would like to find a solution with them instead of having it handed to me.
  • Astera uses license keys to allow their customers rights to only the functionality that was purchased. Each user and server has its own key and each key is only good for one year. There have been 2 different times that we received keys that had less functionality that we purchased. It wasn't until it created problems that we noticed and had to request new keys. This year our sales representative made sure she was available when we updated our keys so that if there was a problem she could fix it right away; however, there were not issues this year. I believe this is something they pay closer attention to now.
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Oracle
  • ODI does not have an intuitive user interface. It is powerful, but difficult to figure out at first. There is a significant learning curve between usability, proficiency, and mastery of the tool.
  • ODI contains some frustrating bugs. It is Java based and has some caching issues, often requiring you to restart the program before you see your code changes stick.
  • ODI does not have a strong versioning process. It is not intuitive to keep an up to date repository of versioned code packages. This can create versioning issues between environments if you do not have a strong external code versioning process.
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Likelihood to Renew
Astera Software
We've been using Astera Centerprise application for the last 6 years and we've already added EDI connect to it. Both applications are working really well for our enterprise needs so far with no issues, so we'll continue renewing the licenses.
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Oracle
It is maturing and over time will have a good pool of resources. Each new version has addressed the issues of the previous ones. Its getting better and bigger.
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Usability
Astera Software
Centerprise is highly usable; however the version we are currently using could be a little more intuitive in some areas though by no means unworkable. I think some of the issues we have have been addressed and solved in the latest version.
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Oracle
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Astera Software
In most cases Astera is stable. However, our client experiences the error from time to time. Mostly they are related to cdc file and ServerAdminConfig.xml file.
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Oracle
No answers on this topic
Performance
Astera Software
I think the performance for Astera is great when compare with other similar software.
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Oracle
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Astera Software
Support is great! No matter if you need technical assistance or you have general questions about the tool - the support is very responsive and provides solutions quickly. They are available via various channels, which makes it very convenient to get in touch with them (Support portal, direct email contact, LinkedIn).
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Oracle
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Astera Software
Astera support provided us implementation/installation tutorial and we were able to perform all the activities. Also one of the support was there to shadow us to make sure the process was smooth with no issues
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Oracle
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Astera Software
We looked at continuing to use SSIS as an alternative. Although we own SSIS as part of our SQL licensing, we found that it takes a much higher skill level to create solutions. It also does not have the ability to parse unstructured data the way that Centerprise Data Integrator can. We also looked at Datawatch Monarch as a possibility but found it over-all to be cost-prohibitive. We also looked at a cheaper alternative called SimX but did not have a strong confidence in the product as we evaluated it. We landed on Centerprise Data Integrator as it met all of our business requirements and we know we could leverage it for many uses across our enterprise.
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Oracle
I have used Trifacta Google Data Prep quite a bit. We use Google Cloud Platform across our organization. The tools are very comparable in what they offer. I would say Data Prep has a slight edge in usability and a cleaner UI, but both of the tools have comparable toolsets.
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Scalability
Astera Software
I think Astera can do multiple things. However, we are not sure what it can do. We only know the basic features. If they can give us some kind of training, then we maybe able to benefit for it. We are planning to use their Azure connection in the future. If they can provide the training for it, it will be wonderful.
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Oracle
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Astera Software
  • It is tough to say on how Centerprise would have helped us with ROI. Unfortunately our project (after 3 years) was scrapped (put on hold) due to the impromptu purchase of another Crop Insurance company. But with that, Centerprise was huge in getting our warehouse loaded for our BI Team to make important decisions about our policies.
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Oracle
  • From a business intelligence perspective, it allows us to provide users with the necessary data and information to make informed decisions.
  • Compared with other Oracle products and licensing, I do not think the pricing was unreasonable.
  • It is part of a larger install, so for ease of use, we purchased it with other Oracle products.
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ScreenShots

Astera Centerprise Data Pipeline Builder Screenshots

Screenshot of Centerprise's data profiling feature, that ensures that only quality data is delivered to end users.Screenshot of a variety of write strategies available for workflows.Screenshot of In Astera, you can automate most of your tasks using the built-in scheduler. You can set a trigger based on time, event or even a file or mail drop.Screenshot of Astera supports AI-powered mapping that allows users to automate the mapping process from source to destination. The tool also supports The Dynamic Layout/Template Mapping feature in Astera Centerprise that allows users to create a template dataflow that can be used to process multiple files and generate copies of the same dataflow, without changing the mapping links individually for each source dataset. Upon execution, Centerprise replaces the values dynamically and generates a new dataflow automatically for all source files.Screenshot of Astera Centerprise supports two types of transformations: record level and set level transformation. Record level transformations are used to create derived values by applying a Lookup, Function, or Expression to fields from a single record. Set level transformations, on the other hand, operate on a group of records and may result in the Joining, Reordering, Eliminating, or aggregating of records.