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After evaluating many of the leading data governance/management tools in the industry, Ataccama ONE quickly became a front-runner for our firm's needs and requirements. I particularly like how Ataccama focuses on investing a portion of its revenue on user-suggested enhancements - they truly want to grow with their clients, which is what we were looking for.
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Informatica Powercenter is the centerpiece of our overall enterprise data warehouse strategy. It's a critical enablement to ensure we can feed in multiple data stream and transform them into digestible data within our data warehouse. With its flexible capabilities and API availability, we were able to feed in industry standard data format as well as home grown data structure. Overall, we are very pleased with their capability and contribution to our data warehouse strategy.
Read full review Pros It is one of the leading data quality tools in the industry, in our opinion. Offers free data profiling. Integrates with other tools for complete end-to-end lineage. Read full review 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. Read full review Cons Does not support as wide of a tech stack range as I would like. It would be nice if it came with a user hotkey function out of the box. Having concurrent user usage licenses would be ideal. Read full review There are too many ways to perform the same or similar functions which in turn makes it challenging to trace what a workflow is doing and at which point (ex. sessions can be designed as static or re-usable and the override can occur at the session or workflow, or both which can be counter productive and confusing when troubleshooting). The power in structured design is a double edged sword. Simple tasks for a POC can become cumbersome. Ex. if you want to move some data to test a process, you first have to create your sources by importing them which means an ODBC connection or similar will need to be configured, you in turn have to develop your targets and all of the essential building blocks before being able to begin actual development. While I am on sources and targets, I think of a table definition as just that and find it counter intuitive to have to design a table as both a source and target and manage them as different objects. It would be more intuitive to have a table definition and its source/target properties defined by where you drag and drop it in the mapping. There are no checkpoints or data viewer type functions without designing an entire mapping and workflow. If you would like to simply run a job up to a point and check the throughput, an entire mapping needs to be completed and you would workaround this by creating a flat file target. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Our team enjoys using Informatica and feels that it is one of the best ETL tools on the market.
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One of the key factors in our choice to onboard Ataccama was its usability - general end users have everything at their fingertips, it is not difficult for IT developers to setup the tool, and it has been an overall pleasure.
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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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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 has been excellent to date - very user friendly and knowledgeable to help support our needs and issues as they arise.
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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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Ataccama ONE was a clear winner during our evaluation of many other products/vendors. Their offering was the best suited for our needs, and they are a company that we want to grow with over time.
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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.
Read full review Return on Investment With Ataccama ONE our users can trust the data and learn more about it quickly and easily. Management can focus on other priorities knowing that the data is well-governed. Having transparency around the data has been a key benefit to our users. Read full review The data pipeline automation capability of Informatica means that few resources are needed to pre-process the data that ultimately resides in a Data Warehouse. Once a workflow is implemented, manual intervention is not needed. PowerCenter did require more resources and time for installation and configuration than was expected/planned for. The lack of or minimal support of unstructured data means that newer sources of dynamic/changing data cannot be easily processed/transformed through PowerCenter workflows. Read full review ScreenShots