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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloud Elements

Cloud Elements shines when you want to offer multiple options to the user on a type of system, such as supporting integration to CRM and wanting to offer Dynamics, Salesforce, and HubSpot on equal footing. If you only have a single integration with a single system, using Cloud Elements adds an unnecessary layer of abstraction.
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Cloud is a great tool for use when data must be formatted consistently. Once configured, it is very robust and reliable. It is also well-suited for an organization without a robust IT staff to maintain a full server infrastructure. It offers a cost-effective approach to high-quality data integration for even the largest organizations. Organizations without staff experienced in data analytics may find it challenging to take advantage of the more complex results of this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Cloud Elements
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.7
Pre-built connectors
Cloud Elements
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.6
Connector modification
Cloud Elements
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.0
Support for real-time and batch integration
Cloud Elements
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.0
Data quality services
Cloud Elements
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.9
Data security features
Cloud Elements
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
7.9
Monitoring console
Cloud Elements
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.0

Pros

Cloud Elements

  • The API itself is very robust and easy to use, being a standard REST interface, standard HTTP response codes, well-packaged error messages, etc.
  • Their uptime is great! I think I've seen one (short) 5-minute' blip' the entire time we've been connected for any type of primary function.
  • Their support is top notch, they respond quickly, and the team that works with you is communicative and knowledgable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • Once the secure connection is established it’s quite easy to operate and create new jobs. The controls are simple, and we appreciate the fact there are not a lot of complex fine-tunings required. Navigation is also easy, and we enjoy the ability to open multiple tabs in the browser to work on multiple projects.
  • The monitoring functionality works well to help track the progress of the jobs, again, without too much complication. In a fast dev environment, speed is essential and we quickly seeing the status/progress of jobs as well as any errors if the jobs fail helps us maintain speed.
  • The web interface is a lot easier to interact with than the client/on-prem version. Putting much of the heavy lifting of interacting with the tool onto the shoulders of the browser makes it easier to keep multiple sessions open and get in/out quickly without having to VPN into the office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloud Elements

  • The only thing I can think of that they could improve is the quality of the assets they produce in the go-to-market process. This is a huge value add service, but the quality of what was produced was lower than what we would have produced internally. We spent more time going back and forth on the assets than it would have taken us to build them from scratch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • Incremental jobs can run very slowly on large table updates. Incremental jobs do not work at all for Salesforce.com history tables.
  • No real ability to report on what jobs you have set up or the performance of those jobs (failures, number of records copied, etc.).
  • It is only available within the user interface and you basically have to copy paste it from the browser if you want the information.
Vaibhav Khanna ☁⚡ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloud Elements

No score
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Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services 8.0
Based on 6 answers
I've never had trouble getting into contact with Informatica's support for technical help. I give it a nine because it does pretty well for mid to enterprise-scale workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cloud Elements

At the time we found Cloud Elements we found no other option that had a Unified API for cloud storage providers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

We were originally given Informatica Cloud as a bundled piece of software with the Salesforce implementation company we signed up for so we didn't do a lot of detailed searching for competitors. Since then we have seen it go against Mulesoft Anypoint and Zapier. Both were good, but Informatica Cloud just worked so much better for everything we are using and was cheaper.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloud Elements

  • Not my area of expertise, but it made my job as an implementer much easier, especially after finishing the first integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • One positive ROI is that Informatica Cloud ensures that data is being imported in the same format each and every time so a user can be confident of data integrity.
  • Secondly, being able to match of certain fields prevents record duplication.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cloud Elements

General

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

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloud Elements
8.6
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.5

Support Rating

Cloud Elements
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.0

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