CloverDX vs. Informatica PowerCenter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloverDX
Score 9.0 out of 10
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CloverDX is a rapid, end-to-end data integration solution. The vendor states that businesses choose CloverDX for its usability and intuitive controls, along with its lightweight footprint, flexibility, and processing speed. Achieving true, rapid data integration means much more than just raw data processing power. Rapid refers to an end-to-end process that begins the moment a data-related problem is recognized to the point when the data is in the right place and form to be analyzed and…N/A
Informatica PowerCenter
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Informatica PowerCenter is a metadata driven data integration technology designed to form the foundation for data integration initiatives, including analytics and data warehousing, application migration, or consolidation and data governance.N/A
Pricing
CloverDXInformatica PowerCenter
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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CloverDXInformatica PowerCenter
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CloverDXInformatica PowerCenter
Top Pros

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Features
CloverDXInformatica PowerCenter
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Informatica PowerCenter
8.5
18 Ratings
2% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.01 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.5
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Informatica PowerCenter
7.5
18 Ratings
9% below category average
Simple transformations9.01 Ratings8.018 Ratings
Complex transformations8.01 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Informatica PowerCenter
8.2
18 Ratings
2% above category average
Data model creation8.01 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Metadata management8.01 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Business rules and workflow8.01 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Informatica PowerCenter
9.0
15 Ratings
8% above category average
Integration with data quality tools8.01 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
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User Ratings
CloverDXInformatica PowerCenter
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloverDXInformatica PowerCenter
Likelihood to Recommend
CloverDX
CloverDX designer as a standalone is well suited for fairly straightforward transformations of data. If you want to do large scale data integrations, then their server edition adds an extra level of automation and job control.
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Informatica
1.- Scenaries with poor sources of data is not recomended (Very bad ROI). The solution is for medium-big enterprises with a lot of sources of data and users. 2.- Bank and finance enviroment to integrate differente data form trading, Regulatory reports, decisions makers, fraud and financial crimes because in this kind of scenary the quality of data is the base of the business. 3.- Departments of development and test of applications in enterprises because you can design enviroments, out of the production systems, to development and test the new API's or updateds made.
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Pros
CloverDX
  • Connects with Salesforce very well
  • The graphical view of the transformations allows for easy creations and maintenance
  • Support has always been eager to assist with any graph creation difficulties I run into
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Informatica
  • Informatica Powercenter is an innovative software that works with ETL-type data integration. Connectivity to almost all the database systems.
  • Great documentation and customer support.
  • It has a various solution to address data quality issues. data masking, data virtualization. It has various supporting tools or MDM, IDQ, Analyst, BigData which can be used to analyze data and correct it.
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Cons
CloverDX
  • The initial learning curve is a little steep. Not very steep or super steep, just a little steep.
  • Having enough memory for large multi-step problems can be an issue if the graph isn't designed well.
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Informatica
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
CloverDX
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Informatica
Our team enjoys using Informatica and feels that it is one of the best ETL tools on the market.
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Usability
CloverDX
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Informatica
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
CloverDX
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Informatica
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 Rating
CloverDX
While CloverDX has an active forum for users to submit questions and assist with answers, their in house support team is incredibly responsive when I've contacted them for assistance. This seems almost at odds with most other software companies who try to save money on tech support by promoting a forum or knowledge base.
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Informatica
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
CloverDX
CloverDX was a less expensive alternative to Talend and had a more intuitive interface from what I could see during the evaluation.
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Informatica
While Talend offers a much more comfortable interface to work with, Informatica's forte is performance. And on that front, Informatica Enterprise Data Integration certainly leaves Talend in the dust. For a more back-end-centric use case, Informatica is certainly the ETL tool of choice. On the other hand, if business users would be using the tool, then Talend would be the preferred tool.
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Return on Investment
CloverDX
  • Work that use to take multiple people 20 to 30 hours a week to complete each has now been fully automated to where only 1 or 2 hours a week for maintenance is required.
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Informatica
  • 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.
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