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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Source Connection

    SAS DataFlux

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Informatica PowerCenter

    75%
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Connect to traditional data sources

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    18 Ratings

    Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    14 Ratings

    Data Transformations

    SAS DataFlux

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Informatica PowerCenter

    85%
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Simple transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    18 Ratings

    Complex transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    18 Ratings

    Data Modeling

    SAS DataFlux

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Informatica PowerCenter

    84%
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Data model creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    15 Ratings

    Metadata management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    16 Ratings

    Business rules and workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    18 Ratings

    Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    16 Ratings

    Testing and debugging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    17 Ratings

    feature 1

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Data Governance

    SAS DataFlux

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    90%
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Integration with data quality tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    15 Ratings

    Integration with MDM tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAS DataFlux and Informatica PowerCenter are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    SAS DataFlux

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    90%
    21 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    SAS DataFlux

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    SAS DataFlux

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    SAS DataFlux

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Informatica PowerCenter

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    SAS DataFlux

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    Informatica PowerCenter

    89%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SAS DataFlux

    No answer on this topic is available.

    Informatica PowerCenter

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    SAS DataFlux

    • dfPower Studio connects to virtually any data source, and any dfPower Studio user in any department can use dfPower Studio to profile, cleanse, integrate, enrich, monitor, and otherwise improve data quality throughout the enterprise. dfPower Architect, an innovative job flow builder, enables users to build complex management workflows quickly and logically.
    • DataFlux Integration Server supports the ability to run batch dfPower Studio jobs in a client/server environment.
    • DataFlux Integration Server for SAS additionally enables allows SAS programs to invoke DataFlux batch jobs from a SAS program and allows SAS programs to call a business service that was designed in the dfPower Studio client environment.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Informatica PowerCenter

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    SAS DataFlux

    • DataFlux handled all of our data integration needs. It could be considered pricey when compared to Microsoft's bundled SSIS product.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Informatica PowerCenter

    • 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.
    Jody Gitchel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    SAS DataFlux

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Informatica PowerCenter

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    SAS DataFlux

    SAS DataFlux 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We are happy with the software and its functionality. As a SAS-shop, DataFlux is a logical choice for complex data integration.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Informatica PowerCenter

    Informatica PowerCenter 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Our team enjoys using Informatica and feels that it is one of the best ETL tools on the market.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    SAS DataFlux

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Informatica PowerCenter

    Informatica PowerCenter 9.0
    Based on 3 answers
    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.
    Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    SAS DataFlux

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Informatica PowerCenter

    Informatica PowerCenter 9.4
    Based on 4 answers
    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    SAS DataFlux

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Informatica PowerCenter

    Informatica PowerCenter 8.9
    Based on 3 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    SAS DataFlux

    No answers on this topic

    Informatica PowerCenter

    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.
    Brian Randolph | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    SAS DataFlux

    • Complex data integration.
    • SAS integration.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Informatica PowerCenter

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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