Dataloader.io vs. Informatica PowerCenter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dataloader.io
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Dataloader.io delivers a cloud based solution to import and export information from Salesforce.
$99
per month
Informatica PowerCenter
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
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
Dataloader.ioInformatica PowerCenter
Editions & Modules
Professional
$99.00
per month
Enterprise
$299.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Dataloader.ioInformatica PowerCenter
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Dataloader.ioInformatica PowerCenter
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Dataloader.io
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Ratings
Informatica PowerCenter
8.5
18 Ratings
2% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 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
Dataloader.io
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Ratings
Informatica PowerCenter
7.5
18 Ratings
9% below category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings8.018 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Dataloader.io
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Ratings
Informatica PowerCenter
8.2
18 Ratings
2% above category average
Data model creation00 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 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
Dataloader.io
-
Ratings
Informatica PowerCenter
9.0
15 Ratings
8% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
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User Ratings
Dataloader.ioInformatica PowerCenter
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(24 ratings)
8.0
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(5 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(8 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(8 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Dataloader.ioInformatica PowerCenter
Likelihood to Recommend
Salesforce
Dataloader is an incredible asset for a large organization or an organization that has a robust Salesforce environment. Specifically, Dataloader has allowed our sales team to focus on driving sales while our operations team can load the data they need in a manner that allows for robust reporting and tracking on our sales process. Organizations with less robust Salesforce environments or Salesforce environments in which many people are expected to maintain their own information likely do not need Dataloader.
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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
Salesforce
  • Extracting Salesforce attachments in original file format! I do not know of a tool that can do this better, or more efficiently! This is a huge benefit to companies that would like to extract attachments from Salesforce for tasks like data migrations.
  • Cross-object data extract within one file. You can pull data from related objects as long as there is a populated lookup from the object you are extracting, to another object (Child or Parent).
  • UI is simple and requires very little to no training. Given the acquisition of Mulesoft by Salesforce, I would not be surprised if DataLoader.IO is rolled out as the new global data loading tool for Salesforce.
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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
Salesforce
  • At the moment, I can't find a way to rename jobs. This would be useful to organize what was previously created hastily by techs in a rush.
  • A preview of the job, especially upserts, would take a great deal of stress away from some of us (especially those who are not so confident in their ETL practice).
  • A native vlookup equivalent may be a welcome addition.
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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
Salesforce
It is easy to use and doesn't require a security token, so I enjoy using it. It also doesn't require any download or installation, which is sometimes a blocker to gettingthings done if the company has limits. also, the dataloader.io is easy for other people to pick up, so others can have visibility into the data jobs that have occurred
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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
Salesforce
It is an intuitive application to use. Within a few clicks, you can be signed in to your org and ready to perform tasks. Data imports/exports/updates are streamlined so you can quickly start and configure your jobs. These can run in the background while you set up new tasks. Job history and tasks currently running on are on your home screen.
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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
Salesforce
Dataloader is made for updating, inserting, and deleting of contacts. For these operations this tool is excellent.
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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
Salesforce
Customer support might be where Dataloader.io saves money. Most of the competitors offer 24/7 live support but Dataloader.io only offers support via email and the community. Those types of support work fine until you need an answer right away. Some questions can't wait until the next business day or business hours for a reply.
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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
Salesforce
I have used salesforce inspector also for operations like import and export of data from custom objects but it doesn't work well when you have data in huge numbers. Instead of using Salesforce Inspector, one should go for Dataloader.io if the number of records is huge to be dealt with.
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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
Salesforce
  • HUGE time saving. When we need to clean or review data, we used to have to do it line by line. This can do the work within excel and make cleanup/management an afternoons work as opposed to a week.
  • Rollback what you did/change/deleted is relatively simple if you remember to back up the data you are manipulating.
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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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