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Feature Set Ratings

    Data Source Connection

    Dataloader.io

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Informatica PowerCenter

    81%
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Connect to traditional data sources

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    17 Ratings

    Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    13 Ratings

    Data Transformations

    Dataloader.io

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Informatica PowerCenter

    84%
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Simple transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    17 Ratings

    Complex transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    17 Ratings

    Data Modeling

    Dataloader.io

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    80%
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Data model creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings

    Metadata management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    15 Ratings

    Business rules and workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    17 Ratings

    Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    15 Ratings

    Testing and debugging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    16 Ratings

    feature 1

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Data Governance

    Dataloader.io

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Informatica PowerCenter

    82%
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Integration with data quality tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings

    Integration with MDM tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    12 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Informatica PowerCenter is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Dataloader.io

    78%
    26 Ratings
    8.2

    Informatica PowerCenter

    82%
    20 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.9

    Dataloader.io

    89%
    5 Ratings
    10.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Dataloader.io

    89%
    10 Ratings
    9.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    8.0

    Dataloader.io

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.4

    Informatica PowerCenter

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Dataloader.io

    80%
    11 Ratings
    9.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    90%
    3 Ratings

    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

    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.
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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 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.
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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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    Pricing Details

    Dataloader.io

    Starting Price

    $99 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Dataloader.io editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Professional$99.001
    Enterprise$299.002

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Informatica PowerCenter

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Informatica PowerCenter editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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

      I always feel like there is room for improvement, so a 10/10 in my book is not possible. Due to the easy-to-learn trail on Salesforce Trailhead for exporting, importing, etc. I find it exactly what any customer may need for their data management and integrity. This tool saves time, resources, and has helped our organization take a step forward in the right direction.
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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

      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.
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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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