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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Datameer

Datameer is a great tool if someone is capable of keeping the most recent version of the tool up to date along with the most recent version of the distribution of Hadoop. The tool is easy to support but it must have someone who can run the back end processes
Ryan Baltes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

PowerCenter is well equipped to handle large amounts of data movement in an organization with many disparate sources and a structured development team. It excels in enforcing enterprise development standards through things like metadata manager and the monitoring capabilities (as well as being able to design monitoring rules for everything from naming standards to design practices). It is especially well suited at handling flat-file data in addition to its many connectors and native support for just about any ANSI standard database. For large development teams or the desire to remain flexible at an enterprise scale, Powercenter is a top-tier solution.For small projects or even smaller development teams with mostly a single data source, expect frustration with being able to quickly test a solution as the design flow is very structured. It is also designed in a way that segregation of duties at a very high level can also cause small development teams to be counter-productive. Each step in the design process is a separate application, and although stitched together, is not without its problems. In order to design a simple mapping for example, you would first need a connection established to the source (example, ODBC) and keep in mind that it will automatically name the container according to how you named your connection. You would then open the designer tool, import a connection as a source, optionally check it in, create a target, optionally check it in as well, and design a transformation mapping. In order to test or run it, you will need to open a separate application (Workflow Manager) and create a workflow from your mapping, then create a session for that workflow and a workflow for those one or more sessions at which point you can test it. After running it, in order to observe, you then need to open a separate application (Monitor) to see what it is doing and how well. For a developer coming from something like SSIS, this can be daunting and cumbersome for building a simple POC and trying to test it (although from the inverse, building an enterprise scalable ETL solution from SSIS is its own challenge).
Jody Gitchel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
8.4
Connect to traditional data sources
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
9.1
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
7.8

Data Transformations

Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
9.0
Simple transformations
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
9.5
Complex transformations
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
8.6

Data Modeling

Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
8.2
Data model creation
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
7.7
Metadata management
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
8.5
Business rules and workflow
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
9.0
Collaboration
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
7.9
Testing and debugging
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
7.7

Data Governance

Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
8.5
Integration with data quality tools
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
8.3
Integration with MDM tools
Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
8.6

Pros

Datameer

  • It leverages scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of hadoop to deliver an end-user focused analytic platform for big data without involvement of IT.
  • It overcomes Hadoop`s complexity by providing GUI interface with pre-built functions across integration, analytics and data visualization .
  • Excel feature is awesome for business users which is already provided by Datameer.
  • Using datameer now user can do smart analytic using Decision Trees, Column dependency and recommendation.
  • Recently HTML5 inclusion is making application to available on a wider range of devices, including the iPad and other mobile devices which does not support Flash.
  • It can be used in premise or in a cloud computing environment.
  • Wizard-based data integration designed for IT and business users to schedule and do transformation of large sets of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data without any knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem.
Anonymous | 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

Datameer

  • Data visualization and graphics. Right now it's not very user friendly. Creating dashboards requires a lot of work that can be done by the application
Hector Jimenez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

  • One of the challenges of PowerCenter is the lack of integration between the components and functionality provided by PowerCenter. PowerCenter consists of multiple components such has the repository service, integration service, metadata service. Considerable time and resources were required to install and configure these components before PowerCenter was available for use.
  • In order to connect to various data sources such as Netezza database or SAS datasets, PowerCenter requires the installation and configuration of separate plug-ins. We spent considerable time trouble-shooting and debugging problems while trying to get the various plug-ins integrated with PowerCenter and get them up and running as described in the documentation.
  • PowerCenter works well with structured data. That is, it is easy to work with input and output data that is pre-defined, fixed, and unchanging. It is much more difficult to work with dynamic data in which new fields are added or removed ad-hoc or if data format changes during the data ingest process. We have not been as successful in using PowerCenter for dynamic data.
  • One of the challenges of learning PowerCenter is that it is difficult to find documentation or publications that help you learn the various details about PowerCenter software. Unlike SAS Institute, Informatica does not publish books about PowerCenter. The documentation available with PowerCenter is sparse; we have learned many aspects of this technology through trial and error.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datameer

Datameer 6.4
Based on 7 answers
Employees with intermediate SQL and Hive knowledge can generate reports faster than using Datameer . It does have visualization tool but I don't think it is anything that cannot be accomplished by importing the data in Excel
Gaurav Chawla | 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

Datameer

Datameer 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use for most things, starts to require some planning as your projects get more complex.
Mike Blizman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 9.1
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

Datameer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 9.6
Based on 3 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

Datameer

Datameer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 8.6
Based on 2 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

Datameer

I have compared Datameer with the tools listed above and it blows them out of the water. Datameer is much more user friendly than these tools and is also a lot more powerful. Once the Q1 release comes out with drill down capabilities on the infographics, Datameer will surpass Tableau and Spotfire in visualization.
Ryan Baltes | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Datameer

  • Datameer definitely helped to increase employee efficiency, provide quick results for our data analytic teams.
  • Quick data injection and data partitions allowed quick data scans.
  • Integration with the Java sdk allowed us to reuse existing Java code.
Serge Blazhievsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

  • Positive - Easy to maintain processes built in Informatica Power Center.
  • Positive - Rapidly build and deploy ETL data mappings.
  • Positive - Develop the overall workflow process to run all ETL processes for the project.
  • Negative - Informatica Power Center can be a bit expensive, so your application needs to warrant the enterprise support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Datameer

General

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

Datameer Editions & Modules

Edition
Datameer$300.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Informatica PowerCenter

General

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

Informatica PowerCenter Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datameer
8.0
Informatica PowerCenter
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Datameer
6.4
Informatica PowerCenter
10.0

Usability

Datameer
9.0
Informatica PowerCenter
9.1

Performance

Datameer
Informatica PowerCenter
9.6

Support Rating

Datameer
8.0
Informatica PowerCenter
8.6

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