Denodo vs. HCL DataConnect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Denodo
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Denodo is the eponymous data integration platform from the global company headquartered in Silicon Valley.N/A
HCL DataConnect
Score 6.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
HCL DataConnect (formerly Actian DataConnect) is a hybrid integration solution that enables users to integrate anything, anywhere, anytime. It can be deployed in on-premise, cloud, and/or hybrid environments and offers quick onboarding. With its emphasis data quality, data reuse, adaptability and self-service integration, DataConnect is designed to support rapid onboarding and deliver the fast time to value.N/A
Pricing
DenodoHCL DataConnect
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DenodoHCL DataConnect
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
DenodoHCL DataConnect
Top Pros
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Features
DenodoHCL DataConnect
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
HCL DataConnect
9.5
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
HCL DataConnect
9.9
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
HCL DataConnect
9.9
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Data model creation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
HCL DataConnect
9.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DenodoHCL DataConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DenodoHCL DataConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
Denodo
Denodo allows us to create and combine new views to create a
virtual repository and APIs without a single line of code. It is excellent
because it can present connectors with a view format for downstream consumers
by flattening a JSON file. Reading or connecting to various sources and
displaying a tabular view is an excellent feature. The product's technical data
catalog is well-organized.
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HCL Technologies
The choice to use Actian DataConnect really comes down to pricing and the type of integration project you are performing, specifically with the requirements, whether you want the integration to be on-premise or in the cloud, can you install agents on your servers etc. For integration tools it runs head to head with its competitors.
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Pros
Denodo
  • Database Agnostic: You can easily connect to different environments and mash up data sets.
  • The "magic" of data virtualization: No data is created, so data is reported in near-real-time to end users.
  • It's easy to use UI for developers. You just connect to a data source, create tables, and join them to other datasets.
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  • Map multiple source and destination tables - what would be done in many steps in SSIS can be done in one or two "maps" in Data Integrator.
  • Platform independent, cloud based, no client software.
  • Conversion of data types, write flat files - this helps us with integrating systems.
  • Fairly straightforward to use if the user has ETL experience.
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Cons
Denodo
  • Caching - but I am sure it will be improved by now. There were times when we expected the cache to be refreshed but it was stale.
  • Schema generation of endpoints from API response was sometimes incomplete as not all API calls returned all the fields. Will be good to have an ability to load the schema itself (XSD/JSON/Soap XML etc).
  • Denodo exposed web services were in preliminary stage when we used; I'm sure it will be improved by now.
  • Export/Import deployment, while it was helpful, there were unexpected issues without any errors during deployment. Issues were only identified during testing. Some views were not created properly and did not work. If it was working in the environment from where it was exported from, it should work in the environment where it is imported.
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HCL Technologies
  • Integration Manager needs better scheduling improvements. Like dependencies, and not running a process again if the prior run is still running.
  • New connector development does not seem a priority.
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Usability
Denodo
Denodo is very easy to use. It has a user-friendly drag and drop interface. I'm not a fan of the java platform it resides on.
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HCL Technologies
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Performance
Denodo
Denodo is a tool to rapidly mash data sources together and create meaningful datasets. It does have its downfalls though. When you create larger, more complex datasets, you will most likely need to cache your datasets, regardless of how proper your joins are set up. Since DV takes data from multiple environments, you are taxing the corporate network, so you need to be conscious of how much data you are sending through the network and truly understand how and when to join datasets due to this.
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HCL Technologies
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Alternatives Considered
Denodo
Denodo is simple and easy to use. Highly recommended unless you have huge volumes of data
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HCL Technologies
Data Integrator was initially a part of a package deal for us with our new Student Information System. It was chosen prior to my arrival at the institution. Since I discovered we have SQL Server licenses, we have decided to use SSIS instead since I have a background in the MSBI stack and SSIS appears to be more straightforward (process flow philosophy vs "map" philosophy.)
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Return on Investment
Denodo
  • It is a huge advantage that we can connect to many different databases to provide data rapidly and accurately.
  • It has proven to be a valuable environment for deploying data virtualization solutions, and its user community is active in finding and fixing issues.
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HCL Technologies
  • Our customer likes the consistent reliable integrations we have built so we [got] a definite return on investment.
  • Problems are fairly easy to handle and rework.
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ScreenShots

HCL DataConnect Screenshots

Screenshot of DataConnect is a hybrid integration solution used to design, deploy, and manage integrations on premise, in the cloud or in hybrid environments with no limits on data types or volumes.Screenshot of Actian DataConnect is a versatile hybrid integration platform that supports a wide range of use cases in every industry.Screenshot of DataConnect helps service delivery teams (e.g. SaaS ProServ team, Systems Integrator) rapidly  onboard and maintain application integrations across their customer base.Screenshot of DataConnect helps organizations onboard master data from their customers as part of the customer onboarding and maintenance process.Screenshot of DataConnect helps an enterprise or service provider exchange EDI data with their supply chain, customer network, or partner network.Screenshot of Actian DataConnect