Denodo vs. Informatica PowerCenter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Denodo
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Denodo is the eponymous data integration platform from the global company headquartered in Silicon Valley.N/A
Informatica PowerCenter
Score 7.8 out of 10
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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
DenodoInformatica PowerCenter
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DenodoInformatica PowerCenter
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DenodoInformatica PowerCenter
Considered Both Products
Denodo
Chose Denodo
Denodo is an excellent tool for data virtualization because of its virtualization and cache capabilities, which aid in solving challenging issues. In our company, the Denodo Data Virtualization platform has proven to
Informatica PowerCenter

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DenodoInformatica PowerCenter
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
Informatica PowerCenter
8.5
18 Ratings
4% 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
Denodo
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Ratings
Informatica PowerCenter
7.5
18 Ratings
11% 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
Denodo
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Ratings
Informatica PowerCenter
8.2
18 Ratings
1% 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
Denodo
-
Ratings
Informatica PowerCenter
9.0
15 Ratings
9% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
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User Ratings
DenodoInformatica PowerCenter
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
8.0
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DenodoInformatica PowerCenter
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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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
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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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
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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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
Denodo
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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
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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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
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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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
Denodo
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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
Denodo
Denodo is simple and easy to use. Highly recommended unless you have huge volumes of data
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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
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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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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