Denodo vs. Layer2 Cloud Connector

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Denodo
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Denodo is the eponymous data integration platform from the global company headquartered in Silicon Valley.N/A
Layer2 Cloud Connector
Score 7.0 out of 10
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The Layer2 Cloud Connector can integrate data and sync documents between 100+ corporate data sources without programming. It is used to connect services and apps on-premises or cloud-based, such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics, Azure, SQL/ERP/CRM, and more for migration, backup, or permanent two-way synchronization.
$491
per installation
Pricing
DenodoLayer2 Cloud Connector
Editions & Modules
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Personal Edition
$491.00
per installation
Professional Edition
$1226.00
per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DenodoLayer2 Cloud Connector
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$185 Setup Support
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DenodoLayer2 Cloud Connector
Top Pros
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Features
DenodoLayer2 Cloud Connector
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.0
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
Layer2 Cloud Connector
5.5
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.5
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DenodoLayer2 Cloud Connector
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DenodoLayer2 Cloud Connector
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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Layer 2 GmbH
We had a scenario where our clients have thousands of external party vendors/committees who regularly sync SharePoint data. Managing thousands of external parties can never be possible without using a Layer2 cloud connector. We managed the local network sharing and SharePoint integration by using the Layer2 connector. Layer2 is convenient with a large amount of data as the per-user license is high.
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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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Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 provides best connectivity with SharePoint
  • It syncs local network shared files to the SharePoint
  • Provides details file history
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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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Layer 2 GmbH
  • Per User cost is expensive
  • A lot of pre-requisites
  • UI needs to be more user-friendly
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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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Layer 2 GmbH
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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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Layer 2 GmbH
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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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Layer 2 GmbH
We had also used Microsoft One Drive as a syncing tool but it requires Office365 for managing and syncing data across thousands of vendors which was not practically possible to manage users on Office 365. Layer2 resolved this issue by having 3 user licenses and they are enough to periodically sync all external parties' data with our SharePoint online.
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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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Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 resolves the time management issue
  • Resolved data syncing issues across different external vendors
  • LOE optimisation with using Layer2 connector.
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