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Devart Excel Add-ins is really good for data comparison of one database table against another database table. There are plenty of times where the business users need help understanding with their Power BI data models are not connecting correctly and I use this tool to break down the differences between the tables they are trying to connect.
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Qlik Replicate works very well with relational data platforms, both on premise and in the cloud, for example Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and others, it also works very well with DB2. If the data source is MongoDB, it is more complicated and currently there is no possibility of sending data to MongoDB.
Read full review Pros Devart Excel Add-in supports connectivity with various databases - which really helps to customize and massage data. Since data is available in cloud, it is easily accessible everywhere. It can also be integrated with SSIS components making it possible to resolve complex problems. Read full review Replicate is extremely stable and does not generate a lot of alerts/failures/issues that take up time to troubleshoot. It is very easy to add new source tables to a Replicate task so that we're always in sync with new data available from the CRM. It's nice that Qlik Replicate also allows you to create a job to stop and then restart your tasks during maintenance windows that occur on both the source and target systems. Read full review Cons The data pump feature breaks sometimes The profile usage monitoring is slow The event profiler is delayed Read full review The base Replicate web GUI is lacking. If you have dozens or more tasks, it's hard to get a sense of how they're performing. Enterprise Manager solves all of these problems but is a separate install. The support portal is extremely difficult to navigate. It's hard to track down exactly what you're looking for. It would be helpful to have better documentation and example queries for the tables in the Enterprise Manager analytics database. Destination databases that don't support common DDL commands behave unpredictably. And the replication of schema changes isn't consistent. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
The availability of the replicated data in disparate environments has is now crucial. Replacing a product like Qlik Replicate would require significant time, investments, and work. In addition, Qlik Replicate is reasonably reliable with few failures.
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We now have greater business flexibility and scalability, and our big data integration projects have a quick rate of growth, which has been profitable for us. Independent of the sources involved, maintaining data consistency between sources is easy. One of my favorite features is the way it lets owners of the source system start and stop processes from updating their system windows.
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The issue I've had is that Qlik does an awful job of keeping their customers informed when new versions of the software are available. We found that we were using a version that was no longer supported and could never get help. When it came time to get us upgraded so that we were on a current version, no one knew how to help get us to where we needed to be. We had to purchased professional services time and even then I was basically on my own to get everything built out and set up. Qlik needs to be more proactive with communicating about new releases and how to get your version upgraded in the most secure, safe way possible.
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Follow the directions from the Qlik documentation. They are pretty straight forward and easy enough to follow. If you follow these, then you are not likely to have issues on implementation.
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Devart Excel stacks up very well against its alternatives. It has significant advantages as it keeps getting an update. Features are very much suitable for smaller organizations. For larger organizations the features cannot be used directly because of the size of the company and more native requirements of IT software requirements.
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Great tool for data replication solution for Oracle/SQLServers/etc. Real easy to get it set up and start realizing business value. Getting the PoC accomplished in a short window. Product costing and easy to start small and scale as needed. It helped cover most of our ask compared to other solutions.
Read full review Return on Investment The data compare option saves our dev team a lot of time The documenter feature is nice to use for explaining table definitions The event profiler is great for usage metrics Read full review Prior to using Qlik Replicate, we used an ETL solution to copy data from the Oracle ERP system to the Microsoft SQL Server BI system at a 15-minute interval. It was very tedious to maintain. Qlik Replicate is much easier to use and we replicate data near real-time now. Read full review ScreenShots Devart Excel Add-ins Screenshots Qlik Replicate Screenshots