Fivetran vs. Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fivetran
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Fivetran replicates applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance data warehouse, after a five minute setup. The vendor says their standardized cloud pipelines are fully managed and zero-maintenance. The vendor says Fivetran began with a realization: For modern companies using cloud-based software and storage, traditional ETL tools badly underperformed, and the complicated configurations they required often led to project failures. To streamline and accelerate…
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Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Informatica’s Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) platform is a solution for synchronizing and integrating cloud and on-premise applications. It offers prebuilt connectors and actions between applications and programs, allowing for data transformation within the program, as well as case-specific services.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Starter
$0.01
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Standard
$0.01
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Enterprise
$0.01
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Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.6
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services
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Ratings
Connect to traditional data sources8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL6.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.5
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services
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Simple transformations7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Complex transformations7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.2
6 Ratings
12% below category average
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services
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Data model creation7.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata management8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules and workflow4.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Testing and debugging7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
6.8
5 Ratings
19% below category average
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services
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Integration with data quality tools6.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
-
Ratings
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services
8.8
13 Ratings
7% above category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings9.713 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings8.312 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings8.313 Ratings
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User Ratings
FivetranInformatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(7 ratings)
8.3
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Fivetran
Fivetran's business model justifies the use-case where we require data from a single source basically a lot of data but if the requirement is not on the heavier side, Fivetran comes to costly operation when compared to its peers. Otherwise, I'll recommend Fivetran for stability and update and seamless service provider.
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Informatica
Informatica Cloud is a great tool for use when data must be formatted consistently. Once configured, it is very robust and reliable. It is also well-suited for an organization without a robust IT staff to maintain a full server infrastructure. It offers a cost-effective approach to high-quality data integration for even the largest organizations. Organizations without staff experienced in data analytics may find it challenging to take advantage of the more complex results of this tool.
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Pros
Fivetran
  • Easily connects to source data using delivered connectors
  • Transforms data into standard models and schemas
  • Has very good documentation to help quickly setup connectors
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Informatica
  • Once the secure connection is established it’s quite easy to operate and create new jobs. The controls are simple, and we appreciate the fact there are not a lot of complex fine-tunings required. Navigation is also easy, and we enjoy the ability to open multiple tabs in the browser to work on multiple projects.
  • The monitoring functionality works well to help track the progress of the jobs, again, without too much complication. In a fast dev environment, speed is essential and we quickly seeing the status/progress of jobs as well as any errors if the jobs fail helps us maintain speed.
  • The web interface is a lot easier to interact with than the client/on-prem version. Putting much of the heavy lifting of interacting with the tool onto the shoulders of the browser makes it easier to keep multiple sessions open and get in/out quickly without having to VPN into the office.
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Cons
Fivetran
  • More detailed logging
  • More flexible choices for time range over which records are synced
  • More options for masking and excluding sensitive data
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Informatica
  • The User Interface can be a bit difficult to get in initial stages.
  • Error messages are hard to understand which sometimes takes a lot of time for the resolution
  • Cannot Implement complex SQL queries which should be fixed in future release.
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Usability
Fivetran
Just need to input connection info.
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Informatica
No answers on this topic
Performance
Fivetran
It runs pretty well and gets our data from point A to point cluster quickly enough. Honestly, it's not something I think about unless it breaks and that's pretty rare.
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Informatica
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Support Rating
Fivetran
No answers on this topic
Informatica
I've never had trouble getting into contact with Informatica's support for technical help. I give it a nine because it does pretty well for mid to enterprise-scale workflows.
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Alternatives Considered
Fivetran
We never seriously considered using anything else. Our data engineers had used Fivetran extensively in previous roles so when it came time to make a decision, there wasn't much of a process. They gladly signed the contract with Fivetran pretty quickly.
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Informatica
First, the wizard is easy to use making the learning curve for simple ETL tasks nice. Second, since Informatica is mature there are a good variety of connectors available. Finally, we have driven some fairly complex ETL solutions using only the cloud.
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Return on Investment
Fivetran
  • Development cost have reduced for each connector
  • The pay-per-use model is still not out their which requires lot of overhead cost
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Informatica
  • Cut costs on the number of staff we need for data import.
  • Cut costs for automation that can be done for data that no longer has to be manually imported.
  • We've saved countless dollars by eliminating duplicates in our system with this tool.
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