HCL DataConnect vs. SnapLogic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HCL DataConnect
Score 6.2 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
SnapLogic
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
SnapLogic is a cloud integration platform with a self-service capacity supported by over 450 prebuilt modifiable connectors. SnapLogic also offers real-time and batch integration processes for interfacing with external data sources, a drag-and-drop interface, and use of the vendors’ Iris AI.N/A
Pricing
HCL DataConnectSnapLogic
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HCL DataConnectSnapLogic
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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Features
HCL DataConnectSnapLogic
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
HCL DataConnect
9.5
2 Ratings
13% above category average
SnapLogic
-
Ratings
Connect to traditional data sources9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
HCL DataConnect
9.9
2 Ratings
19% above category average
SnapLogic
-
Ratings
Simple transformations10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Complex transformations9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
HCL DataConnect
9.9
2 Ratings
21% above category average
SnapLogic
-
Ratings
Data model creation10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules and workflow9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Testing and debugging9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
HCL DataConnect
9.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
SnapLogic
-
Ratings
Integration with data quality tools9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
HCL DataConnect
-
Ratings
SnapLogic
7.7
24 Ratings
5% below category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings8.222 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings6.919 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings7.424 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings7.720 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings7.522 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings8.124 Ratings
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User Ratings
HCL DataConnectSnapLogic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
8.1
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HCL DataConnectSnapLogic
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Snaplogic
Snaplogic is unique from other IPASS tools if you're very sensitive about data security as they have an on-premise option where your data never needs to leave your data center. And data pipelines can be quickly created if Snaplogic has the requisite connector to your data sources. On the downside, if you're transforming a large amount of data for example in training machine learning models, a tool with elastic compute capability is more appropriate.
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Pros
HCL Technologies
  • 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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Snaplogic
  • Easy access to any type of source system. Data could be in any format.
  • Very beautiful visual representation of transforms that makes it super easy to use it by any non developer.
  • It can be run in cloud or on-premise. helping you choose your comfort of security.
  • Has pretty good customer support and have recently started their community forum as well.
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Cons
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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Snaplogic
  • They need to have a way to connect to GitHub to allow the users to maintain their version control in GitHub. This is a missing functionality.
  • As pipelines become complex, it's difficult to have all the snaps stitched together - just like to see it done differently.
  • They do not have a way to start/stop a preview. This is hard to use, especially if you have to stop an accidental preview invocation.
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Likelihood to Renew
HCL Technologies
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Snaplogic
This has been hands down the BEST software company I have ever used and dealt with. I am a 25 year IT veteran at this college. They go above and beyond in soliciting our feedback/input and proactively follow up about bugs, issues, etc. I have given multiple potential clients my thoughts and after seeing the SL demo they all sign up. I appreciate their support model, it's REFRESHING!
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Usability
HCL Technologies
No answers on this topic
Snaplogic
It is very powerful but has a steep learning curve
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Support Rating
HCL Technologies
No answers on this topic
Snaplogic
They can be prompt but they have not been as useful as I've wanted. We had a bug that affected many of our customers through an API connection between SnapLogic and our platform. Eventually they were able to figure it out, but it took a long time of negotiating between our engineering team and theirs. Additionally, we installed the SnapLogic groundplex for our customers and we've run into a bunch of problems of connectivity. If SnapLogic offered to be on those calls with our clients to troubleshoot how to fix these problems, I would give them a better grade here.
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Implementation Rating
HCL Technologies
No answers on this topic
Snaplogic
The groundplex in our VPC is very nice for security reasons and the SnapLogic team was extremely helpful during our implementation
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Alternatives Considered
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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Snaplogic
We opted for SnapLogic due its ease of use and the flexibility it offers, it was the platform that was strongest in both application integration and data integration and both were use cases we wanted to be able to cover.
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Return on Investment
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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Snaplogic
  • We have cut development time down by at least 70%
  • The software was more on the expensive side at renewal which required some further approvals to be sought for the spend
  • More developers are able to build and use Snaplogic pipelines in their projects
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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

SnapLogic Screenshots

Screenshot of Here you can see the Designer of SnapLogic's Enterprise Integration Cloud, which showcases our clicks-not-code approach to creating integration pipelines. Notice the machine-learning powered integration assistant, Iris, to the right suggests which Snaps (our term for connectors) to use from our catalogue of nearly 450+ pre-built connectors.Screenshot of Here is the Enterprise Integration Cloud Dashboard that empowers you to monitor the status and health your pipelines and Snaplexes. From here you can further optimize your pipelines to your needs.Screenshot of Here is the Manager tab of the Enterprise Integration Cloud Dashboard, where you can manage users, groups, project spaces, pipelines and security. You can also view account and Snap statistics here.