HCL DataConnect vs. webMethods.io Integration

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
webMethods.io Integration
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
webMethods.io Integration (formerly webMethods Integration Cloud) from Software AG is designed to make it easy to connect SaaS apps and make business processes more efficient. It enables enterprise subject matter experts and eliminates integration silos, allowing users to integrate applications hosted in public or private clouds, as well as applications hosted on premises.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
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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
webMethods.io Integration
-
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
webMethods.io Integration
-
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
webMethods.io Integration
-
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
webMethods.io Integration
-
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
webMethods.io Integration
7.7
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
HCL DataConnectwebMethods.io Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
HCL DataConnectwebMethods.io Integration
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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Software AG
We don't use webMethods.io Integration for scenarios where we need to integrate to on-premises legacy applications that have limited support for modern security controls such as OAuth 2.0 and transport encryption. Likewise, we don't use it for solutions that involve any of our systems that are controlled by safe-working processes. For those scenarios, of which we have many, we maintain on-premises webMethods Integration Server and Trading Networks instances to build and execute and support and monitor those solutions. This then requires us to hook our on-premises integration platform up to the webMethods.io Integration cloud, to ship messages between the two integration platforms. This all begs the question if a cloud solution cannot be used for all use cases or scenarios that the business has, then why add the complexity of using the cloud at all if you still need to maintain an on-premises solution to support the non-cloud appropriate scenarios.
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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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Software AG
  • Easy to use
  • Priced competitively
  • Supports robust and resilient integration solutions
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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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Software AG
  • Complex logic is hard to understand in simple diagrammatic user interface
  • User interface too simplistic for solutions that are complicated or go against the grain
  • Runtime observability could be improved
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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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Software AG
webMethods.io IntegrationDescriptionWe uses webMethods.io Integration to solve some of our application to applications and business to business integration needs. It is the Integration Platform as a Service solution that we use in a mix with our continued use of webMethods Integration Server and Trading Networks on-premises. For any solutions that meet the use cases that we deem an appropriate fit for running in the cloud, we build those solutions using webMethods.io Integration. More specifically, we use webMethods.io Integration to synchronize changes in one application or system, in another application or system, by shipping data mutations via integration messaging and API calls. We also use webMethods.io Integration to integrate with external organizations. Our trading partners and supply chain partners provide APIs that we consume, and vice versa, to notify each other of business process events as they occur in the respective organizations. Please provide some detailed examples of things that webMethods.io Integration (webMethods Integration Cloud) does particularly well. Easy to usePriced competitivelySupports robust and resilient integration solutions please provide some detailed examples of areas where webMethods.io Integration (webMethods Integration Cloud) has room for improvement. These could be features that are hard to use, missing functionality, or just things that you'd like to see done differently. Complex logic is hard to understand in a simple diagrammatic user interface too simplistic for solutions that are complicated or go against the gain runtime observability could be improved please describe some specific scenarios based on your experience where webMethods.io Integration (webMethods Integration Cloud) is well suited, and/or scenarios where it is less appropriate. We don't use webMethods.io Integration for scenarios where we need to integrate to on-premises legacy applications that have limited support for modern security controls such as OAuth 2.0 and transport encryption. Likewise, we don't use it for solutions that involve any of our systems that are controlled by safe-working processes. For those scenarios, of which we have many, we maintain on-premises webMethods Integration Server and Trading Networks instances to build and execute and support and monitor those solutions. This then requires us to hook our on-premises integration platform up to the webMethods.io Integration cloud, to ship messages between the two integration platforms. This all begs the question if a cloud solution cannot be used for all use cases or scenarios that the business has, then why add the complexity of using the cloud at all if you still need to maintain an on-premises solution to support the non-cloud appropriate scenarios. What positive or negative impact (i.e. Return on Investment or ROI) has webMethods.io Integration (webMethods Integration Cloud) had on your overall business objectives?webMethods.io Integration is a cost-effective approach to integration in isolationwebMethods.io Integration as a supplement to on-premises integration is pointless and redundant and just adds complexity to the environment and additional costswebMethods.io Integration is a tough sell for organizations using Microsoft Azure integration products such as Logic AppswebMethods.io Integration has a faster time to market where the use case means standard provided adapters can be used describe how webMethods.io Integration (webMethods Integration Cloud) stacks up against them and why you selected webMethods.io Integration (webMethods Integration Cloud). For any organization which is already using Software AG products on-premises, such as webMethods Integration Server and Trading Networks, or Universal Messaging, evaluating and using webMethods.io Integration is the path of least resistance. It will be incredibly easy for your webMethods team to get up to speed on how to use webMethods.io Integration, and start developing new solutions on it. However in my opinion you should only add cloud to your integration product portfolio if you believe you can move 100% of your integration needs to the cloud. Otherwise, you will need to maintain an on-premises integration solution anyway, which means you end up with a more complex IT landscape by adding cloud to supplement on-premises integration for little benefit in terms of cost, complexity, and resourcing requirements. For organizations that are not already a Software AG shop, you should evaluate webMethods.io Integration on its merits, however, it's usually the right decision to double down on your existing products and vendors if you have no big issues with the current state. This is to say that if you are a Microsoft shop then adding Azure cloud products to your portfolio is pretty much inevitable, and avoiding the complexity of multiple clouds should also be something organizations consider.
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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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Software AG
  • webMethods.io Integration is a cost effective approach to integration in isolation
  • webMethods.io Integration as a supplement to on-premises integration is pointless and redundant and just adds complexity to the environment and additional costs
  • webMethods.io Integration is a tough sell for organizations using Microsoft Azure integration products such as Logic Apps
  • webMethods.io Integration has a faster time to market where the use case means standard provided adapters can be used
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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