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Likelihood to Recommend

Informatica Data Quality

We used Informatica Data Quality to measure the "Data Quality Score" of internal and external reports at my company. Business users set up data profiling and prepared detailed analysis documents for business analysts. and developers developed Data Quality Mapplets for other IT teams to import their Informatica Power Center repositories. Results are stored in a centralized data quality space and then reported and summarized to related business users in detailed ways.At the end of each project, we are now able to place a "Data Quality Score" watermark score on each report involved.
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

If your environment is clean and well organized, but at the same time has many application domains with their own data sources, Informatica MDM can be a really good factor in maintaining "single points of truth" for all this data. However, the more application domains you have, the less "clean" your environment becomes. If your application domain landscape consists of multiple technologies (C#, Oracle, JAVA, web-based, windows services, console apps, third-party tools, etc), your environment becomes a real nightmare to maintain unless you implement a service-oriented approach. And this is where Informatica MDM fails completely since it promotes a "point to point" scenario. At least this is my experience. It could be that Informatica MDM supports a service-oriented approach, but I have not seen this. I could be that the developers in my organization who have expert Informatica MDM knowledge are just more "point to point" oriented. But even if that is the case, it's a valid argument against Informatica MDM, since it's already hard enough to find developers who are dedicated to this product, it becomes impossible to find SOA oriented developers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Quality

Informatica Data Quality
9.3
Informatica MDM
Data source connectivity
Informatica Data Quality
10.0
Informatica MDM
Data profiling
Informatica Data Quality
9.0
Informatica MDM
Master data management (MDM) integration
Informatica Data Quality
10.0
Informatica MDM
Data element standardization
Informatica Data Quality
9.0
Informatica MDM
Match and merge
Informatica Data Quality
10.0
Informatica MDM
Address verification
Informatica Data Quality
8.0
Informatica MDM

Pros

Informatica Data Quality

  • The matching algorithms in IDQ are very powerful if you understand the different types that they offer (e.g., Hamming Distance, Jaro, Bigram, etc..). We had to play around with it to see which best suit our own needs of identifying and eliminating duplicate customers. Setting up the whole process (e.g., creating the KeyGenerator Transformation, setting up the matching threshold, etc..) can be somewhat time consuming and a challenge if you don't first standardize your data.
  • The integration with PowerCenter is great if you have both. You can either import your mappings directly to PowerCenter or to an XML file. The only downside is that some of the transformations are unique to IDQ, so you are not really able to edit them once in PowerCenter.
  • The standardizer transformation was key in helping us standardize our customer data (e.g., names, addresses, etc..). It was helpful due to having create a reference table containing the standardized value and the associated unstandardized values. What was great was that if you used Informatica Analyst, a business analyst could login and correct any of the values.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

  • Gather data.
  • Manage data.
  • Present data to the user.
  • Correlate data.
  • Data manipulation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Informatica Data Quality

  • Several partnerships diminishing the value of technologies
  • Unable to get list of objects from Repository (like sources & targets) that don't have any dependency
  • Scheduling: The built-in scheduling tool has many constraints such as handling Unix/VB scripts etc. Most enterprises use third party tools for this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

  • Mapping within the tool can be difficult. But that is slated for upgrade with the next version.
  • Many detailed screens for the developer interface. This makes it hard to find options sometimes.
  • Address validation sometimes leads to incorrect results. This is my biggest issue with the product.
Brian Randolph | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Informatica Data Quality

Informatica Data Quality 6.6
Based on 14 answers
As pointed out earlier, due all the robust features IDQ has, our use f the product is successful and stable. IDQ is being used in multiple sources (from CRM application and in batch mode). As this is an iterative process, we are looking to improve our system efficiency using IDQ.
Satish Yasumreddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Informatica Data Quality

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Informatica MDM

Informatica MDM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm not sure since I never used support. My colleagues never had any issues with it, therefore my rating would be an 8 with a certain range of uncertainty.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Informatica Data Quality

IDQ is used by a department at my organisation to ensure and enhance the data quality.
The usage was started with address standardization and now it had been brought to altogether a next level of quality check where it fixes duplicates, junk characters, standardize the names, streets, product descriptions.
In the past we had issues mainly with duplicate customers and products and this were affecting the sales projection and estimates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

Less expensive then the competitors, modules are self-sustained and able to function directly. It involves less coding, and a lot of things can be done in house!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Informatica Data Quality

  • Integration with tools like PowerCenter helped faster delivery of product, and at the same time conversion
  • Reduce overall project cost due to bad data , bad quality, exceptions identified nearing go-live and post production
  • Employee efficiency is increased exponentially due to more automated, customized tool
Tinu Rajat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica MDM

  • Informatica MDM allowed for a faster standup of our Salesforce environment.
  • Informatica MDM provided a means to keep our multiple source systems synchronized.
  • Informatica MDM can be pricey but is definitely a leader in the space.
Brian Randolph | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Informatica Data Quality

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Informatica MDM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Informatica Data Quality
9.0
Informatica MDM
3.2

Likelihood to Renew

Informatica Data Quality
6.6
Informatica MDM

Reliability and Availability

Informatica Data Quality
10.0
Informatica MDM

Support Rating

Informatica Data Quality
Informatica MDM
8.0

Online Training

Informatica Data Quality
10.0
Informatica MDM

Implementation Rating

Informatica Data Quality
10.0
Informatica MDM

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