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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

[Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services] is very well suited for all the organizations with huge amount of data. This also can amazingly migrate all your Legacy system data into the cloud. This is very easy to learn because of normal drag and drop functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica Powercenter is the centerpiece of our overall enterprise data warehouse strategy. It's a critical enablement to ensure we can feed in multiple data stream and transform them into digestible data within our data warehouse. With its flexible capabilities and API availability, we were able to feed in industry standard data format as well as home grown data structure. Overall, we are very pleased with their capability and contribution to our data warehouse strategy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.5
Informatica PowerCenter
Pre-built connectors
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.5
Informatica PowerCenter
Connector modification
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.4
Informatica PowerCenter
Support for real-time and batch integration
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
9.1
Informatica PowerCenter
Data quality services
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.5
Informatica PowerCenter
Data security features
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.5
Informatica PowerCenter
Monitoring console
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.3
Informatica PowerCenter

Data Source Connection

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.5
Connect to traditional data sources
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.7
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.2

Data Transformations

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.5
Simple transformations
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
9.0
Complex transformations
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.0

Data Modeling

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
7.8
Data model creation
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
7.6
Metadata management
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.1
Business rules and workflow
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.1
Collaboration
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
7.7
Testing and debugging
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
7.6
feature 1
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
7.5

Data Governance

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.0
Integration with data quality tools
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
7.9
Integration with MDM tools
Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
8.0

Pros

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

  • Informatica has a wide range of support for databases. Pretty much every mainstream DBMS is compatible here.
  • Designing ETL mappings and workflows is a very intuitive process, and takes minimal learning time and effort even for a beginner.
  • Informatica's biggest strength is its sheer performance. It is unmatched in terms of handling large volumes of data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • Some of the error messages are cryptic and difficult to discern the meaning and cause of the error
  • The ability to use sophisticted and complex SQL is somewhat limited
  • Some of the syntax for the built-in data formatting is a little difficult to understand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

  • There are too many ways to perform the same or similar functions which in turn makes it challenging to trace what a workflow is doing and at which point (ex. sessions can be designed as static or re-usable and the override can occur at the session or workflow, or both which can be counter productive and confusing when troubleshooting).
  • The power in structured design is a double edged sword. Simple tasks for a POC can become cumbersome. Ex. if you want to move some data to test a process, you first have to create your sources by importing them which means an ODBC connection or similar will need to be configured, you in turn have to develop your targets and all of the essential building blocks before being able to begin actual development. While I am on sources and targets, I think of a table definition as just that and find it counter intuitive to have to design a table as both a source and target and manage them as different objects. It would be more intuitive to have a table definition and its source/target properties defined by where you drag and drop it in the mapping.
  • There are no checkpoints or data viewer type functions without designing an entire mapping and workflow. If you would like to simply run a job up to a point and check the throughput, an entire mapping needs to be completed and you would workaround this by creating a flat file target.
Jody Gitchel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Our team enjoys using Informatica and feels that it is one of the best ETL tools on the market.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Positives;- Multi User Development Environment- Speed of transformation- Seamless integration between other Informatica products.Negatives;- There should be less windows to maintain developers' focus while using. You probably need 2 big monitors when you start development with Informatica Power Center.- Oracle Analytical functions should be natively used.- E-LT support as well as ETL support.
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 9.6
Based on 3 answers
PowerCenter is robust and fast, and it does a great job meeting all the needs, not just the most commercially vocal needs. In the hands of an expert power user, you can accomplish almost anything with your data. It is not for new users or intermittent users-- for that the Cloud version is a better fit. Be prepared for costly connectors (priced differently for each source or destination you are working with), and just be planful of your projects so you are not paying for connectors you no longer need or want
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services 8.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

Informatica PowerCenter 8.8
Based on 2 answers
Informatica power center is a leader of the pack of ETL tools and has some great abilities that make it stand out from other ETL tools. It has been a great partner to its clients over a long time so it's definitely dependable. With all the great things about Informatica, it has a bit of tech burden that should be addressed to make it more nimble, reduce the learning curve for new developers, provide better connectivity with visualization tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

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.
Vaibhav Khanna ☁⚡ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

PowerCenter is the industry leader when it comes to interfacing with multiple source and target systems. The graphical interface increases employee productivity while reducing human resource expenditures and training requirements. These other tools offer some similar capabilities, but lack the range and depth when compared with the PowerCenter platform.
Brian Randolph | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Informatica PowerCenter

  • The data pipeline automation capability of Informatica means that few resources are needed to pre-process the data that ultimately resides in a Data Warehouse. Once a workflow is implemented, manual intervention is not needed.
  • PowerCenter did require more resources and time for installation and configuration than was expected/planned for.
  • The lack of or minimal support of unstructured data means that newer sources of dynamic/changing data cannot be easily processed/transformed through PowerCenter workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

General

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

Informatica PowerCenter

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.6
Informatica PowerCenter
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
9.0
Informatica PowerCenter
10.0

Usability

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
9.0

Performance

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Informatica PowerCenter
9.6

Support Rating

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
8.0
Informatica PowerCenter
8.8

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