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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Source Connection

    7.4

    Informatica PowerCenter

    74%

    Trifacta

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Connect to traditional data sources

    9.1
    91%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

    5.8
    58%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Transformations

    8.5

    Informatica PowerCenter

    85%

    Trifacta

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Simple transformations

    9.2
    92%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Complex transformations

    7.7
    77%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Modeling

    8.5

    Informatica PowerCenter

    85%

    Trifacta

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Data model creation

    8.9
    89%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Metadata management

    7.1
    71%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business rules and workflow

    9.1
    91%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    8.9
    89%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Testing and debugging

    8.9
    89%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    feature 1

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Governance

    9.1

    Informatica PowerCenter

    91%

    Trifacta

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Informatica PowerCenter ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Integration with data quality tools

    9.1
    91%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with MDM tools

    9.1
    91%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Informatica PowerCenter is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Informatica PowerCenter and Trifacta are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Informatica PowerCenter

    91%
    21 Ratings
    8.0

    Trifacta

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Trifacta

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Trifacta

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.4

    Informatica PowerCenter

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Trifacta

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Informatica PowerCenter

    90%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    Trifacta

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    Trifacta

    It is really purposeful for large individual-level data sources that need to be sorted and cleaned. It is not useful for datasets that include colors, etc.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Trifacta

    • Data storage
    • Analytics
    Kathy Dee | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Trifacta

    • Hadoop source data tables are presented in a flat searchable list but I would rather see them in the native hierarchy.
    • Web interface can be flaky. We often need to refresh the page.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Informatica PowerCenter

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Informatica PowerCenter Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Trifacta

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $100 per month per user

    Trifacta Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Starter$1001
    Professional$5001
    EnterpriseCustom
    1. per month per user
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details
    Starter & Professional plans include a charge of + $0.60 / vCPU hour. 20% discount for annual pricing.

    Likelihood to Renew

    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

    Trifacta

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    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

    Trifacta

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Informatica PowerCenter

    Informatica PowerCenter 9.4
    Based on 4 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

    Trifacta

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Informatica PowerCenter

    Informatica PowerCenter 9.0
    Based on 3 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

    Trifacta

    Trifacta 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Customer support is critical to our day to day activities and operations.
    Kathy Dee | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Trifacta

    Our IT group presented Trifacta to me. They picked it out and among the crowd for me. This was way beyond ETL tools, SQL, or any programming language. It's just much faster and because it's sitting on Hadoop you bypass some of the slowdowns typically faced with RDBMS.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Trifacta

    • It makes it easier to hire staff for data cleaning.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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