Layer2 Cloud Connector vs. Talend Data Integration

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Layer2 Cloud Connector
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The Layer2 Cloud Connector can integrate data and sync documents between 100+ corporate data sources without programming. It is used to connect services and apps on-premises or cloud-based, such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics, Azure, SQL/ERP/CRM, and more for migration, backup, or permanent two-way synchronization.
$491
per installation
Talend Data Integration
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
The Talend Integration Suite, from Talend, is a set of tools for data integration.N/A
Pricing
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorTalend Data Integration
Editions & Modules
Personal Edition
$491.00
per installation
Professional Edition
$1226.00
per installation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorTalend Data Integration
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$185 Setup SupportNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorTalend Data Integration
Top Pros
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Features
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorTalend Data Integration
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.0
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Talend Data Integration
8.2
9 Ratings
0% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources6.01 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
5.5
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Talend Data Integration
8.9
9 Ratings
6% above category average
Simple transformations4.01 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Complex transformations7.01 Ratings8.99 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.5
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Talend Data Integration
7.8
8 Ratings
5% below category average
Integration with data quality tools6.01 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools7.01 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
-
Ratings
Talend Data Integration
7.9
9 Ratings
3% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings7.28 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings5.58 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
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User Ratings
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorTalend Data Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorTalend Data Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
Layer 2 GmbH
We had a scenario where our clients have thousands of external party vendors/committees who regularly sync SharePoint data. Managing thousands of external parties can never be possible without using a Layer2 cloud connector. We managed the local network sharing and SharePoint integration by using the Layer2 connector. Layer2 is convenient with a large amount of data as the per-user license is high.
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Qlik
The same way you design data integration job can be used to design services. It is easy to enhance by custom components and can adapt to all requirements. Talend Data Integration connects to [a] multitude of data sources and streaming service. Very easy interface to design complex applications without spending much time on coding. Easy to learn and master. Talend constantly strives to better itself by adding more features and functionalities.
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Pros
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 provides best connectivity with SharePoint
  • It syncs local network shared files to the SharePoint
  • Provides details file history
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Qlik
  • We used Talend to ETLing the data from myriad sources such Oracle Database, Clarify, Salesforce, Sugar CRM, SQL DB, MQ, Stibo Step, FTP, Netezza, and Files.
  • We leverage Talend transformation capabilities for stitching the data , unions and join
  • We successfully created the final unified set that can be used by business
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Cons
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Per User cost is expensive
  • A lot of pre-requisites
  • UI needs to be more user-friendly
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Qlik
  • Pricing for sure can be the area for improvement.
  • Real time processing is slow as compared to other tools like Abinitio.
  • While developing batches, it crashes a lot. It may be the issue with me, but I wanted to highlight it.
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Usability
Layer 2 GmbH
No answers on this topic
Qlik
We use Talend Data Integration day in and day out. It is the best and easiest tool to jump on to and use. We can build a basic integration super-fast. We could build basic integrations as fast as within the hour. It is also easy to build transformations and use Java to perform some operations.
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Support Rating
Layer 2 GmbH
No answers on this topic
Qlik
Good support, specially when it relates to PROD environment. The support team has access to the product development team. Things are internally escalated to development team if there is a bug encountered. This helps the customer to get quick fix or patch designed for problem exceptions. I have also seen support showing their willingness to help develop custom connector for a newly available cloud based big data solution
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Alternatives Considered
Layer 2 GmbH
We had also used Microsoft One Drive as a syncing tool but it requires Office365 for managing and syncing data across thousands of vendors which was not practically possible to manage users on Office 365. Layer2 resolved this issue by having 3 user licenses and they are enough to periodically sync all external parties' data with our SharePoint online.
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Qlik
In comparison with the other ETLs I used, Talend is more flexible than Data Services (where you cannot create complex commands). It is similar to Datastage speaking about commands and interfaces. It is more user-friendly than ODI, which has a metadata point of view on its own, while Talend is more classic. It has both on-prem and cloud approaches, while Matillion is only cloud-based.
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Return on Investment
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 resolves the time management issue
  • Resolved data syncing issues across different external vendors
  • LOE optimisation with using Layer2 connector.
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Qlik
  • It’s only been a positive RoI with Talend given we’ve interfaced large datasets between critical on-Prem and cloud-native apps to efficiently run our business operations.
  • 40K+ plots data, covering 1K+ crop varieties.
  • 3K+ Customer & their credit data, 3K+ product inventory & pricing.
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