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Score 5.7 out of 101
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Score 6.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

If you do not have a large budget and are a large organization, I would steer clear of Actuate. If you are looking to do very complex washboarding, I would not use them. Your developers have to be very skilled to work with this. Plan to bring in consultants if necessary to help your process. Adhoc reporting is weak. If your pricing is user based and you expand, this could be very expensive.
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Talend Data Integration

If your organisation or department works regularly with ETL jobs or sources data from multiple locations and needs to integrate them to provide for better data compatibility, then Talend Data Integration is a great tool and I would strongly recommend it. This mostly applies to established corporations, and not startups as the licensing fee is quite high.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
4.5
Talend Data Integration
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
6.0
Talend Data Integration
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
3.0
Talend Data Integration

Data Source Connection

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
8.2
Connect to traditional data sources
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
9.6
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
6.8

Data Transformations

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
9.1
Simple transformations
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
9.4
Complex transformations
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
8.8

Data Modeling

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
7.5
Data model creation
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
8.6
Metadata management
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
7.6
Business rules and workflow
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
9.0
Collaboration
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
5.5
Testing and debugging
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
7.0

Data Governance

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
8.8
Integration with data quality tools
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
9.4
Integration with MDM tools
OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite
Talend Data Integration
8.2

Pros

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • The report outputs can vary across different types such as HTML, PDF, and Excel
  • Their open source offering is very sufficient
  • There are great boards and blogs for developers and engineers to expand and use their features.
  • The people from the company that I've worked with are professional and courteous.
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Talend Data Integration

  • data integration
  • support for different data sources
  • documentation
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Cons

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • The debug tool that came with the Actuate 8 developer was poorly written in my opinion; compiling a report could be very difficult when a number of functions were being called.
  • There wasn't any reporting that could be run to download Actuate utilization statistics. Analytics had to be done by manually reviewing who had been running reports.
  • At times when the Actuate Server would become overloaded the only solution was to restart it. There wasn't a way to clear up the list of pending report requests.
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Talend Data Integration

  • The Talend Administration Console TAC is a great place to schedule and monitor your jobs. Probably the interface can be improved.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 3.9
Based on 9 answers
We have invested much into the software and hardware that supports our reporting platform - Actuate is a staple in our environment.
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Talend Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
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Support

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

I've used JReports and Actuate is very similar but seems to have a lot more customization features for the end user of BIRT reports.
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Talend Data Integration

Compared to Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) talend gives developers much more tools and flexibility in order to achieve different ETL processes. For instance, SSIS, separates processing from data management, and Talend mixes both stages so that you can perform complex processes like iterating sub-jobs for each data row. It also provides a huge component list compared to SSIS which allows retrieving and saving data from many various sources. The administration part is also wider than what is offered from SSIS. In other words, SSIS is like a toy compared to Talend Integration's capabilities.When comparing Talend with Kettle (Pentaho) it's is easy to find similarities because they are both similar tools. In my experience, I'd rather [use] Talend because, in my opinion, it is more focused at data management. Kettle is a component provided from a wider BI tool, and Pentaho is not only focused at data management. I also found Talend gives better performance and manages connection sockets better than Kettle.
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Return on Investment

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
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Talend Data Integration

  • We decided to move away from a high cost commercial dData integration tool and opted to use Talend.
  • Talend has been able to serve all our data integration needs for last two and half years and we have never felt limited to any available feature in the tool.
  • Option to use local machine as a data integration service and run jobs on the desktop is usefull to carry out POCs and load personal data to the data warehouse.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan Analytics Suite

General

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

Talend Data Integration

General

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

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