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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan

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.
Christopher Noyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Open Studio

For quick daily integrations Talend is a very good tool and it makes development time so short and easy. Citizen developers who are not great programmers can pick up and start using Talend Open Studio within weeks. It's well suited for all kinds of data migration between various systems. It is less appropriate for smaller synchronous services where you need to trace the complete transaction and how data moved between them. It's also less appropriate for small data movements where other tools can be easier to use and manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Talend Open Studio
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Talend Open Studio
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Talend Open Studio

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Magellan
7.7
Talend Open Studio
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Talend Open Studio
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Talend Open Studio

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Magellan
8.0
Talend Open Studio
Publish to Web
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Talend Open Studio
Publish to PDF
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Talend Open Studio
Report Versioning
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Talend Open Studio
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio

Access Control and Security

OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Magellan
3.0
Talend Open Studio
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Talend Open Studio
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Magellan
3.0
Talend Open Studio

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Magellan
6.2
Talend Open Studio
REST API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio
Javascript API
OpenText Magellan
9.0
Talend Open Studio
Java API
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Magellan
7.0
Talend Open Studio
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Magellan
5.0
Talend Open Studio

Data Source Connection

OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
7.0
Connect to traditional data sources
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
7.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.4

Data Transformations

OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.2
Simple transformations
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
5.8
Complex transformations
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.7

Data Modeling

OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.4
Data model creation
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.1
Metadata management
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.5
Business rules and workflow
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
5.4
Collaboration
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
7.1
Testing and debugging
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.9

Data Governance

OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.7
Integration with data quality tools
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
6.2
Integration with MDM tools
OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
7.3

Pros

OpenText Magellan

  • 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.
Bri Gipson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Open Studio

  • Your developers will be able to design SOA services graphically, and it is very easy to document and implement the code.
  • Talend Open Studio is based on Eclipse IDE, so your developers will be very comfy using it
  • Open is Key in Talend Open Studio = Open Source
Jose Miguel Siu Navarro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenText Magellan

  • The documentation on all the available features, but most importantly on the scripting side, can be improved
  • The standard look & feel of some basic options, like parameter selection or sorting and filtering, looks dated and can't be customized
  • The server portal needs to provide better tools
  • More integration is needed with other OpenText products
Martin Rubens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Open Studio

  • The community is not that up to date and forum is not that great in response. Probably we should make people aware of the tool more on how to use and its implementations.
  • Talend crashes when transforming a lot of data (millions of rows).
  • Proper training documentation is a must for talend which is currently lagging. This will help users to learn more about Talend and use it effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 3.9
Based on 9 answers
I am no longer working for the company that was using Actuate but I believe they would continue to use it because the stitching costs would be to high. It would require a complete rewrite of the reports and the never version of Actuate (BIRT) even required an almost complete report rewrite
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Open Studio

Talend Open Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is no licence requirement for Talend Open Studio. So, this is not relevant question. However, if you are asking whether we will use Talend in future. Yes. We will continue to use it. It's very powerful free tool which caters to all our extra, transform, load capabilities. We just love Talend for it's great functionality and ease of use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Talend Open Studio

Talend Open Studio 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Talend Open Studio is based on Eclipse and is full of redundant procedures to do one thing, like when installing libraries. Sometimes I cannot manually download the libraries that it can't find.
federico nastasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

OpenText Magellan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Talend Open Studio

Talend Open Studio 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many times, Talend freezes. When you give a cancel command, it takes several minutes to stop. It also takes a great toll on our PC with 16 GB of ram and I7 CPU, even in idle status. If you are downloading Maven Jar/Libraries, you cannot do anything and have to wait until the task is finished.
federico nastasi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan

OpenText Magellan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
Jeffrey Fischer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Open Studio

Talend Open Studio 4.4
Based on 4 answers
Talend Open Studio is free and we are not using the enterprise version which comes with licence and support. So, mostly depend on the open source community for any issues that we face. The document is good and we didn't have to use any support so far. We did evaluate the enterprise version and so far sticking to the free version.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OpenText Magellan

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.
Amy Broome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Open Studio

Informatica has a limited number of components that you can use. This places a heavy limitation on the capabilities of Informatica. On the other hand, Talend allows you to create your own custom components using Java. For businesses that need to perform a wide variety of data operations, it can be quite useful to have the option of creating your own custom components to satisfy business needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OpenText Magellan

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Open Studio

  • I delivered projects the client did not believe were possible, and I provided intermediate value by providing visibility to hidden data problems in their systems they could not detect before.
  • I was able to work 3 projects at a time, pausing gracefully in one while switching to the other, with minimal effort.
Mike Blizman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

OpenText Magellan

General

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

Talend Open Studio

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Magellan
7.0
Talend Open Studio
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Magellan
3.9
Talend Open Studio
10.0

Usability

OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
3.0

Performance

OpenText Magellan
Talend Open Studio
4.0

Support Rating

OpenText Magellan
9.1
Talend Open Studio
4.4

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