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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Data Integrator

Oracle Data Integrator is well suited in all the situations where you need to integrate data from and to different systems/technologies/environments or to schedule some tasks. I've used it on Oracle Database (Data Warehouses or Data Marts), with great loading and transforming performances to accomplish any kind of relational task. This is true for all Oracle applications (like Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Financial Management, and so on).I've also used it to manage files on different operating systems, to execute procedures in various languages and to read and write data from and to non-Oracle technologies, and I can confirm that its performances have always been very good.It can become less appropriate depending on the expenses that can be afforded by the customer since its license costs are quite high.
Paolo Borghi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GoldenGate

It is particularly useful in situations where ACTIVE DATA GUARD cannot handle the desired outcome. It can be used to support cross-platform migrations not supported by Active Data Guard which is a far cheaper solution to DR. It is suited for migrations that require zero downtime as there is bi-directional capability built into the product. It is also useful when the source and target are of different databases such as Oracle to SQL Server as the target. It is overkill if all you require is a physical standby that is open read-only.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Oracle Data Integrator
7.8
Oracle GoldenGate
Pre-built connectors
Oracle Data Integrator
7.8
Oracle GoldenGate
Connector modification
Oracle Data Integrator
7.8
Oracle GoldenGate
Support for real-time and batch integration
Oracle Data Integrator
7.5
Oracle GoldenGate
Data quality services
Oracle Data Integrator
8.6
Oracle GoldenGate
Data security features
Oracle Data Integrator
7.8
Oracle GoldenGate
Monitoring console
Oracle Data Integrator
7.5
Oracle GoldenGate

Data Source Connection

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
8.6
Connect to traditional data sources
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
9.1
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
8.1

Data Transformations

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
8.4
Simple transformations
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
8.8
Complex transformations
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
8.0

Data Modeling

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Data model creation
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Metadata management
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Business rules and workflow
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.8
Collaboration
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.4
Testing and debugging
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
5.8
feature 1
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2

Data Governance

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.8
Integration with data quality tools
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.8
Integration with MDM tools
Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
7.7

Pros

Oracle Data Integrator

  • Oracle Data Integrator nearly addresses every data issue that one can expect. Oracle Data Integrator is tightly integrated to the Oracle Suite of products. This is one of the major strengths of Oracle Data Integrator. Oracle Data Integrator is part of the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Suite - which is highly used by various industries. This tool replaced Informatica ETL in Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Suite.
  • Oracle Data Integrator comes with many pre-written data packages. If one has to load data from Excel to Oracle Database, there is a package that is ready available for them - cutting down lot of effort on writing the code. Similarly, there are packages for Oracle to SQL, SQL to Oracle and all other possible combinations. Developers love this feature.
  • Oracle Data Integrator relies highly on the database for processing. This is actually an ELT tool rather than an ETL tool. It first loads all the data into target instance and then transforms it at the expense of database resources. This light footprint makes this tool very special.
  • The other major advantage of Oracle Data Integrator, like any other Oracle products, is a readily available developer pool. As all Oracle products are free to download for demo environments, many organizations prefer to play around with a product before purchasing it. Also, Oracle support and community is a big advantage compared to other vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GoldenGate

  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Powerful output with sub-second speed
  • Supporting Big Data and Cloud environment
  • Capturing source data based on transnational log, no cost on source CPU
  • Handle the distribution and the delivery of committed data in real-time
  • Supports heterogeneous systems regarding target or source database
  • Can be implemented uni-directional, bi-directional or peer-to-peer mode
  • Zero downtime migration
  • Supports data distribution
  • Can be used for disaster recovery or data protection
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Data Integrator

  • ODI does not have an intuitive user interface. It is powerful, but difficult to figure out at first. There is a significant learning curve between usability, proficiency, and mastery of the tool.
  • ODI contains some frustrating bugs. It is Java based and has some caching issues, often requiring you to restart the program before you see your code changes stick.
  • ODI does not have a strong versioning process. It is not intuitive to keep an up to date repository of versioned code packages. This can create versioning issues between environments if you do not have a strong external code versioning process.
James Parks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GoldenGate

  • Setting Up Oracle GoldenGate as HA in an Oracle RAC environment. While this is possible to do and there is documentation out there, I've found that specific Oracle GoldenGate and Oracle RAC experience is needed in order to make this happen. That level of experience does not exist everywhere.
  • Monitoring Oracle GoldenGate. Currently there are two main options for monitoring Oracle GoldenGate, the first, GoldenGate Monitor, does not scale well as it becomes very non-performant when you have more than 10-15 GoldenGate Managers reporting to it, the second, Oracle Enterprise Manager, while getting better still requires a lot of manual configuration to have Oracle GoldenGate talk to the OEM agent. While this has got a lot better with 12c GoldenGate, I still feel that there is room to improve here.
  • Unable to replicate certain Data Types. Again, less of an issue in 12c Oracle GoldenGate, but there are still some Data Types that Oracle GoldenGate is unable to replicate.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Data Integrator

Oracle Data Integrator 10.0
Based on 4 answers
It is maturing and over time will have a good pool of resources. Each new version has addressed the issues of the previous ones. Its getting better and bigger.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 9.2
Based on 3 answers
We are very Happy with the product and the support and it helps us achive our 99999 SLA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Data Integrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Once set up, it's very easy to use and keep running, it's getting to that point that can make it cumbersome to some. Also, depending on the data that you want to replicate, the configuration files can become quite cumbersome to maintain. Learning curve can be high for some who are not as experienced with databases and transactions.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Data Integrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle GoldenGate has only gone down for us when the data being sent was bad.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle Data Integrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle GoldenGate's performance is great for our use cases. Your mileage may vary.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Data Integrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Oracle Support for Oracle GoldenGate has been quite responsive and quite helpful in the few situations where we've needed it. Furthermore, the documentation on Oracle GoldenGate is so good that we often do not need to contact support with issues as the fix is already documented and able to be run by us without needing to open a ticket.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Oracle Data Integrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We've had Oracle consultants come as well for training days to talk about new features, parts of Oracle GoldenGate we may not be using and things of that nature. The consultants they send are great as they're very knowledgeable about all things Oracle GoldenGate and great resources for any questions or concerns you may have with the product.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle Data Integrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We used Oracle University for our Oracle Golden Gate Training and it was top notch. We were able to turn our whole DBA team to Oracle GoldenGate newbies to Oracle GoldenGate troubleshooting experts in a matter of a few days, while this obviously did not come cheap, the company felt that it was worth the investment.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Data Integrator

Oracle Data Integrator 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.6
Based on 3 answers
If Oracle GoldenGate is new to your organization, expose as many DBAs as possible to it. Having your whole team fluent in it will overcome early operational hurdles and allow it to more quickly become an accepted and supported part of your supported platform for your team that will enable the business to use it to its fullest.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Data Integrator

I have used the Pentaho Data Integrator ETL tools in different projects with the SQL Server Integration Services product from the Microsoft product family. Oracle Data Integrator ETL product is efficient in projects where Oracle databases are heavily used. The end-user interface of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is quite simple and straightforward. It also has an active user community. You can find solutions in these communities for the problems you are experiencing. Since the Pentaho Data Integrator ETL is an open-source application, you can bring your ETL design costs to a very reasonable level. This project will contribute positively to your expenses.
zahit bogus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GoldenGate

It wasn't easy to set up replication to a message queue using SharePlex. We had challenges using the product when the application was doing a lot of "rollbacks to savepoint". SharePlex always showed a lag.When I was testing SharePlex, there was no way to offload the workload from the DB server while using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Data Integrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Have never had any issues with scaling Oracle GoldenGate itself, however Oracle GoldenGate Monitor does have scaling issues, but with Oracle GoldenGate now able to be monitored by Oracle Enterprise Manager, this is no longer an issue, in my opinion.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Data Integrator

  • Lead time to complete data integration and transformation project was reduced due to Oracle Data Integrator tools that helped in setting up transformations relatively quickly once it was set up.
  • Reduced lead time helped in reducing project cost as less resources were spent in data conversion project.
  • Overall data consolidation project resulted in quick integration of data from varied DBMS and data sources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle GoldenGate

  • As Oracle GoldenGate integrated well with the Oracle products we were already using, we didn't need to spend additional time and money to purchase or develop an integration solution.
  • XStream and Active Data Guard licenses come free with Oracle GoldenGate, reducing overhead costs.
  • Eliminated the need to scale our workstations up in terms of hardware resources. Creating read-replicas to offload read requests gave more opportunities to scale horizontally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Data Integrator

General

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

Oracle GoldenGate

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Data Integrator
8.3
Oracle GoldenGate
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Data Integrator
10.0
Oracle GoldenGate
9.2

Usability

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
10.0

Performance

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
9.0

Support Rating

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
8.8

In-Person Training

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
10.0

Online Training

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Data Integrator
7.0
Oracle GoldenGate
8.6

Scalability

Oracle Data Integrator
Oracle GoldenGate
10.0

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