Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) vs. Oracle Warehouse Builder

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Data Integrator is an ELT data integrator designed with interoperability other Oracle programs. The program focuses on a high-performance capacity to support Big Data use within Oracle.N/A
Oracle Warehouse Builder
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) is a data-warehousing centered data integration solution, from Oracle. It offers basic ETL functionality for building a simple data warehouse, as well as advanced ETL functionality supporting enterprise data integration projects, along with connectivity for Oracle and SAP applications.N/A
Pricing
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)Oracle Warehouse Builder
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)Oracle Warehouse Builder
Considered Both Products
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Chose Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Oracle's own ETL tool was Oracle Warehouse Builder, initially. When Oracle built the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Suite, Oracle is in need of a strong ETL. As Oracle Warehouse Builder is not a strong ETL that customers prefer and as already Informatica captured …
Chose Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Because of variety of my projects that I involved, I used nearly all the world wide known tools within data warehouse environment.
  • Data Modeling Tools : Sybase Power Designer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, ERwin Data Modeler.
Chose Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
ODI is the naturel successor of OWB, adopting the same EL-T approach but supporting a lot more technologies as source and target. The overall product is much more stable and not tied to the Oracle Database.
Unlike Informatica, ODI generates all the code in the native underlying …
Oracle Warehouse Builder
Chose Oracle Warehouse Builder
Depending on investment, I would prefer Oracle Data Integrator, since it complies with all versions of all types of databases including Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL environment as well as the cloud and is the strategic heterogenous data integration product of Oracle, as it is …
Chose Oracle Warehouse Builder
I think that Oracle Warehouse Builder is easier to use the Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). The connections in Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) are easier to understand when troubleshooting. Anything that makes troubleshooting easier gets higher marks in my book. ODI wins in the …
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Features
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)Oracle Warehouse Builder
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.6
11 Ratings
14% above category average
Oracle Warehouse Builder
9.5
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.911 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL9.39 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.9
11 Ratings
16% above category average
Oracle Warehouse Builder
10.0
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Simple transformations9.911 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Complex transformations9.911 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.2
11 Ratings
12% above category average
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.2
5 Ratings
1% above category average
Data model creation9.310 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Metadata management9.510 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Business rules and workflow9.111 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Collaboration8.510 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Testing and debugging9.311 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.1
9 Ratings
9% above category average
Oracle Warehouse Builder
8.0
3 Ratings
4% below category average
Integration with data quality tools9.59 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools8.77 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)Oracle Warehouse Builder
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(29 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)Oracle Warehouse Builder
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
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.
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Oracle
The best place for Oracle Warehouse Builder is at the business IT level. It's not suited for business-level users. They are easy confused. One way to reduce the confusion for the developers is to set up the workspaces based on the requirements that are discovered in design sessions. Once this is complete, the implementation of Oracle Warehouse Builder can take flight and be successful.
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Pros
Oracle
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • Easy transformation.
  • Easy implementation from Oracle to Oracle systems.
  • Ease of usage and easy to learn.
  • Starting component of metadata management.
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Cons
Oracle
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • What I noticed is that sometimes OWB doesn't generate the best SQL in the package especially when there are a high number of source tables in the ETL. It would be nice if ETL developers were allowed to update the generated packages in the database directly.
  • Another thing - moving OWB ETLs from one database to another one could be easier - for example it would be nice to just copy the generated packages from one database to the other one without doing the deployment of these ETLs through OWB.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
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.
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
I have used Trifacta Google Data Prep quite a bit. We use Google Cloud Platform across our organization. The tools are very comparable in what they offer. I would say Data Prep has a slight edge in usability and a cleaner UI, but both of the tools have comparable toolsets.
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Oracle
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • From a business intelligence perspective, it allows us to provide users with the necessary data and information to make informed decisions.
  • Compared with other Oracle products and licensing, I do not think the pricing was unreasonable.
  • It is part of a larger install, so for ease of use, we purchased it with other Oracle products.
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Oracle
  • It improved understanding of ETL functions. Data is consistent. The speed is pretty good.
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