Astera Centerprise Data Integrator
August 10, 2015

Astera Centerprise Data Integrator

Carlos Manzanares | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

6.1 and 6.4 and 5

Modules Used

  • Expressions
  • SalesForce connector
  • Database connector
  • SubFlows
  • WorkFlows
  • DataFlows
  • SOAP connector
  • FTP Connector
  • File system

Overall Satisfaction with Centerprise Data Integrator

Centerprise Data Integrator is used for importing data received in various formats from our customers. Some send in XML format, others in CSV, some in other delimited types and some we obtain via APIs and web services. The data is then normalized using Centerprise Data Integrator and pushed into our dealer data datastores.
  • Centerprise Data Integrator makes it very easy for non-technical people to create and maintain data mappings from one data source type to another. This is beneficial to allow developers and engineers to focus on other parts of the business needs and not be bogged down with constant work flow changes desired by the customers.
  • Centerprise Data Integrator is very good at moving and translating large blocks of data efficiently.
  • Our biggest problem is with updates. We feel we have to thoroughly test each and every update with complete regression testing before we can apply that update to our production environment. This is due to previous updates often containing bugs or changing existing functionality.
  • Centerprise Data Integrator could do a much better job at moving a lot of small sets of data instead of a few large sets.
  • Web services connection could be much better. It is difficult to get some web services to work properly.
  • Could really benefit from allowing 32-bit integers instead of only 64-bit integers.
  • Using Centerprise Data Integrator frees up developers from creating custom, hard-coded mappings for specific customers and allows our support personnel to offer that service.
  • mulesoft
We evaluated several ETL tools while deciding what to use. One of the bonuses of Centerprise Data Integrator was the availability to write custom plug-ins using C# since we are a .NET environment.
I believe Centerprise Data Integrator is best suited for an environment where one would process millions of records once or twice a day, instead of processing hundreds of records thousands of times a day.