Fun product to learn and work with
July 24, 2018

Fun product to learn and work with

Adam White | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi is used by our applications teams to build integrations. We are using it to create real-time applications and batch processes that run our business. Our company is currently doing most of their business processing on an IBM mainframe. Mainframe is limited when it comes to connecting to outside systems and using a middleware tool like Dell Boomi has really increased what the business can do. Dell Boomi has made it easier to create APIs that can be consumed by outside clients.
  • Boomi has a lot of built in connectors that make integrations faster and easier.
  • The tool is easy to use and has great visuals to help understand how a process works. There isn't a large learning curve.
  • Frequent updates to the platform.
  • New connectors are frequently added.
  • Great support documents and community.
  • Real-time integrations.
  • The dashboards are limited
  • Running Low latency improves performance but makes resolving issues very difficult
  • Unable to sign up for alerts for one process only. Alerts go out at an account level. If you want to get notifications for a process you need to build it into your application.
  • The folder structure of components can get messy if not well governed.
  • Easy to create duplicate components and not realizing that someone else in your company already created one.
  • Scripting could be improved. You don't know if you have errors in your code until you run the process.
  • It has allowed us to complete projects that would have been impossible
  • We can make services faster when Boomi is orchestrating
  • Integrations can be completed quickly
  • Figuring out production issues can be extremely challenging
I would choose Boomi every day for real-time integrations. I really enjoy using it. I would struggle to recommend using it for a batch application unless you really had to. SSIS seems like it would be a better choice if doing batch jobs but the learning curve is much higher than Boomi. I wouldn't use DataPower if I had to transform the data.
Dell Boomi is a great choice if you are integrating real-time processes with multiple other systems. If you have a web service call that requires transforming the data I think Boomi is the best choice. Where I wouldn't recommend using it is for batch processing. It can do the trick if needed but when a batch process goes down it can be extremely hard to figure out where the problem is. The problem is usually in the data but finding that data can be very tricky when you are processing thousands of transactions at a time.

Boomi Feature Ratings

Pre-built connectors
Connector modification
Support for real-time and batch integration
Data quality services
Data security features
Monitoring console

Using Dell Boomi

10 - Everyone who uses Dell Boomi are application developers that span the entire business functions.
3 - Web Service, XML, JVM, business application knowledge, javascript, Groovy