Gets the job done
June 13, 2021

Gets the job done

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Replicate

We use Qlik replicate to sync data across multiple internal database systems. It is owned by our data services team but feeds systems that are used across the entire organisation. It mitigates a potentially intensive impact to steel thread systems.

We also use it to feed our Kafka, which in turn serves our datalake in Google cloud platform.
  • Reduces impact on source systems by reading database logs
  • Allows for minor data transformations as part of the replication
  • Allows for point in time recovery
  • Their support is pretty poor. They can take a every long time to get to the root cause of issues and it can take a long time to roll out patches for bugs.
  • We asked about a pubsub target endpoint over a year ago and have not seen anything in their roadmap for it
  • QEM APIs could be improved. We've tried to automate a lot of the management but due to these limitations our solution is not as good as it could be
  • No ci/cd process promoting tasks across environments.
  • Reduces risk to steel thread systems
  • Enabled legacy data systems to be part of our future data strategy without much effort
  • Simple to get started with
We helped attunity (prior owners if replicate) build out new features and worked through bugs with them. Their product was not great when we originally started but there were no other solutions in the market except for Golden Gate which had a hefty price tag associated with it.

It's good at what it does but it's not a proper ETL tool.
Simple to get going with. Their UI is great but their automation side is lacking. Very manual process working with it.
It's great if you need read only copies of data. Expect to have to deal with a lot of reloads though. When it fails, it can fail spectacularly though.