Easy for newbies, powerful for professionals.
September 15, 2021

Easy for newbies, powerful for professionals.

Janusz Jarocki | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Replicate

Replicate data from on-prem DB2 on z/OS (mainframe) database to S3 and Aurora PostgreSQL databases in AWS cloud.
  • Support for many source and targets.
  • Ability to customize replication setup (set locking level with connection string, set the replication key, etc.).
  • Straightforward and problem-less installation.
  • Lack of APIs on replicate server to automate and monitor replication. (repctl API interface on Linux replicate server is limited and being deprecated, forcing customers to use AEM server to control replicate box)
  • AEM server (web interface) seems laggy, nonresponsive, slow, does not refresh. Needs to be more mature.
  • Task scheduler is only available on replicate server web console. AEM should have the ability to set schedules.
  • DB2 z/OS connector was less expensive than Informatica.
  • Included connector for AWS cloud services. (Informatica required a license, add-on).
  • Easier to maintain. Column addition at the source replicated to targets automatically. (DDL replication).
Attunity: Easy interface, relatively easy monitoring, zos support, budget friendly.
we choose Attunity.
At the same time we use AWS DMS for DB2, sqlserver -> aws services replications (cheaper). However because AWS DMS does not support db2 zos we use Attunity for db2 zos mainframe replication.
Too user friendly. I'm not a big fan of AEM console. Replicate server is OK, I would rather be using a set of linux commands on replicate server to control and monitor the replication.

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Simple interface, Nice AEM GUI interface for non experienced user (much simpler that Informatica). Best for simple CDC replications without any ETL manipulation for companies with inexperienced stuff.

At the same time can be customizable with JSON config files. Biggest strength is a support for a number of endpoints (supports DB2 z/OS as source)