Denodo Review

Good data lineage features and it is stable, but the support needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

I am a consultant and I use Denodo for my clients.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are data lineage and the concept of a semantic layer.

What needs improvement?

The support is not the best and should be improved.

In the future, I would like to see a different structure for how they manage the data sources and connectors. Having a better data lineage tool would also be an improvement.

Better audit capabilities would be a useful enhancement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Denodo for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Denodo has been stable so far.

How are customer service and technical support?

Everything from the initial support for questions, all the way through to ongoing support once you're live with the product, needs improvement.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have worked with lots of other tools that do different things, but not data virtualization.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is quite easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing should be improved, as the cost per connector is quite expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at other tools including Data Virtuality, Alteryx, and AWS Datahub.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering Denodo is to investigate it first. Download a free copy from the AWS Marketplace and really test it before you embark on your projects. Ensure that it meets your requirements, no just in the short-term, but in the long-term.

This is one of the better products on the market.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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