Informatica Data Quality Review

Delivers enterprise-strength data quality for a wide range of scenarios


What is our primary use case?

We use Data Quality for healthcare projects, and although it's not its prime purpose, we also use it to extract data. Compared to PowerCenter, it's a little easier to use — we designed the mapping ourselves. In short, we use Data Quality primarily for extraction purposes.

Within our organization, there are 10 employees using this solution.

What is most valuable?

Seeing the data in the mapping itself is really nice. We don't want to extract the data and just see the flat file. With Data Quality, we can see the data very easily.

What needs improvement?

When running a workload, we can only use the command mode. We were expecting Data Quality to offer the same type of workflow as PowerCenter.  

Although we are very satisfied with the design of the UI, executing tasks with it can be difficult.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Informatica Data Quality for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Overall, stability-wise, it's quite good; however, we think PowerCenter is more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Compared to PowerCenter, Data Quality needs some improvement. When we are dealing with large amounts of data for extraction purposes, it doesn't always work out — often we experience some memory issues here and there. Scalability-wise it needs some improvement.

How are customer service and technical support?

Although the technical support is responsive, they often take a very long time to solve our issues. They are quick to solve second and third-level requests, but when it comes to first-level requests, their solutions become very vague and general and often don't bear any fruit — otherwise, they're good.

How was the initial setup?

Deployment was quite straightforward. 

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

We have a long-term license. I can't really speak about the licensing as I don't know much about it.

What other advice do I have?

I would absolutely recommend this solution to others. If you can afford it, then go for it. If it's out of your price range, then I would recommend considering an open-source solution.

overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

Version 10.2
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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