Informatica PowerCenter Review

It collects business information for centralized reporting and analytics.


What is most valuable?

Once you figure it out, it is a powerful and simple ETL tool. Its stability has been very satisfactory.

How has it helped my organization?

Like any other ETL tool, it collects business information for centralized reporting and analytics.

What needs improvement?

The UI is outdated and old-fashioned, at least in our current version. Also, we have experienced some stability issues with the Workflow Monitor application.

For how long have I used the solution?

Our company has used it since 2002, I started using it in 2009.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The integration service itself is very stable. The applications suffer from minor stability problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product scales very well, beyond our needs.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support team is eager to help but the problems that we have faced were usually too complex. However, there has always been a workaround.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our company has always used this solution.

How was the initial setup?

I was personally not involved with the initial setup, but from what I have heard, it was fairly straightforward.

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

We have found the pricing very cost-effective. The licensing is CPU and data source-based.

In the new version, it is supposed to allow a variety of data sources with the standard license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not involved with choosing the product.

What other advice do I have?

Choose the right tool for the right job.

For the purpose that this product was designed, I believe it is still the best in the market.

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