Informatica PowerCenter Review

Easy to code, provides Data Integration and Data Quality solutions


How has it helped my organization?

We are trying to implement both Finance and Operations modernization with the help of Informatica. This tool is mainly used in data ingestion, where we bring different sources into a Hadoop environment.

What is most valuable?

  • Big Data connectivity, Data Integration solutions, and Data Quality solutions. 
  • Easy to code and understand solutions in Informatica.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes, we had stability issues, mostly with JVM size.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes, there can be scalability issues. Huge amounts of data ingestion will impact performance.

How is customer service and technical support?

I rate tech support seven out of 10.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are a lot of other data integration tools available in the market. Based on our needs we have to choose which is applicable: Talend, SSIS, Ab Initio, DataStage, ODI (Oracle Data Integrator).

What other advice do I have?

Good product if you are trying implement data quality, data integration, and data management projects.

We have a good relationship with the vendor. We get notifications related to new products for user validation and beta release. We have given user experience feedback for Operational Insights tool.

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