Ab Initio Co>Operating System Competitors and Alternatives

The top Ab Initio Co>Operating System competitors are
  • Talend Data Management Platform
  • SSIS
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage
  • Pentaho Data Integration
  • Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
  • SAP Data Services
  • Informatica PowerCenter
  • Talend Open Studio
Read reviews of Ab Initio Co>Operating System competitors and alternatives
Ben Thomson
Real User
Informatica Cloud System Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
May 16 2017

What is most valuable?

* Data Replication Tasks: Easy to configure, for the most part reliable, and also what my system deals with the most. *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Ease of use, configurability, maintainability, and good aesthetics make for a more fluid functional process.

What needs improvement?

User/group administration could use improvement.

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

Licensing is difficult to understand, but the team is always available to explain anything. They are very helpful.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I inherited this solution in its infancy, but I don't have the details.

What other advice do I have?

Pose any and every question/doubt/concern to the team, especially with respect to licensing. They are excellent in... more»
RomLinhares
User
Partner
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

* Its parallel processing capability allows you to go through extremely large data sets in no time at all, if you do your job right. * Highly... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have worked during many implementations using DataStage. All of the projects that I worked on have been successful. This is due mainly to the... more»

What needs improvement?

High-cost of ownership: They could take a page from open source software, such as Talend. Working with some of the big data components is good,... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Have used quite a few ETL tools in my job. * Ab Initio: Even pricier, but has a highly competent ETL tool. It is complete, but hard to use. *... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have the budget and your solution requires industrial/enterprise strength data integration, this product is always a good choice.
Sunil Chaubey
Consultant
User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Data Integration. The UI-based ability to create data mapping. Also, reusable definition of data sources and the out-of-the-box availability of a large number maplets for common transformation functions.

How has it helped my organization?

Easy, scalable, robust platform to integrate heterogeneous source platform's data into the unified data warehouse.

What needs improvement?

Cost! Also, BI features. While Informatica is great for data-integration, it does not have any analytics features. Thus, organizations have to always look for another product for their BI needs.

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