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"Data catalog and triggers are the two best features for me. AWS Glue has its own data catalog, which makes it great and really easy to use. Triggers are also really good for scheduling the ETL process.""Its user interface is quite good. You just need to choose some options to create a job in AWS Glue. The code-generation feature is also useful. If you don't want to customize it and simply want to read a file and store the data in the database, it can generate the code for you.""The facility to integrate with S3 and the possibility to use Jupyter Notebook inside the pipeline are the most valuable features."

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"The most complex task, in this case, was to read and transform BLOB data, and Java transformation in Informatica Power Center was a great solution.""The most valuable feature is the new Data Lake feature, which provides the basic capabilities needed.""The partitioning and optimization to help enhance our development is a very valuable aspect of Informatica PowerCenter.""Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.""Good interface, reasonable documentation.""The most valuable features are the metadata repository and the data warehouse application console.""What I like the most is that we have to deal with less while writing the queries.""If the systems get migrated or upgraded, the amount of resources required are very minimal. We can change the connections and establish a new connection. It's very helpful."

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"The start-up time is really high right now. For instance, when you start up a new job, you have to wait for five or eight minutes before it starts. If the start-up time is reduced to one or two minutes, it will be great. It will be better to have a direct linkage to Redshift in AWS. If we can use data catalogs from Redshift, it will be so easy to create some data catalogs. Currently, we can only use data catalogs from S3.""Currently, it supports only two languages in the background: Python and Scala. From our customization point of view, it would be helpful if it can also support Java in the background.""The crucial problem with AWS Glue is that it only works with AWS. It is not an agnostic tool like Pentaho. In PowerCenter, we can install the forms from Google and other vendors, but in the case of AWS Glue, we can only use AWS."

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"Include more instruments for LOGs analysis, interpretation, and job corrections.""I found it is kind of weird that not all of the mapping changes are treated as true changes.""The multiple interfaces in Informatica PowerCenter are not great for the user experience. Because of this, I think it can cause confusion for any beginner developer.""Lacks ability to calculate cost of the product.""The only problem with this product is the level of complexity with the number of levels of transformation that you have to go through.""I would like to see it be able to import data from NoSQL.""We need another tool for monitoring. It would be easier if all the features were consolidated into one tool.""The documentation could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is a bit higher than other solutions like Athena and EC2. If the pricing becomes more scaled or flexible, it will be good because you have to pay 44 cents just for one DPU for an hour. If you increase DPUs to 5 or 10, the pricing gets multiplied. There are also some time limits like 0 to 10 minutes or 10 to 20 minutes. If the pricing is according to the minutes, it would be better because you have to limit your job to 10 minutes or 20 minutes.""It is not expensive. AWS Glue works on the serverless architecture. We get charged for the time the server is up. For our use case, we have to use it once in a day, and it is not expensive for us.""Its price is good. We pay as we go or based on the usage, which is a good thing for us because it is simple to forecast for the tool. It is good in terms of the financial planning of the company, and it is a good way to estimate the cost. It is also simple for our clients. In my opinion, it is one of the best tools in the market for ETL processes because of the fact that you pay as you use, which separates it from other big tools such as PowerCenter, Pentaho Data Integration, and Talend."

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"Its maintenance is expensive.""It's much more expensive, almost three times more expensive than most other solutions.""We are satisfied with the pricing.""I consider this to be an expensive product.""It is for big enterprises. We have leveraged Informatica for big enterprises but not for small and medium enterprises because it is a very costly product as compared to other products. We propose this solution only for enterprise customers. For small to medium enterprises, we would propose the Microsoft solution. Its licensing is currently bundle-wise. It should be features-wise and not bundle-wise.""The price of this solution is high.""Our client has purchased the license, and we are using it.""The solution is in the middle price range compared to other solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: AWS Glue and Azure Data factory for ELT best performance cloud services.
Top Answer: The facility to integrate with S3 and the possibility to use Jupyter Notebook inside the pipeline are the most valuable features.
Top Answer: Its price is good. We pay as we go or based on the usage, which is a good thing for us because it is simple to forecast for the tool. It is also good in terms of the financial planning of the company… more »
Top Answer: Deployment was simple and straightforward.
Top Answer: Licensing costs are excessive and pose an obstacle to someone who lacks familiarity with the solution and wishes to have a proper understanding of it.
Top Answer: An issue which should be addressed is that the solution only allows us to do structured, as opposed to unstructured, data processing. Also, the EPA related data processing should be improved… more »
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Overview

AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easy for customers to prepare and load their data for analytics. You can create and run an ETL job with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. You simply point AWS Glue to your data stored on AWS, and AWS Glue discovers your data and stores the associated metadata (e.g. table definition and schema) in the AWS Glue Data Catalog. Once cataloged, your data is immediately searchable, queryable, and available for ETL.

Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.

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bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workday
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Media Company15%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm16%
Retailer10%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise77%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise60%
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AWS Glue is ranked 6th in Cloud Data Integration with 3 reviews while Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews. AWS Glue is rated 7.6, while Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AWS Glue writes "Improved our time to implement a new ETL process and has a good price and scalability, but only works with AWS". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "A stable, scalable, and mature solution for complex transformations and data integration". AWS Glue is most compared with Talend Open Studio, AWS Database Migration Service, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, SSIS and Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog, whereas Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Azure Data Factory and IBM InfoSphere DataStage.

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