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Pros
"This solution is extremely flexible and scalable.""The integration with different technologies is the most valuable feature."

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"The most valuable features are the dynamic reading of the file metadata profile, and the ability to define business rules that are used to verify and validate the uploaded files.""Technical support is great. It's one of the reasons we really like them. When you compare support from IBM and support from Informatica, Informatica is much better.""The performance and design of Informatica have been very valuable. I find the performance faster than, say, Oracle Data Integrator or DataStage.""In the end, you have structured, proper data for use in an integrated BI solution.""The features I find most valuable is that the solution is very user-friendly and the graphical design is very easy to understand.""Technical support, and their approach is good. They have a support portal and support tickets. If you open a ticket it has multiple levels of severity from level one to very high or critical.""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."

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"This solution would benefit from the engine being made more lightweight.""Their technical support needs improvement."

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"The developer tool documentation can be enhanced with a more clear explanation of each utility, accompanied by relevant examples, so that developers are able to create programs with ease.""Now they are migrating to a new version, and they have something that is called Informatica Developer. Previously, they just had PowerCenter. Now, when they move everything to Informatica Developer it's not as good or stable like it was when it was PowerCenter, though it has some nice features. This Developer tool could be better.""As a connector to big data, it is not well developed. We've had problems connecting Informatica with Hadoop. The functionality to connect Informatica with Hadoop, for me it's not good.""Integration with Artificial Intelligence would benefit this solution.""I would like to see an improvement in the digital adoption.""The licensing cost for Informatica is very high. Other all-in-one solutions have much lower prices than Informatica.""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."

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"Price-wise, it's more expensive than SSIS, but it's a better tool, so it has more features. Licensing is on a yearly basis.""Its maintenance is expensive.""It's much more expensive, almost three times more expensive than most other solutions.""We are satisfied with the pricing."

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Top Answer: The integration with different technologies is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: Their technical support needs improvement.
Top Answer: I would rate it a seven out of ten. It's a reliable solution. Not a ten because it's not as user friendly as other solutions.
Top Answer: Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.
Top Answer: Integration between different applications, such as Hospital Information Systems built on AS400 and in-house legacy. It is old data structure file based as opposed to relational. Therefore, it was… more »
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InfoSphere Information Server, IBM Information ServerPowerCenter
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Overview
IBM InfoSphere Information Server is a market-leading data integration platform which includes a family of products that enable you to understand, cleanse, monitor, transform, and deliver data, as well as to collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT. InfoSphere Information Server provides massively parallel processing (MPP) capabilities to deliver a highly scalable and flexible integration platform that handles a variety of data volumes (big, small, and everything in between).

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

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Sample Customers
Canadian National Railway Company, Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce, Swedish Armed Forces, BG RCI, Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd., University of Arizona, Biogrid AustraliaUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Financial Services Firm18%
Retailer14%
Healthcare Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise76%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM InfoSphere Information Server vs. Informatica PowerCenter and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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IBM InfoSphere Information Server is ranked 28th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews while Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 15 reviews. IBM InfoSphere Information Server is rated 8.0, while Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere Information Server writes "Improves efficiency through significant time reductions in ETL tasks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "Assists us with integration as we migrate from on-premise to cloud, but it needs a performance analyzer". IBM InfoSphere Information Server is most compared with IBM InfoSphere DataStage, Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Replicate, Informatica PowerExchange and SSIS, whereas Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica PowerExchange. See our IBM InfoSphere Information Server vs. Informatica PowerCenter report.

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