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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 data transformation is the solution's most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is connectivity to data sources.""Overall, it's a good tool. It's currently number one on the market. It pretty much has all the necessary capabilities to pull the incremental data from the source system, technically speaking.""The transformation work called for Informatica PowerExchange. It was easy to work with this and very stable.""Mainstream integration and real-time integration are the best features.""The user interface and user experience are perfectly all right.""Provides a significant amount of control over the landscape and overall implementation.""This product is easy to install and it can be done in a few hours."

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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 solution needs better integration with other tools.""Technical support can be improved with respect to delays in ticket response time.""The one place where it could be improved is definitely pricing. That's a very big problem. It depends product to product, but pricing is an issue.""Integration with the largest number of databases and other systems would be important.""Real-time has not been enhanced that much over the past few years. There has not been as many features added like they did before.""Informatica is very expensive in all aspects, so the pricing is something that could be improved.""Should diversify more, maybe with a reporting and visualization utility,""I would like to have easier integration with cloud platforms."

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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: This product is easy to install and it can be done in a few hours.
Top Answer: With Informatica PowerExchange it's all about capacity. If you are increasing the processing power, you need to buy additional licenses. So, for example, if you have traffic to be integrated and you… more »
Top Answer: I would like to have easier integration with cloud platforms.
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Compared 7% of the time.
Also Known As
InfoSphere Information Server, IBM Information ServerPowerExchange, Connectors
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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).

Informatica PowerExchange Connectors provides high performance, out-of-the-box connectivity without having to develop custom data access programs.

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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 AustraliaACH Food, BNSF Railway Company, Illinois State University
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government12%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government8%
Insurance Company8%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM InfoSphere Information Server vs. Informatica PowerExchange and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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IBM InfoSphere Information Server is ranked 27th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews while Informatica PowerExchange is ranked 11th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews. IBM InfoSphere Information Server is rated 8.0, while Informatica PowerExchange 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 PowerExchange writes "Offers data in real-time using CDC concepts but it should be more flexible ". IBM InfoSphere Information Server is most compared with IBM InfoSphere DataStage, Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Replicate, Informatica PowerCenter and SSIS, whereas Informatica PowerExchange is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Replicate, SSIS and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). See our IBM InfoSphere Information Server vs. Informatica PowerExchange report.

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