Anonymous UserData Architecture/Management at a consultancy
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the building of mockups and tasks."
"The program is stable and scalable."
"The features I find most valuable is the synchronization, verification, functionalities and all the data integration features."
"The user interface which is very easy to use if we have any problems to solve."
"I do a quite a lot of data transformations, and the fact that I can do them without changing any of my SQL queries from the code, using the inbuilt tools, is very helpful."
"Whether we need data cleansing or data mastering, we get it all in one platform."
"The solution's initial setup is quite straightforward."
"Their new licensing is very flexible. With Informatica Cloud, you have plenty of items under the same umbrella, such as services, offerings, data quality, and data masking. You have also got master data management and API management. What I really like about them is that you don't need to go to Informatica and say that you need a data integration module. You would say that you need iPaaS or Informatica Cloud. They'll then try to understand your needs and give you IPUs, which are the processing units. If I purchased a hundred IPUs from Informatica as a customer, I can use 70 IPUs for data integration. I would also need data quality, so I can use 10 IPUs for data quality. I can use the remaining 20 IPUs for API management. Down the line, if I see that my initial data integration needs for the development phase are met, then out of the 70 IPUs assigned for data integration, I can use 30 IPUs for data masking. I can shuffle these numbers in any way within the Informatica Cloud umbrella for the tenure for which I have subscribed to these IPUs. I can use all services the way I want. This flexibility is what I really love about Informatica. It also has got good connectors."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to see more functionality added so that it is a bit closer to how much you can do with Informatica PowerCenter."
"One area that needs to improve is the user experience because it is very complex. The trial version is very complex so it's not easy to start using the program immediately. You must study the rules first."
"I would also like to have profiling functionalities and quality transformations in the cloud."
"A general improvement in icons and the virtual interface would be good."
"I would like to see support for more data sources."
"Connectivity could be improved, it can be a little slow."
"There may be some types of limitations with the performance."
"The regions in which the data resides are still limited. This could be an issue in terms of the data residency laws of some of the countries. They should get more regions."
"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."
"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."
"My understanding is that Informatica is quite expensive compare to other tools that are available in the market."
"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."
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Informatica Cloud Data Integration is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Integration with 8 reviews while Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 21 reviews. Informatica Cloud Data Integration is rated 7.6, while Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Informatica Cloud Data Integration writes "Flexible licensing, good connectors, and timely upgrades and patches". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "A stable, scalable, and mature solution for complex transformations and data integration". Informatica Cloud Data Integration is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Matillion ETL, AWS Glue, Mule Anypoint Platform and Oracle Integration Cloud Service, whereas Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Informatica PowerExchange and AWS Glue.
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