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"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."

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"The logic is also simple. It makes it easy to build your extraction.""The fact that it's built on SQL, it makes it easy to write code. The database and the connection are quite smooth.""The user interface is ok.""It is a powerful product with a broad range of features.""The HANA database, which is very fast, is a valuable feature.""The reporting on the data, even from third-party software, is very good.""The maintenance of data services is the solution's most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is the logging capability."

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"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."

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"Scheduling of jobs in the sequence is not available. It's a very tedious process to do that particular task. If there was a tool to schedule in the sequence that would be extremely helpful.""The description of error messages isn't extensive, although they point to the problem. With other solutions, like Talend, I was able to use the debugger to get directly to the problem, but with SAP Data Services the debugger is not working. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the version specifically, but I'm using it in an enterprise environment and I can't do an upgrade.""The initial setup is complex.""Newer feature integration is lagging behind the company acquisitions and the product could do more to service a broader range of devices.""Integration with other products could be improved.""The solution should offer more machine learning and automation.""The pricing of the solution should be improved.""The interface is not quite user-friendly and is in need of improvement."

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"My understanding is that Informatica is quite expensive compare to other tools that are available in the market."

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"Pricing is good, there is no problem.""The pricing is a little high to make the product more competetive in the marketplace.""Its pricing is as per the enterprise agreement and not a concern for us.""The price is very reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: I would definitely recommend this solution. It is definitely worth a try, and you will definitely benefit from it and see the value of implementing it in your organization. They are a leader in the… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ETL functionality.
Top Answer: Dealing with the REST API is not easy with Data Services. It is mandatory to have a WADL file and it is difficult to find this file and set it up. I would like to see a better connection with the API… more »
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SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator, BusinessObjects Data Integrator
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Overview
Informatica Cloud Data Integration is a unified and modern user experience across all iPaaS patterns, supported by a meta-data driven, modular, artificial intelligence-based microservices architecture tailored for IT, developers, and business users. It help delivers accessible, trusted, and secure data to facilitate more valuable business decisions and identify competitive advantages. Informatica Cloud Data Integration can help to distribute data warehouse and analytics projects. Features include the following: Deliver integrated and relevant data, Scale with data synchronization and replication, Integrate asset management, Support high-volume workloads, Design cloud mappings and Execute visual data integration flows.

You cannot afford to run your business on questionable data. With SAP® Data Services software, you can access, transform, and connect data to fuel your critical business processes. Together, these enterprise-class solutions enable data integration and data quality, providing the right level of insight across your business so you can make better decisions and operate more effectively.

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Manufacturing Company11%
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Comms Service Provider9%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise45%
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Informatica Cloud Data Integration is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Integration with 8 reviews while SAP Data Services is ranked 7th in Data Integration Tools with 12 reviews. Informatica Cloud Data Integration is rated 7.6, while SAP Data Services is rated 7.6. 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 SAP Data Services writes "Helps us to collect and analyze data and has enabled us to increase our product line ". Informatica Cloud Data Integration is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Azure Data Factory, Matillion ETL and AWS Glue, whereas SAP Data Services is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Palantir Foundry, Informatica PowerCenter, SSIS and IBM InfoSphere DataStage.

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