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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."
"A helpful feature for us is the integration with NoSQL databases."
"We have contacted their technical support. They are great. They offer very professional help. If I need some technical answer, they are very professional. They are quick, professional, and very accurate."
"The initial setup was quite straightforward. The deployment took between two and three days."
"You can use Talend as a stand-alone application without customization to collect data and generate reports over dashboards. It's got great functionality."
"This solution has improved our overall time to value for data ingestion."
"The drag-and-drop feature in the interface is very good."
"Talend Studio has the ability to use it to ensure data quality."
"We're sold on the customization part of the solution."
"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."
"The price for Talend Data Integration should be less expensive."
"If I compare Open Studion to other solutions, their interface is robust but not so fancy looking. This is an area that could use improvement. I would like to see an updated interface."
"The profiling perspective needs improvement. Instead of using it in the studio, we are using a different tool which is also provided by Talend. It's redundant."
"There used to be many Youtube channels that offered Talend training, but now there don't seem to be any. The solution should offer more online training resources."
"Inter-version compatibility is a problem, and migration projects between versions are required."
"Having additional training materials, such as a video tutorial, would be an improvement."
"The technical support and documentation need a lot of work to come up to standard."
"It gets the job done but it's a bit slow."
"My understanding is that Informatica is quite expensive compare to other tools that are available in the market."
"Talend is free and you can download it."
"The paid version of this solution has a very high price, but even with the limitations, the Community version works fine."
"Price could be lower. It is getting too expensive when compared to some other solutions, which is actually a little bit concerning."
"There are many versions available and one is open-sourced which is free."
"The cost for one year for the ETL tools, not for the big data, is 6K per year. It is a good price."
"It does the job well for nothing — without cost. That's the advantage of this product."
Informatica Cloud Data Integration is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Integration with 8 reviews while Talend Open Studio is ranked 4th in Data Integration Tools with 21 reviews. Informatica Cloud Data Integration is rated 7.6, while Talend Open Studio is rated 8.0. 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 Talend Open Studio writes "A complete product with good integrations and excellent flexibility". Informatica Cloud Data Integration is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Azure Data Factory, Matillion ETL, AWS Glue and SSIS, whereas Talend Open Studio is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory and IBM InfoSphere DataStage.
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