Anonymous UserBI Analyst DW Architect at a mining and metals company
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."
"I found the initial setup very easy."
"I like the data vault implementations."
"The most valuable feature is the metadata generated code."
"WhereScape is really helpful in terms of architecture data. Everything is one of automation. Two people can do thousands of tables in one day or two. It saves a lot of time."
"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 solution can be a little more user-friendly on enterprise-level where people use it."
"Customization could be better."
"Project-based searching of data objects in the data warehouse browser needs to be improved."
"Technical support isn't the best."
"My understanding is that Informatica is quite expensive compare to other tools that are available in the market."
"Our company purchased a corporate unlimited license."
WhereScape is data warehouse software that automates the Data Warehouse lifecycle. From implementation to maintenance, WhereScape will ensure your data warehouse projects are completed up to 5x faster than manual coding.
Informatica Cloud Data Integration is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Integration with 8 reviews while WhereScape RED is ranked 21st in Data Integration Tools with 4 reviews. Informatica Cloud Data Integration is rated 7.6, while WhereScape RED is rated 7.8. 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 WhereScape RED writes "Quick to set up, flexible, and stable". Informatica Cloud Data Integration is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Azure Data Factory, Matillion ETL, AWS Glue and SAP Data Services, whereas WhereScape RED is most compared with SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, Azure Data Factory, Talend Open Studio and AWS Glue.
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