Compare Informatica PowerCenter vs. Informatica PowerExchange

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 11 reviews while Informatica PowerExchange is ranked 10th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while Informatica PowerExchange is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "Assists us with integration as we migrate from on-premise to cloud, but it needs a performance analyzer". 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 ". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Azure Data Factory and IBM InfoSphere DataStage, whereas Informatica PowerExchange is most compared with Qlik Replicate, Oracle GoldenGate, SSIS, SAP Process Orchestration and Informatica Cloud Data Integration. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Informatica PowerExchange report.
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Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.The partitioning and optimization to help enhance our development is a very valuable aspect of Informatica PowerCenter.The most valuable feature is the new Data Lake feature, which provides the basic capabilities needed.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.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 features I find most valuable is that the solution is very user-friendly and the graphical design is very easy to understand.In the end, you have structured, proper data for use in an integrated BI solution.The performance and design of Informatica have been very valuable. I find the performance faster than, say, Oracle Data Integrator or DataStage.

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This product is easy to install and it can be done in a few hours.Provides a significant amount of control over the landscape and overall implementation.The user interface and user experience are perfectly all right.Mainstream integration and real-time integration are the best features.The transformation work called for Informatica PowerExchange. It was easy to work with this and very stable.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 most valuable feature is connectivity to data sources.The data transformation is the solution's most valuable feature.

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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.I found it is kind of weird that not all of the mapping changes are treated as true changes.Include more instruments for LOGs analysis, interpretation, and job corrections.The licensing cost for Informatica is very high. Other all-in-one solutions have much lower prices than Informatica.I would like to see an improvement in the digital adoption.Integration with Artificial Intelligence would benefit this solution.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.Now they are migrating to a new version, and they have something that is called Informatica Developer. Previously, they just had PowerCenter. Now, when they move everything to Informatica Developer it's not as good or stable like it was when it was PowerCenter, though it has some nice features. This Developer tool could be better.

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I would like to have easier integration with cloud platforms.Should diversify more, maybe with a reporting and visualization utility,Informatica is very expensive in all aspects, so the pricing is something that could be improved.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.Integration with the largest number of databases and other systems would be important.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.Technical support can be improved with respect to delays in ticket response time.The solution needs better integration with other tools.

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Its maintenance is expensive.Price-wise, it's more expensive than SSIS, but it's a better tool, so it has more features. Licensing is on a yearly basis.

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Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.

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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankACH Food, BNSF Railway Company, Illinois State University
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Healthcare Company11%
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Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company5%
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Government11%
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Insurance Company8%
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Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise71%
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