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"The most valuable features are the metadata repository and the data warehouse application console.""Good interface, reasonable documentation.""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."

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"The stability of the solution is OK."

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"The only problem with this product is the level of complexity with the number of levels of transformation that you have to go through.""Lacks ability to calculate cost of the product.""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."

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"It is not performing well."

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"It's much more expensive, almost three times more expensive than most other solutions.""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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Overview

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

Magic xpi Integration Platform is a total solution for integrating, automating and transforming the data of your business applications. The intuitive and easy-to-use interface, including 100+ pre-built connectors, makes it ideal for all types of users, from business users and citizen integrators to IT experts. Magic’s end-to-end tailored solutions are a great fit for all types of IT infrastructures, supporting all of the on-premise, cloud and hybrid integration needs of organizations around the world.

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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankGodrej Properties
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Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Healthcare Company10%
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Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company35%
Media Company14%
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Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise74%
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Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 13 reviews while Magic xpi Integration Platform is ranked 10th in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 1 review. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while Magic xpi Integration Platform is rated 3.0. 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 Magic xpi Integration Platform writes "A low-performing integration tool". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Azure Data Factory and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas Magic xpi Integration Platform is most compared with Mule ESB, SSIS, Mule Anypoint Platform, SAP Process Orchestration and Oracle Integration Cloud Service.

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