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Informatica PowerCenter mainly performs ETL that is able to extract transform load from a variety of data sources and...
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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.
The partitioning and optimization to help enhance our development is a very valuable aspect of Informatica PowerCenter.
Technical support is great. It's one of the reasons we really like them. When you compare support from IBM and support from Informatica, Informatica is much better.
The most valuable features are the dynamic reading of the file metadata profile, and the ability to define business rules that are used to verify and validate the uploaded files.
Informatica PowerCenter has been implementing mapping design, data flow, and workflow execution for years.
It's highly scalable. It takes upon itself the Redshift scalability, so it's very good.
It has improved the costs of managing my customer’s data.
It takes less than five minutes to set up and delivers results. It is much quicker than traditional ETL technologies.
It is pretty user-friendly, even for people who aren't super technical.
It has good integrations with Amazon Redshift and other AWS services.
We allow non-technical people to use Matillion to load data into our data warehouse for reporting. Thus, it is easy enough to use that we don't always have to get a technical person involved in setting up a data movement (ETL).
It has helped us to get onto the cloud quickly.
The technical support treats us well. They already have a support portal, and they are responsive, which helps.
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.
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.
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.
The developer tool documentation can be enhanced with a more clear explanation of each utility, accompanied by relevant examples, so that developers are able to create programs with ease.
Integrated Reporting service should be more smoothly transitioned from view to function to be in sync with the main design.
Ideally, I would like it to integrate with Secrets Manager as well as the AWS.
It needs integration with more data sources.
Going forward, I would like them to add custom jobs, since we still have to run these outside of Matillion.
In the next release, we would like to have connections to more databases.
To complete the pipeline, they might want to include some connectors which would put the data into different platforms. This would be helpful.
Performance can be improved for efficiency, and it can be made faster.
While the UI is good, it could be improved in its efficiency and made easier to use.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
Licensing is a one time cost. But maintenance costs depend on what you want, how long you need it. Maintenance is a kind of insurance. With health insurance, you don't know whether you will get sick or need to go to hospital or not but you have to have insurance. It's the same thing with support. If you have that expertise in resolving issues, if you have enough experience in your IT department, I would say you don't need the support. But in practice, they recommend you go with the support. If you want support you have to pay for it.
Cost could be improved.
The solution is very cheap. You're paying $2.50 an hour and if you set your service up, which you can do, you're not getting charged. Currently, our ETL process is just an overnight process that runs for about an hour. I can start and stop my server just for an hour if I want to and spent $2.50 a day for an ETL solution. There are no additional costs.
The AWS pricing and licensing are a cost-effective solution for data integration needs.
It was procured through the AWS Marketplace because it keeps things simple. They offer retail-like checkout and bill through your existing Amazon Web Services account.
Purchasing it through the AWS Marketplace is pretty convenient. There is a little bit of back and forth in terms of the licensing based on the machine size, but it seems to have worked out well. it is convenient to have it all as part of our AWS billing.
It is not necessarily a cheap solution. However, it's reasonable priced, especially with the smaller machines that we run it on.
The prices needs to be lower.
It was very easy to purchase through the AWS Marketplace, but it was also expensive.
I have heard from my manager and other higher ups, "This product is cheaper than other things on the market," and they have done the research.
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Also Known As
|PowerCenter||Matillion ETL for Redshift, Matillion ETL for Snowflake, Matillion ETL for BigQuery|
Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.
Matillion ETL for Redshift is a fast, modern, easy-to-use and powerful ETL/ELT tool that makes it simple and productive to load and transform data on Amazon Redshift. 100 x faster than traditional ETL technology, up and running in under 5 minutes and prices from $1.37 per hour, with no commitments or up-front costs.
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