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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.In the end, you have structured, proper data for use in an integrated BI solution.

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It's really an enterprise solution. It has a dashboard, like standard dashboarding functionality. It also has reporting capabilities for producing pixel-perfect reports, bursting large volumes of a document if you need to. It has interactive data discovery functionality, which you would use to explore your data, bring your own data, and merge it with maybe the data from an enterprise data warehouse to get new insights from the pre-existing data. It has machine learning embedded in the solution. If you're new to machine learning, it's a really good way to get into it, because it's all within this platform, and it's really easy to use.The best feature may be data flow, which is used to prepare and clean data.Data preparation is fantastic and fast. We were able to use multiple data sources and prepare the data quickly.

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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.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.

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As with most BI tools, the visualizations can be made much nicer. Currently, it has standard visualizations. They've been adding new visualizations, but we see animated visualizations from other vendors. It would be nice to have similar visualizations, such as the swarming visualizations, which are fairly new and very popular at the moment. I haven't seen that with Oracle. That would be nice.The product should be improved in terms of connectors; right now the top twenty connectors are available, but OneDrive and Teradata are missing.One area of improvement is associated with more connectors needing to be added such as Microsoft OneDrive, Teradata and a few others. I think the list is limited to the top ones now.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Bottom line, the cost is really, really cheap compared to other solutions. Oracle has made a huge effort on the pricing.

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Top Answer: My experience with both of these tools is that differences are not that meaningful. Informatica has nicer UI but that's it. For 95% of projects one will not feel a difference nor from a… more »
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Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is a single strategic platform that meets your needs for speed and scale at the same time it accommodates your users and their requirements. It fits into your environment, helping you do as much of your analysis as possible in the cloud, at the same time it offers easy access to any source so you make the best use of all your data no matter where it is. It provides a variety of options for intelligent analysis without being overwhelming to deploy and manage, making it an effective way to engage more people in analysis and extend your organization's expertise. A complete, connected, and collaborative choice, Oracle Analytics Cloud makes it easy for you to capitalize on cloud analytics today and in the future.

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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankSejong Hospital
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Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
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Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company5%
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Media Company4%
Government3%
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Large Enterprise73%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. Oracle Analytics Cloud and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 5th in Data Visualization with 12 reviews while Oracle Analytics Cloud is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 3 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while Oracle Analytics Cloud is rated 9.6. 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 Oracle Analytics Cloud writes "Enables us to deliver faster analytics and to have a self-secured, self-tuning, self-maintained platform". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Azure Data Factory and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas Oracle Analytics Cloud is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Microsoft BI, Tableau, Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service and SAP Analytics Cloud. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Oracle Analytics Cloud report.

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