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Pros
"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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"All ETL code is stored in repositories in underlying database schemas. The number of users can access and work on the same solution using a client tool. So distributed teams can work on this tool in an efficient manner.""The most valuable feature that we use is the Knowledge Modules.""It's completely user-friendly.""​All our systems can be widely integrated by ODI, such as transactional systems, our data warehouses, and B2B integration."

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Cons
"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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"There are certain things where it can be improved. Initial solution setup seems a bit complex at the start, it should be improved because it becomes bit tough for a novice to get started on this. Sometimes error description is not helpful to understand the problem it gives some generic type of errors which are at times not that helpful to understand the underlying root cause of the issue.""The performance of the user interface is in need of improvement.""Overall the product is fine, but sometimes its reports unknown errors while we compile ETL scripts.""It would be really good if Oracle considered enabling the tool to integrate with some other platforms that are deprecated simply for commercial reasons"

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"We found that the cost compared to other integration tools is a little high, but the solution works great."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.
Top Answer: ODI – The difference I see is it is used for data integration to load huge data from across different databases and within the same databases like PLM to BI, EBS to BI, etc. OCI – It is for… more »
Top Answer: There are two products I know about * TimeXtender : Microsoft based, Transformation logic is quiet good and can easily be extended with T-SQL , Has a semantic layer that generates metat data for… more »
Top Answer: Thanks for using ODI, I love it, ODI is one of the good tools for ELT and very strong/powerful with Oracle Target (I have used most of the time). Now your scenario is a good one. Nowadays ODI… more »
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Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.

Oracle Data Integrator is a comprehensive data integration platform that covers all data integration requirements: from high-volume, high-performance batch loads, to event-driven, trickle-feed integration processes, to SOA-enabled data services. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12c, the latest version of Oracle’s strategic Data Integration offering, provides superior developer productivity and improved user experience with a redesigned flow-based declarative user interface and deeper integration with Oracle GoldenGate. 

ODI12c further builds on its flexible and high-performance architecture with comprehensive big data support and added parallelism when executing data integration processes.  It includes interoperability with Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) for a quick and simple migration for OWB customers to ODI12c.  Additionally, ODI can be monitored from a single solution along with other Oracle technologies and applications through the integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankGriffith University, Kansas City Power & Light, Keste, Raymond James Financial, Valdosta State University
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Financial Services Firm15%
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Energy/Utilities Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company5%
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Financial Services Firm30%
Hospitality Company10%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer10%
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Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company5%
Retailer5%
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Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise74%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 13 reviews while Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 9 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is rated 8.6. 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 Data Integrator (ODI) writes "I have used it to improve run-times of many corporations' overall integration run-times". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerExchange and IBM InfoSphere DataStage, whereas Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is most compared with SSIS, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Oracle GoldenGate, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Talend Open Studio. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) report.

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