Compare Informatica PowerCenter vs. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 12 reviews while Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 9 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 7.8, while Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 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 Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) writes "We can make all the EPM tools work together as one and we can create a puzzle that will increase the performance and capability of all EPM tools". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), whereas Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, SSIS and Oracle Integration Cloud Service. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) report.
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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.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.

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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.It has the ability to easily load slowly changing dimensions.​The installation of the client ODI Studio is easy.​Besides loading data, we do most of our transformations in ODI.In our DW/BI solution, ODI is the main tool to integrate the data in a daily batch way.Most of the functions are very straightforward, like the data model, mapping, package, and load plan. Thus, a new user could get started very fast.

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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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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 reasonsIt lacks a suite of tools suitable for fully processing data and moving it into decision support warehouses.​The stability of the software could be improved. Sometimes, the software just crashes. ​

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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.

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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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Overview

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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Sample Customers
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankGriffith University, Kansas City Power & Light, Keste, Raymond James Financial, Valdosta State University
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company7%
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Financial Services Firm30%
Hospitality Company10%
Retailer10%
University10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise86%
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