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Informatica PowerCenter has been implementing mapping design, data flow, and workflow execution for years.
It reduces a lot of legacy coding.
It works with any multi-databases, so it works with Sybase, SQL Server. Also, the performance is really good and it is easy to use.
Reusable definition of data sources and the out-of-the-box availability of a large number maplets for common transformation functions.
Easy, scalable, robust platform to integrate heterogeneous source platform's data into the unified data warehouse.
UI-based ability to create data mapping.
Good product if you are trying implement data quality, data integration, and data management projects.
The ability to scale through partitions helped us to improve the performance.
You can put data together from a few databases into one database or the other way, from one database into several. It transforms data in real-time.
It allows us to migrate from one system to another, from one server to another, with no downtime, no outage. We can get the data synchronized with multiple databases and then switch the connectivity across to the new servers.
It's very simple to configure, it's very simple to implement. In addition, the ability it has to capture data and transmit it with incredible speed is better than any of the product out there. It's extremely powerful.
It scales well. You can either have it working in with the databases, or you can move it outside. It's got the ability to parallelize up, so you can certainly extract and replay the data from your databases in parallel. So it does have horizontal scalability. That is probably one of its stronger features, the ability just to automatically parallelize the replay and playing of data to allow to scale to large volumes.
Ease of installation, maintenance and powerful outputs and supporting Big Data and Cloud environment as well as OGGCS (Oracle Golden Gate Cloud Service).
Integrated Reporting service should be more smoothly transitioned from view to function to be in sync with the main design.
The initial setup is not straightforward. You need expertise to do it.
While Informatica is great for data-integration, it does not have any analytics features. Thus, organizations have to always look for another product for their BI needs.
There can be scalability issues. Huge amounts of data ingestion will impact performance.
We had stability issues, mostly with JVM size.
We had to take on a large volume of data from the legacy Sybase system. This was taking a very long time, i.e., more than a day. We were trying to improve it with partitions to gpload, but we were told that we can't go more than four partitions.
The UI is outdated and old-fashioned, at least in our current version. Also, we have experienced some stability issues with the Workflow Monitor application.
It's stable but you have to know how to maintain it. That's why it's not 10 out of 10 for me. There are some bugs, there are some issues here and there. All of a sudden your process is not working and you have to figure out why, and sometimes it's not so clear.
It would be better for Oracle Golden Gate Studio GUI to include other licensed products (i.e. Veridata or others).
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
We have found the pricing very cost-effective. The licensing is CPU and data source-based.
The one feature that I think Oracle could perhaps consider is, at the moment, the Veridata option is an extra cost. Golden Gate is an expensive product. You pay a lot for the best. But not including the Veridata license to prove that everything is working correctly... The big improvement for me would be to have that license built in. That would take it to the next level. That would make it a much better product. You may want to look at buying term licenses if you've just got a single migration to do. In that situation, you might want a term license for perhaps a year to save a lot of money, rather than buying a perpetual license.
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Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.
|Oracle GoldenGate is a comprehensive software package for real-time data integration and replication in heterogeneous IT environments. The product set enables high availability solutions, real-time data integration, transactional change data capture, data replication, transformations, and verification between operational and analytical enterprise systems.|
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